5 reasons why the LG Watch Urbane could be your perfect timepiece

First unveiled at Mobile World Congress in March this year, the new LG Watch Urbane is being rolled out this week in South Korea followed by the rest of Asia, the United States and Europe.

Featuring a full metal body with a 1.4 inch P-OLED display, the LG Watch Urbane has been designed to be thinner and smaller than the G Watch R, yet with a similar display size and battery.

Its internal specs features a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chip, an internal storage of 4GB, a 512MB RAM and a 410 mAH battery.

We compiled a list of five reasons why the LG Watch Urbane could turn out to be your perfect wearable this year.


WiFi connectivity

If you thought your smartwatch will always be a dud if the smartphone isn't around, the LG Watch Urbane is going to change things for the better.

Featuring WiFi connectivity for the first time for a smartwatch thanks to the latest Android Wear technology, Urbane will be able to function as usual using WiFi signals even if your phone isn't around.

So the next time you leave home for a long jog, you wouldn't have to worry about carrying your bulky phone to track your fitness using the Urbane.


Always-on apps:

This new feature from Android Wear will ensure your Urbane will never go dark even when you're busy with your daily chores. Selected apps will remain open as per your preference to help you with regular updates and notifications.

Apart from the convenience, you'll also be saved from the effort of searching for and opening your apps repeatedly.


Draw your own Emoji

You will now be able to draw any emoji directly in your Urbane watch. If you have any particular emoji in mind that you want to send to a friend or colleague, just draw it and the OS will recognize it for you.


LG Call and LG Pulse

LG have also brought in two new features that are exclusive to LG wearables and not available in other Android devices.

The new LG Call feature will let you access recent call list as well as favourite contacts directly on the Urbane watch. It will also help you dial out directly from the watch without having to take the phone out of your pocket.

Another feature unique to LG wearables, named LG Pulse, will measure your heart rate without a pause throughout your workout schedule and calculate averages from available data.

A new LG Health app will feature a heart rate graph from data collected by the LG Pulse.


Looks and feel

To be available in Rose Gold and Silver colour options, the LG Watch Urbane carries every feature of the LG G Watch R along with new Android Wear features that makes it rank among the best smartwatches of the day.

The stainless steel body carries a narrow bezel that gives the device the sleek lines of a classic timepiece, and the watch features interchangeable leather, silicon or steel strap options for customizable looks.


While we are yet to hear from LG on the pricing, we are sure we will know more by the time the LG Watch Urbane hits stores in the first week of May.


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