Tag Heuer has added to its range of smartwatches a Golf Edition of its recently unveiled Connected Calibre E4 model.
This should come as no huge shock to anyone as the Swiss company has done something similar with some of its other watches. For example, there’s a special golf version of its Connected Modular 45.
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The company released the Connected Calibre E4 model around two months ago. It comes in a 42mm and a 45mm option and both of these will run Google WearOS 3.0 once it is made available later this year. For now they pack WearOS 2.
With an entry price of $1,800, this is a luxury watch so its mostly about the branding and premium build. But beyond that, the Calibre E4 model has the Snapdragon Wear 4100+ processor on-board, along with built-in satellite connectivity and the usual fitness and health sensors.
Tag Heuer Connected Calibre – Golf Edition
The special Golf Edition is a revamped version of the larger, 45mm diameter of that watch. It has a masculine rather than gender-neutral design and comes with a sapphire crystal protected 1.39 inch OLED screen. The case has a titanium build with a Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) finish.
A nice touch is the rubber around the bold black crown which serves to make it easier to twist and navigate through the various golf course maps. To help with menu navigation, there are two mechanical-like pushers on either side of the crown.
Golf specific design and functionality
This special edition slaps on some golf-specific design elements such as a ceramic bezel with 1-18 scale for use on the golf course. A nice touch are the magnetic ball markers on the titanium clasp of the white strap that can be used on the go. In the box you’ll also find a plain, perforated black strap for use when you are away from the golf course.
In terms of golf-specific functionality, the watch has automatic swing detection. This is automatically triggered when the timepiece registers a movement on the golf course.
The app is quite feature rich, as well. Tag Heuer Golf App comes with detailed 2D mapping of hazards and distances for more than 40,000 golf courses around the world. The interface shows distances, hole numbers and club information. What’s more, the software records shot distances as you walk to the ball which helps with the club recommendation tool, there’s in-depth statistical analysis, it keeps score in real time and driving zone features. The iOS app can even generate 3D renderings of the ball trajectory.
Beyond that the watch taps into the Tag Heuer Sport app for fitness and health tracking. Smart functionality includes support for notifications, weather, an agenda app, music control, Google Pay and translate.
This watch sounds like quite a complete solution for golf lovers. Of course, this is to be expected considering the thing starts at $2,650 on Tag Heuer’s website. That works out to $150 more than the regular version of the Connected Calibre E4.
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