LG is gearing up now to unveil their new luxury Android watch termed ‘Urbane’ at the Mobile World Congress which will take place in Barcelona early next month.

The device closely resembles the company’s LG Watch R which was launched in October 2014. The new device will also sport a full circular Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display with a natural leather strap that can be replaced with any other 22mm wide band. It offers a stainless steel body which is available in a polished silver and gold finish variant. The LG Watch Urbane will have a thinner profile as well to target both men and women.

President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company Juno Cho said that, “LG Watch Urbane is an important part of our strategy to develop wearable devices that are worn and viewed as everyday accessories, not electronic gadgets.”

The LG Watch Urbane features a touch-based user interface that is compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above. The 1.3-inch display will have a resolution of 320 x 320 pixels along with a 245ppi. It will also feature a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. The smartwatch will have a built in storage of 4GB and will sport 512MB RAM. It measures 45.5 x 52.2 x 10.9mm.

LG’s latest device includes a photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor that can measure a wearer’s heart rate and average pulse during exercise. Always-On ambient mode will show the time on the display at all times in dimmed mode and will save battery life.

At the same event, Samsung will also launch a round smartwatch which is said to feature wireless charging. This will be the company’s first round-face smartwatch.

Publish date: February 16, 2015 2:55 pm| Modified date: February 16, 2015 2:56 pm

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