LG Watch Urbane Smartwatch Review: Awesome Wearable Within Reach
For the past few years, consumers seem to be letting the smartwatches pass they by without really taking the plunge. The launch of the Apple Watch was supposed to catch fire in the category but even this failed to become a blockbuster like what the industry analysts have expected it to become. Apple Watch’s introduction evoked a small update from Android, their Google Wear 5.1 version, and the LG Watch Urban is the very first smartwatch that boasted of this latest update. Without a doubt, LG knows more than one thing about smartwatches as this is their third major shot at marking a big spot on this device category.
LG Watch Urbane: It Got the Looks
Decidedly masculine, the LG Watch Urbane is not only the finest looking device that belongs to LG’s wearable family for this also happens to be among the spiffiest choices that you can find today. Its gorgeous design is what lets the device pass off as a fashion watch, similar with your usual fashion watch that can be played around with different straps. Its stainless steel case has a choice of attention grabbing and striking gold finish with a more subdued hue of silver. The design of the watch itself is also its main calling card.
What’s In Store for You?
For the first time users of a smartwatch, Watch Urbane has more than enough that will keep you engaged for several weeks. The watch can manage rounding up each conceivable notification from texts and calls to the social feeds for your mobile phone to stay right in your pocket, whether you are busy at the golf course or having a boardroom meeting. There is also no need to worry about having to poke around on a smaller screen for you to respond to your emails or texts because you always have your mobile device to do it. Android Wear’s new update lets LG Watch connect to w WiFi network, which means that you won’t necessarily have to hookup with the paired smartphone to check notifications, although this does not really work out each and every time.
- 1.3" Full Circle P-OLED Display with Gorilla Glass 3 and Full Metal Body with Screw-Less Back Cover
- Compatible with most devices with an Android 4.3 or later operating system
- Fitness Integration with Built-In Continuous Heart Rate Monitor and syncs with sensors and applications for real time health and fitness data
- Environmental Biosensors - detects and tracks Barometric Pressure, Gyroscopic Movements, Accelerometer, Geomagnetic Sensor, PPG Heart Rate Monitor
- Music Streaming - stream music stored in the internal memory to a compatible Bluetooth device. Please note: The watch can be used only to receive notifications and accept/reject calls. Once accepted, you must then use your phone to talk.
A Heavyweight Hardware
This all started with its vibrant OLED 1.3 inch circular screen and expect that this watch has been well kitted. This is being propelled by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor that has a RAM of 512MB and internal memory of 4GB. Although its battery life is much better compared to the first generation LG G Watch, this only manages to cross the 24-hour mark that will leave you with another device to add to your everyday charging routine. This is also fully loaded with the key sensors, including a barometer, compass, heart rate monitor, accelerometer and gyro, with all the boxes checked aside from the GPS sensor which can add extra dimension to your rides or runs.
With the stylish design and the gorgeous display, there is no doubt that the LG Watch Urbane is one of the smartwatches that people would definitely want to add to their must-have list.