TAG Heuer’s new Android Wear-powered Connected Watch is coming to Canada

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  • Francois Pigeon

    Beautiful and…..too expensive sadly

    • sggodsell

      Very nice watch. Great features like golf swing tracking as well as other fitness tracking, but it’s a little rich for my blood.

    • Raj Singh

      In 2 years’ time, you can put that 1,500 dollar credit towards a mechanical Tag Heuer watch that will last for a hundred years, so you end up with the smartwatch as a bonus. So, not expensive at all for a Tag but a bit pricey for a smartwatch on its own.

  • one of the sexiest smartwatches to date

  • SillyBear

    This makes the Huawei watch look like a bargain…

  • Fodder0f4

    Overpriced and overrated and….wait…that’s it.

    • KiwiBri

      no ones rated it yet?

    • El Capitan Morgan

      Sure… you just can’t afford it.

      Apple is overpriced and overrated and wait…that’s it!

    • Kevin Owens

      It’s a Tag. It’s not overpriced.

    • Brad Fortin

      It’s definitely overpriced.

    • Raj Singh

      This is for Tag Heuer customers that can apply that 1,500 spent on the smartwatch as credit towards an actual mechanical Tag Heuer watch. 1,500 isn’t that much for a Tag or a 2-year deposit on a Tag with an added bonus of having the smartwatch.

      It’s not 1,500 for Android Wear. It’s 1,500 for a Tag Heuer. But, if 1,500 is too much and you’re looking only for an affordable Android Wear or Apple Watch, there are plenty of other options out there… in which case, this will seem overpriced to you.

    • Brad Fortin

      I’m just bugging Kevin.

    • Raj Singh

      All good.
      It is expensive as a smartwatch when you consider that it runs Android Wear and you can buy other cool watches like the Apple Watch and the Huawei Watch for cheaper. But they’re selling the brand, not Android Wear really. If you want to own something that’s made by Tag Heuer, that’s the price to buy into that brand. They can’t set its value at anything under 1,000 dollars if they want it to be considered a luxury item. It has to be priced accordingly for consumers’ psyche.

    • ShaBi

      Problem is, this watch is not “made” by Tag Heuer. It’s an Intel powered Android Wear in a Tag Heuer case with a price tag of $1650.

      It’s the same with the Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Burberry watches. People know they are made by Fossil who’s price is sub $200, but they sell them for over $400 only because of the brand’s name.

    • Raj Singh

      That’s not a problem. In this case (literally), the components will be made by various companies from various countries. Tag is not about to start making displays and memory modules. As long as it’s sold under that brand’s name, no one will care. You probably already know that though. Just like people don’t give a sh t that the Apple phone is made by Samsung and a bunch others. Most people are oblivious to it. They just want to be able to say, “It’s a Tag.”

    • ShaBi

      I just find it really sad that what you said is true (and yes, I know). People and companies are losing their integrity and taking things for face value.

      One thing I wanna correct though, iPhone is made by parts designed/customized by Apple themselves and manufactured by Samsung and a few others. It’s completely different than just parts made by Samsung. They are exclusive to Apple. I think most people don’t understand that, and that’s where some of the hate are coming from.

    • Kevin Owens

      Have you ever seen the price of a Tag watch? The adult ones I mean.

    • Brad Fortin

      I don’t usually shop for antiques, so no.

    • Kevin Owens

      OK.. I guess everyone has their opinions. Although, facts are probably proving your opinion wrong, but it’s yours nonetheless.

    • Brad Fortin

      Like I told Raj, I’m just bugging you. I don’t care about TAG or its products.

    • Kevin Owens

      🙂 That’s fair. To be honest, I don’t care for them either. I recently started buying 100$ + watches (which people consider low grade I guess) but it took me forever since I never understood why people would pay so much for something that tells time. My wife convinced me to pay at least 100$ since I kept breaking my 20$ watches and she was right. But, I just don’t see myself paying 1000$ + tho. Unless she sees this and wants to surprise me for Christmas.. (as if that would happen…)

    • Raj Singh

      Like I said earlier…

      This is for Tag Heuer customers that can apply that 1,500 spent on the smartwatch as credit towards an actual mechanical Tag Heuer watch. 1,500 isn’t that much for a Tag or a 2-year deposit on a Tag with an added bonus of having the smartwatch until you upgrade.

