LG has announced that its latest wearable, the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition, will begin shipping to a few markets around the world starting this month. On deck for this initial batch of launch countries are the U.S. and Korea. LG says that other markets in Europe, Asian, and the Commonwealth of Independent States will see launches in the coming months.
LG doesn't mention any specific dates or pricing information outside of "this month," simply stating that pricing and release date information will be announced locally. However, for those of us in the U.S., we already know that the first Android Wear smartwatch to sport LTE will be coming to AT&T on November 13 for $15 per month for 20 months, or $199.99 on a 2-year contract.
Likewise, Verizon has just announced that it will begin preorders for the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE starting tomorrow, November 12, for $499.99 outright or $449.99 with a new two year activation.
LG WATCH URBANE SECOND EDITION TO BEGIN ROLLOUT IN KEY MARKETS WORLDWIDE
First Android Wear Smartwatch with Cellular Connectivity for Active Individuals
SEOUL, Nov. 12, 2015 ― The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition, the first Android Wear smartwatch to feature cellular connectivity, will begin rolling out to customers worldwide starting this month in the United States and Korea with key markets in Europe, Asia and the Commonwealth of Independent States to follow in the months ahead.
Compatible with both Android and iOS smartphones*, the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition allows users to answer calls and check messages without the assistance of a tethered smartphone. So wearers can feel confident knowing that they won't miss any important information when out for their morning run or on the tennis court.
The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition features a classic timepiece design consisting of a hairline-etched stainless steel body and a full-circle 348ppi P-OLED display. The three buttons on the right side provide quick access to shortcut settings, LG Health and apps. Moreover, its high-capacity 570mAH battery and Power Saving Mode enables the smartwatch to last throughout the day with power to spare.
"Keeping people connected to the world is our business and the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition was designed specifically to meet the needs of customers who want to communicate anytime, anywhere," said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "The wearable category is still in its infancy and we plan to continue introducing exciting devices that appeal to a diverse audience."
Price and purchase details will be announced locally at the time of availability.
- Cellular enabled features will vary across Android and iOS.
About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a global leader and trend setter in the mobile and wearable industry with breakthrough technologies and innovative designs. By continually developing highly competitive core technologies in the areas of display, battery, camera optics and LTE technology, LG creates handsets and wearables that fit the lifestyles of a wide range of people all over the world. While helping to enhance the mobile user experience by incorporating unique, sophisticated designs and intuitive UX features, LG is also committed to guiding consumers into the era of convergence and Internet of Things, maximizing inter-device connectivity between a wide range of smartphones, tablets, wearables, home and portable electronics products. For more information, please visit www.LG.com.