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LG announces new metal Android Wear smartwatch

LG Watch Urbane will be launched at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

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The South Korean company has announced another smartwatch to follow on from the LG Watch R and it is called the LG Watch Urbane.

This new model is targeting both men and women and is designed to be more of a smart, stylish watch than an active sportswatch. While it’s definitely less sporty than the R, we’re a little unsure that it will sit well with formal evening wear, which is where LG were trying to pitch it.

The silver casing looks cool, the strap is leather and it is thinner than its predecessor but it still looks very much like something you’d wear on a run.

LG Watch Urbane 2

From a technology point of view, it runs Android Wear from a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400. It comes with 4GB eMMC memory and 512MB LPDDR2. Inside is a gyroscope, accelerometer, compass, barometer and heart rate sensor, all powered by a 410mAh battery. The display stays the same at 1.3-in, circular P-OLED.

There is currently no news of the price, apart from LG saying prices will be announced as and when the watch becomes available in those markets.

What do you think of the LG Watch Urbane? Have they reinvented the smartwatch or made a mistake by edging away from the sporting aspect? Let us know in the comments.

Also, this would be the perfect time to pick up Android magazine issue 47 in which you can learn how to hack your Android Wear device.