As scheduled, Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer
launched its first smartwatch at a dedicated event in New York . Dubbed
Connected, the $1,500 Android Wear-powered intelligent timepiece is inspired by
the TAG Heuer Carrera, and has been developed in collaboration with Google and
watch is powered by a 1.6GHz dual core processor from Intel, and sports a
1.5-inch fully circular transflective LTPS LCD display (covered by
scratch-resistant sapphire crystal) with a 360 x 360 resolution and pixel
density of 240ppi. It comes with 1GB RAM and 4GB internal memory, and packs in
a 410mAh battery.
In terms of
sensors, it includes gyroscope, tilt detection sensor, microphone, and there's
also a haptic engine. The connectivity options include Bluetooth BLE 4.1 and
Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz 802.11 B/G/N).
Weighing in at
52gms, the watch is 46mm wide and 12.8mm thick, and is compatible with Android
4.3+ / iOS 8.2+. It is equipped with directional wind and weather monitoring,
and also offers IP67 water and dust resistance.
Heuer Connected includes a beautiful set of digital watch faces with classic
TAG Heuer dials," said David Singleton, VP of Engineering, Android Wear,
in a blog post. "You’ll be able to personalize what information you want
to see: weather, step count, or calories."
worth mentioning here is that after two years you'll be able to pay an extra
$1,500 and trade-in your Connected smartwatch for a more traditional Carrera
watch, which carries a price tag of around $3,000.
availability, only the black band bracelet option is available for online
purchase, while all other band color options are available in store. And as
already revealed, the Connected will land in Europe on November 12.