According to a new rumor, LG is working on a new wrist worn wearable. It will be called LG Watch Timepiece, and will run Google’s newly renamed Wear OS. That said, this won’t be a straight-up smartwatch in the vein of the LG Watch Sport or Style, both models which launched last year.
Instead, the Timepiece will be a hybrid, containing a mechanical clock setup alongside the smart functions. This apparently caters to a demographic that is looking for the best of both worlds – analog and digital.
The Watch Timepiece has a stainless steel body, IP68 certified water and dust resistance, as well as a highly precise quartz movement and physical watch hands (for the mechanical clock aspect of course).
LG Watch Style from 2017
It will boast a 1.2-inch 360×360 LCD screen and a 240 mAh battery. The smartwatch measures 45.5 x 45.4 x 12.9 mm, coming in between the aforementioned Watch Sport and Watch Style in this regard. The Timepiece also has 4GB of eMMC storage, 768 MB of RAM, and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 2100 chipset. Wi-Fi 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.2 will be on board, but no cellular data support.
The device will charge through a USB Type-C port. NFC and GPS aren’t “expected” to be built-in, allegedly. The wearable will ship with a 22mm silicone strap, but if you want to swap it out for something else of that size you will be able to. A special edition LG Watch Timepiece+ will come with a metal band in the box too, as well as an extra charging cradle.
The Watch Timepiece could get official as soon as this coming Monday, on April 30. It will be offered in two color versions: New Aurora Black and Cloud Silver. It’s going to become available at some point in June across the globe.