It says something about how the watch industry has changed when one of the most
about talked about products at the 2019 Baselworld Watch and Jewelry Fair was a
connected watch from Tag Heuer. But it's far from the only one. From Alpina and
Apple to Montblanc and Fossil, here are some of the best smart watches.
In addition to the changing world of horology, this watch also shows the innovation at smart watches. A year ago this connected watch with its modular design received the prestigious Red Dot Design Award. This latest model is created specifically for golfers and anyone who is fascinated by the sport. Every aspect of the smartwatch and app was created to enhance the player’s game. It has 2D and 3D renderings of more than 39,000 courses and provides comprehensive performance analysis. But of course the golf aspect to this watch is only one function of this fully connected watch. It’s powered by an Intel Atom processor with 512 MB of memory and 4 GB of storage. It also has multiple sensors, including GPS, NFC, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a tilt detection sensor, a microphone and a vibrations haptics engine. The battery has up to 25 hours of battery life under normal usage. The sandblasted titanium case is topped with a black ceramic bezel ring.
Once upon a time, the average smart watches seemed as pointless as a London lido. But lessons are learnt fast in tech. Smartwatches are no longer just a geeky phone accessory, they can replace your credit card for contactless payment, keep you up to date with social media, and be an invaluable fitness aid.