up with a name for its smartwatch that’s a bit more creative than the competition. Even LG’s prior iteration, the LG G Watch R, seemed to be just a string of random letters separated by the word ‘Watch.’
However, much like its predecessor, the Watch Urbane still ranks as one available. It’s built to look like a traditional watch, and from a distance you could just about mistake it for one, with its full-circle 1.3-inch P-OLED display. At 45.5mm, it’s one of the larger timepieces on our list, but the smooth styling give it an elegant, high-design feel.
Its hardware is at the top end of the scale, with a 1.2GHz processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage (plenty of space for a few running playlists), as well as a heart rate monitor, barometer, accelerometer and compass. Running Android Wear, the watch connects with your phone via WiFi to virtually anywhere the phone is (provided it’s turned on).
Depending on how urbane (or vain) you feel talking into your sleeve like an iconic Secret Service agent, most of the commonly used functionality of the Watch Urbane can be accessed by by a voice command. Which we must admit, can be pretty cool.
At $350, the Watch Urbane is among the more expensive devices you can strap on your arm. It’s available in either bands in either brown or black, and they can be swapped out for other available designs. All in all, the Watch Urbane does give off a certain