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    Is LG's WebOS-based wearable software more than a wacky experiment? - CNET

    some interesting remarks (though not to everyone's liking)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Misj' View Post
    Is LG's WebOS-based wearable software more than a wacky experiment? - CNET

    some interesting remarks (though not to everyone's liking)
    I see what you meant about the remarks. But, I watched the video, and man the Urbane LTE seems REALLY COOL! Looks like a nice stylish wristwatch anyone would be happy to have on their wrist, while the Apple watch looks more geeky. I like the look of the UI, like the mix of features, and that the battery lasts "several days" on standby.

    Despite the hype surrounding Apple watch I found its announced feature set to be a bit lacking. If that does end up being the actual limited set of features Apple launches with it might be well worth LG's while to make the Urbane LTE Apple compatibile to appeal to those more interested in bang for the buck rather than just being brand loyal to Apple.
  3. #23  
    One thing that sucks, is that I don't want to wear a cheap-*** watch. But I also don't want to spend a lot of money on something that I will very likely lose, considering that I haven't worn a watch since I was in middle school (30 years ago)
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    Quote Originally Posted by eblade View Post
    One thing that sucks, is that I don't want to wear a cheap-*** watch. But I also don't want to spend a lot of money on something that I will very likely lose, considering that I haven't worn a watch since I was in middle school (30 years ago)
    no worries man - you're older and more responsible now....
  5. #25  
    A video demo from The Verge, a more detailed from SlashGear and finally one from PockeNow talks more about hardware

    [YT]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhWIyrz0CWE[/YT]


    [YT]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9xEz_DPDFM[/YT]


    [YT]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Tl96Dil76c[/YT]
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    This article from the Korean Herald says LG says it is indeed the Audi watch... hmmm. That makes sense. It really is what we saw on that first look a CES.

    LG applies latest wearable to activate Audi

    South Korea's No. 2 tech giant, LG Electronics Inc., said Monday it will show how its latest wearable can activate a car in a demonstration using an Audi at an international mobile event in Spain.

    LG is debuting its new smartwatch, the LG Watch Urbane LTE, at the Mobile World Congress that kicks off this week in Barcelona. The wearable is the world's first to work on the long-term evolution network.

    "A driver can just wear the LG Watch Urbane LTE and press the 'start engine' button to turn on the ignition, without any need to carry a key," LG said in its release.
    Last edited by paisley99; 03/02/2015 at 07:16 PM.
  7. #27  
    Quote Originally Posted by eblade View Post
    ... considering that I haven't worn a watch since I was in middle school (30 years ago)
    I completely understand. I haven't worn a watch in over a decade. On the other hand, personally I'd rather wear a watch than carry a mobile phone...because that's something I still haven't found a use (let alone need) for.

    And I have to say that I do appreciate LG's design: it's a gentleman's watch*.

    There's probably a limited market (it's all about fashion-style not class nowadays), but I for one could be tempted...





    * at least compared to the competition.
  8. #28  
    Lg is confirming on this Press Release the AUDI uses the LG Urbane LTE for their cars I don`t know why LG changed the name of the OS if everybody know if was before labeled as WebOS powered???

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    Whats more, LG and Audi will demonstrate how IoT can make the driving experience more convenient with help from LG Watch Urbane LTE. Using the NFC feature, drivers can lock and unlock their vehicles and start the engine from the watch. In the future, the LG watch will be able to calculate the remaining distance to a destination, provide directions and distance to the parked car as well as activating the climate control settings from outside the automobile.

    and check webosnation front page: LG's new Urbane LTE smartwatch runs webOS | webOS Nation

    LGS BROAD RANGE OF MOBILE INNOVATIONS ON DISPLAY AT MWC 2015

    Four Distinct Booth Zones to Showcase Premium and
    Mid-Range Smartphones, Wearables and IoT Services

    BARCELONA, Mar. 2, 2015 At this years Mobile World Congress (MWC) opening today in Barcelona, LG Electronics (LG) is showcasing a diverse collection of mobile innovations including the intriguing G Flex2, premium wearable devices and a new mid-range smartphone lineup. Under the theme of Innovation for a Better Life, these new products will be displayed in four distinct zones designed to represent LGs strategy for the year ahead.

    G Flex2 Zone: Redefining the Curve
    The G Flex2 is LGs most advanced smartphone on the market today, designed with a curved display that is both ergonomic and aesthetic. The 5.5-inch Full HD display adds excitement to the viewing experience by providing realistic and crisp images. Powerful performance and intuitive UX features round out the smartphone highlighting LGs leadership in both design and the technology.

