The famous Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer introduced the second generation of its smart watches. The model is called Connected Modular 45, developed in collaboration with Intel and is based on Android Wear 2.0 We do software platform. Moreover, the gadget is fully up to its name, allowing you to not only use different straps, tabs, buckles, but also to replace the electronic module Smart hours on a normal mechanical.
TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 received the certification «Swiss Made» (Made in Switzerland). The manufacturer offers 11 design options, own clock module is made in silver or black, the straps are made of leather, rubber, titanium or ceramic in different colors. There are 45 additional options, including patent leather, rose gold and even diamonds. Total turns 56 design options. The manufacturer claims 500 different combinations.
Watches are equipped with a 1.39-inch AMOLED-display with a resolution of 400 x 400 pixels with a sapphire glass, Intel Atom Z34XX processor, 512 MB RAM and 4 GB of internal flash memory, 410 mAh battery. It supports WiFi (802.11 b / g / n), Bluetooth 4.1 LE, NFC, GPS. It is possible to work with both Android, and iOS 9. provided protection from water with a dive to 50 meters.
Price TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 starts from 1650 USD. Sales begin in the US, Europe, UK, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, Malaysia and Singapore.
In January of this year, TAG Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver said that they plan to issue new smart watch in May. Later Android Central resource possible to find out that the new product called Connected Modular will run on Android Wear 2.0 We do receive and modular design. Recently, TAG Heuer’s official Twitter account posted a teaser of the new watch, which was accompanied by the following message: “March 14, stay tuned.”
In the teaser, you can see part of the image clock. At first glance, they look like the original TAG Heuer Connected, presented in 2015. A key feature of the new items should be a possibility to disconnect the electronic unit with a display and install it instead of traditional clockwork to make TAG Heuer Connected Modular during normal business hours.
Despite the very high cost of TAG Heuer Connected, the manufacturer announced recently that its sales doubled in 2016 exceeded the company’s expectations, but exact figures are not named.
This year is planned to release watches under the brands Tommy Hilfiger and Hugo Boss. Of course, it would be smart watches, otherwise we would not be writing about them, plus they expected the Google Android Wear version 2.0 firmware.
New items from the Tommy Hilfiger and Hugo Boss will be launched in autumn 2017 and be sure to receive the support of Android Pay payment system, which was previously known as Google Wallet. Her work is known, impossible without NFC module, so that it is also a new clock embed. The cost of hours will be in the region of US $ 495, but so far it is not known what they expected electronic filling.
Google Android Wear 2.0 platform was announced on February 9, together with intelligent clock LG Watch new generation. Firmware learned how to download apps from Google Play, just like a smartphone, and even support cellular networks without first synchronizing with a mobile phone. But all these developments had no impact on the situation on the market, which began to slowly decline – users around the world have played enough with wearable gadgets, and demand for them has fallen sharply, which also caused a glut. Let’s see if Tommy Hilfiger and Hugo Boss will be able to rectify the situation.
Xiaomi company unveiled sneakers with a long name 90 Minutes Ultra Smart Sportswear. “Smart” sports shoes uses Intel Curie chip to collect information that will be useful for professional athletes: they are counting steps, overcoming distance, calories burned, speed, and so on.
In addition, Xiaomi shoes independently define exactly how a user moves: running there, or go climbing on the rock. Battery capacity is sufficient for three months battery life of the shoe.
As for the features of the most footwear, it worked out taking into account the specific use. Therefore, it should be comfortable it is for those who play sports. The kit includes a removable anti-bacterial insole. Xiaomi sneakers cost around $ 45.
Another month – another piece of Google’s statistics regarding the fragmentation of Android mobile operating system. For Nougat, the most current version of the platform, the past month was not bad enough, increase the number of devices running Android 7.0 and Android 7.1 was an impressive 133% (from 1.2% in February to 2.8% in March). However, Nougat, which was released more than six months ago, is still far behind even overtly older versions of Android, such as KitKat (its share is 20.8%). Rankings for several months in a row is Android Lollipop, running on 32.5% of devices. The second line of the rating got more urgent Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is installed on 31.3% of all gadgets. It is noteworthy that the rankings are still in Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread. According to Google data, dale these versions is at 1%. Recall that the minimum cross-threshold is higher than 0.1%. Recently dropped below the critical level indicator Android 2.2 Froyo, which is why one of the first versions of Google’s mobile platform is no longer mentioned in the rankings.
Online shop LightInTheBox.com organized discount on smart bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2. By entering the coupon when ordering OZB105064470A, you can buy it for only $ 19.99. This cost does not increase because of the need to deliver smart phone from China, since shipping is free. Recall, Xiaomi smart bracelet can count steps, measure the pulse, to remind if you sat up, analyze the quality of sleep, announce calls and messages, as well as act as a password for your smartphone. Its body is protected from water and is equipped with a small OLED-display, and the battery provides a little less than three weeks without recharging.
Fitbit Company introduced a new fitness bracelet Fitbit Alta HR. It is positioned as the world’s thinnest fitness bracelet with constant tracking the pulse.
It uses Pure Pulse technology, there is an automatic recognition exercises, advanced tracking sleep with the recognition of sleep phases and their duration.
Battery life up to seven days. As with other Fitbit device, the new Fitbit Alta HR is available in different color options and straps. The base model for $ 149.95 includes black, gray, blue, coral and pink color options with a suitable aluminum tracker. There are also two special editions with pink strap and trimmed with pink gold tracker, as well as the black version for $ 179.95. Sales will begin in April 2017, and pre-orders are starting to be taken today.
Windows 98 – this legendary operating system, literally a breakthrough for its time, and many remember her warm word to this day. Enthusiast 314 reactor even made it on the basis of smart watches that are really smart and can run programs for the desktop PC.
Of course, the idea visually looks like a dream tehnogika and how smart watch from the fantastic ’90s movies, but because of its coolness rising repeatedly. The device is based on the cost Raspberry Pi Model A, but it itself is built on ARM-processor, whose support in Windows 98. So QEMU virtual machine has been raised at first, and then set the Operating System from Microsoft. The screen is truly portable PC has a diagonal of 2.4 inches, and it’s all powered by a battery capacity of 1000 mAh.
According to the authors, his device can be installed multiple operating systems in addition to the core – Windows 95, ME, and, of course, XP, to switch between them on the body separate buttons removed. Of course, is still in its early stages of development, and Windows 98 is very slow, so that a full-fledged work until you can not walk and talk, but dopilivanie device takes place in a non-stop, so that sooner or later the gadget will grow to a “buy and I use “, and then all these your Apple Watch and the like seem useless toy.
It has recently become aware of a new patent application from Google, which in detail describes a cap with an integrated camera and a system for live broadcasts. The gadget is equipped with a battery, microphone and speaker with bone conduction. Device management is carried out using a smartphone, connected through Bluetooth. It is assumed that the “smart” cap can be used to record and broadcast the various events in the first person, and then share the content created.
It is worth noting that Google may never release a real device on the basis of the ideas of this patent. Nevertheless, it shows the interest of the company in the segment of handheld cameras.
Japan’s Line is most known for its service instant messaging plans to enter the market development of artificial intelligence. Messenger Line is popular in Japan and South Korea and from the same place the company’s partners, who will perform the development of cloud consumers personal assistant. It was Sony and LG , together with Line constitute the triumvirate to develop Clova ( abbreviation of Cloud Virtual Assistant, Virtual Assistant Cloud). Integrated chat he will be Line, and later in other devices. Among them, the smart column Wave, which is on the parameters close to the Amazon Echo and Google Home. It should reach the market in Japan and South Korea at the beginning of the summer.