Hublot Big Bang e FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™

Hublot presents the Big Bang e FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, a connected watch with a new ”timeline” function that will take fans of the world’s largest football tournament right into the heart of the action.

Hublot has been the Official Timekeeper of the FIFA World Cup for the 4th consecutive edition and will time all 64 games at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, including the final in the Lusail Stadium in Doha on December 18.

With more than 1 billion viewers, the FIFA World Cup™ tournament is the world’s most watched sports event1. The 129 official referees will be timing the game with the new Big Bang e FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ on their wrists.

Hublot Big Bang e FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ watch

The Hublot Big Bang e FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ is a Gen3 connected watch in Hublot’s collection and is the highest performing and exciting Big Bang e to date. With an even larger and improved high-definition screen, every glorious moment of the game will be captured by the new designed dedicated football app.

From the countdown to the most anticipated moment of the tournament, the FIFA World Cup™ Final, Hublot will be at the heart of the action. Before the tournament starts, the Big Bang e FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ will be in countdown mode, keeping track of the days until the opening match on November 20 between Qatar and Ecuador.

Hublot Big Bang e FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ watch

Then, with 15 minutes to go before each match, the watch will deliver team line-ups and player profiles, so the wearer can feast on the details from the comfort of their wrist.

As a game kicks off, the watch will automatically enter “match mode” and activate “timeline”, a feature created exclusively for this watch that will help fans capture the most memorable and most important moments in football.

Hublot Big Bang e FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ watch

This is how it works: at the outer edge of the dial there will be a scale split into five sections, indicating the first and second halves, additional time allowed in each half, and half time. If a goal is scored, the watch will show a match event animation mentioning the player’s name, and a football symbol will appear at the appropriate minute mark on the scale. The same thing happens if there is a yellow card, a red card or a penalty.

If a match goes beyond normal time, the watch display will automatically switch into extra time mode, and then again into shootout mode, in the event a match goes to penalties. Each penalty is recorded by a football with a green or red outline to indicate whether or not the attempt was successful. A final “match period animation” shows when the game is over, and the final score.

Hublot Big Bang e FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ watch

At any point during a game, the wearer can replay these events by scrolling around the dial using the watch’s crown.

After five seconds of inactivity, the watch automatically switches into “low consumption mode” to save battery. This legible, ergonomic, gloriously interactive functionality is unique to the Big Bang e FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.

The Hublot Big Bang e FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ has an imposing, exquisitely engineered 44mm case in micro-blasted and polished black ceramic and black titanium.

It houses a Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 4100 processor powered with the latest version of Wear OS by Google™ (Wear OS 3).

Hublot Big Bang e FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ watch

The watch’s impressive hardware specification includes an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a microphone a speaker, GPS and a heart-rate monitor. It also comes with a full suite of preloaded apps that enable wearers to stay connected and to track activity, health and more. Wearers can discover more great apps with Google Play on their watches.

It also comes with the promise of all-day battery life and a two-hour charge to full from empty. Bluetooth 5.0 will connect it to a wide range of devices and accessories. The watch is Android and iOS compatible and water-resistant to 3 ATM. It will be limited to 1,000 pieces.

The Big Bang e FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ will also be highly personalisable, with dozens of dial options available through the accompanying smartphone app.

Hublot Big Bang e FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ watch

The official version has a burgundy dial and a black and burgundy lined rubber strap inspired by the flag colours of the State of Qatar, FIFA World Cup 2022™ Host Country. Fans will also be able to choose dial and strap designs in the colours of each of the 32 participating countries.

