Android wear has become the most popular gadget in the world now after Apple had debuted it watch some time back. Every tech giant has its own smartwatch but, now we can see that world renowned watch makers like Tag Heuer is also making a smartwatch which will be on Android. A smartwatch from Tag Heuer would definitly grab the world attention.
Here are some of the watches which are being showcased at the Swiss trade fair Baselworld. Do take a peek and share your thoughts in the comment box below.
Tag Heuer announced a collaboration with Google and Intel at Baselworld 2015, marking its debut into the smartwatch market. Tag Heuer states that its smartwatch will look similar to its Black Carrera. The Tag Heuer smartwatch should be available by the end of 2015.
Vector announced a smartwatch at Baselworld 2015 that will run on a proprietary operating system and work with iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices. There is a round-faced model called Luna and a square-faced option called Meridian and they will come in a range of steel finishes, with both leather and link interchangeable straps available. A vibration will alert you to a notification but, the message won't display or dismiss until you raise or lower your arm respectively. Vector claims the smartwatch will offer a 30-day battery life and it will deliver information such as calendar events around the edges of its analogue-style display.
The Horological Smartwatch has been designed for women and while it looks like a traditional watch, it has an extra dial to display your daily step count and sleep activity at a glance. The watch uses MotionX tracking, which has algorithms that work with the movement sensors in the device to provide an accurate step count. It will sync to Android and iOS smartphones via Bluetooth. The Alpina Horological Smartwatch doesn't have an exact price or release date but expect around £350 (approx Rs. 23,603) from April.
Bulgari revealed the Diagono Magnesium concept at Baselworld 2015, which it claims is a luxury timepiece "completely opposite" from other "so-called" connected watches. It is said to be 100 per cent Swiss and NFC-enabled and it is described as a self-winding, mechanical watch that apparently works with a protected electronic passport called Luxury Wrist Vault. The passport app is said to have a wide range of possibilities, including making payments, logging in securely to a digital community, opening doors, starting your car engine in the morning, getting exclusive access to a VIP lounge. Pricing, specs and a release data are yet to be known.
Mondaine has announced the Helvetica No 1 Horological Smartwatch at Baselworld 2015, featuring an analogue face with a sub-dial that lies in the six o'clock position and represents activity and sleep pattern data. A supporting app sends information to the face, but as there is no digital read out, the Mondaine smartwatch won't show emails, messages or anything similar. Instead it uses MotionX technology, like the Alpina device, to deliver accurate data readings. A brushed matt steel case, sapphire crystal glass and a soft leather strap are all on board.The Mondaine Helvetica No 1 Horological Smartwatch will go on sale in the Autumn but pricing has yet to be revealed.
Frédérique Constant has also announced a Horological Smartwatch at Baselworld 2015 featuring an analogue face like the Mondaine and Alpina models, along with a secondary dial to display your daily activity and sleep patterns. The activity tracking is powered by MotionX, while sleep monitoring is achieved via Sleeptracker technology and the Frédérique Constant Horological Smartwatch offers sleep cycle alarms, get-active alerts, adaptive coaching and a two-year battery life. It will sync with iOS and Android apps and it is finished with a 42mm stainless steel case and alligator strap. The Frédérique Constant Horological Smartwatch will be available from the beginning of June, starting at €950 (approx Rs. 64,065).
Gucci and will.i.am
Gucci team up with will.i.am to create a fashionable smartband that will make and receive calls, texts and emails, as well as store music, deliver maps and events from your calendar, plus track your activity. The device is 3G enabled so it won't need to be connected to a smartphone to work and it comes with a front-facing camera, a heart rate monitor, temperature sensor and built-in GPS. No pricing or availability information for the Gucci will.i.am smartband has been revealed yet.
The Kairos smartwatch is a fully-functioning mechanical watch that features a secondary see-through screen within the same casing. The transparent TOLED display delivers notifications and other data, while still allowing you to see the watch hands beneath when nothing else is happening. It will work with iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices and an accompanying app will push the notifications to your wrist, while also offering camera functions and music playback. Activity and sleep tracking is powered by Misfit and the battery is claimed to last between two and three days. The Kairos smartwatch comes in numerous styles and materials with prices starting at $549- $1,249 (approx Rs. 37,020-77,842) for a limited edition version of 1,000 units. Pre-orders are open now.