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?