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How to watch the Google Pixel 2 launch event

With only a day to go before Pixel 2 event, Google has already made available the livestream link. So be sure to bookmark it now or set a reminder. As a reminder, the Pixel 2 launch party is expected to kick off tomorrow on October 4 at 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET, when […]

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Check out Uvolt, a watch that uses solar energy to charge your phone

Tired of carrying your charging cable around with you all day? This new startup hailing from Canada might have an interesting solution to the very familiar problem of always running out of battery on your smartphone. Say hello to the Uvolt Watch – which is more than just a timepiece you can wear on your […]

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Android Wear 2.0 to launch on Feb. 9, 2017

According to reports circulating on Twitter, Android Wear 2.0 will launch on February 9th and support eighteen different smart-watches. Evan Blass of Venturebeat was the first to report “Mark your calenders…” for the February 9th date and soon after there were follow-up reports on the devices that would officially support Android Wear 2.0. Sources indicate that

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LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE launches in US

After being pulled off the market due to several major bugs, salve the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE is now available again for pre-order at AT&T and Verizon stores and

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Razer announces the Nabu Watch, a watch that’s smart

Razer is joining the smartwatch segment with a watch that’s smart, cialis but not a smartwatch. Confused yet? Razer is hoping consumers won’t be after they hear about the Razer Nabu Watch.

You may remember the Razer Nabu Band that was announced a few years ago and reintroduced in August. The Nabu Band is a wearable that connects to your phone and displays information about calendar alerts and calls among other things. Razer is now taking that strategy and putting it into a watch. The Nabu Watch is less a smartwatch and more a watch that happens to have some smart features.

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The Nabu watch is a digital chronograph that displays discreet notifications, sick fitness tracking information and social functions. The main display of the watch is an illuminated backlit display that can do normal watch functions like tell the time, treat start and stop timers, and run a stopwatch. The second OLED screen underneath the main display will deliver smart information like alerts from your social media accounts and fitness info.

We’re bringing together the reliability and incredible functionality of a digital timepiece, with added smart features to empower the tech enthusiasts of today. We’re also just really excited to create a digital watch that we’re proud to call our own – a natural intersection between our popular work in apparel and wearables. This was something our fans have asked for, and we’re happy to deliver.

Razer CEO and co-founder, Min-Liang Tan

You’ll never have to worry about setting the time on your watch because the Nabu Watch syncs the time to your smartwatch. This is especially helpful to travelers. As soon as your phone adjusts to your new time zone, your watch will too with no hassle.

The Razer Nabu Watch is aiming to be a different kind of wearable. A watch first, and a smart device second. One of the biggest areas where it differs from the rest is battery life. The digital chronograph part of the watch will run for up to a year on its coin cell replaceable battery, and the secondary OLED display will run for a week on a single charge.

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Some won’t see the point of this watch, and that’s fine. I personally think this is a great intersection of a workable timepiece with enough smart functions to get you through the day. I generally only use my smartwatch to tell me when I have a call or text coming in now and it seems like the Razer Nabu Watch can do that more efficiently than Android Wear currently can, while providing better battery life. Whether or not you should get one depends on how you use your wearables but this is a strong option.

The Razer Nabu was announced at CES 2016 in two versions. The Nabu Watch standard edition will be available in late January for $150. It has tough polycarbonate materials with green highlights like most Razer devices. The Nabu Watch Forged Edition has stainless steel buttons and a premium black finish for more durability and a sleeker look. It’ll run you $50 more for a purchase price of $199.99 and is available now on Razer’s website.

