LG announced its brand new gorgeous LG Watch Urbane LTE a few days ago and today we had the opportunity to get our hands on it. Unlike its sibling the LG Watch Urbane, this model does not run Android Wear, in fact, to enable LTE connectivity and NFC payment, the South Korean manufacturer had to develop its own operating system, branded LG Wearable Platform and based on WebOS.
During the briefing, LG executives insisted that the company will still develop mainstream wearable devices with Android Wear, alongside more ambitious experimental projects on the LG Wearable Platform, in order to address a broader range of customers.
The LG Watch Urbane LTE is a stand alone device capable of placing and receiving phone calls and sending sms, and it can be connected to any Android Smartphone. LG mentioned that iOS compatibility could be an option in the future, although it was not confirmed yet. The Audi version of the Urbane is slightly different, an early prototype was spotted during CES and we will make sure to stop by the German car manufacturer to check it out.
Pricing and availability were not confirmed, however we were told that the new LTE Smartwatch will launch first in Sour Korea, probably within the next couple of months.
I spent an hour playing tieh the Urbane LTE, check my complete article to see if you like it as much as I did.
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[MWC 2015] MWC 2015 is kicking off today and we expect there will be announcements from a variety of different companies for their new and upcoming products. Microsoft is expected to make an announcement but it looks like the announcement was made slightly earlier than expected. The Redmond company announced on their website (which has since been taken down) two new handsets – the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL. Read full post →Lumia 640, Lumia 640 XL Accidentally Unveiled Ahead Of Time