LG launched the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition just before the 2015 holiday season, but after a week the cellular Android Wear smartwatch was pulled from stores due to an undisclosed hardware issue.
Apparently, the hardware issues have been fixed as LG just announced the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE is now available for preorder from AT&T and Verizon. It seems the distinction between these two is that the new model has LTE in the name.
The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE is the first Android Wear smartwatch with an integrated cellular radio, similar to what we see in the Samsung Gear S2 3G. Having the capability for the watch to serve as a stand-alone device is rare in the wearable space and the new Watch Urbane LTE looks to be a very attractive option for the business person who needs to always stay connected.
The new Watch Urbane LTE has a hypoallergenic elastomer band and 348ppi P-OLED display. LG's Android Wear devices have always had fabulous displays and its the same here on the new watch. The Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE has the following specs:
- Chipset: 1.2GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon 400
- Operating System: Android Wear
- Display: 1.38-inch P-OLED Display (480 x 480 / 348ppi)
- Size: 44.5 x 14.2mm
- Memory: 4GB eMMC / 768MB LPDDR3
- Battery: 570mAh
- Network: Bluetooth 4.1 / Wi-Fi / LTE / 3G5
- Sensors: Accelerometer / Gyro / Compass / Barometer / PPG / GPS
- Dust and Water Resistance: IP67 standard
It's available on Verizon for $449.99 with a two-year contract or $499.99 without a contract. The cost to add to an existing plan is $5/month. Buyers can also get $100 off the watch with a LG G5 or LG V10 purchase and two-year activation.
AT&T customers can purchase the new LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE for a full retail price of $359.99, $199.99 with a two-year contract, or for $99.99 with a two-year agreement when you buy a LG G5 on AT&T Next. The watch data fee is $10/month. AT&T supports NumberSync so one phone number can be used for your phone and your watch.