LG Watch Urbane LTE 2nd Edition Announced with Android Wear; AT&T and Verizon Dates

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  1. dgstorm

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    Both AT&T and Verizon have announced dates for the new LG Watch Urbane LTE 2nd Edition. While the name of the device is a mouthful, so are its specs. The most intriguing thing is that it will be the first smartwatch to include the newer version of Android Wear with full support of cellular technology.

    AT&T plans to allow pre-orders for the smartwatch on November 13th, while Verizon will actually have it available in stores on November 19th. The strangest thing is that the AT&T version will be only $299.99, while Verizon will be selling theirs for $499.99 (both are off contract prices). This is despite the fact that they are the exact same device (as of the currently available info). Here's a recap of specs followed by useful links:
    • 1.38-inch POLED display with impressive resolution of 480×480 (348ppi)
    • 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor
    • 768MB RAM
    • 570mAh battery
    • IP67 dust and water resistance
    • LTE radio
    • 14.2mm thick and 44.5mm wide
    Here's a relevant link to AT&T: AT&T
    Here's a relevant link to Verizon: Verizon
    For further discussion on this new Android Wear watch, hit up our Android Watches section here: Android Watches | Android Forum at DroidForums.net
     
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    Leave it to vzw to jack up prices.
     
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    So go to at&t and get one...but I wouldn't be surprised if there's a radio difference like their phones
     
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    This is something only a few people (think tens of thousands at most) are interested in. And anyone who has one for any amount of time will eventually realize it's a dumb idea.

    *** Looks into crystal ball ***

    They are going to end up giving these away and when the service contract is up there will be virtually no retention. The phone-watch idea is dead and stankin' on arrival...

    *** Snaps out of it ***

    Wooo... I hate when that happens!
     
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    I don't want one or need one. I have a 360 that collects dust.
     
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    Correct.
     
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    I have to agree with Dusty. I still wear and enjoy my watch but I do not want or need cellular watch. I certainly wouldn't leave my phone at home.... Because I have a watch. I'm not making calls on a watch. I like that my watch vibrates when it gets out of range. And I certainly don't want another device on a plan.

    Tap'n Turbo
     
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    It would be nice if the US carriers allow you to use the same number in you phone and watch like they do here. Sorta solves the problem..
     
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    Many of them have announced something like that coming. I think Sprint, AT&T, & T-Mobile.

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    I don't care about the cellular ability, but I do like it for the included GPS.

    I'm probably going to get this or the Gear S2 3G
     
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    I heard the Gear S2 does not currently support Google Maps, if that makes a difference. That's why I went with the 2nd gen 360

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