When it comes to the world of smartwatches, you can be very sure that this particular niche market is starting to grow real fast – where more and more players will enter the market in order to sell their wares and fight for a slice of the pie. LG has had other smartwatches in the past, but this time around, being the fourth outing in the smartwatch department, the LG Watch Urbane LTE would certainly have shed the baggage of its previous releases, and smoothened out any rough edges of yore to truly turn this into more than a decent wearable timepiece.
For starters, the LG Watch Urbane LTE happens to be the most ambitious smartwatch from the South Korean company to date, where it offers not only the style, but also sophistication of an actual analog timepiece, while introducing the highest level of micro-technology that are centered around a 1.3” Plastic-OLED display. Located underneath the P-OLED display would see the LG Watch Urbane LTE pack a slew of communication capabilities of a smartphone within the confines of a polished, metal wristwatch.
It will work just like any other 4G capable handset, allowing you to make and answer calls, not to mention send and receive text messages. With the right carrier support, this smartwatch offers push-to-talk (PTT) capability with other devices on the same cellular network – making you utilize the LG Watch Urbane LTE as a walkie-talkie, and best of all is, you end up with virtually unlimited range to talk to multiple parties at the same time.
There is also the all new LG Wearable Platform operating system that keeps the entire operation running, where it has been specially developed for the company’s proprietary wearable products. Apart from that, there is the display with an always-on ambient mode, a 700mAh battery to keep it going for days in standby mode, a trio of physical buttons on the right side of the smartwatch, connectivity options such as NFC technology, LTE support and heck, even a built-in heart rate monitor and advanced motion sensors that will let you achieve your fitness goals easier than using a smartphone.
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