Intel & Tag Heuer are partnering to make a $1,600 Android Wear smartwatch

The most recent Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch happens to be the Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45. It carries on with the. The price starts from $1,600 which is $100 more than 2015’s Tag Heuer Connected.

Jerry Bautista, vice president of New Technology Group at Intel is certain that this new watch is more than just an Android Wear module in an expensive body. He says that Intel worked with Tag Heuer to create this watch like any other expensive mechanical watch, with exacting standards on the internals.

According to Bautista, the 1.39-inch AMOLED display is round without a flat tire, surrounded by a ring which holds all the needed antennas for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It can also fit an ambient light sensor in, with a light pipe from the sapphire cover glass on the watch channeling down and inside to the board.

When it comes to specs, we are looking at Android Wear 2.0 with Intel’s Atom Z34XX processor. It also has GPS, with no LTE or a heart rate monitor. It’s water proof and can be worn underwater down to about 100 feet with a tympanic membrane over the microphone. According to Intel, it’s 13.2mm thick. 

Image Credit: TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45/ Intel

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