Alongside the LG V40 ThinQ, the South Korean tech giant has also unveiled a new smartwatch at the event held in New York City yesterday. Called LG Watch W7, it is the first hybrid smartwatch from the company. The latest wearable features a circular LCD with a pair of mechanical hands. It runs on WearOS by Google and can be customized in many ways using watch faces and other options.
The LG Watch W7 is the first hybrid smartwatch to run on Google WearOS. The company says that the watch has been designed for people who prefer a traditional analog timekeeper with some added features to make it a smartwatch. The watch has been designed in a partnership with Soprod SA of Switzerland and is compatible with all standard 22mm watch bands.
Talking about the specifications, the LG Watch W7 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 SoC and runs on Google WearOS. The watch sports a 1.2-inch LCD display with a resolution of 360 X 360 pixels and has an internal storage of 4GB and a RAM capacity of 768MB.
The watch is fueled by a 240mAH battery and connectivity options include Wifi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 BLE and USB Type-C 2.0 port. Sensors onboard the smartwatch include 9-axis sensor and a pressure sensor. The watch also comes with an IP68 rating for water and dust resistivity.
LG claims that in the full operation mode with all features enabled, the watch can run for up to 2 days on a single charge cycle. In the analog mode the watch can run for 3-4 days while in the mechanical mode with all smart features disabled, the watch can run for 100 days which is more than 3 months on a single charge cycle. The analog hands of the smartwatch can display various parameters like altimeter, barometer, stopwatch, timer and compass directions.
Coming to the price, the LG Watch W7 comes with a price tag of $449.99 for the US markets and will be available exclusively via Best Buy. Pre-orders for the watch will begin from October 7 and it will be available for purchase from October 14.