Upcoming LG Watch Timepiece to feature Wear OS, long battery life


LG is reportedly getting ready to launch a new and interesting watch running Google's Wear OS (formerly Android Wear). According to Android Headlines, the new wearable device will be called LG Watch Timepiece and could be officially announced on Monday, April 30. 

It's said that the LG Watch Timepiece is a water-resistant hybrid device combining Wear OS features with the benefits of a mechanical watch. Made out of steel, the new LG wearable device has physical watch hands and, thanks to Wear OS, it can use apps and display compatible watch faces. 

One of the highlights of the LG Watch Timepiece will be battery life. Reportedly, the watch could last up to 100 days on a single charge, though Wear OS needs to be almost completely turned off for this to happen. After its battery - a 240 mAh unit - dies, the new watch should still be able to show time for about 4 more days.

The LG Watch Timepiece sports a 1.2-inch circular display with 320 x 320 pixels, further featuring Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, a Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, 768 MB of RAM, and 4 GB of internal memory. Cellular connectivity, GPS, and NFC are unlikely to be on board.

Size-wise, the Watch Timepiece should sit between last year's LG Watch Style and LG Watch Sport (pictured above), measuring 45.5 x 45.4 x 12.9 mm. The new LG-made device might be launched before June, for prices that are currently unknown. Do you think you'll be interested in a hybrid smartwatch like this one? 

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7 Comments

1. surethom

Posts: 1720; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Nice to hear about a new wear OS smartwatch but that battery is pathetic. Also needs a heart rate monitor.

2. surethom

Posts: 1720; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

12.9mm is also way to thick for such a rubbish battery can we please have a smartwatch with heart rate monitor at 11mm ish please.

3. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Needs better processor than snapdragon wear 2100 it is outdated.

4. Feanor

Posts: 1389; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

True; the situation with the lack of development of a modern dedicated smartwatch processor is aggravating. My Huawei Watch 2 with Snapdragon 2100 stutters on occasion. Conversely the Intel Atom in my TAG Heuer runs smoothly as butter, but even this processor is getting long in the tooth.

5. Linn_Drum

Posts: 79; Member since: Mar 21, 2018

Lame in every way. Such a lazy effort from LG.

6. robinakilt

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

They have a tendency to abandon their products. I would not roll the dice on another LG watch since they have never been able to deliver the Android Wear 2.0 to the LG Urbane 2nd Edition on Verizon.

7. jasaero

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Wish there was a more serious attempt to make a fully functional Wear OS watch that could last a week or 2 regardless of use. This says 100 days..but has normal watch mechanicals and display for Wear OS also.... obviously need wear os to be in some pretty deep sleep mode with very limited notifications even to get that I am betting.

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