TAG Heuer’s first ever smartwatch doesn’t look like one, costs $1500

TAG Heuer Connected has just entered the arena as a luxury smartwatch from the Swiss company. The highlight of this offering is that it looks exactly like a wrist watch, but is actually an Android Wear device that costs $1500.

If you find the design familiar, do take note that it’s modelled along the lines of the Carrera watch which was first released by the firm back in the 1960s. The TAG Heuer Connected is pretty large in size at 46.2mm wide and 12.8mm thick, but weighs in at just 53gms.

This new smartwatch has been equipped by its makers with a number of premium features. They include directional wind and weather monitoring, aside from titanium lugs, 3D-raised and fine-brushed numerals, a sandblasted and carbide-coated titanium bezel as well as IP67 splash-proof water resistance.

TAG Heuer Connected

Despite adopting a gyroscope, a tilt detection sensor, a microphone and even a haptic engine, this TAG Heuer gad has surprisingly decided to give the heart rate sensor a miss. It does feature Wi-Fi support, apart from Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity though.

A quick look at the main specs of the TAG Heuer Connected:

– Display: 1.5inch LTPS LCD, 360 x 360 pixels
– OS: Android Wear
– Processor: 1.6GHz dual core
– Memory: 1GB RAM, 4GB storage
– Battery: 410mAh
– Sensors: Gyroscope, tilt detection sensor, microphone, haptic engine
– Connectivity: Bluetooth BLE 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

An important aspect about the Connected smartwatch is the fact that an Intel processor has been chosen by the company to go inside it. This 1.6GHz dual core unit is accompanied by 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage space, a 410mAh battery and a 1.5-inch 360 x 360 pixel display covered by scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.

The TAG Heuer Connected smartwatch will only come with a black wrist band when purchased online. But if you visit the company’s official stores in the US, you’ll be able to grab other color options as well. While it has already been released in the US, it should arrive in Europe on November 12.