The LG Watch Urbane 2 is notable among many other Android Wearables because of what’s inside: a cellular, LTE radio. But due to an unidentified ‘quality issue’, LG is pulling the watch from stores, offering refunds, and cancelling the worldwide rollout – and it may never see the light of day again.
In the US, where the device was being launched initially (alongside Korea), the Watch Urbane 2 went on sale through AT&T last week, and was meant to be getting rolled out more widely on the 19th November through Verizon. AT&T customers who bought the device are being offered a refund, while Verizon apparently isn’t delivering the watch to customers. According to 9to5 Google, LG is unsure whether the Urbane 2 will even be available in future.
The smartwatch was due to be released in wider markets in the coming months, but that is now cancelled in line with the US sales shutdown.
It’s a real shame: whether it was good or not, the Urbane 2 was something a little different in an Android Wear market that’s already been stagnating. But even so, it’s a sound move from LG to acknowledge a problem and pull the device, rather than telling us we were all wearing it wrong. [9to5Google]