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LG Watch W7 first hybrid WearOS Smartwatch announced

04 October 2018 2

LG has announced its latest smartwatch with its flagship smartphone the LG V40 ThinQ. The Watch W7, as leaked earlier, brings in best of both mechanical and a modern smartwatch. The LG Watch W7 features a pair of mechanical hands to tell you the time and a 1.2-inches LCD touch-screen with a resolution of 360*360 pixels for all the modern smartwatch functions.

The Watch W7 tries to answer the most critical issue found in modern smartwatches. Though the Watch W7 houses a 240 mAh battery, however, LG promises a 2-day long battery life. The time function is left on to the mechanical arms which means that even after the battery dies, the watch can still do its basic job of telling the accurate time with its watch-only mode for up to 100 more days.

Talking about the smarter part of the package, the Watch W7 is powered by an ancient Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor instead of the newer 3100 chip. It houses 768 MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. It is an IP68 certified smartwatch with the housing made of stainless steel, it supports 22mm bands, in case you want to change them as per your will.

In terms of sensors, the Watch W7 comes with accelerometer, magnetic, gyro, pressure, compass, altimeter and barometer. However, does not have GPS or Heart rate sensor built in. You’d also miss NFC, LTE or cellular connectivity

The LG Watch W7 is priced at $450 with pre-orders starting October 7. It will start retailing a week later from October 14.

LG Watch W7 specs
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100
  • 1.2-inch LCD, 360x360 pixels, 300 ppi
  • 768MB RAM
  • 4GB storage
  • 240-mAh battery
  • 1.75 by 0.51 by 1.79 inches (44 by 13 by 45 mm)
  • 2.8 ounces (79 grams)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • USB-C compatible charger
  • Cloud Silver
  • IP68 water and dust resistant
  • Heart rate tracking
  • GPS
  • Accelerometer, gyro, magnetic, pressure, compass, altimeter, barometer

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