Most smartwatches are designed to pair with your smartphone to display notifications, media controls, and other information on your wrist. But a handful (or wristful) of smartwatches have their own cellular modems, allowing you to use them even when your phone isn’t around.
Up until now that’s a feature that hasn’t been available for watches running Google’s Android Wear software. But now LG has unveiled the first Android Wear watch to support 3G and 4G network.
The LG Watch Urbane 2nd edition is coming soon, and it basically has the specs of a tiny smartphone.
The watch features a 1.38 inch, 480 x 480 pixel round plastic OLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processors, 768MB of RAM, 4GB of eMMC storage, and a 570 mAh battery.
It supports WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS 3G, and 4G LTE and features an IP67 dust and water resistance case.
The LG Watch Urbane 2nd edition will be available in black, white, blue or brown colors, and features Android Wear software. While cellular data is what truly sets this smartwatch apart from others in its class, you can also pair the watch with your phone to use like a normal Android Wear device.