At Expansys Asia we took an unbox review of the LG urbane 3rd generation and the latest from LG Watches released since April 28th. To be honest the Smart Watch looks more like a luxury brand watch than a Smart Watch. A great feat by the LG manufactures in coming up with a better design and comfort feel; let’s take a look in detail.
Similar to its sibling LG G Watch R, LG Watch Urbane has a round body with 1.3 inch / 320x320 (~245 ppi) P-OLED circle display. Equipped with 410mAh battery, the watch will be functioning for the whole day at normal usage. The watch also comes with Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Cortax A7, 512 RAM and 4GB internal memory. It uses a 9-axis combination sensor of Gyro, Accelerometer and Compass. The watch also includes a 4.0 Bluetooth Low energy efficiency.
LG Watch Urbane is the first full metal body smart watch introduced by LG. With its classy and cleaner outlook, Urbane can be the best looking and most fashionable smart watch gear arguably. Available in two colours – Gold with brown leather band and Silver with black leather band, the Urbane would satisfy and suit most of its consumers with different preferences. Instead of Yellow Gold, Urbane uses Rose Gold
With the stitched leather band, the Urbane give a feel of high-end fashion item. The body of the watch is quite big though, especially for those consumers with a smaller wrist, but this is all you can choose as all Android Wear gears are with this “standard” size.
For internal spec, the Urbane is the first smart watch which runs the Android Wear 5.1.1, said to be more user friendly and functional with the hands-free gestures and other update features:
- Flicking your wrist can scroll up and down through your Google Now cards, more convenient when your other hand is occupied.
- With a tap or swipe to the left can now access the app list and contact list, instead of searching the app or using voice control.
- Ability of WIFI connection leave Urbane operates on its own. Even if the smartphone is not around, with connection to the WIFI, Urbane can still receive all notifications whenever the smart phone is connected to data network.
- With the Always-on display, the screen will turn into mono-tone when the Urbane is in stand-by mode while an app is operating. Save users’ the time to re-open the app.
- The Draw Emoji function certainly adds functionality to the Urbane, but for those who has a “special” drawing sense would probably opt for typing.
In addition to the watch, you can connect it using Bluetooth with any of your Bluetooth enabled devices or Smartphone that runs on Andrioid.
What’s in the box? The package comes with the W150 LG Urbane, charging cradle and USDB cable, travel adapter and the manual.
Here we have identified the Pros and Cons for the LG Watch Urbane:
- Improved stylish design with metal frame and stitched leather strap.
- 22mm leather strap is swappable with any watch band with your preference.
- Features the latest software of Android Wear 5.1.1 which brings better user experience with updated applications.
- Equipped with IP67 dust/water resistant and PPG heart rate sensor
- Relatively big metal frame size which may not suit smaller wrists.
- Does not support GPS functionality.
- Quite an expensive smart watch compared to other Android wear in the market.
The big step forward took by LG in its smart wearable is moving to the right direction, with the evidence of the higher-end appearance and upgraded user-friendly software of the LG Watch Urbane. The LG Watch Urbane would arguably be the best smart watch in the current market. Consumers should still take note that the latest software of Android Wear 5.1.1 would possibly soon be rolling out to other smart watches, but it is always excited to get your hands on new-tech before others do.
The LG Watch Urbane is now available at EXPANSYS:
Gold with Brown Leather Band:
Silver with Black Leather Band: