LG Watch W7 Hybrid Smartwatch is quietly gone on sale

Posted on Mar 11 2019 - 7:40am by Chris Tomaino

The LG Watch W7 became introduced alongside the LG V40 ThinQ as the first hybrid Wear OS watch. By including mechanical hands to the LCD show, LG honestly has something particular to its name. However, early reactions weren’t all that fantastic. Many speedy noticed that the palms included up crucial records on Wear OS. Now not to say it arrived with a whopping $450 charge tag.

LG Watch W7 Hybrid Smartwatch Features

At its base, this is a popular wear OS smartwatch. It has a 1.2-inch round lcd at 360×360 resolution, Bluetooth 4.2, IP68 resistance, and all the usual sensors. it’s also really worth noting that it is jogging the Last gen Snapdragon wear 2100 processor (LG cannot do a whole lot approximately that, the brand new chip just isn’t always geared up), and has the same old 768MB of RAM and 4GB of storage.

But beyond that, things get a little odd — there’s a small cutout in the center of the display that supports an hour and minute hand to sweep the dial to display the time. The hands run on a quartz movement, like a standard watch, meaning it can keep time independent of the “smart” parts. With regular use the Watch W7 has the usual two-day battery life of other Wear OS watches (from a 240mAh battery), but after the “smart” watch dies you continue to get a basic ambient watch face with the moving hands for another two days. You can also switch over to a standalone “just watch mode” and let it only use the physical hands with no display — and get this, it can last for 100 days on a full charge.

LG Watch W7 Hybrid Smartwatch Price

The latest $30 price drop brings the Watch W7 to $219.99 on B&H. That’s a total of $230 off the original price. If you were considering this device at the higher price, now may be the time to jump on it. Still, all these price drops don’t bode well for the future of this device.