LG Watch Urbane Set To Give Apple Watch Some Competition
Smartwatches have come to give portability another dimension but there is a difference between treating a smartwatch as a wearable gadget and as a comfortable daily life accessory. LG today announced a new entry in its line of smartwatches; G Watch, G Watch R – the all new LG Watch Urbane. Assembled in an all-metal (with Gold/Silver option) body, this watch has a lot more to itself than just getting rid of the redundant G in the title like its predecessors.
LG basically never intended to introduce cutting edge technology and just put in a lot of effort to enhance the look and feel of its existing G Watch R – “While the LG G Watch R was designed with the active user in mind, the LG Watch Urbane is more formal with a thinner profile making it perfect,” says the official press release.
Working on the infamous Android Wear operating system, Urbane still isn’t a technical sequel to its G Watch R, according to the company official. So feature-wise it is not that anticipated. With old features like the same 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, which is not specifically designed for watches, a segment of users is not very pleased with the announcement.
On top of the 400 processor it has a 1.3-inch, 320×320 P-OLED display, 512MB of RAM and a 410mAh battery. But the launching at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is set to give Urbane the right amount of attention and boost sales.
The CEO’s official statement reinforces their commitment to keeping the watch design smart yet wearable: “LG Watch Urbane is an important part of our strategy to develop wearable devices that are worn and viewed as everyday accessories, not electronic gadgets”.
The LG Watch Urbane’s sleek wearable design has given itself an edge over the Apple Watch to be released this April. Only because of its hefty design the Apple Watch is likely to face some good competition from Urbane; whose luxurious design intends to serve two basic requirements of style as well as usability.
As far as the cost is concerned no word is received from the LG office. But looking at the current market trends and also carrying the ‘luxury watch’ tag, Urbane’s price is likely to go beyond $350 considering the G Watch R’s and the Apple Watch’s expected price.
It is not wrong to expect an advanced feature set from an upcoming smart product, but when the makers themselves have made it clear that it isn’t a proper sequel than it’s justified to appreciate the design elegance of the luxury timepiece – LG Watch Urbane.