LG was Google’s primary hardware partner to develop the first Android Wear smartwatch last year and now it’s taking the next step to make the devices look more fashionable. On Monday, LG previewed the LG Watch Urbane: A digital smartwatch with the design of an analog timepiece.
The “all metal, luxury” Urbane will debut at next month’s Mobile World Congress, LG said in a release, and it borrows from the display technology in LG’s current round [company]Google[/company] Android Wear watch, the LG G Watch R. The same 1.3-inch circular plastic OLED screen from that model is used for the Urbane, as are the same internal chips, battery and sensors.
From a design standpoint, however, the look is modernized with a thinner, stainless steel body finished in either gold or silver and a leather strap in your choice of black or brown. Any 22-millimeter watch band can be substituted on…