LG’s new smartwatch, compared to the majority of smartwatches available on the market at the moment, does not need a smartphone connection in order to make and receive calls using the wrist gadget.
The smartwatch uses NFC technology for calling, receiving calls and send text messages. Also, LG’s new watch can also be used for making mobile payments.
LG Watch Urbane LTE features a universal SIM card that was specially designed for the device, which allows the smartwatch to use its carrier’s 4G LTE network.
In order to enjoy the smartwatch’s functions at their full potential, the users must first pair it with their smartphones.
This means that those who are interested in purchasing LG’s new smartwatch will need to make sure their current smartphone is compatible with the watch, otherwise they will need to buy a phone that supports the smartwatch.
For example, a smartwatch that operates on Google’s Android Wear will need to be connected with a smartphone that runs the supported version of Android’s mobile operating system.
However, LG Watch Urbane LTE can also be linked to a smartphone for certain functions, because the smartwatch is powered by LG’s WebOS, which was bought from HP in 2013.
The same WebOS is used for LG’s smart TVs and several other smart mobile devices, while the version of LG’s latest smartwatch is compatible with Android’s 4.4 or later version.
LG Watch Urbane LTE features a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and comes with a 700 mAh battery.
Also, the new smartwatch is packed with a 1.3 inch plastic organic LED.
The screen is equipped with one of the best displays currently available on the market. Its resolution is 320×320 pixels and a 245 pixels per inch density.
LG also claims that its new smartwatch has a metallic body that is resistant to corrosion and scratches.
The new smartwatch from LG comes with several sensors, like the heart rate monitor, a compass, a GPS and an accelerometer. It sports 4GB of internal memory and 1 GB of RAM.
After its South Korean release, the LG Watch Urbane LTE will be launched in the US in the near future. An official release date has not yet been disclosed.
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