Ahead of what’s sure to be a flurry of announcements at Mobile World Congress, LG has today announced their third Android Wear watch, the ‘LG Watch’ve Bain (Urbane)’, which they intend to show off in Spain.
Keeping with the classic circular design that’s proven popular for Android Wear watches, LG has reduced the thickness of the Urbane when compared to the G Watch R, as well as reducing the overall width and length. The LG Urbane will be made available in scratch and corrosion resistant, gold and silver coloured stainless steel.
The watch comes with a standard 22mm watch band, with a stylish looking stitched leather band. LG will offer two bands based on the chasis colour, with a brown strap coming with the Gold metal body, while the silver metal body will ship with a black strap as standard.
Cho Jun-Ho, president of LG Electronics MC Company Director said
‘LG Watch vane control’ is the closest product to an analog clock emotion than any existing smart watch, consumers are constantly on product innovation to take advantage of wearable devices in a more natural life he said trying to.
The LG Urbane will ship with the latest version of Android Wear, which still requires an Android phone running Android 4.3 and the Android Wear app from Google Play.
Feature wise, the hardware on the LG Urbane is the same as that found on the LG G Watch R, though LG has added a ‘continuous heart rate measurement’, a technology developed in-house, to check a users heart rate in real-time.
- 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
- 1.3″ plastic OLED (320 * 320, 245ppi)
- 512MB LPDDR2
- 4GB eMMC
- 9-axis (gyro / acceleration / compass), barometric pressure sensor, heart rate sensor
- Waterproof and dustproof (IP67 certified)
- Battery 410mAh Battery
- Gold and Silver
- 45 .5 × 52.2 × 10.9mm
The ‘Urbane’ name could be a slight mistranslation and we’ve reached out to LG Australia to clarify. Availability will most likely be announced closer to launch, as will pricing. We’ll definitely be trying to get some hands-on time with this new watch at MWC.