Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer is synonymous with luxurious and is now poised to take the wraps off its smartwatch — the titanium Carrera Connected — within the U.S.
The smartwatch is being touted because the Apple Watch killer and can sport a $ 1,500 price tag. It will make its strategy to shops in New York on Monday, Nov. 9, at 17:00 GMT. For these questioning concerning the titanium Carrera Connected’s European debut, the smartwatch might be launched there three days after the American launch.
The news comes straight from TAG Heuer’s CEO Jean-Claude Biver who spilled the beans to Le Matin Dimanche weekly in an interview on Sunday, Nov. 8.
“Our watch may have virtually the identical features as an Apple Watch, however I do not need to reveal an excessive amount of,” stated Biver.
Rumors have been rife that the TAG Heuer watch can be priced at $ 1,800. Nevertheless, Biver laid to relaxation all hypothesis stating that the titanium Carrera Connected will set shoppers again by $ 1,500. The corporate is concentrating on the smartwatch to high-finish clientele, slightly than the typical shopper and Biver says that the Carrera Connected can be “an unique, luxurious watch.”
The Swiss firm doesn’t contemplate Apple to be a direct rival as it’s primarily a watch model. Each Apple and TAG Heuer are engaged in “comparable work;” nevertheless, Biver believes that the latter didn’t have any want to promote a number of million related watches just like the latter.
The corporate didn’t disclose any specs of the watch however disclosed that the new smartwatch can be based mostly on TAG Heuer’s Carrera basic. Apparently, from a distance one will be unable to inform the distinction between the 2.
Furthermore, whereas the titanium-made Carrera Connected will be capable of join to at least one’s smartphone wirelessly and supply a number of capabilities, the smartwatch merely doesn’t rely one’s steps or assess the heart beat rely.
The corporate may also make out there six watchbands and the watch’s face can be modifiable. On the New York launch, Tag Heuer will make one thousand models of the Carrera Connected out there.
Whether or not or not the titanium Carrera Connected will have the ability to thwart the posh Version Gold of the Apple Watch which is obtainable in 18-carat yellow gold and rose gold and prices $ 17,500 stays to be seen.
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