The LG Watch Urbane has hit the market with a pretty hefty price tag, but it’s also the best looking Android Wear device around. Some say it is the best smart watch, period, competing only against top dogs like the Apple Watch. It’s gorgeous, it’s powerful and it’s innovative, but is it worth your $350? Let’s see!
LG Watch Urbane specs
- Android Wear 5.0
- 1.3-inch 320x320p P-OLED display
- 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
- 512 MB of RAM
- 4 GB of internal storage
- 410 mAh battery
- 45.5×52.2×10.9 mm
- 66.5 grams
Design and build quality
So let’s just jump into the main attraction – looks. If there is one category where the LG Watch Urbane shall win awards it is in design. This watch is a total looker. It has an elegant leather band with stitch decorations, and the metal body looks as classy as traditional watches.
The LG Watch Urbane will look good under any circumstances. You can even take it to your business meetings. I also love that it sports a screw-less assembly, making it look much more sleek and refined.
And because the device is made of metal, it will be as solid as they get. It’s also verified with an IP67 rating, making it resistant to the elements (you can see our guide for IP ratings to learn what IP67 means).
This is definitely an upgrade voer the LG Watch R, which is a bit bigger and looks much more sporty. The Watch Urbane is a bit more premium and will fit better in more situations. Sure, it may be a bit big for women (or people with smaller wrists), but things are getting better, and that’s something.
This unit sports a circular 320x320p P-OLED display. This means the colors will be well saturated and blacks will be as deep as they get. It will also help that P-OLED screens turn off pixels when displaying black. This will give the device a significant boost in battery life, especially if you use a dark watch face.
In terms of viewing experience, though, you will have great color reproduction and awesome viewing angles.
The LG Watch Urbane is pretty snappy, and we can thank the Snapdragon 400 for that. We know this is just an Android Wear device, but you will be surprised to see how slow some of these devices can be. Some may say a Snapdragon 400 chip may be overkill, but we are definitely happy with the results. Likewise, the 512MB of RAM are going to keep your multi-tasking experience rather pleasant.
This watch runs Android Wear, and as you can expect, there is nothing special here. The software works just like in any other Android Wear device, and that is a good thing. The only main difference here is that this watch supports WiFi, and there are also cool features like having the ability to draw your own emojis. These are not really Urbane-exclusive features, though – they just come with newer devices.
So we will be putting this device through the paces and letting you know more about it as soon as we put together our final thoughts and review. For now we can tell you this is definitely looking like it will give the Apple Watch a run for its money. Would you agree?