MWC 2015: a brief introduction to the clock and LG Watch Urbane and Watch Urbane LTE

MWC 2015: a brief introduction to the clock and LG Watch Urbane and Watch Urbane LTE

LG before the MWC 2015 promised to show new smart watch – and that’s before the start of the event were presented with the device and Watch Urbane Watch Urbane LTE. Both devices, according to LG, may act as a fashion accessory and at the same time serve as a digital assistant. As far as the company was able to achieve this goal?

Model Urbane easier (and perhaps more stylish), it is enclosed in a metal housing of stainless steel and will be available in gold or silver color. But if you do not pay attention to the more expensive and high-quality finish, then we have essentially the same clock G Watch R with 1.3-inch display P-OLED (320 × 320), 400 Snapdragon processor @ 1.2 GHz, 512 MB RAM and 4 GB of internal flash memory and a battery of 410 mAh. Standard of protection against water and dust – IP67.

In other words, it is dressed up version of LG hours based on the platform Android Wear in a slim and with a thin frame around the screen. The unit comes with a default thick enough leather strap width of 22 mm, but the user can, of course, change the straps – lots of options available, sometimes very exotic. Our employees have remained under the pleasant impression of this device – lovers of classic watches, wishing to use something more functional, received a good choice.

MWC 2015: a brief introduction to the clock and LG Watch Urbane and Watch Urbane LTE

At the same time Urbane LTE, despite the similar name – a completely different machine. It is much more heavy device that is unlikely to attract the fairer sex. The housing is also made of stainless steel. Used almost twice more capacious battery 700 mAh, cellular module, integrated support for Wi-Fi, NFC and receiver GPS, but the thickness of the watch is still not very big – only 2-3 mm larger than Urbane.

When the device is on the hand does not seem too heavy, although it still more, and at long wearing may perhaps cause some discomfort. Specifications hours is also somewhat different: although using the same Snapdragon processor 400 @ 1.2 GHz and 1.3-inch screen P-OPED (320 × 320), the amount of memory has been doubled – up to 1 GB (the amount of flash memory remained the same – 4 GB). You can also note the presence of 9-axle gyroscope, barometer sensor and heart rate.

MWC 2015: a brief introduction to the clock and LG Watch Urbane and Watch Urbane LTE

Instance hours, which fell into the hands of journalists 3DNews, has a fairly wide rubberized strap that LG is going to make a standard for output to the South Korean market in the next few months. The watch has three hardware buttons: the top screen displays the settings, the average is a list of applications, and the lower returns the user to the next level.

An important difference is the lack of device platform Android Wear. As is the case with the clock on the basis of Samsung Tizen, LG decided to use its own operating system, which is called Wearables Platform (literally – a platform for wearable electronics – apparently on the basis of webOS). Interface hours during a brief meeting with him worked smoothly and quickly (on Android Wear sometimes can be found sticking when rewinding); perhaps it is the merit of its own operating system, and possibly – a more powerful hardware devices.

MWC 2015: a brief introduction to the clock and LG Watch Urbane and Watch Urbane LTE

Urbane LTE has a number of preinstalled applications like their own automatic translator from English into Korean and vice versa, an assistant in the game of golf, fitness tracker for training or jogging, Tracking health outcomes, a program for NFC.

Well, of course, the clock can be used as a full-fledged phone. The sound is output from a small weak speaker, so for this feature to function better use of Bluetooth-headset (supports standard BT 4.0 LE).

MWC 2015: a brief introduction to the clock and LG Watch Urbane and Watch Urbane LTE updated: March 2, 2015 author: John Malkovich