The Samsung S6 Edge isn’t the only pretty device that came out of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Two smart watches also debuted at the event: The LG Urbane LTE and the Huawei Watch. Both are beautifully designed and features round faces and conventional watch looks.
The LG Watch Urbane LTE
Actually, LG unveiled two beautiful smartwatches at the MWC. First, the LG Urbane is essentially a revamped LG G Watch R. It has the same specs but with an all metal construction that looks sleeker and more elegant. The more interesting one is the LG Watch Urbane LTE. The LTE version has actual phone functions such as answering calls and responding to text messages via an on-screen keyboard. Curiously, the smartwatch runs on the LG Wearable Platform OS, a program based on webOS often found on LG’s smart TVs.
LG Watch Urbane LTE specs:
- 1.3 inch POLED display with resolution of 320×320
- 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
- 1GB of RAM
- 4GB of storage
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Sensors: 9-axis, PPG, barometer, A-GPS/GNSS
- 700 mAh battery
- IP67 certification for dust and water resistance
The next is the Huawei Watch. The Chinese company’s first smartwatch runs on Android Wear, reportedly looks good. Looking more like conventional watches, the round face of the Huawei Watch features a 1.4 inch AMOLED touchscreen with a 286 ppi, protected by a near-scratchproof sapphire crystal. Powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm chip, the smartwatch also has a heart rate monitor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of storage.
It is reported that Huawei will sell the watch in over 20 countries, with pricing and availability will be announced at a later date.
- 1.4 inch AMOLED touchscreen with resolution of 400 x 400 and 286 ppi
- 1.2GHz Qualcomm CPU
- 512MB of RAM
- 4GB of storage
- Bluetooth LE
- 6-axis motion sensor
(Images from Android Authority and Gizmodo Australia)