The first Android Wear device that will come out of the box with Google’s big new software update is now on sale in the US. Google began selling the LG Urbane on its online store today for $349. The watch comes in either a silver or a gold, and Google says new orders will leave its warehouse by Friday, May 8th.
The LG Urbane’s main appeal is that it looks more like a regular “luxury” watch than many other smartwatches. Instead of plastic, it’s made of stainless steel with a leather band, and is one of only a few to sport a round screen. Several other watches with that same idea are in the pipeline.
This is the first Android Wear device that will come with Google’s new software update. That software enables Wi-FI on some devices (so you can use a number of features without your phone in Bluetooth range), gesture-based navigation, drawable emoji, and a new low-power mode that keeps your app on-screen while dimming the display.