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LG unveils LG Watch Urbane smartwatch ahead of Mobile World Congress

By Shawn Knight
Feb 16, 2015
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  1. Less techie, more watch-like seems to be the recipe that most of the latest smartwatches abide by. Such is the case with LG's latest, the peculiarly-named LG Watch Urbane.

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,553   +2,359

    Very nice, indeed.
     
  3. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,652   +521

    It looks like a real watch, that's the best design so far. The only thing to fear now is battery life, that's a lot of tech for just a 410mAh battery.
     
  4. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,154   +1,429

    Damn, how come I never came up with this after wearing my watch for 35 years... it needed a thinner bezel, well of course!!!

    Is the term dumb watch out there yet to follow the suit?

    Last time I bought watch was in 2005, for 600 euro, best money ever spent, super light and durable (full titanium case):

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    Never needs to recharge (with solar panel for the dial), and 10 years later it seems to be good for another 20 :)

    I'll go with the dumb watch any time :)

    Come now, bring out your own watch, I know you want to... :) :) :), geek's time :) :) :)
     
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  5. JakeT

    JakeT TS Member Posts: 74   +20

    Who wears a watch for time keeping nowadays? I still think these ewatches are a fad. Prove me wrong.
     
  6. Hexic

    Hexic TS Addict Posts: 283   +132

    I have the LG G Watch R - and I love it. The software leaves a little bit to be desired, however if you are looking for a smartwatch (or in some cases, even a regular watch), I'd heavily suggest checking the LG G Watch R out.. can't speak for this brand new device, although it seems to be mostly a copy of the G Watch R.

    As for battery life, I have no issues with my watch. 2-3 days easy, as long as you aren't raping the screen all of the time. At that point, you may as well have your phone out. It feels, looks, and performs great. The biggest hurdle I see for most people is buying it, and then expecting it to (in some aspects) replace the functionality of your phone, instead of being a supplement.
     
  7. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,553   +2,359

    People who exercise.

    People who travel.

    People who hunt.

    People who build things.

    Pretty much anyone who needs to keep time.
     
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  8. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,750   +1,105

    Nice watch!

    My citizen also doesn't need to recharge, but it does stop telling time sometimes while it's in the dark... like in the locker while I'm working out. (It's not the quality of yours though, I'd bet.)

    [​IMG]
     
  9. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Maniac Posts: 481   +159

    Pretty nice indeed.
     
  10. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,498   +2,051

    Nope. Not nearly there yet. Keep trying manufacturers, there's a chance you may just get it right before this silly fad wears off.
     
  11. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Too bulky IMO. The second gen Moto 360 will probably be the best option... the design is phenomenal but the hardware is currently lacking. Once they replace that really old CPU and make the battery bigger, then we are talking an amazing smart watch.
     
  12. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Guru Posts: 510   +45

    You don't need to spend too much money either to get a good quality watch. I spent about £135 in 1991 on an Adidas watch and it is still going strong now other than the leather strap having been replaced a few times due to wearing away.
     

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