Over the last few years, TAG Heuer has really upped its game in the smartwatch market — so much so it is safe to say that TAG Heuer produces the most desirable Google Wear OS-based smartwatch at this time.
Of course, Wear OS faces big competition from other operating systems, such as those from Garmin or Apple, but a lot of people will find a Wear OS-equipped watch ideal for them, especially those seeking a city/urban watch who have an Android-based smartphone, or want something more visually distinctive than an Apple Watch.
One of the best things about the TAG Heuer Connected series isn’t just the physical product itself but the software experience, as well. TAG Heuer has a dedicated team that is responsible for the extra software layers that are included on top of the base Google Wear Operating System. Google allows hardware makers like TAG Heuer to develop their own watch faces and a selection of software interfaces for things like exercise tracking, travel, and other commonly used tools.
TAG Heuer currently has a good level of variety in its smartwatch offerings. The Connected E4 is available in both a 45mm-wide and 42mm-wide size, and on top of that, there are various themed versions, including the TAG Heuer Connected E4 for golf, Porsche, and, of course, the fun Super Mario edition. These products share a lot in common such as underlying hardware and case shape, but product materials, cosmetics, and even the software can vary. For example, TAG Heuer has different software in the Golf and Super Mario versions of the Connected as opposed to the base model.
In this 45mm-wide form, the TAG Heuer Connected E4 is 15.3mm-thick and has a roughly 54mm lug-to-lug distance. The strap is 22mm-wide. The case is water-resistant to 50 meters, and over the screen is a sapphire crystal. The steel case is nicely polished with elegant lines, and the black bezel is produced from highly scratch-resistant ceramic. In addition to the touch-screen interface, the watch has two pushers, as well as the crown to control the operating system. The crown functions both as a button as well as a scroll wheel to efficiently look at information on the screen without having to swipe at it with your finger (and get fingerprints on it).
TAG Heuer includes expected common sensors and features inside of the Connected E4 including your full complement of location and activity sensors as well as a heart-rate monitor. TAG Heuer even has their own exercise tracking software that includes an attractive interface and an assortment of specific physical activities.
The people enjoy the TAG Heuer Connected smartwatch experience are sophisticated city-dwellers who want the best of both worlds: a modern smartwatch experience with a designer feel that comments about their status and personality. TAG Heuer does that better than any other luxury brand right now, and the good news is that the experience keeps getting better. Retail price for this reference SBR8A10.BT6259 TAG Heuer Connected E4 45mm in steel on the rubber strap is $2,050 USD.
Source: A Blog to Watch