If LG G Watch Urbane has been on your wish-list, here is your chance to grab it, but not without burning your pockets. LG officially commenced sales of its G Watch Urbane in India with a high price tag, putting it out of the reach of price-conscious buyers. Available only through Amazon.in as of now, the G Watch Urbane costs ₹29,999, which makes it the most expensive smartwatch in the country.
As per the Amazon.in listing of the LG G Watch Urbane, the price is lower that the original ₹35,000, enabling buyers to save up to 14 percent. Even then, it is higher than the smartwatch's international pricing of $349 in the US, which roughly translates to ₹22,200. There is no word on whether the smartwatch will be available through other online channels, including Google Play Store, which is the standard for Android Wear-powered smartwatches.
Buyers can choose from silver and gold variants of the smartwatch. The silver variant gets a black leather strap and the gold variant gets a brown one to match the metal body.
As for the smartwatch's design, there are hardly any flaws to spot. The G Watch Urbane dons an elegant and a classic look. The round dial display and always-on screen makes it look more like a traditional wrist watch. The circular display measures 1.3 inches in diameter and boasts of 320 x 320 pixels. It is powered by Android Wear 5.1 and 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 SoC. There is 8GB internal space for storing your data and a 512MB RAM that supports the processor.
Additionally, the smartwatch is dust and water resistant with its IP67 certification and packs sensors such as Gyrometer, Accelerometer, compass, Barometer and heart rate monitor. Powering up the smartwatch is a 410mAh battery.
LG also has a 4G LTE edition in its G Watch Urbane offering, but there is no word on the availability or pricing in India. We remain skeptical of LG selling its new smartwatch in huge numbers, as the Indian market is still passing infancy in the wearables segment. More importantly, the high price tag will make it a hard sell, as it costs as much as any high-end smartphone.