Smartwatches to look out for
All the previous watches can be purchased right now, and are the one’s we’d recommend checking out first. However, there are a few that have been launched very recently, plus others that are coming soon, you should also know about. Here are a few that may rate highly in the future.
Arguably the first luxury timepiece brand to fully embrace the smartwatch, TAG Heuer’s Carrera Connected launched at the beginning of November 2015 for a wallet-tightening $1,500. For that, you get a massive 46mm body made out of grade 2 titanium, an Intel processor, Android Wear, and the chance to trade it in for a mechanical Carrera watch at a later date, should you get sick of it. It’s available through a very select list of TAG Heuer dealers now, if you like the idea of splashing out. Read more here.
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Another big name in traditional watch making has adopted Android Wear, and produced a fully-fledged smartwatch. The Fossil Q Founder costs $295, and has a similar ‘flat-tire’ style circular screen to the Moto 360. It’s big at 46mm wide, and heavy at 71 grams, meaning it’s probably more suited to male wrists, plus like the TAG Heuer Carrera Connected, it uses an Intel processor. Launched at the end of November, it has recently gone on sale through Fossil. Read more here.
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The Blocks watch won’t be out until mid-2016, but from what we’ve seen so far, it’s going to be very exciting. It’s a modular watch, meaning the strap links all perform different functions and can be swapped around to suit the wearers needs. Want more standby time? Add some battery links. Going for a hike? Add a GPS link. The Blocks smartwatch completed its successful Kickstarter campaign at the end of November, raising more than $1.6 million, and is on track for a May 2016 launch. Read our hands on review here.
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