Got the verizon model 2 weeks ago. Wanted a fancy watch with stand alone capabilities when I was going out.
I live in NYC where signal strength should be great. It is not on this watch. Loses calls,notification occasionally, not what it's supposed to do. My gear s blows it away. Not as pretty, but reliable. If I lose signal, when it returns I receive all my notifications and missed calls. Just returned urbane, and I will wait till a better, more stable, reliable stand alone gear wear watch is offered. LTE alone don't cut it.
I purchased 3 days ago.... Did not work out of the box... Bluetooth continued to drop. LTE would not work... Tried second watch from Verizon, same issues.... Wanted to have this work badly, Verizon was on with LG Tech Suport and they were not able to get either of the 2 watches to work... Returned for full refund, will look at again in the future if LG can deliver a solid product...it looks good but that is all....
I used to be able to talk-text with the watch....now it just tells me "trying". I don't know if its Google that's the problem or what.
First smartgadget ever.
Wasn't a fan of the omission from AT&T that the pairing feature in this watch also meant you had to add another line to the contract! ಠ_ಠ
However, I've kept it and so far the shared data hasn't really affected my plan and you can put a data limit in the settings.
The talking is clear and had used it on a bluetooth earbud, but the speaker/mic is loud enough to hear/talk while driving. The onboard LG Health, and the dedicated button is a bit of a nag and I wished that I could re-purpose it as a hotkey for another app.
The band is big and clunky, and if you're thin wristed as I am the watchface and rear bezel fits fine but the band doesn't. I figure a velcro/nylon band should let it fit better.
Would like to try it in a metro area where Big Blue's signal is more superior and report back but that won't be for a while; as long as one is in a 4G area the watch works fine.
Bat5205, 11 Apr 2016I have had the Verizon edition of this watch for 3 days now. Do yourself a favor. Do not buy t... moreI'm in the same boat with Tech Support not able to remediate the problems. I've had mine for 8 days and ready to return this. Tired of having to reboot the phone in order to be able to make a call...about 50% of the time.
Vinicius M., 30 Apr 2016Just a remark about the price category of 270 EUR Â— it should be around 309 USD, right? Becau... moreThere are 2 versions in the US. Verizon(W200V) and AT&T(W200A). Verizon is $499 full price and AT&T is $360. The AT&T version is GSM and can use 3G networks in Europe also.
Just a remark about the price category of 270 EUR Â— it should be around 309 USD, right? Because I can only find it for north of 600 USD. At this point I'm hoping the price listed here is right and I'm searching the wrong online stores.
Anonymous, 05 Apr 2016who needs lte on watch ? There are many locations where where is no 3G signal (like my apartment building). If you want to send/receive valls, must have 4G.
bossmarko, 16 Apr 2016hi. did you put sim card in to work without phone? Yes I have a SIM in the watch. I use a truphone prepaid SIM. The watch can make calls/texts on its own if needed using the watch's number, but when I leave my phone behind I pair the watch to the phone through cellular data. This way I still receive notifications/texts from the phone and reply to the phones texts.
Anonymous, 13 Apr 2016I have had the AT&T version of this watch since last November and have not had issues. I'... moreThe Verizon version works well . The issue with Verizon has been in the activation process. Verizon appears to have been has been activating these watches as Bluetooth only, and not LTE.The Verizon rep who activates this watch has to be sure to uncheck the "block voice and data"provisions on the system.Once that is done, the watch performs like a champ.
Bat5205, 11 Apr 2016I have had the Verizon edition of this watch for 3 days now. Do yourself a favor. Do not buy t... moreI have had the AT&T version of this watch since last November and have not had issues. I've been tracking runs with GPS for 4 months using Endomondo and Ghostracer so it does have GPS. I can also send/receive texts and make calls when I leave the phone behind. It seems people have had more issues with the Verizon version.
Bat5205, 11 Apr 2016I have had the Verizon edition of this watch for 3 days now. Do yourself a favor. Do not buy t... moreoh , are you sure you got the 2nd generation of the Urban 2 .The first urban 2 was indeed faulty. Maybe it has to do with the network why they Not work. What i don't like on the Samsung Gear 2 you can not make calls !!!! What is that?I had the apple watch i have often telephoned about the watch.In a Samsung is a NoGo .Huawei Watch also can make calls.
I have had the Verizon edition of this watch for 3 days now. Do yourself a favor. Do not buy this thing. I had waited and waited for this device to be available. As soon as my Verizon store had I got it. It has been noting but trouble. It has connection issues when working independently. Talked to Verizon technical support and they have no clue. Talked to LG they have less of a clue. The watch has no gps, no NFC. The only independent function it has is calling. None of the Google services work when it is in independent mode. Was told that the watch can take up to 3 minutes just go get a signal. I am going back to my Samsung gear S2 it may only run Tizen but at least it works.
Anonymous, 05 Apr 2016who needs lte on watch ?
LTE is the new Mobile standart . In cities , the smaller LTE better.So far, the Watch can receive all the frequencies if needed.
Polen, 26 Mar 2016I think smart watch manufacturers should produce some with limited features and at lower price... moreits really useful when we have expensive phones and dont want rubbers steal them so we use smartwatches but i agree lower price is better. band are good too. i have mi band too but smartwatch is far better
Hi, I also want this watch. I've heard that the delivery begins end of May. The U.S. mobile providers accept pre-orders. In Europe, there is still no confirmation.