S wish you weren’t anticipating TAG Heuer to be a one-and-performed within the smartwatch area, as a result of inside the subsequent yr, they will have to release a “actual assortment” of them, in accordance Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer and president of the LVMH Watch Division.
During a variety of interviews at Baselworld, Biver mentioned developing a brand new model of their Connected watch (our review) that would arrive in six to 8 other fashions. He referred to as it a “actual assortment” since the present Connected type is most effective to be had as simply that, a unmarried style. With a “assortment,” shall we see other designs, metals, types, and worth issues.
Biver cited that once the primary 15,000 devices of the Connected went on sale on the finish of final yr, they bought out virtually in an instant and they “underestimated” call for. We aren’t positive what number of they have got bought due to the fact that that preliminary batch, however they be expecting to promote some other 40,000 to 50,000 this yr.
In similar information, Biver’s former corporate, Hublot, could also be subsequent in line to introduce a smartwatch. We don’t recognize if the watch will run Android Wear or simply be sensible in that it may percentage notifications, however Biver advised Reuters that the extremely-top-finish watchmaker may just release watches with shrewd purposes as early as 2017 or 2018. Knowing Hublot, O wouldn’t be stunned if we’re speaking a smartwatch within the more than one heaps of greenbacks vary.
Biver additionally discussed that Zenith, some other top-finish watch logo beneath the LVMH umbrella could also be in attention for smartwatches.
Watch enthusiasts, any hobby in any respect in those luxurious smartwatches?