Android Wear is an operation system developed by Google which enables watches to turn smarter than they are. But, they were not independent until the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE which is now available to purchase.
Mobile phones have evolved into unprecedented heights and were never relying on a computer to do the tasks. Maybe, because the first smartphone was done by Apple, the people got it right and made it even more powerful in the following years. Smartphones do a variety of tasks but smartwatches, even the ones done by Apple didn’t operate on its own. It simply replicates every call, message and notification from the iPhone – demanding the phone’s close presence at all times.
While it’s tough to remember this model name, here we go at it again. The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE will be available for buyers around the globe but those who live in the United States and South Korea will get it in the month of November.
How an Independent Android Wear Works?
Another surprising element of the LG Watch Urbane is that it works with both iOS and Android phones. AT&T supports the device on launch in U.S. The watch runs on Android Wear operating system which is the smart watch version of the Android OS that we have come to like throughout the years.
Samsung tried a similar feat to make the watch work without having to carry the phone around. But, the problem is that it ran on Tizen OS which is Samsun’s proprietary platform and not Google’s Android Wear.
As soon as you go away from your smartphone’s range, the watch will activate 4G internet connectivity and start sending/receiving signals from your phone. Users can search in Google, send or receive messages, make calls and run apps. The only catch is that your phone and the watch has to stay connected to an internet network for the actions to be carried out.
LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE has a 480×480 resolution with three buttons to control it and is powered by a 570 mAh battery. AT&T will be exclusively selling it in U.S. while it may be sold by other retailers based on the region you live in. The watch has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor paired with 768MB RAM and 4 GB of storage space.
We can probably expect almost every future Android Wear watches to support 4G LTE connectivity making it easier to use them without having to carry the phone and watch together.