Product Features

Watch Hardware:

  • 12 months battery life using replaceable coin cell battery (CR2032)
  • Hourly time signal
  • 1/100 second stopwatch
    Measuring capacity: 23:59’59.99″
    Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time
  • Countdown Timer
    Measuring unit: 1 second
  • Full Auto Calendar
  • 12/24 hour formats
  • 3 multi-function alarms (Daily or weekly repeats)
  • World Time
  • Time, World Time and Alarms auto synced to phone time or manually adjusted via Nabu app

Nabu Hardware:

  • OLED 128×16 single color
  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • Cylindrical vibration motor
  • Single Button for OLED Screen
  • Lithium polymer battery with up to 7 days battery life
  • 5ATM water resistance rating
  • Shock Resistant up to 5m
  • Charging via magnetic proprietary USB cable
  • Wireless syncing with mobile device via BLE

System requirements:

  • iPhone 5/5S/6/6 Plus/6S/6S Plus with iOS 8 (or higher)
  • Android 4.3 (or higher) device with Bluetooth Low Energy (BT 4.0 or higher) capability

Source: Razer via GSMArena

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Razer announces the Nabu Watch, a watch that’s smart

Razer is joining the smartwatch segment with a watch that’s smart, viagra but not a smartwatch. Confused yet? Razer is hoping consumers won’t be after they hear about the Razer Nabu Watch.

You may remember the Razer Nabu Band that was announced a few years ago and reintroduced in August. The Nabu Band is a wearable that connects to your phone and displays information about calendar alerts and calls among other things. Razer is now taking that strategy and putting it into a watch. The Nabu Watch is less a smartwatch and more a watch that happens to have some smart features.

NabuWatch_std_02

The Nabu watch is a digital chronograph that displays discreet notifications, for sale fitness tracking information and social functions. The main display of the watch is an illuminated backlit display that can do normal watch functions like tell the time, patient start and stop timers, and run a stopwatch. The second OLED screen underneath the main display will deliver smart information like alerts from your social media accounts and fitness info.

We’re bringing together the reliability and incredible functionality of a digital timepiece, with added smart features to empower the tech enthusiasts of today. We’re also just really excited to create a digital watch that we’re proud to call our own – a natural intersection between our popular work in apparel and wearables. This was something our fans have asked for, and we’re happy to deliver.

Razer CEO and co-founder, Min-Liang Tan

You’ll never have to worry about setting the time on your watch because the Nabu Watch syncs the time to your smartwatch. This is especially helpful to travelers. As soon as your phone adjusts to your new time zone, your watch will too with no hassle.

The Razer Nabu Watch is aiming to be a different kind of wearable. A watch first, and a smart device second. One of the biggest areas where it differs from the rest is battery life. The digital chronograph part of the watch will run for up to a year on its coin cell replaceable battery, and the secondary OLED display will run for a week on a single charge.

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Some won’t see the point of this watch, and that’s fine. I personally think this is a great intersection of a workable timepiece with enough smart functions to get you through the day. I generally only use my smartwatch to tell me when I have a call or text coming in now and it seems like the Razer Nabu Watch can do that more efficiently than Android Wear currently can, while providing better battery life. Whether or not you should get one depends on how you use your wearables but this is a strong option.

The Razer Nabu was announced at CES 2016 in two versions. The Nabu Watch standard edition will be available in late January for $150. It has tough polycarbonate materials with green highlights like most Razer devices. The Nabu Watch Forged Edition has stainless steel buttons and a premium black finish for more durability and a sleeker look. It’ll run you $50 more for a purchase price of $199.99 and is available now on Razer’s website.

Product Features

Watch Hardware:

  • 12 months battery life using replaceable coin cell battery (CR2032)
  • Hourly time signal
  • 1/100 second stopwatch
    Measuring capacity: 23:59’59.99″
    Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time
  • Countdown Timer
    Measuring unit: 1 second
  • Full Auto Calendar
  • 12/24 hour formats
  • 3 multi-function alarms (Daily or weekly repeats)
  • World Time
  • Time, World Time and Alarms auto synced to phone time or manually adjusted via Nabu app

Nabu Hardware:

  • OLED 128×16 single color
  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • Cylindrical vibration motor
  • Single Button for OLED Screen
  • Lithium polymer battery with up to 7 days battery life
  • 5ATM water resistance rating
  • Shock Resistant up to 5m
  • Charging via magnetic proprietary USB cable
  • Wireless syncing with mobile device via BLE

System requirements:

  • iPhone 5/5S/6/6 Plus/6S/6S Plus with iOS 8 (or higher)
  • Android 4.3 (or higher) device with Bluetooth Low Energy (BT 4.0 or higher) capability

Source: Razer via GSMArena

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Zenwatch 2: A full featured Android Wear watch that won’t break the bank

Wearable technology has taken a little longer than expected to get off the ground in terms of adoption rate. Even Apple’s Watch has been a let down for investors and many have given up on the wearable technology as a major area for financial growth. Until now, here Android Wear devices have been rather expensive, lacking in design, or leaving much to desire in terms of features.

