ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE, the first Android Wear smartwatch to feature cellular connectivity, will begin rolling out to customers worldwide starting this month in the United States and Korea. AT&T has announced the start of online sales and will be offering the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE in-store on Nov. 13. The new Watch Urbane will be available for pre-order online at Verizon beginning tomorrow.
Compatible with both Android smartphones – like the all-new LG V10 – and iOS devices,* the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE allows users to answer calls and check messages. They can receive and respond right from their smartwatch, even when they are not carrying their mobile phone. LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE owners can feel confident that they won't miss out on important calls or updates when out for their morning jog, or when the smartphone is accidentally left at home.
"Staying connected is of the utmost importance to consumers today. With the introduction of the second edition Watch Urbane LTE, consumers have options when it comes to their devices and we are excited to bring the latest to the wearables category," said Morris Lee, senior vice president and head of North American sales and marketing, LG Mobile Communications Company.
The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE features a classic timepiece design consisting of a hairline-etched stainless steel body and a full-circle 348ppi P-OLED display. The three buttons on the right side of the smartwatch provide quick access to shortcut settings, LG Health and other apps. Its high-capacity 570mAH battery and Power Saving Mode support the second edition smartwatch's "on-the-go" wearable capabilities.
"Keeping people connected to the world is our business and the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition was designed specifically to meet the needs of customers who want to communicate anytime, anywhere," said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "The wearable category is still in its infancy and we plan to continue introducing exciting devices that appeal to a diverse audience."
Key markets in Europe, Asia and the Commonwealth of Independent States to follow in the months ahead. Price and purchase details will be announced locally at the time of availability.
* Cellular enabled features will vary across Android and iOS. Android Wear compatible with Android smartphones running 4.4 or higher or iOS smartphones running 7.0 or higher.
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