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LG just canceled that great-looking smartwatch it released 6 days ago

LG just canceled that great-looking smartwatch it released 6 days ago
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One of this season's hottest gifts is a smartwatch. Whether the people on your shopping list want Apple Watch, a cute Pebble, or a great-looking Samsung, they want one.

Unfortunately, if they were hoping for the first smartwatch to ever use Google's new Android operating system, Marshmallow, they're out of luck. In fact, if you didn't snag this watch in the first six days it was available, you'll probably never be able to buy it.

That's because LG abruptly discontinued selling its Urbane 2nd Edition LTE that just went on sale. They were available at Verizon and AT&T stores.

Too bad, too. The LG Urbane 2nd Edition LTE is sharp looking (see photo next page). And it had some pretty cool features.

It had an easy-to-read high resolution 480 x 480 P-OLED display, according to Google's official Android blog. You could tap on it to check messages, or use its fitness tracker to keep tabs on your steps or workouts.

The Urbane 2nd also came equipped with a heart-rate monitor. Of course, it also told time.

LG hasn't said exactly what the problem is, other than to say it's a complex hardware issue discovered late in its quality assurance process. There have so far been no announced recalls. But keeping reading Happening Now for updates.

In the meantime, there are still plenty of smartwatches on store shelves, both the virtual and brick-and-mortar variety. Before you shop, check out the exclusive Komando Smartwatch Comparison Chart.

LG Urbane 2nd Edition LTE

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Source: Ars Technica
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