    Mass-tier Lineup Zone: Affordable Premium
    LG will unveil for the first time its new lineup of mid-range smartphones that are designed to bring the benefits and features of premium handsets to a broader range of consumers. All four models Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy offer premium designs, in-cell touch displays and UX features of the G Series such as Gesture Shot and Glance View. The four devices will be available in both LTE and 3G versions for a perfect balance in style and usability.

    Wearables Zone: Perfect Harmony of Fashion and Technology
    LG will be showing two new smartwatch-styled wearable devices for the first time at MWC 2015. With a classical and cosmopolitan design, the LG Watch Urbane recaptures the beauty of a luxury timepiece. The LG Watch Urbane LTE is the worlds first smartwatch to offer LTE and NFC capabilities. This unique device can make VoLTE calls or send and receive data without connecting to a smartphone. And the LG Watch Urbane LTE can function as a walkie-talkie with its push-to-talk (PPT) feature to connect to multiple parties simultaneously. And with NFC, LG Watch Urbane LTE can make mobile payments and connect with today and tomorrows smart cars.

    IoT Service Zone: Center of Our Mobile Lives
    According to the Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI), LG Electronics filed 139 patents in the IoT space, the most of any Korean company and the fourth highest number of patents globally. LGs expertise will be demonstrated in its IoT Service Zone at MWC. In collaboration with its sister carrier company LG U+, LG will show how G Flex2 can remotely control appliances and devices in todays home. Through the G Flex2, residents can monitor their homes via closed circuit cameras when away and receive alerts via a smartphone message if there is an intrusion. Customers can also video chat with other family members in other parts of the house using the home network.

    Whats more, LG and Audi will demonstrate how IoT can make the driving experience more convenient with help from LG Watch Urbane LTE. Using the NFC feature, drivers can lock and unlock their vehicles and start the engine from the watch. In the future, the LG watch will be able to calculate the remaining distance to a destination, provide directions and distance to the parked car as well as activating the climate control settings from outside the automobile.

    We are excited about this years MWC where well be introducing a strong lineup of 170 products that represent LGs varied technological interests, said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. From smartphones to wearables to the Internet of Things, we are confident in our ability to not only participate, but to lead. Our presence here at Mobile World Congress will demonstrate that.

    LGs booth at MWC 2015 is located at Hall 3 of Fira Gran Via. For more information about LGs newest offerings, please visit LG MWC 2015.

    LG Newsroom
  9. #29  
    From LG Korean site translated with Google Translate with no corrections:



    LG Electronics, MWC 2015 book 'Audi (Audi)' The car control to the Smart Watch

    'LG Watch've vane LTE' to 'Audi' car control technology demonstration
    □ Audi car boot with built-in NFC smart watch on and off
    □ Even daegiman near the driver's door handle door lock ■ Car and future of smart watches to advanced scenarios interworking between public □ seat heater warm-up, parking location alerts, check-ins, such as driver's heart rate

    LG Electronics' MWC 2015 (Mobile World Congress 2015) "smart watches equipped with the LTE communication module to demonstrate the 'Audi (Audi)' techniques to control the car as' LG Watch've vane LTE '.

    When you wear the car keys (Key), without 'LG Watch've vane LTE' and to ride in the driver's seat only "engine start" button, and easy on the start-up of Audi cars and can be turned off.

    In addition, if daegiman wear smart watch near the driver door handle can open or lock the door. Built-in Smart Watch NFC (Near Field Communication) chip and the car is the principle to work together.

    LG Electronics will allow the smart watch only to open the door under the car boot, apply a SIM card-based security solutions equipped strong security.

    In addition, LG Electronics has also released the smart watch and car interworking between scenarios to be implemented in the near future, but doejin demonstrated at the exhibition.

    When this time is the future of linked scenarios in which a public function △ △ car heater to warm the seat of the car from a distance with a smart watch before boarding want to know where happened parking, lets you tell the distance and direction between the smart watch and car △ Smart watches to measure the heart rate and the ability of the operator and is able to help deliver safe driving in a car.

