The Tag Heuer Connected 2017 will ship with Android Wear 2.0 and an updated set of features..
Jean-Claude Biver, the CEO of Tag Heuer has told a Swiss/German publication that we can expect the launch of a new Swiss Engineered smartwatch in May 2017.
Talk about a second-gen Tag Heuer smartwatch goes back to Baselworld 2016 the Tag CEO admitted the company had underestimated the demand for their Connected watch, and a new collection was being planned for 2017.
It looks like the new smartwatch will feature a built-in GPS, making it a competitor to the new Apple Watch Series 2 and a bunch of other GPS-enabled smartwatches arriving in 2017. The ability to make payments from your wrist is also on the cards with the New Tag Heuer.
It will be shipping with Android Wear 2.0 and unlike the original which comes in one size, the new watch will be available in women’s and men’s sizes as well as a variety of colours, finishes and materials.
Tag Heuer smartwatches use microprocessors from Intel, so a chunk of their development comes from Silicon Valley, but the The watchmaking aesthetics and housing takes place in Switzerland, hence the Swiss Engineered label.
Tag’s CEO said 56K units of their first Connected watch have been sold since its launch 14 months ago. This number more than doubled the anticipated 20K units. Tag are reckoning on shipping as many as 150K of their new smartwatches in 2017 – quite a step up – but in sync with the growth in wearable tech sales, forecasted by market analysts.
How much the Tag Heuer Connected 2017 smartwatches will cost is still anybody’s guess. The 2015 model is the most expensive Android Wear watch, weighing in at around $2,000 USD.