If Smartwatches are anything but fancy and luxurious, this would definitely take the cake. TAG Heuer has just released the world’s first Smartwatch from a Swiss luxury watchmaker recently in New York City, United States.
TAG Heuer’s first Smartwatch is powered by an Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor, 4GB of memory and runs on the Android Wear platform. Unlike most other Smartwatches, the Connected does not have any tech-fancy heartrate monitors or an in-built camera control function here.
Connected measures 46mm in diameter, is 12.8mm thick and weighs 52g which is a little heavier as compared to the Samsung Gear S2 or even the Apple Watch. Its weight could be attributed to its body built with titanium and sapphire - all luxury watches whether an IWC, Rolex or in this case TAG Heuer have a certain weight and feel about them.
It has IP67 splash-proof water resistance rating, which is great when you get caught in the rain. However, this would also mean swimming or surfing with this beauty is definitely off the list. The TAG Heuer Connected charges wirelessly, a battery life that can last for a minimum of 25 hours (410mAh) and is compatible with Android 4.3 or above and iOS 8.2.
With technology aging faster than ever, the Connected Smartwatch has a neat exchange arrangement. After the Connected’s warranty expires, you have the option to top up another US$1,500 (SG$2125) and exchange the Connected for a mechanical Swiss Made Carrera watch which would be similar in design and made only for this exchange arrangement.
Availability And Price
TAG Heuer Connected has an option for seven different strap colours (black, red, blue, white, orange, green and yellow) and now available at authorized TAG Heuer stores. The Connected will retail at US$1,500 (SG$2125) with a two-year standard TAG Heuer warranty.
By Geralyne Kaye / November 20, 2015 10:37AM GMT+8
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