Technical details

Model: Hublot Big Bang e Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022™
Reference 450.CI.1100.RX.FWC22

Case
Microblasted and polished black ceramic
Diameter: 44mm
Thickness: 14mm
Water resistance: 3 ATM (30m)
Sapphire crystal

Display
Technology: In-cell AMOLED
Size: AUO 1.39’’ (35.3mm)
Resolution: 454×454 pixels, 327 dpi

Strap
Black and burgundy color lined rubber straps
Black composite deployant buckle clasp

Processor
Model Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 4100+
RAM 1GB / 8GB Flash (ePoP)

Sensors
HRM (Heart Rate Monitor)
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
LLOB (Low Latency off Body)
ALS (Ambiant Light Sensor)
Microphone
Speaker
DC Motor (Vibration)

Operating System
Wear OS by Google

Compatibility
Hublot Big Bang e Gen3 works with phones runnings Android 11 (excluding Go edition and phones without Google Play Store), iOS 15+ or later

Connectivity
GPS
Bluetooth 5.0
Wi-Fi
NFC Payment

Battery
Type: Lithium-Ion 4 Pin Pogo Charging
Capacity: 400 mAh

Edition
Limited to 1000 pieces

Suggested retail price
5’500.00 CHF/ 6’000.00 EUR/ 5’800.00 USD/ 5’000.00 GBP

TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4 – Porsche Edition

Created in partnership with Porsche, the new TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4 – Porsche Edition is a luxury smartwatch inspired by the design of the iconic all-electric Porsche Taycan. It comes with exclusive Wear OS features for Porsche owners where information from their car is displayed directly on the watch face.

The watch follows the launch of the TAG Heuer x Porsche Carrera Chronograph, which celebrated the two companies’ rich history of motor racing heritage and the launch of a global partnership in 2021.

Since 2015, TAG Heuer has been producing luxury smart watches. The new Connected Calibre E4 – Porsche Edition offers Porsche owners and fans access to TAG Heuer’s ever-growing ecosystem of exclusive sports, wellness apps and elegant watch faces.

TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4 - Porsche Edition

Both the physical watch and the software have design features in the same shade of frozen blue used in the iconic electric Taycan, which evokes the car’s exterior. Wearers of the TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4 – Porsche Edition will have access to an exclusive watch face, available only to owners of the special Porsche smartwatch.

Inspired by printed circuit boards and racing circuits, the watch face offers an animated visual effect which connects TAG Heuer watches and Porsche cars with a feeling of technology and speed.

The watch also offers complications which display information from compatible Porsche models directly on the watch face, such as car battery percentage and total mileage.

The watch’s design evokes Porsche’s blue Taycan, with a large 45-mm case in black titanium, highlighted with details in the distinctive frozen blue metallic shade seen on the car.

TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4 - Porsche Edition

The case is sandblasted black titanium. The black ceramic polished bezel has a dedicated scale going from zero to 400, referencing the Porsche car’s speed, which can be used to read functions relating to the car or to display metrics like heart rate.

The black steel crown surrounded with black rubber is highlighted with the TAG Heuer shield in frozen blue lacquer, and the pushers also carry the same iconic blue shade. At the bottom of the bezel, the word Porsche is highlighted in frozen blue, as is the ‘100’ at the top.

The watch’s titanium case back is engraved with ‘TAG Heuer x Porsche’ around the LED heart rate sensor used for the watch’s fitness features.

The watch’s strap is built to evoke the iconic design used in the interior of the Porsche cars. Designed in carbon-like black calf skin with blue stitching, it echoes the leather finishing inside the car in both color and structure.

The watch’s strap has a rubber base for a comfortable and sporty wear. As with all TAG Heuer Connected watches, the strap is interchangeable, with a spare black rubber version inside the box.

TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4 - Porsche Edition

The TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4 – Porsche Edition also has a cutting-edge range of fitness features, including guided workouts built into the TAG Heuer Sport app on the watch.

The watch shows off technical improvements across the board compared to the previous generations of TAG Heuer Connected watches, with a brighter screen, better contrast, and a battery life 30% longer than previous models.

Transferring data from and to the watch via a paired iOS or Android app is also faster, thanks to Bluetooth 5.0.

The TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4 – Porsche Edition watch is part of the new generation TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4 offering a blend of elegance and performance.

The TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4 – Porsche Edition has a 45-mm diameter case with a ceramic bezel. The crown has a large diameter, and stands out from the watch, so there’s lots of room for a finger to access the crown, making it easy to navigate apps on the go.

