Deal: The LG Watch W7 is already almost half its original price

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Even though LG announced the Watch W7 just over a month ago, Best Buy now offers the quirky smartwatch for almost half the original price. That brings the Watch W7 down from $449.99 to $249.99.

In some ways, the Watch W7 is an engineering feat. The smartwatch features two mechanical hands that allow it to work for up to 100 days in watch-only mode. Even when the smartwatch dies while in smart mode, the mechanical hands will continue to work for two to three additional days.

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Even with an actual gearbox packed inside, the Watch W7 still features a 240mAh battery that somehow fits alongside the numerous other components. The moving parts continue up front, where the 1.2-inch touchscreen display is surrounded by a rotatable watch crown and three physical buttons.

Unfortunately, all of those moving parts mean that the Watch W7 is a bulky and heavy smartwatch that features the old Snapdragon Wear 2100 platform. The Watch W7 also omits a heart rate sensor, LTE, GPS, and NFC.

That is why the original $449.99 asking price felt like a slap in the face, since you would basically be paying for the effort it took to include mechanical hands. That said, the new $249.99 is a more palatable price point for this Wear OS smartwatch.

via Android Authority

November 19, 2018 at 03:17PM