LG Stops Selling New Smartwatch After Six Days Because Of Hardware Issue

If you were planning to run out and buy LG’s new smartwatch, it’s time to come up with a contingency plan: the company has canceled sales of the Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE just six days after it hit the market.

LG initiated the full-on cancellation of the watch after finding an unspecified hardware issue, Android Police reports.

The company says in a statement that the issue was found “late in the quality assurance process,” and that the problem “affects the day-to-day functionality of the device.”

“After further investigation, the decision was made to cancel the rollout of the Urbane 2nd Edition LTE due to the complicated nature of the issue,” LG says.

Ars Technica confirmed that the problem with the watch posed no danger to the user and that there was “no safety issues or concerns with the product.”

It’s unclear if the LG Urbane 2nd Edition, which was the company’s first smartwatch with mobile data connectivity, will be available for purchase in the future.

“For now, our top priority is to ensure that only products that meet our very specific quality standards are available for purchase,” LG says in a statement.

LG Cancels The Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE Indefinitely Because Of Unspecified, Complex “Hardware Issue” [Android Police]
LG cancels smartwatch after just six days on the market [Ars Technica]

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