NDTV Gadgets has learnt that LG India is getting ready to launch its premium smartwatch the LG Watch Urbane in the country. The smartwatch will be launched in India carrying a maximum retail price (MRP) of Rs. 35,000 though the MOP is lower than that, so prospective customers should be able to buy it from retailers at a small discount. An official announcement from LG is expected within this week.
Announced back in February, the LG Watch Urbane features a 1.3-inch circular Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display with a resolution of 320×320 pixels and a pixel density of 245ppi. Other specifications include a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 clocked at 1.2GHz coupled with 512MB of RAM (LPDDR2). It comes with 4GB (eMMC) of inbuilt storage. The LG Watch Urbane measures 45.5×52.2×10.9mm and will be available in Rose Gold and Silver colours. It is backed by a 410mAh battery. It features Photoplethysmogram (PPG) sensor to track heartbeat, a 9-axis (gyro/ accelerometer/ compass), and a barometer. It comes with IP67 certification that makes it dust and water resistant.
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The LG Watch Urbane comes with built-in Wi-Fi, and it was the first Android Wear smartwatch update to receive the recent Android Wear update that brought Wi-Fi connectivity and other features. Note that the version getting launched in India is Wi-Fi only, and not the webOS-based LTE variant.
The LG Watch Urbane sports a stainless steel body and features a stitched natural leather strap that can be swapped with any standard 22mm band. The smartwatch also features an always-on ambient mode that shows the time on the display at all times in dimmed mode, resulting in potential battery savings