LG has launched a limited 23-karat gold variant of its smartwatch, dubbed the LG Watch Urbane Luxe. The watch has been designed in collaboration with US-based Reeds Jewelers. It is essentially a special gold plated variant of the LG Watch Urbane which was announced at MWC 2015.
The Watch Urbane Luxe features 23-karat gold finishing, a strap made of alligator leather, and is housed in a piano-gloss lacquer case. LG has used 23-karat gold in the smartwatch which is stronger and harder than the 24-karat gold and heavier than 18-karat gold. Rest of the features of Urbane Luxe are same as the LG Watch Urbane.
It is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor paired with 512MB of RAM. It features a 1.3 inch P-OLED display with 320×320 pixels resolution and houses 4GB of internal memory. The wearable is backed up by a 410mAh battery and also comes with IP67 certification for resistance against water and dust.
Key Features Of LG Watch Urbane Luxe
- Processor: 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
- Operating System: LG Wearable Platform
- Display: 1.3 inch P-OLED (320 x 320 pixel resolution and 245 ppi pixel density)
- RAM: 512MB
- ROM: 4GB eMMC
- Battery: 410 mAh
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n, Bluetooth 4.0LE , NFC
- Dimensions: 45.5 x 52.2 x 10.9mm
- Heart rate sensor
- Water and Dust resistant IP67
Price & Availability
LG has manufactured only 500 units of the limited edition smartwatch, each with its own serial number engraved for authenticity. The LG Watch Urbane Luxe will initially be available to buy in the US for $1,200 (Rs. 79,500 approximately) starting October. It will be on display at the IFA 2015 event in Berlin this week and will be made available in other markets soon.
“Wearable devices shouldn’t be thought of as an extension of one’s smartphone but an extension of oneself. This blending of craftsmanship and technology is a natural evolution of the smartwatch, which is becoming more of a lifestyle accessory than a piece of hardware. We think this is a good direction for wearables and we want to encourage this transformation,” said Chris Yie, vice president and head of marketing communications for LG Mobile Communications Company.