Unlike traditional watches, smartwatches need a smartphone to function. Due to their lack of radios, most of them require tethering to a device that can connect to the carriers’ networks. Our article today is all about the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE, which is a carrier-enabled smartwatch. That’s quite a mouthful, isn’t it? ? Trying to find h for women? In fact, it is LG’s second Android Wear smartwatch, which now has LTE support. Verizon Wireless provided our unit for review. Check out our COOKOO connected watch for iPhone review if you’re looking to buy a smartwatch that looks a bit more high tech. In our review of the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE, discover what makes it tick and what it can do. you’d like a watch that automatically tracks your workout in addition to notifications, check out our EMBRACE + smart notification bracelet, which is available for iPhone or Android. We reviewed the NFC gala ring too if you’re looking for another cool addition to your style.
It is priced at $499 retail or $449 with a two-year contract with Verizon. Model Now: : Why the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE is a top pick: G Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE WHY IT’S A TOP PICK: Specs are state-of-the-art, and the build is strong and robust. It supports LTE.
What We Liked:
It has top-end specs for a smartwatch and a large battery One of few excellent fit Top-end specs for a smartwatch and sizable battery One of the only smartwatches that has LTE
What We Didn’t:
A big, thick smartwatch that can’t be customized The software occasionally stutters The extra buttons on the watch can be accessed via the home screen.
The 2nd Edition of LG’s Watch Urbane is great for people who enjoyed the first Watch Urbane. The new model has a lot of refinements across the board. The only downside is that it is thicker (from 10.9mm to 14.2mm, up from 10.9mm). In light of the fact that there are now LTE bands on board, not to mention the battery and display being larger, this move is perfectly reasonable. Battery capacity has increased to 570 mAh (from 410 mAh) and screen size has increased to 1.38′′ (from 1.3 inches). Thankfully, the stainless steel casing will carry over, though it will now be finished with a more refined brushed metal finish. In addition to its streamlined shape, LG says the timepiece looks more like a classic watch. An interesting change has been made to the right side, where now the power button is flanked by two buttons. The LG V30 has these on the left hand side as shortcut keys for two frequently used functions – Favorite Contacts and LG Health. There are no other options for opening those two apps if you don’t like them. Two buttons are now available on the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE for getting to LG Health apps or contacts. As well as the material, the band was also changed. Despite its thinness, the band is substantial and durable (not to mention hypoallergenic. Urbane 2nd Edition’s pieces complement each other well and the watch feels solid in the hand. That impression is reinforced by its IP67 dust-resistance and water-resistance certifications (can not be submerged for more than 30 minutes in water). There is a new 14mm thick casing on the Watch Urbane that is brushed metal. In addition to a heart rate sensor, you’ll find an USB multi-pin charging connector on the underside. In comparison with Samsung Gear S2, Moto 360 and Samsung Gear 2nd Edition, the Urbane 2nd Edition does not use wireless charging, but it is very easy to use. When you line up the corresponding pins on the charging adapter, a magnet will clasp it together so that the device can be charged.
With Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 chipset, smartwatches continue to be the most popular system-on-a-chip. As part of the Urbane 2nd Edition, that original specification is reused. It’s nothing to worry that’s anything to fret about; This device will serve you well with Android Wear thanks to its quad-core processor (running at 1.2 GHz). 512MB of system memory was increased to 768MB. Compared to smartphones, those features pale in comparison, but keep in mind that Android Wear OS does quite a bit less. My experience with the user interface (UI) was responsive. In all, I haven’t noticed any lags or hiccups. Occasionally, a slight stutter would come through, but I think this may have been the software’s effect. Four gigabytes of storage remain on-board. Despite the fact that Wear apps do not require that much space, it would have been nice to see some progress here as well. The watch can easily fill up with that amount of space, for instance, if wireless headphones users download music to it. It will also need to be charged due to the OS using a lot of its power. The 570 mAh battery is rated for a good battery life. There is no doubt that most users will benefit from it. It can be burned through, though, if you use it independently for a prolonged period of time (unless you are, however, paying attention to it). It depends on how strong the signal is. You may have trouble keeping up all day if you’re always in a weak signal area. Our recommendation would be to turn off the Tilt-to-Wake feature and the Always-On Display in this case.
It was a pleasant surprise to find out that the Watch Urbane 2nd Edition wears comfortably despite its obvious stature. There’s no awkward feeling when wearing it, as it fits well on the wrist. Considering the fact that she has skinny wrists, I think this is a great compliment. Keeping it snug and secure is easy with the thick, rubbery band on LG’s Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE. Despite having a stiff rubber band, it can snugly fit around your wrist due to the angle of the rubber and the mount for the metal latch. When you finish fastening the watch, we found that it was extremely sturdy thanks to its sturdy rubber band. As the Urbane 2nd Edition appears from every angle, it is designed to be as tough as a tank, and I have no reservations about that when it’s on. In addition to being water, dust, and shock resistant, the IP67 rating attests to that as well. we’ve got a modest 1.38-inch Polymer-OLED display with a resolution of 480×480 pixels. The camera is adequate for outdoor use and works well. The OLED technology allows vivid colors (although not quite as bright as Samsung’s S-AMOLED screen on the Gear S2) and deep black levels. Because the Urbane 2nd Edition has its own LTE radio, it can access the internet and receive notifications without being connected to a phone. As long as it is associated with your Google and Verizon accounts, it can operate on its own. With this watch, you can receive and make calls, as well as send and receive texts. On the left side, you’ll find a speaker. Verizon data plans for smartwatches cost $5/month more than standard plans.
With the Urbane 2nd Edition, you are using the Android Wear OS right out of the box. Neither an overlay/skin nor additions to the LG UI are included. As long as you’re familiar with Android Wear’s notification-based navigation, you’ll be comfortable with it. shows notification cards that can be swiped with your finger to see. Then you swipe left or right to access the app’s features. In Android Wear, notifications appear from the bottom of the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE. They can be viewed by sliding up. With this watch, you can get LTE signal indicator (with corresponding settings) and LG’s Health app for free. Smartwatches are basically identical except for one thing: the LTE signal indicator. Data roaming can be toggled from the Settings menu, where you can control the LTE radio, check data usage, and adjust the LTE radio power. LG includes its own Fit app, even though Google has its own version (which can be accessed using one of the three physical buttons). It can track your steps, distance, heart rate, as well as measure the level of stress in your life. log, and it can be tuned by activity. For example, if you want to track your speed while cycling, or perhaps you want to check your elevation while hiking. You can update your activity log and set goals in LG’s health software. You will be able to see the date, battery condition, and network signal status by swiping down from the Home screen. A second feature that lets you switch between clock styles can be accessed by long-pressing the clock face. It varies among displays how much information they display. Besides the default watch faces, LG also offers custom watch faces that contain weather information or health statistics.
Despite being already an impressive smartwatch, the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE improves upon the original in a number of key ways. There is a new, more elegant chassis, a solid band and a larger battery and display. Among the features you’ll find on this smartwatch is LTE connectivity, which only a few smartwatches offer. Despite the size and thickness of the book, it seems like an excellent choice. As far as we are concerned, LG got the fit right.