Google now taking orders for the LG Watch Urbane
When LG announced its latest Android Wear smartwatch, the LG Watch Urbane, earlier this year, it didn't go into detail on exact pricing or release info. That changed today, on the eve of the LG G4 announcement, with Google now taking orders for the all-metal watch.
The LG Watch Urbane is now available from the Google Store for US$350. That makes it the most expensive Android Wear watch to date, though it may also have the most premium design of any Wear watch, with its metal casing and fully round screen (the Huawei Watch could, however, give it a run for its money).
The Watch Urbane will also have an LTE-capable sibling before long (not running Android Wear), so keep in mind that this is the non-4G Wear version that Google is selling. It will, however, be able to work over Wi-Fi without a phone around, thanks to an upcoming Wear update from Google.
The LG Watch Urbane shares almost all of the specs with the LG G Watch R, one of our favorite smartwatches of 2014, with the Urbane's design losing the G Watch R's diving-watch markings, leading to a cleaner aesthetic.
With the arrival of the Apple Watch, Android Wear watches now have much stiffer competition – but Apple's first wearable could end up helping Android Wear by increasing exposure to smartwatches. We're currently in the process of reviewing the Apple Watch, but you can read our early impressions.
If the Watch Urbane is the smartwatch you've been waiting for, you can order from the source link below. Google is listing "leaves warehouse by May 8" for the release date, so it's possible those orders won't be arriving at your door for another couple of weeks.
Source: Google Store