LG Watch Urbane LTE will be unveiled at the Mobile Worlds Congress (MWC 2015) in Barcelona next month.
LG Watch Urbane LTE key specifications
1.2GHz Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 400
LG Wearable Platform OS
1.3-inch P-OLED (320 x 320 / 245ppi) display
4GB eMMC / 1GB LPDDR3 memory
9 Axis / Barometer / PPG / GPS
WiFi 802.11 b, g, n / Bluetooth 4.0LE / NFC
Dust and Water Resistant (IP67) / Speaker / Microphone
LG said this will be the world’s first LTE-enabled smartwatch.
LG Watch Urbane LTE, a wearable watch, will include NFC and other features that have never been offered before on a smart device for the wrist.
The company said LG Watch Urbane LTE will be the fourth smartwatch from LG.
It can make and answer calls as well as send and receive text messages.
With carrier support, the smartwatch offers push-to-talk (PTT) capability with other devices on the same cellular network so customers can use their LG Watch Urbane LTE as a walkie-talkie with unlimited range to talk to multiple parties at the same time.
In addition to a 1.3-inch Plastic-OLED display, LG Watch Urbane LTE will have a new LG Wearable Platform operating system, developed specifically for the company’s products.
It comes with 700mAh battery.
Three physical buttons on the right side of the smartwatch allows for access to functions without having to swipe through multiple menu screens. The top button accesses the Quick Setting menu where the user can check and adjust battery usage, brightness, volume and connection settings.
The main center button switches between the watchface and list of installed apps. The bottom button acts as the Back function when depressed quickly but becomes a safety beacon when long-pressed, automatically dialing any preset phone number as well as sending the location coordinates of the wearer.
NFC technology enables users to make payments for meals, movie tickets and transit fares.
In addition to the fitness coach, LG Watch Urbane LTE also includes specialized features for golfers, cyclists and hikers. The watch can be submerged in a meter of water for up to 30 minutes, making it safe for showers and exposure to perspiration.