Let me start with admitting this… I am a watch snob. I really like expensive watches, and not just for the name brand, but I prefer the styling and quality.
I personally have a TAG, and let me tell you, I was super excited when this announcement was made.
TAG Heuer has entered the SmartWatch arena! But… It’s primarily an Android Wear device, but a slight catch is that there is an iOS Android Wear app that will also make this watch work with Apple devices. Sorry Windows Phone users… seems you are out of luck.
I will be looking for this watch at CES next week to get more information about it, but in the meantime, you can check out the TAG Heuer Connected website to learn more.
Smartwatch maker Pebble has put out a little teaser of “something special” to be announced at CES 2014. There were no hints if it would be some new hardware, or maybe something more elaborate to their new app store. Either way, we will be waiting to hear all about it. For those of you who want to get the news in real time, they will be live streaming the announcement at GetPebble.com. The event is slated for January 6, 2014 at 11am PT.
Some screenshots of the Samsung Galaxy Altius have surfaced. The Galaxy Altius is said to be Samsung’s version of a smartwatch. The original post is in Korean but we were still able to make out some details. In all the screenshots you will see SKT in left upper corner meaning it will be able to be carried on a wireless carriers data plan.
Upper right hand corner:
- AltiusOS beta2
- 1.7% / 236 MB
- Code Altius
The Galaxy Altius appears to be running it’s own OS (Operating System), this could mean one of two things. It’s running software designed for the smartwatch itself or it could be a highly customized version of Android device.
You will also notice in another image that there is a music note with “Ring Soul” and a box with the play symbol indicating a music player. There is also the number 2 with an envelope next to it that could stand for text messages or emails.
It should be interesting to see how the overall project comes out. We are starting to see a large number of smartwatches, hit the market and now is the time if Samsung wants to join the madness.