LG Watch Urbane update brings LTE, NFC

Brittany A. Roston - Feb 26, 2015, 3:50am CST
LG Watch Urbane update brings LTE, NFC

LG has taken its Android Wear efforts up a couple notches with its upcoming LG Watch Urbane, an incredibly stylish and sophisticated smartwatch that blends in among other snazzy timepieces while bringing smart functionality that trumps the average wrist wearable. LG will be showing off the watch at Mobile World Congress 2015 next week, but it’s not letting that timeline slow it down: the maker has already pushed out an update for the watch, adding more features that increase its appeal.

The updated variant is called the LG Watch Urbane LTE, and it gets its name from the inclusion of LTE connectivity, which will aid with its myriad of voice functions. On top of the 4G LTE connectivity, the smartwatch is also scoring NFC, something that immediately sets it apart from the competition.

With the inclusion of NFC, the Watch Urbane will be ready to facilitate mobile payments as they increase in availability and utilization. The last change isn’t surprising given the other two additions: a larger battery, which now offers a 700mAh capacity. Everything else remains the same, save for some subtle design tweaks.

What should be noted is the part LG failed to note at all: what software the wearable is running. LG’s previous smartwatches were running Android Wear, so one would assume the new Urbane does as well. LG never says that it does, however, and the design looks quite similar to what we see on LG’s Audi wearable — which is running WebOS.

SOURCE: LG Newsroom

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