Several days ago LG announced that they would be halting the rollout of the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition. AT&T had already begun to sell the watch so the carrier had also stated that customers who wanted a refund could go ahead and get one if they’d rather not keep the device.
According to the explanation at that time, LG claimed that it was due to quality issues that could affect the day to day use of the smartwatch, but beyond that they weren’t very clear. The good news is that we might now have a reason as to why this might be. In a statement provided by LG to The Telegraph, it seems that this is due to one of the newer components that LG used in the device.
The company claims that due to the competitive nature of the market, they can’t reveal the specifics of the problem, but did state that it had to do with a “new advanced component that we had incorporated in the device that had never been used in an LG wearable device before.” They also added that the problem was discovered during testing that could affect the lifespan of the watch.
“During aggressive testing over thousands of hours under severe conditions, it was revealed that this component failed to meet LG’s quality standards and could potentially impact our image quality over the life of the device.” It has been speculated that it might have to do with the display as one of the unique features was the watch’s 480×480 P-OLED display, but either way it looks like the rollout has been halted indefinitely.