Tag Heuer has unveiled today in a digital presentation two new watches – a 42mm and 45mm model of the Tag Heuer Connected Calibre E4. Both will run Google WearOS 3.0 when it becomes available later this year.
The first Connected watch was launched by the Swiss company some seven year sago. Since then Tag Heuer has established itself as one of the leaders in the area of luxury smart watches. We’ve seen a number of generations in its Connected line, including a Golf Edition.
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Last year, the company debuted the $2,150 Tag Heuer Super Mario smartwatch. That’s pretty expensive for a watch that will probably become outdated in a few years time. Nevertheless the device sold out just a few days following the launch! There is definitely a market for this sort of thing.
Connected Calibre E4 – two models
Now Tag Heuer is back with two new watches in the Connected lineup. They come in the form of a larger 45 mm and a smaller 42mm variant of the Connected Calibre E4. As you’d expect from a luxury watchmaker, the new range is premium built embodying the brand’s dedication to sophistication and attention to detail.
Some of the advertising posters feauture tennis star Naomi Osaka.
Built for those with more slender wrists, the 42mm model has a gender-neutral look. It comes in stainless steel or titanium case, as well as a bunch of strap options including those made in leather, rubber and steel.
The 1.28 inch OLED screen of the watch blends nicely with the case and there’s practically no discernable bezel. Its resolution comes in at 412 x 412 pixels (326ppi). Battery life is about a day with typical use, which is pretty standard for a WearOS watch.
The 45mm model sacrifices some of the elegance for a more sporty and masculine in design – it is, essentially, a revamped version of the previous generation. Its OLED measures a 1.39 inches (454×454 resolution display, 326ppi). The watch also comes in various build and strap options.
As far as battery life, this model gets a 30% boost in battery life as compared to the previous generation. That equates to slightly more than a full day of typical use.
Some updates to the collection come in the form of new dials. There’s a Riverside watchface that centers around a futuristic animated lava-like visualization of the flow of time. Other options include a Wellness watchface. That one centers around you activity information and includes a live heart rate visualization. In addition to these, there will be other interpretations of classic Connected faces that will roll out during 2022.
Tag Heuer has also used this opportunity to upgrade its Sports app. In addition to all the activity tracking info, users now get a seven-minute guided program that helps them put in a workout when they are short on time. Have less time than that? That’s fine as you can set the workout to last less than 7 minutes. Other custom programs are also available for a range of exercise needs and goals.
Out of the box, the latest Tag Heuer watches will be running Google Wear OS2. No surprise there as Samsung is the only company that has watches currently running Wear OS3. Once the new operating system is widely available, it will be installable on this generation as both variants come with Snapdragon Wear 4100+ technology.
The Tag Heuer Connected Calibre E4 watches will be available for purchase starting March 10. The smaller version will start at $1,800 while the 45mm one will start at $2,050.
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