LG Watch Urbane Heading to the Google Play Store in 13 Countries Before May

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    LG just announced the rollout for the LG Watch Urbane will soon commence on the Google Play Store throughout 13 different countries. The smartwatch isn't up for grabs just yet, but it will be available in the Play Store before the end of this month (April). This is the list of countries which will have the device available:
    1. Australia
    2. Canada
    3. France
    4. Germany
    5. Hong Kong
    6. India
    7. Ireland
    8. Italy
    9. Japan
    10. Korea
    11. Spain
    12. United Kingdom
    13. United States
    The device will be made available in South Korea first. Here's a recap of the main specs:
    • Chipset: 1.2GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400
    • Operating System: Android Wear™
    • Display: 1.3-inch P-OLED Display (320 x 320, 245ppi)
    • Size: 45.5 x 52.2 x 10.9mm
    • Memory: 4GB eMMC / 512MB LPDDR2
    • Battery: 410mAh
    • Sensors: 9-Axis (Gyro/ Accelerometer / Compass) / Barometer /
    • PPG (Heart Rate Sensor)
    • Color: Rose Gold / Silver
    • Other: Dust and Water Resistance (IP67)
    Sound off if you are planning (or tempted) to get this device!

    Source: LG
     
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    The cool thing about this watch is that it doesn't have a proprietary wrist band. Any 22mm band that you see in store/online will be able to work with it.
     
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    Now that's a smartwatch I would/could wear. They don't show a side view on their site as of yet, but I really like the style from a direct view standpoint. The fact that it doesn't look like a big clunky smartwatch is really appealing.

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    My favorite about it is the button on the side. Not offset like you know who, not on the front like Samsung but where a regular watch has them.
     
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    I'm not so sure that the OP image is the Urbane. Either that or the Urbane LTE version has 3 buttons and the Urbane has 1.

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    I'm guessing the Gold one in the last image is the Urbane and the Silver is the Urbane LTE?

    It looks like the gold one only has one button.
     
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    Silver one could also be that webOS one that they announced with Audi (or whoever)...

    It's a nice looking device, but like I and others have said in other threads, still not quite enough for me to want to upgrade. They're headed in a nice direction though.
     
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    Aren't they running with their own software from here on out?
     
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    I thought the urbane was still android wear, but the other one was webos, but I could be confused on that. Haven't paid them much attention since they were first announced.

    Sent from my Note 4
     
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    Definitely a good looking device.. I like the one in gold, but most likely wait for the second gen...
     
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    Correct. The LTE version has more buttons.

    Not completely. The Urbane LTE will run their custom software based on webOS. The Urbane will run Android Wear. LG hasn't announced any plans to completely replace Wear with their own software for future devices. The big reason why the LTE version needs custom software is because Android Wear doesn't support cellular connectivity or any of the added functions that come along with that. LG might very well want to move towards using their custom software over Wear in the future, but that hasn't been directly stated.
     
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    I wonder if that is why Samsung went with Tizen on their Gear S? I'm not sure if it is LTE capable, but it was their first stab at a truly stand alone watch by adding the simcard functionality.
     
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