LG to unveil all-metal smartwatch at MWC


New smartwatch to feature classic design and run on Android Wear platform

LG will launch an all-metal smartwatch targeted at a more mainstream user at Mobile World Congress.

The LG Watch Urbane will run on the Android Wear platform and according to the manufacturer is designed for a “cosmopolitan and sophisticated” user.

The device has a circular design like the plastic LG Watch R which the Korean company launched in October 2014. It is available in silver and has a replaceable leather strap.

It has a touch-based display and is compatible with handsets running Android 4.3 and above.

The Urbane has a 1.3-inch display, a 1.2GHz processor, 410 mAh battery and is IP-67 resistant to dust and water.

It also has a number of sensors: Accelerometer, compass, barometer, heart rate and a gyro.

“The LG Watch Urbane’s classic design and smart features make it the perfect smartwatch to complement our G Watch and G Watch R, which were designed as more casual and active devices,” said LG Electronics mobile communications president and CEO Juno Cho.

“LG Watch Urbane is an important part of our strategy to develop wearable devices that are worn and viewed as everyday accessories, not electronic gadgets.”