Tag Heuer Connected is an Android Wear smartwatch made in association with Intel and Google, for those who weren’t in touch with the wisp of its launch that took place a couple of days ago.
With a $1500 price tag, exorbitant of course and a world renowned brand attached to it, it is easy to dismiss the Connected as a smartwatch from a premium Swiss maker. But, there are powerful elements and design aspects that has gone in to make the watch differ from its cheaper counterparts which cost $150 or lesser – a massive gap between pricing we should say.
The Inside Story
Here’s a quick overview of the most prominent features of the Tag Heuer Connected smartwatch.
• 360×360 resolution with 240 pixels per inch
• LTPS LCD display with multi touch capacity
• Sapphire crystal – scratch and reflection resistant
• Directional wind and weather monitoring
• Google Fit support
• Micro apps act as a timer, stop watch and alarm
• IP67 Water Resistance
• Titanium finish on bezels, lugs and other areas
• Vulcanized rubber strap
While these highlighted stuff might sound like overkill, they have the capability to push the watch and its performance to new heights. The $1500 pricing for the Tag Heuer Connected is definitely a far cry for most individuals as it might cost them an arm and a leg but if you can afford it, it is definitely the best piece of technology out there.
The perfectly rounded bezels and the fact that it comes from a company that is known for making wrist watches make it easier to gel with the crowd than Motorola or LG who are known to be tech companies, rather than watchmakers.
You may or may not purchase one but here’s a hands on unboxing video of the Connected that you could drool at! Courtesy from the people at Droid Life.