ASUS has made it much easier to adopt wearable technology with the Zenwatch 2 as its starting price is an affordable $129.00. And just because it is over half of the price of competitors, like the Moto 360 2nd generation and the Huawei Watch, it doesn’t lack in design and runs the same full featured software in Android Wear.

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Design

The ASUS Zenwatch 2 comes in two sizes, the larger size measures in at 49.6mm and the smaller is 42mm. Rather than being circular, the watch is a rectangular shape with a metal case, matte plastic rear cover, with a thoughtfully placed and designed button on the right side of the watch. My particular model, the W1501Q(49.6mm) came with a textured dark blue leather wrist band, graphite colored case with a slightly rose colored gold button.

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Being a rectangle with a 1.63″ AMOLED display, the Zenwatch 2 does have decent sized bezels to the screen. I actually do not think the bezels look bad – if there were no bezels the watch would be too small for me. If the display was maximized to the edges, it might be too bright for me and would be a distraction. The resolution is 320 x 320, or 278ppi which is barely low enough resolution to see pixels if you look for them.

Sporting an AMOLED display, the colors are rich and the contrast ratio is perfect as blacks blend in with the bezels of the display.

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A nice feature that ASUS factored into the Asus Zenwatch 2 is using a standard 22mm quick-release band which means you can swap your wrist band with ones commonly found on other watches. If you want to make it sporty, you can add a rubber wrist band, or if you want to make it more industrial looking, throw on a dark metal link band.

The charging cable is a proprietary magnetic four pin connector which you must have in order to charge the watch. It also comes with an IP67 rating which means the Zenwatch 2 is dust-proof and can withstand 30 minutes of water exposure up to 3ft deep. And that does not cover salt water.

Software

The ASUS Zenwatch 2 uses the same software that the LG Urbane, Moto 360 2nd generation, Huawei Watch, and the Tag Heuer Connected watch use – Android Wear. Android Wear is Google’s software that seamlessly integrates with most Android smartphones.

Android Wear does require you to download the Android Wear app, which will allow for these functions:

– Check important info like who’s calling, SMS and messages, and alerts from your favorite apps. You can even speak or draw a quick response right from your watch.

– Get built-in fitness monitoring and coaching from your favorite running and fitness apps: Endomondo, Google Fit, Runkeeper, Strava, and more.

– Track your steps, distance, and calories while you walk, run, or ride your bike. And even measure your heart rate.

– Save time with smart help from Google. Get reminders from Google Now about your next appointment, current traffic conditions, flight status, restaurant reservation, and more. Speak “Ok Google” to ask any question you want.

– Pursue your passions with Google Maps, Foursquare, Google Play Music, Shazam, WhatsApp, and thousands more of your favorite Android apps.

Android wear

The beauty of the Asus Zenwatch 2 is being priced starting at $129, it runs the same software as the $300 Huawei Watch and the $1500 Tag Heuer Connected watch. So extra money doesn’t get extra software features in this case.

And like all other Android Wear Watches, Asus does provide watch faces designed just for the Zenwatch 2. And just recently, my watch was updated with Christmas themed watch faces, which actually is a cute and thoughtful addition. Christmas themed watch faces aren’t necessarily my style, but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate them. Of course, you are free to download and install new watch faces from the Google Play Store as well.

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Usage

I’ve been fortunate to have access to a selection of Android Wear devices – The original Moto 360, Huawei Watch, LG Urbane 2nd Edition, LG G Watch R, LG G Watch, and now the Asus Zenwatch 2. Having access to a variety of watches gives me a better ability to compare hardware since the software is the same across the watches. Watches for me, as much as I hate to admit this, need to look “good”. They are almost always visible and I really don’t want to wear something that looks “dorky”. That’s a very personal and subjective matter and everyone’s tolerance for “dorky” is different.

