Tag Heuer, Intel Partner On Second Android Watch
Tag Heuer and Intel today announced the Modular 45, an Android-powered smartwatch run by an Intel processor. As the name implies, the wearable is highly configurable thanks to easy-to-swap modules, horns, bracelets, buckles, and dials. Tag Heuer and Intel claim more than 500 unique combinations are possible. The device uses an Intel Atom Z34XX processor and relies on Android Wear 2.0 with Google Assistant. Some of the specs include a 1.39-inch AMOLED display covered by sapphire, a titanium case, all-day battery life, 4 GB of memory, and water resistance to 5 atmospheres (~100 feet). The Modular 45 includes Bluetooth, GPS, and WiFi, but not LTE nor a heart rate monitor. The Modular 45 costs $1,600. It goes on sale today.
Feb 8, 2017
Google today officially made Android Wear 2.0 available to device makers and the public. The wearable platform has been in preview status since May 2016 and its release has been delayed for several months.
Sep 12, 2018
Apple today announced the fourth-generation of Apple Watches. For the first time since the original Watch, Apple is changing the dimensions of its smart wearable.
Aug 15, 2017
Qualcomm today announced a major expansion of Spectra, its effort to offer manufacturers a drop-in hardware and software solution for easily and affordably adding advanced camera technology to phones and other devices powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon chips. The expanded Spectra suite includes three new hardware camera modules.
Oct 3, 2018
LG today announced the W7, a unique, hybrid wearable that combines certain aspects of regular watches and smartwatch. LG says the watch was developed with the help of Swiss watchmaker Soprod SA, meaning it has a traditional design with a chrome bezel and support for standard 22mm straps.