LG launched a new smartwatch, the second edition of LG Watch Urbane, with 4G and 3G mobile network support in addition to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections, for increased dependence on the smartphone.
Now the brand comes to the public to say that the launch of this smart watch has been canceled due to hardware problems and there are still no forecasts for the brand to put it on the market.
An unspecified hardware problem caused LG to back down with the launch of what would be the first Android Wear with LTE support, making its use more independent of the smartphone.
Second can be read on the Android Police website, LG states that during the quality control process has detected a hardware problem of “complex origin” which put into question its functionality in day-to-day. To the Android Police LG also revealed that it does not know if this men’s smartwatch will reach the market, stating that the priority at the moment is to ensure that all its products meet the specific standards of quality when they go on sale.
We understand that you are currently reviewing our latest smartwatch; However, late in the quality assurance process for the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE, our engineers were made aware of the hardware issue which affects the day-to-day functionality of the device. After further investigation, the decision was made to cancel the rollout of the Urbane 2nd Edition LTE due to the complicated nature of the issue.
Whether the device will be available in the future will be decided at a later time. For now, our top priority is to ensure that only products that meet our quality standards are available for purchase.
LG Statement to Android Police.
The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition would be the first Android Wear-based smartwatch with LTE support for mobile data connectivity, with several buttons for different functions and possibly the first Android Wear to integrate loudspeakers for voice calls.