LG has announced their new ‘luxury’ smartwatch, the LG Watch Urbane, amidst floundering sales from Android Wear watches. According to a study by research firm Canalys, an estimated 720,000 Android Wear watches shipped last year globally – an abysmal result considering how smartwatches are all the rage these days.
The LG Watch Urbane spots a stylish circular face, much like the beautiful Motorola Moto 360, and a “luxury” all-metal body. The Watch Urbane joins LG’s collection of smartwatches – the awkwardly named LG G Watch R, and the much older LG G Watch.
The LG Watch Urbane will come with a 22mm natural leather strap, and will be available in gold and silver. Other features include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and a heart rate sensor – pretty standard stuff for smartwatches these days.
With the Apple Watch slated to debut soon, and despite its high price, we’re quite certain Apple’s sales numbers will easily outperform that of its Android watch rivals as of today’s numbers.
Can the LG Watch Urbane help tip the scales back to the Android side? We’ll just have to wait and see – but don’t hold your breath, unless LG significantly improves the usability and battery life of this watch. After all, style was never a big issue, especially with regard to the great designs of the Moto 360 and the G Watch R.
Well, that’s all the details we know for now, but the LG Watch Urbane will make its debut at the Mobile World Congress from 2 – 5 March, so stay tuned for more details. Check out the official images released by LG below.