    MC Company CEO Cho Jun-Ho, president of LG Electronics said, "Consumers are LG and this is wearable devices to collaborate in the wake of the Audi will be able to get a glimpse of the future by opening new", "LG Electronics will further solidify a wearable device-related technology leadership he said that. "

    LG전자, MWC 2015서 스마트워치로 ‘아우디(Audi)’자동차 제어한다 | Social LG전자
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    Even though loosely based on Webos, already it's clear it's a more navigationally efficient, more intuitive and more enjoyable software experience...sounds familiar. *sigh*, anyway,

    here's what was said on the Interwebs about the wearable webos...

    PCworld:
    it's far more intuitive than Android Wear has managed to become in nearly a year. Unlike Android Wear, there's no need for endless swiping and guessing. The Urbane LTE puts it all out there in a way that's refreshing and intuitive.
    Wearable.com:
    Swiping through Android Wear is much the same as ever - our gripes with it are getting pretty old now so we can see why LG is experimenting on the Watch Urbane LTE.

    Unlike Android Wear, the UI encourages users to explore and find apps. This is easily done as a press of the middle button brings up the app menu – a scrollable wheel of icons that feels as natural a smartphone setup as we've come across.
    Verge:
    It took me a few moments to get my bearings with the unfamiliar interface, but this whirlwind encounter with the world's first webOS smartwatch leads me to want more of them. Many more...a few minutes with this watch have made me happier than weeks spent in the company of its Android Wear competitors ...

    The watch faces are far more customizable, for example, letting you choose the background, watch hands, and minute marks.
    PcproUK:
    Once we'd got to grips with the different functions of the buttons we were zipping around in no time....It's a more app-centric interface than Android Wear, but that's how we like our smartwatches, and there's far less confusing left, right, up and down navigation to contend with.
    Ubergizmo:
    "The touch interface is very responsive and easy to use, the combination of horizontal swipe and physical button to operate the watch is great and feels more intuitive than the four ways swipe that we know from a competitive Smartwatch. I enjoyed trying it for the brief time I could hold the device in my hands.

    Despite the small size, the keyboard was surprisingly easy to use and very responsive. The photo gallery is fun to play with [and] I really loved the calendar interface, all the dates are displayed around the display and you can swipe circularly to select a day". (*sigh*, oh how i miss clever navigation)
    Engadget:
    My time with Android Wear watches has been punctuated by streaks of frustration with how inconsistent touch inputs and scrolling performance can be, [the Urbane LTE] definitely didn't feel as obnoxious.
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    And to note, one article mentioned LG is considering opening up the LG Wearable Platform SDK for third-party developers (I pray for this, I know there are people here who would be able to bring some awesome stuff to the "wearables webos" catalog which imo could give it the (ecosystem?) it needs to give LG what it needs to be able to move their wearables to the new software. <-- probably not the best words but you know what i mean.
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  12. #32  
    webOS watch is good news, if they can do a watch, it be simple to do a phone / tablet. I hope this watch gets good sales to encourage them to keep expanding. I think it be also good to control your webOS TV with your watch, no more hunting for remote.
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    my israeli network has so far graciously
    worked with both the pre- and the pre3,
    never marketed in israel.
    I see no reason why it wouldn't work
    with the lte (it has lte).
    am I missing something ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by elfcat4 View Post
    my israeli network has so far graciously
    worked with both the pre- and the pre3,
    never marketed in israel.
    I see no reason why it wouldn't work
    with the lte (it has lte).
    am I missing something ?
    It be fine, RF and comms / data protocols are international standards and devices have to comply.
    Different region will use different channels, you just have to make sure LTE channels of device are used by your carrier.
  15. #35  
    There's no LTE webOS device...

    Oh, wait! LG Watch Urbane LTE - Full phone specifications

    All the newer Legacy devices (Pre3, Veer, TP4G) are HSPA (fast 3G) They call it 4G, but it's not LTE.
    Last edited by Preemptive; 03/05/2015 at 06:43 PM.
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  16. #37  
    My final conclusion LG Wearable Platform is webOS based OS with not full webOS features and performance.

    2016 wiil be the year of the final products smartwatches with the best of a Full WebOS. At least lets hope that.
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    So... where can I buy one?
    French Pre3, UK Pre2, US Veer, German gsm Pre, 680, garmin ique 3600 & still have my working palm pilot 1000 with the 1 Mb adapter

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    It's definitely different somehow, if they've reworked it from H+ to LTE then what else is different? Hmmm...
    Sporting my 13th Pre device, a NOS unlocked ROW Pre3!
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    Quote Originally Posted by frantid View Post
    So... where can I buy one?
    Korea in couple of months.
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