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LG joins the gold smartwatches club with its $1200 Watch Urbane


LG joins the gold smartwatches club with its $1200 Watch Urbane

Interested in an Android Wear device with an extra bit of glamour attached? Your thirst might be quenched with the LG Watch Urbane Luxe, a premium, gold-plated version of the company’s LG Watch Urbane smartwatch.The LG Watch Urbane Luxe offers exactly the same technical specs as the regular Urbane, released earlier this year, but attempts to justify its pricetag with a gold body, a strap made of alligator leather, and an “exclusive” shiny lacquer case.

It features a 1.3-inch plastic OLED display with a resolution of 320 x 320. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, and has 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, and a 410mAh battery. The IP67 certification means the watch is completely protected from dust and it can be submerged in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes.

Certainly, if you do drop the $1,200 on a dressed-up Android Wear smartwatch, you’ll be a member of an exclusive club — only 500 of the golden watches will be made, in partnership with Reeds Jewelers in the US. The Urbane Luxe might not be as ostentatious a device as a $10,000 Apple Watch Edition, but it is a chance to strap a slab of gold to your wrist and have it do a little more than just tell the time.

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