LG Watch Urbane LTE and Lg Watch Urbane waiting area

Discussion in 'Android Watches' started by pc747, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. pc747

    pc747 Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    24,293
    Likes Received:
    5,320
    Trophy Points:
    1,123
    Ratings:
    +5,906
    [​IMG]

    Lg was the first android wear device by Google with the LG G Watch and they continue to make strides improving their wearables. The LG G Watch Urbane is the best looking watch they have created to date and it is an improvement to their G Watch R. This thread will be updated with reviews, specs, and pricing for those interested in making this their Android smart watch of choice.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. pc747

    pc747 Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    24,293
    Likes Received:
    5,320
    Trophy Points:
    1,123
    Ratings:
    +5,906
  3. PereDroid

    PereDroid DF News Team Reporter

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,440
    Likes Received:
    3,265
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Ratings:
    +3,833
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Turbo 2
    Fixed. ;)
     
  4. nateccnn

    nateccnn Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2010
    Messages:
    868
    Likes Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +25
    Got my Urbane yesterday. Package was delivered to work, which is in Reno, NV...and I was in Sacramento. OMG! The stress. I drove back late last night so too late to go to work and pick it up but it was on my desk this morning when I got to the office at 5am. Very Happy! Love the size and style.

    Now to figure out what it does. I'm pretty sure it tells time.

    Nate
     
    • Like Like x 2
  5. mountainbikermark

    mountainbikermark Super Moderator
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    7,455
    Likes Received:
    3,886
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Ratings:
    +4,348
    Looking forward to a more in depth review.


    Support Our Troops !!!
    <><
    Beast Mode 4
     
  6. nateccnn

    nateccnn Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2010
    Messages:
    868
    Likes Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +25
    OK...Here Ya Go!

    So after 7 hours of actual use I found out it does in fact keep very accurate time.

    Voice recognition seems pretty accurate but if there is background noise it picks that up too. Case in point...while showing the watch off to an individual I spoke into the watch "OK Google". IN the time it took for the watch to bring up Google I had a crowd behind me going "Wow...you got the android watch?" and so forth. So when I spoke into the watch saying "Email Bob xyz", google picked up "Email wow bob you x got y the z android watch" and it failed to impress my crowd LOL I jokingly told a friend that it appears I have to go find a dark corner of the building where I am all alone if I want to play with my watch. To which he replied that should not be a big deal since you've been doing the same for years when you want to....err...maybe I should not finish that thought.

    Seriously though...it's a learning curve. I have to get used to when and where I can use certain features.

    It's cool. I get google cards on my wrist. But you can't really do anything useful with the cards without touching the phone. I can reply to an email if the card is reporting a single email. But if it is a list of two or more emails the reply option is not there for obvious reasons. No way to pull up a single email once the second one hit the card. That's a bit annoying...why can't it go to a list and let me view the email? And then chose reply if I am so inclined?

    I am looking forward to playing golf Sunday. Using GolfShot should be a bit easier with the watch. I'll report back more on that on Monday.

    Back Country Navigation was kind of cool to play with. It reports your altitude and distance to or from a point. That should be fun when I go into the Mount Rose Wilderness tomorrow to go fly fishing.

    Navigation. I took my wife to lunch and showed off the watch. She's kind of mad that I did not let her know I wanted one since our anniversary is next month. Why would I wait a month? Anyhow...as we left the sushi bar I said "OK Google...navigate to work." It worked. I was pleased. But it also launched the navigation app on my phone and the voice prompts were now coming from my pocket. There's a waste of battery power. I assume the watch has no GPS and needs the GPS from the phone...maybe I'm wrong about that. But still...could it not pull GPS from the phone without actually launching the Goggle Maps app? I'm sure this is a limitation on the technology at this time and I bet in a year or two we will see the technology solve this issue. Put a GPS in the watch and give me an option if I want to launch something on my phone too.

    So...even though the recent AW update allows me to leave my phone at home and still let the watch talk to it...it still needs to be tethered. I can deal with that for now but I sure hope that tech improves over time.

    Don't get me wrong. I am absolutely happy with the watch. I hated my old watch and was in the market to replace it. I was going to buy...wait for it...a watch. And as far as watches go, the LG Watch Urabne does tell time and looks awesome on my wrist. I looked at all the other AW watches and planned to buy one two weeks ago but I just had to wait for the Urbane...I am glad I waited. I got a gorgeous watch...and it's COOL that it does some things with my phone. I just want more before I buy another. This technology has a ways to go. And I am excited about where it is going.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  7. cr6

    cr6 Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2011
    Messages:
    8,354
    Likes Received:
    5,877
    Trophy Points:
    1,778
    Location:
    NW Rocky Mtn region
    Ratings:
    +6,707
    Current Phone Model:
    Galaxy S7 Edge
    Twitter:
    @dronewolfmedia
    Congrats on your new device @nateccnn!
    Did you go with the silver or gold model?

    S5 tap'n
     
  8. mach330

    mach330 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009
    Messages:
    765
    Likes Received:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    The OC
    Ratings:
    +54
    Where's the pix?

    Tap'd via Note 4...
     
  9. Jonny Kansas

    Jonny Kansas Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    16,474
    Likes Received:
    7,054
    Trophy Points:
    1,278
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Ratings:
    +8,396
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL
    Twitter:
    jonny_ks
    Regarding email, with Gmail, you CAN still separate multiple emails. Instead of scrolling over when you have more than one, tap that card first. They'll divide and you can read, reply, delete separately. (I think. I know you can delete separately for sure. I really only use voice to text for texting & the occasional Facebook message.)

    Sent from my Note 4
     
  10. nateccnn

    nateccnn Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2010
    Messages:
    868
    Likes Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +25
    Good to know about the gmail. I use Exchange and hopefully that functionality will come in the future for my use.

    I noticed one more minor annoyance. Friday after work I met up with a buddy at a bar. Was showing off the features. No way could I get voice recognition to work due to the level of noise in the bar. Also, on the way to the bar he kept texting me asking where I was. I tried replying to him with voice but there are too many options that need to be answered after it gets the message set...wants to know if I want to send it to his home number, mobile number or MMS number. While driving it was unsafe to flip through those so it was basically useless until I got to the bar...at which point it was pointless. Too bad it doesn't speak those questions and allow for voice input to answer.
     
  11. nateccnn

    nateccnn Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2010
    Messages:
    868
    Likes Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +25
    Silver was the only option when I ordered it through Vz. Fortunately that's the color I wanted. Black band. Not a terrible band but my intention was to replace it with a silver link band anyhow so who cares what color it is?
     
    • Like Like x 2
  12. Jonny Kansas

    Jonny Kansas Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    16,474
    Likes Received:
    7,054
    Trophy Points:
    1,278
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Ratings:
    +8,396
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL
    Twitter:
    jonny_ks
    That must have something to do with the way you've got contacts saved or the app you/re using. If someone texts me, I swipe over and hit reply, speak my message, and it sends it to the number they texted from automatically unless I tap cancel before the timer runs out.

    That's using hangouts. FB messenger has similar functionality. However, to initiate a text from the main screen of the watch, I simply tap it or say Ok Google, Text Holly, I'll be a bit late tonight (or whatever the message is). However, I've just about only ever done THAT with contacts that only have a cell number. Can't recall whether or not I've used it to text someone like my parents, who I have multiple numbers for because they insist on keeping their landline in case of emergency. Again, having a specific number set as "primary" or default might make all the difference there.
     
Search tags for this page

forum lg watch lte

,
lg watch urbane does not pull up facebook