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Tag Heuer has launched its own attempt at a smartwatch, one that is partly constructed by Intel in the United States. The Tag Heuer Connected, priced at $1,500, is a round-faced Android Wear smartwatch inspired heavily by the premium watch producer's popular Carrera watch, with a 1.5-inch 360x360-resolution touchscreen LTPS display housed in a premium grade 2 titanium casing with IP67 ingress protection and a sapphire crystal face.
The luxury versions of the Apple Watch are not considered competition to high-priced products by Swiss watch makers, comments from the CEO of Tag Heuer suggest. Speaking at a time his company is teasing its own entry into the smartwatch market, Jean-Claude Biver claimed in an interview that smartwatches that cost more than $2,000, such as the $17,000 Apple Watch Edition, have an issue, namely that they will become obsolete and lose their value.
Tag Heuer's high-end smartwatch will be shipping in October or November, according to a report. More details about the Swiss watchmaker's device received by Bloomberg points to a sale price of almost $1,400, and a battery life of around 40 hours from a single charge. Earlier reports point to it as using Android Wear and using Intel components, though it is believed it will be designed to appeal more tot typical buyers of premium smartwatches instead of technology enthusiasts.
Tag Heuer, Google and Intel have announced a partnership to launch a Swiss smartwatch, powered by Intel technology and Android Wear. The trio of companies working on the new Android Wear device call the effort "a new era of collaboration between Swiss watchmakers and Silicon Valley, bringing together each company's respective expertise in luxury watchmaking, software and hardware."
Last week, Swiss luxury-watch marker TAG Heuer reportedly lost a key person in its sales division to Apple. In an interview with CNBC, LVMH's head of watch brands Jean-Claude Biver confirmed that the company recently lost an executive to the iPhone manufacturer. Sources confirmed that the executive was Vice President of Global Sales and Retail Patrick Pruniaux.
Tag Heuer has unveiled an updated version of its Meridiist luxury mobile phone, featuring what it calls a the "world's first perpetual power reserve." By using the Wysisps transparent photovoltaic film from Sunpartner behind the display, the Meridiist Infinite effectively turns the screen into a solar panel, allowing it to charge without needing to be connected to an external power source.
Watch maker Tag Heuer has introduced yet another luxury Android phone, the Racer. The new "avant garde communication" device is inspired by GT cars and Formula 1, bringing carbon fiber panels and titanium elements to a shock-resistant rubber chassis.
Tag Heuer is no stranger to making ultra-luxury handsets, and is now back with another mega-dollar offering. The Android-powered Link smartphone differs from other similar exclusive devices as it's more rugged. The maker says the device is impervious to water, shock, and dust, and has a 3.5-inch Gorilla Glass screen to guard against scratches.
TAG Heuer on Monday announced the release of a limited-edition cellphone, the design of which was inspired by the Lamborghini Murcielago supercar. Only 1963 examples of the MERIDIIST Automobili Lamborghini cellphone will be made worldwide to signify the founding year of Lamborghini cars. The phone is made of stainless steel coated in black titanium carbide and sports the same signature as the one found on the Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640's V12 engine block.
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