In collaboration with U.S. retail jewellery company REEDS Jewellers, LG Electronics (LG) will introduce a premium limited edition smartwatch, LG Watch Urbane Luxe. 500 of these watches will hit the US market in October at $1,195 USD and as with all things latest and greatest will be sold out before this date I am sure. So what does it do, here is the list:
Authentic Design – A timeless classic with a modern twist. Slide your finger across the screen to change watch faces.
Handmade Alligator Strap with Deployant Clasp – Each strap is handmade by 30 artisans in over 50 separate steps. Taking weeks to produce, each strap features a deployant clasp coated in 23k gold heavy plate for a deep luster and durability. 1
1.3" Full Circle P–OLED Display – A glimpse of your smart world on a brilliant screen that delivers stunning image clarity all day long, even in bright sunlight.
Piano Gloss Presentation Case – Multiple coats of lacquer provide a glossy sheen. A signed and numbered certificate of authenticity accompanies each Urbane Luxe
“OK Google” – Send a text, play a song, search the web, check half–time scores and the weather using just your voice.3,4
Smart Notifications – Keep current with Time Reminders, Schedule Alerts, and Location Reminders.
Alerts at a Glance – See who's calling and texting, get flight updates and boarding pass, and catch real–time feeds from Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and more.3
Navigational Prompts – Find your way with step–by–step guidance shown turn–by–turn on your watch screen.3,4,5
Fitness Integration – Track your progress each day with a built–in heart rate sensor.
Android Wear – All you need, at all times.2Phone Free – Connect to your phone via the cloud—so you don't always need your phone with you to stay connected.
Hands Free – Scroll between cards with the simple flick of your wrist.
Draw Emojis – draw on the screen to send emojis in response to texts, IMs, or emails.
Expanded Battery Life – Power throughout the day with the slim and powerful 410mAh battery. At night, simply attach LG Watch Urbane to the charging cradle. Charger plug format for US electrical outlets.
"Wearable devices shouldn't be thought of as an extension of one's smartphone but an extension of oneself," said Chris Yie, vice president and head of marketing communications for LG Mobile Communications Company. "This blending of craftsmanship and technology is a natural evolution of the smartwatch, which is becoming more of a lifestyle accessory than a piece of hardware. We think this is a good direction for wearables and we want to encourage this transformation."
"We're proud to have partnered with LG on the creation of the LG Watch Urbane Luxe," said Alan M. Zimmer, president and CEO of REEDS Jewelers. "This is a watch that stands on its own for luxury and craftsmanship, while also having exceptional functionality as a smartwatch. Our customers are looking to make a personalized and unique statement with their choice of watches, and the LG Watch Urbane Luxe marks the evolution of smartwatches into the fashion-forward world of jewelry and fine timepieces."
Each of the 500 limited edition watches will be engraved with its own serial number, is accompanied by a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity, and is available for pre-order at www.REEDS.com or by visiting any REEDS Jewelers location. International Shipping is Available, I suggest pre-ordering if you really want one!