      It’s not 1,500 for Android Wear. It’s 1,500 for a Tag smartwatch. But, if 1,500 is too much and you’re looking only for an Android Wear, there are plenty of other options out there…

  • vn33

    So the watch movement is not mechanical, right ? Quartz movement, probably ?

    • sggodsell

      It’s a touchscreen interface. So there is no mechanical movement. Did you not see that this watch has an Intel dual core 1.6 ghz processor with 1 gb of ram, with 4 gb of storage. It even has Bluetooth 4.1 and WiFi N.

    • vn33

      *Smacks head* … Duh!!
      Yes, you’re absolutely right …

  • Raj Singh

    I like it but I hope you can swap the rubber bands for metal and leather options. I’d also like to see more official Tag watch faces. Nice job on the micro apps, too.

    • Eluder

      I’d love an alligator leather strap with red stitching like some of their Grand Carerra watches.

    • sggodsell

      Engadget stated that the bands can be changed.

  • Elton Bello

    Probably they will price it at 2300CAD

    • sggodsell

      Ahh, why would they price it at $2300 cad when you can get it for $1650 cad right now.

    • Elton Bello

      Did you calculate the custom’s cost and other expenses? Plus they will sell it as a luxury item

    • TP

      What custom’s cost and other expenses? They ARE selling it as a luxury item, at $1650 Canadian dollars, at a Local Toronto retailer.

    • Elton Bello

      My bad, I missed that part, thought that was the price in the US store

    • TP

      Still too much. When I pay $1500-2000 for a watch, I expect to wear it for minimum 7-10 years, and I expect it to be either timeless or relevant to the industry. Unfortunately, ‘smartwatch’ does not fit into either. Their software support will end in 2-3 years, and even if you still wear, the battery life will diminish to almost zero after 3 years of daily charge.

    • sggodsell

      I am quite sure you will be able to replace the battery for like $50 to no more than $100. Also Android Wear is different to Android on the phones. Google maintains all Android Wear updates, because no one is allowed to change the Android Wear code, except for Google. So support will be a lot longer for Android Wear, then it will be on phones. Phone OEMs update their own devices.

    • TP

      We will see how the update/support goes. I like Android, but I would be surprised if Google keeps all the watches updated for more than 3 years. Just take a look at Nexus. There is no OEM involvement, still Google stops the update after 2 years.

    • Raj Singh

      They specifically address the very concern you point out…

      The 1,500 spent on the Tag smartwatch can be applied as credit towards an actual mechanical Tag Heuer watch that will last for a hundred years. 1,500 isn’t that much for a Tag or a 2-year deposit on a Tag with the added bonus of having the smartwatch.

      Granted, not everyone has that kind of disposable income or is in the market for a Tag Heuer.

    • TP

      Good to know that $1500 can be applied towards purchase of a mechanical TH watch, this article did not mention so I was not aware. Then I guess this smartwatch can be rather considered as a bonus to the purchase of a TH watch, which doesn’t sound bad.

  • norsem4n

    No thanks. It looks nice but I would want a guarantee of support from Tag and Google for support & updates for the next 10 years.

  • Bok Choy

    Nice watch but I’m really hesitant to get it. This will be obsolete in a year or two. Watches are supposed to be timeless especially for that price. For that price, I’d rather get a mechanical one. If it was say $500 then I’d get it.

    Seriously a nice looking watch, though.

  • Brad Fortin

    What an ugly, overpriced watch. /s

    • kroms

      The iWatch ? Ya Absolutely it is.

  • VancouverCoffeeGuy

    I’d like to see details of the watch’s trade up program for the mechanical Carrera in Canada. Considering the following:
    a) the Carrera it’s designed on is about $4,900 in Canada
    b) TAG is giving Canadians a price break considering our shitty dollar ($1650 CAD vs $1500 USD
    c) In the US, they’re offering a 2 year trade up program to the aforementioned TAG Carrera for and addl’ $1,500

    This could be a way to get a $5K Carrera (if that’s your thing) for around $3,500 CAD.

    People who eschew these things… these watches can be investments. I bought an Omega Seamaster Chronometer in 2004 for $2,100 CAD. I sold it last year for $3,150. With inflation, etc, I still came out ahead. (Bank of Canada inflation calculator says that $2100 is $2450 in 2015 dollars).

  • Paul Jerry

    All it’s missing is the shopping integration: “send flowers to jenny Q” (0:57…)

  • cartfan88

    The YouTube video does a good job at conveying the uses of the watch.

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