LG revealed the LG Watch Urbane just two weeks ago and now it has introduced a new version of their latest wearable.
The LG Watch Urbane LTE is exactly what its name implies, an LTE version of the Urbane.
With this new version you can make Voice over LTE phone calls, walkie-talkie radio chats, share location and more. And this means that there’s no need to pair the watch to a smartphone.
LTE is not the only thing new about the Urbane LTE, it also features NFC based wallet support and it is running a custom LG operating system, not Android Wear.
This is not all bad news as the Urbane LTE still is compatible with Android smartphones running 4.4 KitKat or higher.
There are some hardware changes as well. This new version has a 700mAh battery, instead of the 450mAh of the previous version, and it has 3 buttons on the side instead of just the one button of the previous version.
The top button accesses the Quick Settings, that shows battery usage, volume and more, and the bottom button is for going back a step in the OS.
We have no information regarding when it will launch or how much it will set you back, but it is definitely an interesting option for those who want a standalone smartwatch that can make phone calls and use data, and bear in mind that it has a bit of a classier design when compared to the Samsung Gear S, another cellular-capable smartwatch.
So, what is your opinion on this one? Is having one watch that can make calls enough for you or would you rather have both a watch and carry around you smartphone and have them both connected?