Verizon, AT&T LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE pre-order pages go live

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Verizon and AT&T announced today that they’re now taking pre-orders for the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE with an April 1 release date.

Aside from having a slick design, the watch has its own 4G LTE connectivity, meaning you’ll be able to do most things without a tether to a smartphone, such as making and taking calls, text messaging, and much more.

The watch itself is quite expensive, sitting at a whopping $500 outright. Alternatively, Verizon is offering it up for $450 with a two-year contract. However, the carrier is also running a promotion on the watch, where they’ll take $100 off the top if you pick up an LG G5 or LG V10.

AT&T is offering a much nicer deal, allowing customers to pick one up for $99 on a two-year agreement if they purchase an LG G5 on AT&T Next. Other than that, the watch can costs upwards $200 on AT&T.

Anyone plan on pre-ordering the Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE from either carrier?

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ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., March 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The LG Watch Urbane™ 2nd Edition LTE – the first Android Wear smartwatch with cellular connectivity that lets you make and receive calls right from your wrist – is now available for pre-order at AT&T and Verizon stores and ATT.com and Verizon.com.

With a classic timepiece design featuring a hairline-etched stainless steel body, durable hypoallergenic TPSiV™ elastomer band and a full circle 348ppi P-OLED display, this smartwatch sports three buttons on the right side to provide quick access to shortcut, LG Health and other apps. Plus, it’s compatible with Android smartphones1 including the all new LG G5, which arrive at Amazon, AT&T, Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile, B&H, Costco, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon in April.

“The future is here. With the LG Watch Urbane™ 2nd Edition LTE, our customers can get even more functionality out of their wearables, in a way that used to seem like something only out of science fiction,” said Morris Lee, President of LG Electronics Mobile USA and Head of North America Mobile Business. “To be able to make and receive calls, right from a device that is not only a smartwatch, but looks like a beautiful classic design, is yet another example of LG’s practical innovation and on-going desire to help ensure that life’s good!”

LG’s newest smartwatch works when paired or it can go alone, when carrying a smartphone isn’t practical or convenient like morning runs or a match on the tennis court. And its high-capacity 570mAh battery and Power Saving Mode lets the smartwatch last throughout the day with power to spare.2 There’s also an Ambient mode that can be enabled or disabled with the simple press of the crown button.

AT&T customers can now pre-order the LG Watch Urbane™ 2nd Edition LTE, compatible with NumberSync, at www.att.com and AT&T stores. LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE is the first Android Wear device enabled with NumberSync, which allows you to send and receive texts, as well as make and receive calls from your smartwatch using the same number that your friends, family, and colleagues already recognize, even when your phone isn’t nearby. It is available now for $99.99 on a two-year agreement when you buy a LG G5 on AT&T Next.3

The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE is also now available for pre-order at Verizon for $449.99 with a new two-year contract or$499.99 at full retail price. Verizon customers will enjoy one of the first 4G LTE smartwatches available on Verizon and can add it to existing plans for $5 per month4. And for a limited time, get $100 off the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE with the purchase of the all-new LG G5 or LG V10 on a two-year activation.

LG’s newest smartwatch works when paired or it can go alone, when carrying a smartphone isn’t practical or convenient like morning runs or a match on the tennis court. And its high-capacity 570mAh battery and Power Saving Mode lets the smartwatch last throughout the day with power to spare.

Specifications may vary by carrier. Please visit AT&T and Verizon for more information.

Key Specifications:

  • Chipset: 1.2GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400
  • Operating System: Android Wear™
  • Display: 1.38-inch P-OLED Display (480 x 480 / 348ppi)
  • Size: 44.5 x 14.2mm
  • Memory: 4GB eMMC / 768MB LPDDR3
  • Battery: 570mAh
  • Network*: Bluetooth 4.1 / Wi-Fi / LTE / 3G5
  • Sensors: Accelerometer / Gyro / Compass / Barometer / PPG / GPS
  • Color: Space Black
  • Other: Dust and Water Resistance (IP67)

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LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A. Inc. based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the U.S. sales subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc. a global innovator and trend leader in the global mobile communications industry. LG is driving the evolution of mobile forward with its highly competitive core technologies in the areas of display, battery and camera optics and strategic partnerships with noted industry leaders. LG’s consumer-centric products — including the flagship premium G Series models — incorporate unique, ergonomic designs and intuitive UX features that enhance the user experience. The company remains committed to leading consumers into the era of convergence, maximizing inter-device connectivity between smartphones, tablets and a wide range of home and portable electronics products. For more information, please visit www.LG.com.


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