Android Wear recently got a substantial overhaul, and now it needs some fancy new hardware to run on. That's where LG's new Watch W7 comes in. It might not have the most elegant name, but it does pack an interesting quirk: In addition to the touch-friendly, 1.2-inch LCD screen, the W7 has a pair of mechanical hands so you stay on schedule even after the watch's battery dies.
This isn't exactly novel -- we've seen startups like MyKronos adopt the idea for its ZeTime smartwatch -- but big-name device makers haven't been as quick to embrace this more-analog approach. We're not sure why either: Smartwatch batteries have gotten consistently better over the past few years, but they've never been able to outlast a trusty old Seiko or Citizen. LG says that the W7 will run in its full-blown smartwatch mode for about two days off a single charge, which is about par for the smartwatch course right now. Kick the wearable into watch-only mode and you can expect those watch hands to keep ticking for up to 100 days.