The LG Watch Urbane LTE Second Edition is gearing up for pre-orders, and Verizon is one of the first (behind AT&T) out the gate to announce its pre-order sales have opened for LG's latest smartwatch. The LG Watch Urbane LTE does come with cellular connectivity (as "LTE" suggests), but you can expect to pay a pretty penny for it if you're a Verizon customer. The latest pricing shows that Verizon customers who want the LG smartwatch should prepare to pay either 1) $499.99 outright or 2) $449.99 with a two-year agreement. Considering the price difference is only $50, we'd encourage you to go ahead and pay the full price outright and not trouble yourself with Verizon's two-year carrier agreement. Installment plans mandate you pay a lot at purchase, but you'll thank yourself for the carrier freedom later.
You can also expect to pay $5 a month for cellular connectivity, which is a nice, low payment but hardly makes up for the $500 price tag outright on the LG Watch Urbane LTE. As for the Second Edition Watch Urbane LTE, you're looking at a larger battery than most (570mAh), and Android Wear. Keep in mind, though, that Casio just launched its WSD-F10 smartwatch yesterday at the Google Store and online at its own website -- and the Casio WSD-F10 runs Android Wear and has more customization for outdoorsmen. The Watch Urbane LTE is more of a fashion symbol for those who want a little elegance, but those who don't care about elegance when they're out in the elements should opt for Casio's offering.
Anyone interested in ponying up $500 for the LG Watch Urbane LTE with Verizon? Are you considering Casio's WSD-F10, or are you happy you're an AT&T customer who doesn't have to pay $500 upfront for LG's offering?