LG now has a hybrid smartwatch

By Gabriella Steyn Time of article published Oct 4, 2018

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CAPE TOWN – Alongside the  LG V40 ThinQ, LG announced its first hybrid smartwatch, the LG Watch W7. 

As the first LG wearable to run the new Wear OS by Google platform, the LG Watch W7  has mechanical hands in front of its round, 1.2-inch touch display running Wear OS.

Developed in partnership with Soprod SA of Switzerland, the LG Watch W7 has full operation mode on a single charge and can run for up to two days and then an additional 3-4 days in analogue-only mode.

In the mechanical watch-only mode with its “smart” features disabled, the watch can operate for up to 100 days, or more than three months before requiring a charge.

According to LG, the analogue hands also display additional information such as altimeter, barometer, stopwatch, timer and compass directions.

LG adds that because the device is a Wear OS by Google, it can be customised thousands of different ways with unique watch faces and complications available online. 

The watch is compatible with all standard 22mm watch bands.

Launch dates, pricing and additional details for both the LG V40 ThinQ and LG Watch W7 will be announced locally at the time of availability.

Here are specifications for the watch:

LG Watch W7 Key Specifications
Chipset Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 2100 Platform
Operating System Wear OS by Google
Display 1.2-inch LCD (360 x 360 / 300ppi)
Size 44.5 x 45.4 x 12.9mm
Weight 79.5g
Memory 4GB eMMC / 768MB LPDDR3
Battery 240mAh
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n / Bluetooth 4.2 BLE / USB Type-C 2.0
Sensors 9-Axis / Pressure
Movement 2 Hands / Micro Gearbox
Colour Cloud Silver
Other IP68 Water and Dust Resistance / Quartz Movement


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