Starts at the hefty price tag of $1,650 (~Php 83K).
The triumvirate of Tag Heuer, Google and Intel have just announced their newest generation smartwatch, the oddly named Connected Modular 45. This timepiece features an Intel SoC running on Android Wear 2.0 and comes with the usual bells and whistles that would attract the would-be luxury device spender. Let’s see what’s under the hood.
Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 Smartwatch
- Intel Atom Z3400 dual-core processor (Silvermont)
- PowerVR G6400 GPU
- 512MB RAM
- 1.39-inch AMOLED display, 400 x 400 resolution, Sapphire Glass
- 4GB internal storage
- WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, GPS
- Water resistance (50 meters)
- 410mAh battery (25 hours battery life)
- Android Wear 2.0
Color options range from Black, Titanium, Aluminum, Gold, and Diamond. Available straps come in rubber, leather, ceramic or titanium material.
According to Anandtech, buyers of the Connected Modular 45 can switch the digital smartwatch module with a mechanical watch module at a moderate price: “a Swiss mechanical movement module with 3 hands (caliber 5) or an expensive COSC-certified chronograph Tourbillon Heuer 02-T.” Both options are still water-resistant.
The Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 is pegged starting at $1,650 (~Php 83K). Adding diamonds into the mix skyrockets the pricing to $7000 (~Php 350K). A special Deluxe Box Set with all the bling-bling and pzazz will set millionaire folk around $17,000 (~Php 855K) excluding tax. Luxury watches will be luxurious, no surprise there.