With that being said, I actually find the reasonably priced Zenwatch 2 to look very nice and classy. Sure you can tell it is a smartwatch when wearing it, but with the dark blue real leather watchband, the metal case and glossy display look very nice. And what really sets it off is that slightly rose colored button off to the side. Even though Asus didn’t break the bank with the hardware, you can tell they made aesthetics a top priority. There’s even a part of me that finds the Zenwatch 2 to be more “dressy” than the Huawei Watch(metal band) and definitely more dressy than the Moto 360.

Cartier luxury watch.

Cartier luxury watch.

Lots of people have been balking at the idea of a rectangular smartwatch, but there are many watch makers who make similar shaped watches. If you’ve heard of Cartier, they have been making jewelry and watches since 1847 and was originally founded in France. Cartier watches regularly run into the four to five digit price range, and rectangles have been a signature shape of its watches. Most watch enthusiasts can spot a Cartier from quite a distance based on shape alone. So a watch doesn’t have to be round to look good. In fact, I would take a box shaped watch any day over the flat tire look of the Moto 360. I have NEVER seen a real watch with some of its face missing. Why people find the flat tire look acceptable is beyond me.

The "flat tire" is where Moto houses its sensors.

The “flat tire” is where Moto houses its sensors.

If a watch looks good to me, the next most important factor is comfort. The Zenwatch 2 is every bit as comfortable as almost any watch I’ve worn of its size. The genuine leather band feels silky smooth, and the watch itself is the perfect size for my wrist. It might be a tad large for people with smaller wrists.

It also has a good sized display which is perfect for my aging eyes. I would rank the Zenwatch 2 near the top of Android Wear watches in terms of comfort. It also doesn’t “feel” cheap like the LG G Watch R or the LG G Watch.

Performance wise the Zenwatch 2 is as snappy as the others. It is powered by a Snapdragon 400, has 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory and has a 400mAh battery. Covering the display is Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3, which should withstand minor bumps and scratches. The face definitely isn’t as durable as the Huawei Watch’s Sapphire display, but if you take care of your Zenwatch 2, the display should hold up fine. If it is worn on your wrist, you really shouldn’t have to worry about dropping it and cracking the screen.

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Battery Life

Even though the Asus Zenwatch 2 comes with a decent sized 400mAh battery, which is 25% more than the Huawei Watch, I couldn’t seem to get more than one full day of use out of it. There are many others who have told me that they think the battery on their Zenwatch 2 is fantastic, regularly getting two full days of use, but even with settings on the “Always-on screen” to off, I just didn’t have good battery life.

My Huawei Watch and LG Urbane 2nd Edition both get much better battery life, but one full days use is still acceptable. I just wish I could leave my display set to always on. That’s a personal preference though.

Summary

I was pleasantly surprised with the Asus Zenwatch 2. Before the Asus Zenwatch 2, I had been let down by almost Android Wear devices. In concept and looks they weren’t bad, but most of them looked cheap, felt cheap and were clearly first generation products. It’s why I think wearables were considered a bust in the first year with the vast majority of users. Also, many Android Wear watches were quite expensive, and with phones already in the $500-800 range, dropping another $300 was out of the question for most.

With the Zenwatch 2 starting at $129.00, it makes investing in wearables much easier. $129 is still a decent amount of money, but it isn’t $300 like the first generation Moto 360, or the current starting price of the Huawei Watch. At a more affordable price, it also makes swallowing the limited features of a smartwatch a bit easier to swallow.

Smartwatches still don’t make phone calls, they aren’t able to fully function without a connected smartphone, and they are terrible for doing anything more than basic functions. But they still have a place – they tell time, track activity, send texts and basic emails, search using Google Now, and are a great way to check notifications. People are finally starting to see the value in smartwatches with high quality examples like the Zenwatch 2. In just one year, Asus has proven that Android Wear has a place on your wrist.

