LG has finally launched the Watch Urbane in India. The device is the latest that the manufacturer has to offer in the Android Wear space. The Watch Urbane was first launched at MWC 2015 and is among the few Android Wearable to have a circular display.
LG was among the first to get on the Android Wear bandwagon with the LG G Watch soon followed by the LG G Watch R which had a circular display. While the original G watch sold very well while the G Watch R never made it to Indian shores. The new Watch Urbane is a premium Android Wear device with an all metal body and stitched leather straps.The watch comes in two colour options Rose Gold and Silver.
Internally the Watch Urbane is like the other Android Wear devices. It has a Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz and has 512MB of RAM. The hardware is more than adequate as the watch does not have much to do in the first place. Android Wear uses its own software which is quite similar to Google Now cards. This software recently got updated and the Watch Urbane is the first device to receive the update.
The new software update is based on Android 5.1.1 and brings lots of little features for the wearable. The coolest feature is browsing through the cards on the watch just by flicking the wrist. This allows the user to go about all the cards without interacting with the display. The watch comes with Wifi and can connects to routers directly once it has been configured. Older wearables like the Sony SmartWatch 3 and the Moto 360 are expected to get WiFi functionality with the new software update. That apart the SmartWatch 3 also gets NFC functionality which is still unique to this watch in India
Coming to the price, the Watch Urbane is listed on Amazon for Rs. 29,990 which makes it the most expensive Android Wear device in the market. Other than the circular display and the metal build it does not offer anything different from the existing watches in the market. The LG G watch is currently the cheapest Android Wearable you can get your hands on while the Moto 360 is a close second.