The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition was announced a couple of months ago. Carriers such as AT&T had started to sell the device and Verizon had recently begun taking pre-orders for the smartwatch as well. Everything looked like it was going to plan but now it seems that the rollout of the device has been halted worldwide.
According to various reports, it seems that LG has acknowledged that there is some kind of quality issue with regards to the watch itself, which is why they have cancelled the release of it around the world. At this point in time we are not sure if LG will reintroduce the watch in the future, but for now you probably won’t be able to find one out there.
AT&T has also reportedly told customers that if they have already bought the watch from the carrier that they are eligible for a refund. Verizon themselves have also put a hold on sales of the watch, but given LG’s stance it is unlikely that sales are expected to continue, at least not for the foreseeable future.
As for what the issue might be, LG did not dive into details because according to 9to5Google’s sources, the issue has to do with day-to-day functionality of the watch which might be why LG has been prompted to halt the rollout, as opposed to a software issue which can be patched.