LG Watch Urbane LTE Review

Published on March 13, 2015 16:42:42 PM
Technology
LG Watch Urbane LTE stood one of the most fascinating products on the show floor at MWC (Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona. It is based on the webOS platform. Unlike other smart watches it does not require an intermediate device to run apps that sync with cloud services.

The watch appears to be bulky because of the inbuilt antennas and battery. It also has inbuilt speaker, microphone and a heart rate sensor. The watch has a circular dial and a long tap on the screen brings face selection menu and just flick up and down to scroll.

A grab handle appears on the edge of the screen in any list or menu, user can tap it and swirl finger around the edge of the screen that helps them to scroll quickly. This is one of the way in which webOS supports the circular screen concept.
The smart phone features such as calendar, contacts, alarm, gallery etc can be found. The upper button brings up a quick settings menu to adjust volume, brightness and much more. It can also be used to check the battery and signal strength.

Not only being independent, the device can also be paired with smart phone which acts as a conventional smart watch, showing notifications and allowing you to make calls.

It has a 1.3-inch screen and runs on a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 4GB internal memory and 1GB RAM. The battery capacity is 700mAh and plug in power source for charging. It has multiple sensors such as Barometer. The device is rated IP67 for dust and water resistance.