Alongside the launch of the V40 ThinQ smartphone, LG has unveiled the Watch W7 smartwatch which is LG’s first attempt at a hybrid smartwatch and also the first LG device running on Google’s Wear OS interface. The Watch W7 from LG will be available in Cloud Silver for an asking price of $450 (approx. Rs 33,200).
Like a smartwatch, the WearOS running device features a 1.2-inch circular LCD touchscreen display with a resolution of 360 x 360 pixels and weighs in at under 80 grams. Its hybrid traits come in the form of mechanical hands with quartz movement, developed in collaboration with Swiss watchmaker Soprod SA.
The smartwatch is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset with 768MB RAM and 4GB of onboard storage. Users will be able to manually choose whether they’d want to run on hybrid mode or analogue mode, the latter of the two can be chosen to get the most of the battery. LG claims that the 240mAh battery on Watch W7 can get you up to 100 days of analogue watch usage on a single charge. Otherwise, the watch withers hybrid functionalities can run you to up to 2 days.
The Wear OS device can be paired with any smartphone running on Android 4.3 or later as well as iOS devices and is dust & water resistance because of its IP68 rating. In addition to displaying time digitally and analogously, the Watch W7 also comes with an altimeter, a barometer, stopwatch, timer and a compass but no GPS. All of this is housed inside a stainless steel (44.5 x 45.4 x 12.9mm) body that uses 22mm standard straps, which will allow compatibility with various third party straps as well as LG’s own.