LG Sells 10,000 Urbane 2 Smartwatches Thanks To Go Player Lee Se-Dol

Posted: May 2 2016, 2:31am CDT | by , in News | Technology News


LG Sells 10,000 Urbane 2 Smartwatches Thanks to Go Player Lee Se-Dol
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Professional Go Player Lee Se-Dol lost against Google's Artificial Intelligence, but he is a winner for LG. The South Korean electronics giant said on Monday that the company sold 10,000 LG Urbane 2 smartwatches within the first month of its release, thanks in most part to Lee Se-Dol.

The South Korean Go player was wearing a Urbane 2 while competing against the Google's AlphaGo, in the epic battle between man and machine in the game of Go in March.

The LG Urbane 2 is a connected smartwatch that does not require a smartphone to make calls and connect to the Internet via LTE. LG is now averaging 500 units per day in sales across the globe for the Urbane 2 according to South Korean news service Yonhap. This is not a dramatic success, but a solid number for a smartwatch that requires s SIM card. 

The LG Urbane 2 runs on a 1.2Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 and features a 1.38-inch P-OLED display with 480x480px resolution. The 45.5mm watch houses 4GB of storage and a battery with 570mAh. The Urbane 2 is waterproof for up to 1 meter for 30 minutes. The LG Urbane 2 sells for $359.99 without wireless contract. 

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