We have previously reported that Tag Heuer the Swiss watch maker is collaborating with Google to bring a Swiss made smartwatch, now, the company is releasing more details about the watch specs, price and release date.
Jean-Claude Biver, the Tag Heuer CEO said that the new watch will not be completely swiss made, it will be assembled in Switzerland with about 80% of swiss made components, but the watch engine will be the Intel CPU, and speaking about hardware, the Tag Heuer Carrera smartwatch will feature interchangeable hardware components. Biver also announced that the battery of the device will last for 40 hours, which mean that you need to recharge it every two days.
For the software department, the company will sit back and watch Google doing all the work, the device will run Android Wear, which mean that you can enjoy the same Moto 360 or the Huawei Watch experience with a fancier Swiss device, a big trio partnership that could bring the “the world’s first luxury Android Wear smartwatch”. Intel is also pretty excited to enter the wearable market by producing its first Wearable dedicated CPU, Michael Bell, corporate VP of Intel’s New Devices Group said: “As we work to enable technology experiences that provide greater utility and value to people, Intel is confident that a collective approach will inspire new innovation in wearable technology”
The new watch that the company wants to call Tag Heuer Carrera Wearable 01 will go on sale starting from 9 November, with a price that surpass Android wear devices, but not Swiss made watches, $1400.