New LG Smartwatch Offers Cellular Connectivity

New LG Smartwatch Offers Cellular ConnectivitySouth Korean electronics maker LG has announced its newest smartwatch, the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition.

Standing out among its features is the device’s cellular connectivity. While it’s designed to be paired with an Android or iOS smartphone, the smartwatch is also capable of going online via 3G and LTE networks independently of paired devices, distinguishing it from heavyweight competitors like the Apple Watch, which requires iPhone pairing.

The device also supports Wi-Fi, of course, as well as Bluetooth. Other features include Snapdragon 400 processor, a 1.38″, 480 x 480 P-OLED display, 4GB of storage, and 768MB or RAM. It has a stainless steel chassis, and offers IP67-certified protection against water and dust.

All told, it is a significant step up from the original Watch Urbane, and could prove a strong rival against Samsung’s Gear S2 and the Apple Watch, at least until the tether-less Apple Watch 2 hits the market.

Source: International Business Times