In social networks already mock not the most practical solution of the company.
On October 3, LG introduced the Watch W7 smart watch for $ 450 (almost 29.9 thousand rubles) with mechanical hands. The mechanism works up to 100 hours even if the device is completely discharged. However, to see notifications from applications through two iron arrows will be problematic.
Presale Watch W7 will start on October 7, and it will appear on Best Buy on October 14. In addition to the mechanical hands, a Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor and a 1.2-inch LCD display with a resolution of 360 × 360 pixels are installed in the clock. Also provides 4 GB of memory for applications and songs. The battery allows you to use all functions up to 48 hours.
The Verge edition called the smart watch “the most unique wearable gadget” of the company because of its hybrid design. But it so happened that the mechanical arrows interfere with reading the text on the screen. LG has provided the ability to temporarily move the arrows by pressing the top button. All content is shifted up or down, and the time is set at 9 hours and 15 minutes.
Twitter posted a few videos about how LG watches with mechanical hands work.
— А давайте сделаем гибридные умные часы, но с обычными стрелками?
— Ну, допустим, LG, А как читать на них сообщения?
— Добавим кнопку, двигающую стрелки так, чтоб не мешали
— Ну, так себе, а сколько стоит?
— … pic.twitter.com/KzunT6DDnT
— AppleInsider.ru (@AppleInsider_ru) October 4, 2018
If you push the top right button, the LG Watch W7 mechanical hands move out of the way so you can read your notifications. It sort of works. pic.twitter.com/YmuPrAQDEz
— Avi Greengart (@greengart) October 3, 2018
omfg LG, what kind of joke is this? pic.twitter.com/rqltTD9wAh
— ████████ rus (@CristianRus4) October 3, 2018
As Mashable noted , the Swiss company Soprod SA was responsible for the operation of the mechanical hands in LG watches. Due to the appearance of an additional mechanism, smart watches have lost parts of important functions, such as LTE and NFC sensors, as well as cellular communications. Apple’s closest competitors, the Apple Watch Series 4 and the Samsung Galaxy Watch, have both.