Earlier this month, LG released details of its Urbane smartwatch, which already looks set to be one of the highlights at next week’s Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona.
However, just days before the event kicks off, LG has revealed that the LG Watch Urbane, to give it its full name, already has premium LTE version, which doesn’t run on Android Wear and instead uses the company’s new smartwatch OS, LG Wearable Platform.
It’s worth pointing out that the LG Watch Urbane, does work with Android Wear, but the LG Watch Urbane LTE offers cellular connectivity of its own, which essentially makes it a standalone device in its own right and is pretty much like a smartphone you can wear on your wrist.
LG says the LTE variant of the Watch Urbane is the first LTE smartwatch in the world.
The LG Watch Urbane LTE also offers NFC, which could be used for contactless payments, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and even has a built in microphone so you could use it for calls.
The LG Watch Urbane LTE boasts similar specs to the non-LTE version, which includes a 1.2GHz QUalcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. There is also a 1.3 inch P-OLED display that has a resolution of 320×320 at 245ppi.
Other features of the Urbane LTE 9 axis accelerometer, heart rate monitor, GPS, barometer and is also water and dust resistant.
The Urbane LTE packs in a 700mAH battery, which should help accommodate the LTE and additional connectivity.
Another interesting addition is the push-to-talk feature which LG claims will allow wearers to talk to others on the same network similar to a walkie-talkie like service.
The LG Urbane LTE will be available in silver, although there is no word yet with regards to an official release date or pricing.
Check out ThaiTech next for for more information on the LG Urbane LTE following its unveiling at MWC 2015.
Source: LG Newsroom
Related: LG Watch Urbane : Official Product Video (Trailer)
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