LG today has unveiled its latest Android Wear building on the original LG G Watch R and coming up with a more stylish and formal and all-metal “LG Watch Urbane” that’s “designed for a sophisticated and cosmopolitan wearer.” Available in gold or silver, it’s still a standard 22mm model, so you’ll be able to swap out straps if you like. LG’s slimmed down the bezel, as well as the overall size and thickness. The stainless steel handle also has improve protection against scratches and corrosion.
This is starting to look quarterway decent, but it’s still Android Wear, and Android Wear sucks, so it still a long, long way off from passing the funeral test. I’m glad LG is taking the smartwatch in this direction though – a little less computer, a little more watch. The competition – including Apple – can learn from this.