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Official Zenwatch 2 site

Specs

 

  • Processor –Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.2GHz
  • Operating System- Android Wear
  • Memory – 512 MB RAM
  • Storage – 4GB eMMC Flash
  • Display – AMOLED 1.63″
    320×320,
    278ppi Touch Display
  • Sensor- 6-Axis (A+G) with Sensor-hub
  • Audio – Built-in microphone
  • Battery – 400mAh
  • Features- Cover Lens: 2.5D curved Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
    Water Resistance: IP67
    Communication: Bluetooth 4.1+WiFi
  • Dimensions – 1.95 x 1.6 x 0.37 inch (LxWxH) ~ 10.9 mm

 

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LG Urbane 2nd Edition Watch: One of the best Android Wear watches you may never get to own (Review)

The LG Urbane 2nd Edition Watch was an Android Wear watch that sold on the market for less than one week and was pulled off the shelves due to a manufacturing issue with the watch. LG representatives have been rather ambiguous as to what the exact problem is, try buy but nonetheless, ask I am one of the fortunate/unfortunate few to get my hands on one. And I can tell you AT&T has come calling for me to return this 2nd Edition Urbane Watch, and has even given me a $100 credit against my bill to ease my suffering. Regardless, I still have been using the first Android Wear LTE connected device for the past few weeks, and I really don’t want to give it up.

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Design

The LG Urbane 2nd Edition Watch is a big watch, but not so big that it feels uncomfortable – at least for a person with average sized wrists. I had a few of my female friends try the 1.38″ wide and 14.2mm thick watch and it looked rather ridiculous. There is a clear inability or lack of effort in designing these watches to be smaller for women’s wrists, but packing in all of the technology into such a small space must be rather difficult(an assumption based on many manufacturers are not making smaller Android Wear devices and women make up a significant portion of the wearable market). Sure Moto has a women’s version of the 360 2, but it is still big at 42mm.

moto 360 for women

Despite is rather large size, it isn’t much bigger than the Huawei Watch or the Moto 360. More importantly it actually fits much better and is actually comfortable with the rubberized watch band provided with the watch. The watch band is not replaceable, so if LG never releases this watch again, I will be out of luck if the current watch band breaks. The band actually houses the antennae which receives and sends LTE signals, so a typical replacement  band simply will not work. I happened to buy the black version and it feels no different than wearing a CASIO G-Shock watch. It looks uncomfortable but once it is on, it is very comfortable to wear.

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LG Urbane 2nd Edition in the back and the Huawei Watch in black in the front.

The case is made from stainless steel and it really does look like a watch. With a best in class, 348ppi, the P-OLED display looks better than even the Huawei Watch’s display which also has similar display technology, just lesser pixel density.

The most unique feature this Android Wear watch arrived on the shelves with, is the ability to connect to cellular networks to send text messages and make phone calls. There have been other wearables that have been able to make calls or access the internet independently of a Bluetooth connection to a smartphone, but no other Android Wear watch has yet to release an LTE version.

Speaker slot.

Speaker slot.

It also comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 4GB of memory and 768MB of RAM. This is more than enough power to keep the 2nd generation Urbane running smoothly and offers enough space for me to store a couple hundred songs from Google Play Music. A couple hundred songs is more than enough music to make it through any of my exercise activities.

Overall this is one of the best designed Android Wear watches to date.

Daily Usage

Apparently, “under extreme conditions” the LG Urbane 2nd Edition display has issues. I don’t necessarily know what that means, as “extreme” can mean a wide variety of things to different people. I happen to think 40 degree weather is extremely cold(I live in San Diego), and someone from Wisconsin will call me a wuss as -80 is extremely cold to them.

I don’t plan on using my Urbane in “extreme” conditions as I have a relatively not “extreme” lifestyle. I go to work in a chemistry lab which is environmentally controlled, I walk and hike outdoors with my dog, and I exercise in a gym. My display has not shown one issue with its display quality(knock on wood), and there have been several instances where people have noticed my watch and made compliments. A couple of people asked me if I got a new watch, on different days, because I switched the watch face and they thought it was a brand new analog watch. The pixel density is high enough to actually make it look like a real watch face. My original Moto 360 and Asus Zenwatch 2 were more obvious to onlookers as a smartwatch, but I got many compliments on how good the LG Urbane 2nd Edition Watch looked.

