A 12 months and a half of after freeing two underwhelming Android wear 2.0 smartwatches, LG is back with some thing a little special: a wear OS touch-display watch with mechanical fingers. The $450 LG Watch W7 combines an analog watch’s gearbox with the capability of a smartwatch. Sure, it is as bizarre as it sounds.

LG Watch W7 Hybrid Smartwatch Design

The LG Watch W7 is the company’s first wearable to run the new wear OS through Google platform. LG says, the smartwatch is geared toward customers who want “the look of a traditional analogue timepiece however desire the convenient functionalities of a connected smartwatch.” It’s been evolved in partnership with Soprod SA of Switzerland. It’s miles claimed to function ‘high-precision quartz movement’ and physical watch fingers packed in a stainless steel body. Significantly, the smartwatch is well suited with all wellknown 22mm watch bands.

The stainless steel W7’s mechanical hands display altimeter, barometer, stopwatch, timer, and compass guidelines and mechanically replace to mirror the modern time region. LG teamed up with Swiss company Soprod SA for the gearbox and labored with Google to ensure the brand new hands don’t intervene with the display, as an alternative transferring out of the manner automatically. (If they’re nevertheless in the manner, the display will shift up or down to give phrases greater visibility.)

LG Watch W7 Hybrid Smartwatch Features

In terms of specifications, the LG Watch W7 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 processor and, as mentioned, runs Wear OS by Google. The hybrid smartwatch sports a 1.2-inch LCD (360×360 pixels) display with a PPI of 300 pixels per inch. In terms of dimensions, it measures 44.5×45.4×12.9mm and weighs 79.5 grams. In terms of storage, it comes with 768MB of LPDDR3 RAM and 4GB of eMMC storage.

The LG Watch W7 smartwatch is fuelled by a 240mAh battery. Connectivity options in the smartwatch include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 BLE. and USB Type-C 2.0 port. Sensors on board the wearable are 9-axis sensor and pressure sensor. Additionally, the Watch W7 is IP68 certified for water and dust resistance.

LG Watch W7 Hybrid Smartwatch Price

The W7 also doesn’t have heart rate monitoring or any sort of standalone LTE functionality, and at $450, the LG W7 costs $100 more than an equivalent Samsung Galaxy Watch, and aside from those mechanical hands, the W7 seems to have less features than the Galaxy Watch too.