International timepiece brand Tag Heuer gets into the smart device arena with the new Tag Heuer Connected wherein the Swiss luxury watchmaker co-engineered a smartwatch together with Intel and Android Wear.
The new Tag Heuer Connected gets you the feel of both luxury and technology in one.
Powered by Intel Atom Z34XX processor, the Tag Heuer Connected lets you connect with your virtual world even on the fly.
Intel engineered the intelligence inside the watch to optimize performance and enable a multitude of connectivity options including audio streaming, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi as well as allow users to harness the full range of features offered by the Android Wear operating system.
Running the Android wearable platform, the Tag Heuer Connected keeps you updated with your phone with just a simple swing of your arm.
The Tag Heuer Connected is priced at $1,500 dollars or Php 69,999 in the Philippines.
At 46 mm in diameter, the design of the TAG Heuer Connected is primarily that of a true chronograph, with a case, back and lugs made from grade 2 titanium, a contemporary material ensuring the watch is lighter and more resistant to impacts than a traditional material such as steel or gold.
Completed by a textured black rubber strap (six other colors – red, blue, white, orange, green and yellow – are available, sold separately) with a deploying buckle made of grade 2 titanium as well, it has all the elegance, characteristics and level of finish expected from a fine wristwatch.
Tag Heuer has developed three digital watch dials (known as watch faces), which feature the immediately recognizable design codes of TAG Heuer’s Carrera collection, including hands, index, counters, date window and minute track.
The following are available: the chronograph dial, the 3-hand dial and the GMT dial, all of which display the date and are available in a choice of three colors (black, deep blue or pearl white), faithfully reproducing the appearance and functions of a true dial, with shadows under the hands and the beautiful sunburst effect of the light.
And because the TAG Heuer Connected is above all a watch, the digital hands and indexes remain visible at all times, even when the watch is in ambient energy-saving mode.
Other watch faces are available, so you can try one customized by TAG Heuer’s ambassadors.
TAG Heuer Connected is also compatible with iOS and is built on the latest release of Android Wear. What I like about this watch is that even if you don’t have your smartphone with you, it will continue to calculate, display, and exchange data, and as long as you have a Wi-Fi connection it will remain connected to the cloud(Android only).
Naturally, its resident applications (music, timer, alarm, step counter) remain active even when no connection is available. Android Wear opens the watch up to an almost infinite universe, an ecosystem that enriches itself night and day: thousands of Android applications are already available for the TAG Heuer Connected watch user to download.
The key applications, currently used by millions, such as Google Fit, Google Translate, Google Maps and Google Search with your voice are already available on the watch, and show you information with just a glance. The watch can also be easily synced with a phone running either on Android 4.3+ or iOS 8.2+. It is charged using a contact charger. Simply place the watch on top to recharge it.
For more detailed specifications, kindly refer to the information below.
-Diameter: 46 mm
-Thickness: 12.8 mm
-Weight: 52 gm
-Titanium Grade 2 case including:
– Horizontal and vertical fine-brushed titanium lugs
– 3D-raised and fine-brushed numerals
– “TAG Heuer Connected“ lettering engraved with silver lacquer
– Black, sandblasted, carbide-coated titanium bezel with anti-fingerprint coating
– Titanium single push-button with black, carbidecoated line fine-brushed and raised with TAG Heuer shield
– IP67 splash-proof water resistance
-Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
– 1.5in fully circular transflective LTPS LCD display
-Touch on Display supporting multiple finger recognition
-Screen resolution: 360×360, 240ppi
– Weight: 29 gm
– Vulcanized rubber strap with grade 2 titanium folding clasp and safety push-buttons.
– Seven Strap colors: green, blue, orange, red, white, black, yellow.
-410mAh battery (minimum 25 hours battery life, based on typical usage)
-1.6GHz dual core processor (500mHz normal operation speed)
-1GB main memory
– 4GB storage memory
-Gyroscope, tilt detection sensor, microphone, haptic engine
Android 4.3+ / iOS 8.2+
Bluetooth BLE 4.1
– WLAN 2.4 GHz 802.11 B/G/N
Conductive charging cradle with USB cable and wall plug
-For Warranty Information click here tagheuerconnected.com/warranty