As the need and demand for better-looking Android Wear smartwatches is gradually increasing, its however being answered. Its time to take on the very special Apple Watch and the new Pebble Time Steel. First Sony decided to give the SmartWatch 3 a stainless build, with the Moto 360 and the new Huawei Watch doing the same.
LG’s G Watch R has actually blazed a trail for beauty but its design absolutely had more sporty appeal. With the G Watch Urbane the interest has actually counted on watch users who want something compatible to their suit and dressing instead of their gym gear.
There’s still a round watch face, but now the plastic dial and bezel is gone, replaced with more expensive stainless steel. Regardless of the more costly materials used, the G Watch Urbane is at least still IP7 certified water and dust proof so you can jump in the shower with it.
LG has likewise removed the screws and have actually made the bezels narrower. However it doesn’t changed that at 10.9 mm thick bezel, it’s still chunky around the wrist. Compared to the G Watch Urbane LTE though, it looks extremely slim.
There’s polished silver and gold alternatives however it’s slim which one in fact seems like it is comparable to a costly Swiss-made watch. The silver Urbane is the more appealing of the two by some range. In gold it simply looks low-cost, particularly set against the genuine leather strap.
Apart from the metal, it has all the same components found inside the LG G Watch R. That is the 1.2 GHZ Snapdragon 400 CPU powering performance and a 1.3-inch round P-OLED display. The light-based optical heart rate sensor is still in the back and the straps can be changed with 22mm wide bands.
It has the Android Wear that offers much of the very same smartwatch experience and works on the current Android 5.0 Lollipop update. LG has actually made some tweaks like the watch faces, where it does a far better job than Samsung and Sony of pre-installing the faces you’d wish to use.
- Classic, stylish design
- Beautiful color screen
- Decent battery life
- Technically the same as the G Watch R
- Still not truly unisex
LG hasn’t talked rates for the Urbane however it’s most likely to cost substantially more than the G Watch R. With the Apple Watch and the more remarkable Pebble Time Steel likewise on the way, the metallic design is not really enough to overcome the shortcomings of Android Wear.