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It says something about how the watch industry has changed when one of the most about talked about products at the 2019 Baselworld Watch and Jewelry Fair was a connected watch from Tag Heuer. But it’s far from the only one. From Alpina and Apple to Montblanc and Fossil, here are some of the best connected watches.
TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 ‘Golf Edition’
In addition to the changing world of horology, this watch also shows the innovation at Tag Heuer. A year ago this connected watch with its modular design received the prestigious Red Dot Design Award. This latest model is created specifically for golfers and anyone who is fascinated by the sport. Every aspect of the smartwatch and app was created to enhance the player’s game. It has 2D and 3D renderings of more than 39,000 courses and provides comprehensive performance analysis. But of course the golf aspect to this watch is only one function of this fully connected watch. It’s powered by an Intel Atom processor with 512 MB of memory and 4 GB of storage. It also has multiple sensors, including GPS, NFC, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a tilt detection sensor, a microphone and a vibrations haptics engine. The battery has up to 25 hours of battery life under normal usage. The sandblasted titanium case is topped with a black ceramic bezel ring.
Montblanc Summit 2
The second generation of the Montblanc Summit advances its uses for fitness, exploration and travel. It tracks daily fitness regimens; provides translations and directions; and, according to the luxury brand, even helps minimize jetlag. The 42 mm unisex watch comes in a variety of styles and materials and is powered by Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor by Qualcomm and Wear OS Google. One of the new enhancements is a rotating crown that provides easier access to apps and other functions. Like the first generation it comes with several digital dial designs.
Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch
This watch combines the esthetic and analogue functions of a mechanical watch with the digital connectivity of a smartwatch. The 42mm stainless steel timepiece uses a quartz movement. The MMT-365 App tracks calendar events, sleep and activity monitoring, call notifications and alarm functions. It comes with a black leather perforated strap.