AT&T resumes sales of LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE

LG Watch Urbane 2nd EditionSales of the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE were cancelled last year just days after launch due to a “hardware issue.” It appears that LG has resolved the issue and the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE is now once more available for pre-order with sales set to start by the end of the month.

The 2nd Edition smartwatch improves upon the original LG Watch Urbane by offering cellular connectivity, a larger display and a more compact design.

While LG never specified exactly what triggered the initial cancellation, it did indicate that it was a “hardware issue which affects the day-to-day functionality of the device.” One report suggested that the component in question had the “potential to reduce image quality on the device.”

LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition

LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition specifications:

  • Processor: 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • Operating system: Google Android Wear
  • Cellular connectivity: 4G/3G
  • Other connectivity: GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • Display: 1.38-inch (480×480, 348ppi) P-OLED
  • RAM: 768MB LPDDR3
  • Internal storage: 4GB
  • External storage: None
  • Rear-facing camera: None
  • Front-facing camera: None
  • Sensors: 9-Axis gyroscope, accelerometer, compass, barometer, PPG (heart rate sensor)
  • Battery: 570mAh
  • Dimensions: 44.5 × 44.5 × 14.2 millimeters
  • Colours: Space Black / Opal Blue / Luxe White / Signature Brown
  • Other: Dust and water resistant (IP67 rating)

The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE can now be pre-ordered for US$199.99 from AT&T with a two-year contract. It can also be yours for US$99.99 with the purchase of an LG G5 smartphone and a two-year AT&T Next plan.

It’s not clear if Verizon Wireless which also briefly offered the smartwatch will resume sales as well.

Source : AT&T