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LG's Watch Urbane Second Edition with LTE returns to market after four-month delay

LG’s LTE-powered smartwatch is out of the repair shop for good.

After going on sale for six days, LG pulled the watch over component issues “with the potential to reduce image quality.”

But LG appears to have fixed all of that, as you can now pre-order the Android Wear-powered watch alongside the new LG G5. AT&T would certainly like you to pick up both, with an offer of $100 if you get the watch with LG’s latest phone on an AT&T Next plan. Otherwise the Watch Urbane is $18 per month with 20-month installments ($360 total).

The story behind the story: This probably won’t be a major black mark for LG, as many of those who would be looking for a watch with LTE connectivity are firmly on the enthusiast side. But it points to where Android Wear needs to grow, as your watch will be more useful if it doesn’t occasionally drop the Bluetooth connection to your phone and can process more of its own information through an independent LTE connection.

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