Watch the Smartwatch, It Could Be Quite Mesmerizing

Just when you had enough of smartphones and other ‘smart’ electronics that prove to not be as smart as you or their designers, another one pops out of the woodwork. But it’s all good fun and profitable as well. Such may be the case as LG hurls its Urbane 2nd Edition LTE watch into the arena.

Rolling out in the US this month and going global thereafter, the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE is promoted as the first Android Wear smartwatch to integrate cellular connectivity. A versatile little offering, the Urbane is compatible with Android smartphones and iOS devices.

Wearers can answer calls and check messages right from the watch without having to carry a smartphone. That should be a great feature for joggers in the advent they forget to carry their phone for their daily sprints and those people who are just getting annoyed with all the stuff they have to carry.

Morris Lee, LG Mobile Communications Company’s senior vice president and head of North American sales and marketing, claims "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.” Well, they’ll have at least three options: carry the smartphone, just wear the watch, or both.

Urbane does pack a wealth of features such as a classic timepiece design with a hairline-etched stainless steel body and a full-circle 348 ppi P-OLED display. Three buttons on its right side provide quick access to shortcut settings, the LG Health app, and other user apps. A 570-mAH battery and Power Saving Mode support the smartwatch's "on-the-go" wearable capabilities.

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."

Another area that’s still in its infancy is printable electronics using inks that exhibit conductive and semiconductor properties. Who knows, perhaps in a few years a person can have his or her smartphone, smartwatch, pedometer, glucose monitor, calorie counter, and other emerging technologies tattooed to their body and not have to carry anything. The sky’s the limit. Where would you like to have your smartphone tattooed? ~MD

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