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LG Watch Urbane LTE won’t come cheap

by Jacob Kleinman | March 26, 2015March 26, 2015 12:00 pm EST

LG’s Watch Urbane LTE is one of the best looking smartwatches we’ve ever seen, and it turns out the new device comes with a price to match. Brace yourselves, this LTE-equipped wearable won’t come cheap.

LG announced the price for its Watch Urbane LTE in South Korea on Thursday, where the new smartwatch starts at ₩ 650,000. That translates to roughly $588, though manufacturers don’t always price devices in-line with the conversion rates. Still, the price doesn’t come as a huge surprise considering the device’s slick design and SIM support, but it may be too expensive for most shoppers.

The Watch Urbane LTE packs a round 1.3-inch 320 x 320-pixel display, a Snapdragon 400 processor, a 700mAh battery, 4GB of storage and 1GB of RAM. It runs LG’s webOS-based software instead of Android Wear and features a sleek stainless steel design. You also get a built-in heart rate monitor.

There’s still no word on when or if the Watch Urbane LTE will arrive in the U.S., though you’ll eventually be able to get your hands on the non-LTE version that runs Android Wear from AT&T. There’s still no word on a price for that one either, though.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...