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From the day I purchased this watch to today, I have been enamored at how much I enjoy using Android Wear. There still isn’t a ton of functionality with Android Wear, but it’s a watch. People really need to put the notion of a smartphone replacement behind them. You aren’t going to be watching movies or playing full fledged games from a smartwatch. But you can listen to wireless music, make phone calls, check the weather, get your heart rate, send texts, get notifications, track activity levels, heart rate, and check the time.

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It’s been a few years since I wore a watch on a regular basis – the smartphone replaced my need to wear a watch. But since I have been wearing a smartwatch on a daily basis again, it really has become apparent to me that checking the time on my wrist really is a lot more convenient than pulling out my large Nexus 6P. It really can be rude to pull out your phone just to check the time when you’re around company, as many people assume you’re checking more than the time, and in many cases you are. Checking the time around company isn’t necessarily any less rude, but it is much easier to check the time on your wrist than your giant smartphone.

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Another nice feature I have grown to enjoy is accessing “OK Google” from the Urbane. I have been sending texts while I drive, setting timers and alarms, checking my calendar and getting navigation all from my wrist. Like checking the time, accessing these voice controlled commands is much easier from my wrist than from my pocket.

Over the past few months I have also been trying really hard to get back into improving my health. I have been using the pedometer feature on my smartphone, but there are many times when I leave it behind or set it down on the counter. And that means I am not keeping accurate track of my daily activities. With the Urbane, or any other Android Wear watch for that matter, it counts my steps. It knows if I am running or walking and it logs it within the Google Fit app. And when I see a lack of activity, I make sure to get moving again.

The LG Urbane 2nd Edition Watch comes with a large 570mAh battery. The battery is almost twice as large as the 300mAh battery found in the Huawei Watch, and it performs the best of the watches I have been using – the Asus Zenwatch 2, Samsung Gear S2, Huawei Watch, and first generation Moto 360. With such a large battery I don’t even think twice about checking the power reserves until the following afternoon or evening after pulling it off the charger. I even have the display set to “always on” where it shows a watch face with the time all of the time. The battery life is actually one of my favorite features about the Urbane and LG knew smart watches have to last longer. 24-hours just isn’t good enough and the Urbane 2nd Edition easily makes it through two full days of usage.

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Having the ability to make phone calls without my smartphone is a huge blessing. I am very busy, and sometimes when I am on a hike or working out, I really don’t want to bring my phone with me. The Nexus 6P, as much as I love it, is big and I don’t like bringing it with me when I am active. I had my mother call me on my watch on a night she needed to tell me something urgent, and I was so happy I didn’t miss the call( I was out walking my dog without my phone). It came through loud and clear. I also made a call into work when I was on a hike while being four miles away from my truck and my smartphone. It’s a feature I hope Android Wear builds into more smartwatches in 2016 and beyond.

Summary

For $299(AT&T), I bought the first and last(so far) Android Wear watch with LTE. Due to a manufacturing defect, AT&T and LG have given me a $100 dollar credit on my next bill so it really turns out this watch cost me $200. I have seen the LG Urbane 2nd generation smartwatch listed on ebay from $500-1000 and I can understand why people should want this watch. There’s probably not more than 1k of them in the wild, and they really are limited. I won’t sell mine, and I probably won’t return it to AT&T and hope that it works for at least a year. And as of right now, there is no plan that anyone is aware of for LG to re-release the Urbane 2nd Edition Watch.

With the ability to use Android Wear, make phone calls, send texts, stream music, check the time and more, this LG Urbane 2nd Edition is a watch I wish everyone could experience. I truly hope LG manages to fix the problem with the Urbane 2nd Edition because it really is one of the better smartwatches. It is fast, has incredible battery life, and had a great starting price at $299.

If you are/were interested in purchasing the LG Urbane 2nd Edition Watch, send LG a note and let them know you would love to see it re-released.

