Along with the announcement of the V40 ThinQ, LG also announced the new Watch W7, a hybrid smartwatch with mechanical hands.
The W7 is a hybrid of digital and mechanical as it has mechanical hands to tell the time. LG has worked with a company called Soprod in designing the internals of this hybrid smartwatch.
“In addition to keeping accurate time, the mechanical hands also display additional information such as altimeter, barometer, stopwatch, timer and compass directions,” LG says.
The smartwatch will last for up to two days on a single charge. But the mechanical hands are said to keep on going for up to 100 days. The watch has a knob and two buttons at the right. The watch is big, so it would not look good at someone with small wrists.
However, the Watch W7 doesn’t have a heart rate monitor. It doesn’t even have NFC, as well as built-in GPS nor LTE connectivity. With all these features omitted, you’re basically just going to buy the smartwatch for its hybrid traditional aesthetics.
LG Watch W7 Specifications
|Dimensions||44.5 x 13 x 45.5 mm|
|CPU||Qualcomm® APQ8009w (Snapdragon™ Wear 2100)|
|Display||1.2-inch LCD, 360 x 360|
|Price||USD 450 (approximately Php 24,486)|
The LG Watch W7 is said to be priced around USD 450 (approximately Php 24,486) and will be available in the US on October 14, 2018. But it is unclear if the hybrid smartwatch will reach the Philippines shores or not.