LG Announces First WebOS Smartwatch
As you probably know, LG has no plans to introduce a high – end smartphone at MWC 2015. The manufacturer will present mid-range devices, and most importantly a smart watch to compete with Apple Watch. The LG Watch Urbane be announced, but another connected watch will be unveiled.
LG has unveiled a second LG Watch Urbane smartwatch, whose operating system has its roots in Palms WebOS. The LG Watch Urban LTE uses officially the “LG Wearable Platform”, According to the sources of News.com But there is a further development of WebOS.
LG has taken over in 2013 by Hewlett-Packard, which had big plans connected with the operating system, which bought it together with Palm WebOS 2010 for $ 1.2 billion. It is unusual that LG already this month a “LG Watch Urbane” without LTE announced, but under Android running wear, the Google operating system for wearables.
Overall, this smartwatch is identical to the version that is not equipped to 4G. It has designed with 1GB of RAM, Only a few differences. Well, the most obvious is that you can call, send text messages and use the 4G independently, without the need to connect the watch to a smartphone. Battery 700 mAh is also compatible with larger than in the other models, so that the standby duration will be several days despite mobile chip.
The Urban LTE also has three side buttons. The top gives access to the settings, the middle switch between clock mode and Apps to, and the bottom acts as a back button. When pressed for several seconds, These buttons will navigate more easily through the menus. It can also send an emergency message to a predefined contact. The smartwatch is also scoring NFC, something that immediately sets it apart from the competition. LTE model only in silver. Both are seen next week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Screenshots of WebOS in use on the SmartWatch, LG has not yet been made available. First impressions were Android Central and The Verge, but even win in January at CES, where manufactured by LG Audi, Smart Watch is turned out to be WebOS model.
It is believed that LG will continue to experiment in the near future with WebOS as well as Android Wear on Smart Watches. SmartWatch pioneer Pebble, just presented a first color model and therefore represents another record funding on Kickstarter. In April also expected the market entry of Apple muddle the wearable segment.