From left to right: 1. Asus Zenwatch 2 2. Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 3. LG Urbane 2nd Edition 4. Huawei Watch 5. Moto 360

From left to right: 1. Asus Zenwatch 2 2. Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 3. LG Urbane 2nd Edition 4. Huawei Watch 5. Moto 360

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Specs

OS Android Wear
Case Stainless Steel 316L, Brushed Metal Finish 45.5 mm Diameter; 14.2 mm Thickness
Chipset 1.2 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400
Display 1.38″ Full Circle P-OLED (480×480, 348 ppi)
Memory 768 MB / 4 GB eMMC
Battery 570 mAh
Connectivity LTE / 3G, Bluetooth® Version 4.1; Wi-Fi® Connectivity and Offline Music Play
Sensor 9-Axis (Gyro/Accelerometer/Compass) / Barometer / PPG (Heart Rate Sensor)
Protection IP67 Certified; Waterproof for up to 1 meter for 30 minutes

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Check out these full featured GSM smartwatches for less than $35 at Gearbest.com

If you haven’t tried a smartwatch yet, purchase now may be the best time to try one out. Gearbest.com has a few sweet offerings for less than $35. All of these smartwatches can support an independent SIM card which means they can actually take phone calls. Sometimes you might not want to carry a big phone and with the swap of your SIM card you can carry your phone on your wrist. The watch roundup includes watches that are warehoused in the United States which means you should receive your order within 5-7 business days. All orders qualify for free shipping and a 100% satisfaction guarantee so return it if you don’t like it.

These would also make a great stocking stuffer or present for a friend of family member.

Check out the GSM smartwatches below:

ZGPAX S29 SmartWatch phone ($25.99) –LINK

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Main Features:
Model Number: ZGPAX S29
Sim Card: Single Micro SIM Card
Service Provide Unlocked
Waist size: min 17.5cm, cure max 23cm
Total strap length: 25cm
Style: Watch style
Shell Material: Silicon + plastic
Resolution: 240 x 240 pixels
Display Size: 1.54 Inch
Bluetooth version: Bluetooth V3.0
Type: TFT, find Resistive touch screen
Note: This phone will only work with GSM networks: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz

GV18 Aplus SmartWatch phone ($27.99) – LINK

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Main Features:

SIM card / Bluetooth phone call (Bluetooth V3.0)
Text Messaging
Phonebook / call log / message/ music sync
NFC connection
Music player
0.3MP camera
1.54 inch TFT HD LCD touch screen,240×240 pixels
Sleep monitoring
Pedometer
Sedentary reminder
Camera remote control phone
Stainless steel watch case
Super soft rubber band
Pin buckle design
Compatibility: Compatible with Android smartphones
This phone will only work with GSM networks: GSM850/900/1800/1900MHz

GV08S SmartWatch phone ($32.99) – LINK

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Main Features:

SIM card / Bluetooth phone call(Bluetooth v3.0)
Text messaging
Phonebook / call log / message/ music sync
Music player
0.3MP camera
1.5 inch HD IPS OGS LCD touch screen, 240×240 pixels
Sleep monitoring
Pedometer
Sedentary reminder
Anti-loss /phone finder ( Only compatible with cellphones under Android 4.3 system
Camera remote control
Stainless steel watch case
Super soft rubber band
Pin buckle design
Compatibility: Compatible with Android smart phones
This phone will only work with GSM networks: GSM850/900/1800/1900MHz

 

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Striiv Fusion: Minimalist smartwatch and fitness tracker

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Everybody wants to live a happy and fulfilled life full of fun activities and good health but when you begin throwing in the stresses of work, doctor chores, appointments and scheduling, taking care of yourself can get lost in the shuffle. By neglecting a routine workout and restful sleep, we’re only exacerbating the issue and heading toward a cycle of unfulfillment and depression. With a little bit of wearable tech on your side, you can break that cycle and start feeling alive!

The Striiv Fusion is a smartwatch crossed with an activity tracker that packs the best of both worlds into a single sleek product. It tracks your physical activity, monitors your sleep patterns, supports text/e-mail/phone notifications and is even water-resistant. Everything you could need, condensed into a minimal form factor that’s as comfortable as it is stylish. Striiv Fusion regularly sells for $100, but AndroidGuys readers get 39% off and can snag this lifestyle companion for only $59.99!

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