The LG Watch Urbane is one hell of a device. We have already told you all about that smart watch in our hands-on coverage, but we have put together a separate post and video for LG’s Watch Urbane LTE. These watches may look very similar at first glance, but they are nothing like each other.
I guess the main difference is that the LG Watch Urbane LTE comes with… LTE. IT’s also different in other ways, though. Let’s take a look at the specs first.
LG Watch Urbane LTE specs
- 1.3inch P-OLED 320x320p display
- 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
- 1 GB of RAM
- 4 GB of internal storage
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS
- 700 mAh battery
For starters, you will notice the specs on the LG Watch Urbane LTE have been greatly improved over what we see with its unconnected brother. The LG Watch Urbane offers a whole 1 GB of RAM, as opposed to the regular Urbane’s 512 MB. In addition it comes with a 700 mAh battery, compared to the smaller 400 mAh one integrated in the regular Watch Urbane.
Overall, it’s a much more capable and complete experience, but this is not only to create an improved experience. The Lg Watch Urbane LTE comes with the extra power because it needs it to run its operating system. This watch doesn’t come with Android Wear. Instead, it features a WebOS-based interface that is identical to what we have seen in that Audi Watch we saw at CES.
As you can see in the video, this smart watch can do calls, messages, and other processes your average Android Wear device will not be able to accomplish. In addition, it uses a set of full-fledged apps made specifically for this WebOS interface. This is LG’s platform for the smart watch. Think of this watch as a direct competitor to the Samsung Gear S.
We tested it for a while and we believe LG may be onto something here. The UI has a bit of a learning curve, but it feels and looks smooth. Not to mention, the watch happens to look gorgeous. LG is giving us no pricing and availability details, but you can expect to hear more about that within the next couple months or so.