Sunday, March 20, 2016

The future of watches


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The future of watches is a little depressing as innovations and technology is over taking the watch market under the name of "wearable tech."
With attempts like the "i watch" from apple aim to replace the classic submariner we all love.

a little way down the line only the luxury timepieces would survive provided they change there style according to the taste of there customers. Lets admit it stubborn fanatics like us would never accept this change. 
For a moment lets picture the differences between the 2 worlds. One lets you view the weather, play games, set reminders,show game scores and much more. while the other shows time and has diamonds on it. So wheres the catch simple the smarter one is ugly needs to be charged a lot and dries up your phones battery.


The smart watch industry was ignited as soon as pebble came into play followed by the industry giant Samsung. Who was then followed by tech giant apple. ll together these guys came up with various watches that all looked like a matchbox but there gadget appeal got the wearable tech industry a giant 32.9 billion dollars. Thats right even Trumph couldn't believe it would be that HUGE!.
Most of this money is drained straight out of the luxury watch industry. Thats correct the luxury giants have dropped 20% in sales since the release of the i watch and samsung gear 2.


While some brands are being stubborn and others have accepted the ugly truth. There is still hope. Thats right hope comes to us watch fanatics in the form of tag heuer. Tag is the first luxury brand to come out with an electric spin on there classic Carrera. They have taken the proven winner of there watch line and changed its outlook. Its perfect its as if both the industries created something that appeals to everyone.


The Tag Heuer Connected is the first to make use of Intel's newest Atom processor made for a wearable.  which compares to the usual found in most Android Wear smartwatches. That means it should be faster than its rivals, and it certainly felt fast in my brief hands on, but I'd have to spend more time with the device to test if there's really a noticeable improvement.
It'll also come packing 1GB of RAM, and a 410mAh battery, which beats the competition on paper, but Google is only claiming an "all day" battery life, which is standard. Presumably the large screen and the fact it's always on by default mean the larger battery doesn't offer longer life.
To round things off the watch has 4GB of internal storage, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 BLE. All of which are fairly standard for an Android Wear smartwatch at this point.

What ever the conclusion may be its clear that the future holds a lot.