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LG's Urbane Smartwatch Swaps Plastic Design for Metal

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Feb 16, 2015, 8:25 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

LG today unveiled the Urbane, its latest smartwatch based on Google's Android Wear platform. The Urbane's most compelling feature is the design. It trades the plastic shell seen on the LG G Watch R for a metallic enclosure that comes in gold or stainless steel. The Urbane has a thinner profile than the G Watch R, giving it a classier, more polished look that LG says works for both men and women. The specs are almost identical to those of the G Watch R. It has a 1.3-inch 320 x 320 P-OLED display, Qualcomm 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage, 410mAh battery, and a bevy of sensors for tracking motion and other metrics. The Urbane is protected from water and dust thanks to its IP67 rating. LG said more details, such as pricing and availability, will be announced on a market-by-market basis later this year.


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Feb 16, 2015, 12:40 PM


I don't wear a watch anymore. But when I did, it was nice knowing that I could go almost two years on a battery or, even purchase a new watch at 25 bucks.

I'm not overly excited to purchase another product that requires charging every night and have problems that require trips to a service center. Do we not have enough of these things?

I picture a room that has 14 rechargeable battery products we use daily on a shelf that resembles a restaurant with all the pagers lit up like Christmas trees.

No thanks. If I want a watch, I'll revert back to my Timex.

John B.
Here is the thing.... This is a smartwatch. So you are right when you say if you wanted a watch you would want to revert back to your Timex. Don't knock tech just because you don't need or want it.
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