With the V40 ThinQ, LG announces the latest smart watch today. Watch W7 is the company's most unique wearable because of its hybrid design. The W7 has a mechanical hand in front of a round 1.2 inch touch display running Wear OS. Best Buy will be available for $ 450 from October 14. Your pre-order will be available on October 7th.
W7 is big . This is not a watch for small wrists. Because the mechanical watch is outside the wheelhouse, LG designed the mechanical function and operation of the watch with a company called Soprod. "In addition to maintaining accurate time, the mechanical hand displays additional information such as altimeter, barometer, stopwatch, timer and compass orientation," says LG.
As a smart watch, Watch W7 lasts up to 2 days. However, even after the watch is turned off, you can still turn your machine hands for up to 100 days while in the watch-only mode. The W7 has a knob and two buttons on the right. It uses a standard 22mm watch band for easy exchange. Sometimes your hands may be disturbed. When this happens, press and hold the button in the upper right corner to bring the screen content up and your hand to be horizontal / parallel.
W7 does not replace Fitness Tracker. This hardware does not have a heart rate sensor. No GPS or LTE connectivity is built in. It is a Wear OS device that uses the traditional clock format via an extension. I can excuse them, but W7 also does not support Google Pay because it does not have NFC. It is a long list that can not accept that LG skipped $ 450. If you were wondering, watch glass is not sapphire.
LG has not used the Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset for Watch W7 and does not use the latest 3100 platform with coprocessor to increase battery and latency. With the latter, the battery life is likely to be longer, but I am not surprised that LG does not care from the perspective that the device is a bare-bones operating system.
W7 next to the 44mm Apple Watch Series 4 really spends on hybrid design, traditional aesthetics and a stainless steel body. Wear OS is new with more intuitive and intuitive software experience these days. Is it enough to get away from Fossil, Samsung's Galaxy Watch or Fitbit Versa's inexpensive OS wearing watch?