LG Watch W7 Hybrid Wear OS Smartwatch with mechanical hands announced

Alongside the LG V40 ThinQ, LG announced the LG Watch W7, its first hybrid smartwatch that combines mechanical movement with digital functionalities powered by Wear OS by Google. It features quartz movement and physical watch hands in a stainless steel body and has been developed in partnership with Soprod SA of Switzerland. It has altimeter, barometer, stopwatch, timer and compass directions. 

It promises full day battery life on a single charge. It can run for up to two days with average use and an additional 3-4 days in analog-only mode. In mechanical watch-only mode with its “smart” features disabled, the watch can operate for up to 100 days, or more than three months of battery life.

LG Watch W7 specifications

  • 1.2-inch (360 x 360 pixels) Circular LCD Display at 300PPI
  • 1.1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 (MSM8909W) processor
  • 768MB LPDDR3 RAM, 4GB eMMC
  • Wear OS by Google (compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and iOS)
  • Dust and Water Resistant (IP68)
  • Movement: 2 Hands Quartz Movement / Micro Gearbox
  • Bluetooth 4.2 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, USB Type-C 2.0
  • Dimensions:44.5 x 45.4 x 12.9mm; Weight: 79.5g
  • Sensors: 9-Axis (Gyro/ Accelerometer/ Compass), Pressure sensor
  • 240mAh battery

The LG Watch W7 comes in Cloud Silver color, and is compatible with all standard 22mm watch bands. It is priced at $450 (Rs. 33,250 approx.) and is available in the US from October 14 with pre-orders starting from October 7th.

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