Monday 18 May 2015

LG Watch Urbane goes on sale in India via Amazon at INR 29,990

LG has quietly released the Watch Urbane in the Indian market. The smartwatch is now on sale via Amazon India at INR 29,990, making it the most expensive Android Wear smartwatch in the country.

First showcased at the Mobile World Congress in February, LG Watch Urbane sports a metal-clad chassis with a round watch-face. It is being offered in Silver and Gold finishes with a 22mm leather strap, which is user-replaceable.

The smartwatch runs on the latest version of Android Wear platform and comes with specifications such as Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.3-inch P-OLED 320x320p display, 512MB of RAM and a heart-rate sensor. LG Watch Urbane is also water and dust-resistant.

There is no word on whether the smartwatch will be exclusive to Amazon India, but the e-retailer does mention the same at some places on its website, however we will wait for an official announcement to get a confirmation.

The pricing of the smartwatch is disappointing as the same device is sold around $350 (plus taxes) in other markets like US and LG has priced it at $471 in India. Given the fact that smartwatches are still sold only for their novelty and not for any special functionality that they bring, we don’t expect to see many takers for the Watch Urbane in India at INR 30K.

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