Alongside the V40 ThinQ, LG has also announced their latest smartwatch, the LG Watch W7, today, in the US. The LG Watch W7 is the company’s first hybrid smartwatch which comes with mechanical dials as well as well as a digital interface that is powered by Google’s Wear OS.
LG Watch W7
The LG watch W7 features a 1.2-inch Circular LCD with a 360×360p resolution and a pixel density of 300 PPI. The W7 has a stainless steel body with a quartz movement dial. LG has developed the smartwatch in partnership with Soprod SA of Switzerland.
Powering the smartwatch is the Snapdragon Wear 2100 series processor, clocked at 1.1 GHz. Paired with 768 MB of RAM and 4 GB of storage, the watch runs on Wear OS by Google, as mentioned earlier.
The LG Watch W7 uses Bluetooth 4.2 LE to connect with smartphones running on Android 4.3 or iOS 7.0 and above. It also has a built-in Wi-Fi module which supports 802.11 b/g/n bands.
As for the sensors, it has a 9-Axis Gyro, Accelerometer, and Compass, as well as a Barometric Pressure sensor. The watch comes with an Altimeter, Stopwatch, timer and a barometer, compass.
The 240 mAh battery underneath claims to offer up to a full day’s use with a single charge, while on normal use, the battery supposedly lasts up to two days. You can stretch a couple of days more if you switch the watch to Analog-only mode. However, the watch can offer up to 100 days of use on a single charge, when switched to analog-mode with smart features disabled.
Pricing and Availability of LG Watch W7
The LG Watch W7 will be available in Cloud Silver Color and is compatible with all standard 22 mm watch bands. The watch goes for USD 450 (INR 33,012 approx.) and will be available in the US, starting October 14, while the pre-orders start from October 7, 2018.