The pushers have a mechanical feel, highlighting TAG Heuer’s 162 years of heritage in making high-end watches.

Running a customized version of Google’s Wear OS system, the watch offers a range of exclusive timers and sport and wellness apps which highlight TAG Heuer’s expertise in sports timing, including motorsports.

The TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4 – Porsche Edition watch comes with an exclusive watch face, ‘Circuit’, only available to owners of the watch.

The new ‘Circuit’ watch face is highlighted in frozen blue, with a design inspired both by electrical circuitry (in a nod to both the electric Taycan and the TAG Heuer Connected watch itself) and to racing circuits.

Three chronograph-style complications can be used to display information from the watch directly on screen, such as step counter and heart rate, or information drawn directly from compatible Porsche models.

Compatible models include the Panamera (G2 II models from 2022 onwards), Panamera (G2), 911 (992 models from 2022 onwards), 911, Cayenne (E3 models from 2022 onwards), Cayenne (E2 II), 718, Macan II/III, Macan, Taycan.

Users of the watch who own a compatible Porsche model (listed above) will be able to connect their watch to their car, and see information displayed in ‘complications’ on the watch face.

To do this, users simply connect their watch to the car using the exclusive Wear OS My Porsche app on their watch.

There are four complications available at launch. The first shows how much is left in the car’s battery, and works with both all-electric Porsche model and plug-in hybrids.

The second shows off ‘car autonomy’ information, displaying how many kilometers remain before the car’s battery or gas runs out. The third is a shortcut to the Wear OS My Porsche app which enables users to quickly control their vehicle heating and air conditioning.

The last complication shows the total mileage driven in the car. To activate these features, users need to have Porsche ID, Porsche Connect subscription and the My Porsche app on the watch and phone.

Technical details

Model: TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4 – Porsche Edition
Reference SBR8A82.EB0264

Generation
Calibre E4
Mod Connect 45 mmc

Hardware
Battery: 430mAh all-day battery
Battery life:
1 Full Day (1h30 Running, 2h Walking, including Wellness),
1 Full Day (5h Golfing, including Wellness)
Charging time: 100% in 1h30 at temperatures between 15° and 45°C
Sensors: heart rate, compass, accelerometer, gyroscope, NFC, microphone, barometer
Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon WearTM
Connectivity: BT 5.0, Wifi
GNSS: GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, QZSS, Galileo
Display: OLED display 1.39’’ 454×454 pixels (326ppi)

Operating System
Wear2 by Google
WATCH EXPERIENCE (Custom built TAG Heuer apps)
Watch faces
Sports Watch App: Running, Cycling, Swimming, Fitness, and Golf Wellness
Other TAG Heuer branded micro apps: Stopwatch, Timer, Alarm Dedicated Porsche watch face and custom UI of existing features :
– System UI (accents colors call to actions, links, buttons, etc.)
– Charging clock

Case
45 mm diameter
Black DLC titanium grade 2 sandblasted case
Black polished ceramic with frozen blue and grey lacquer details
Flat sapphire crystal
Black steel and rubber crown at 3 o’clock
Blue, black DLC steel shaped push button at 2 o’clock
Blue, black DLC steel shaped push button at 4 o’clock
Black DLC titanium grade 2 caseback
Water resistance: 50 meters

Bracelet
Strap: carbon-like black calf skin, black rubber base strap
Black DLC titanium grade 2 folding clasp with double safety push-buttons

Availability
From September 2022

Sequent SolarCharger smartwatch

Switzerland based company Sequent presents it new SolarCharger smartwatch, powered with the largest single cell solar panel in a hybrid smartwatch.

Sequent SolarCharger smartwatch

The SEQUENT SolarCharger is available in stainless steel and for the first-time, cases using upcycled #Tide ocean material. The watch faces now feature new sapphire solar panels, which offer unprecedented autonomy by transforming sunlight and indoor artificial light into electricity.

Sequent SolarCharger smartwatch

This hybrid smartwatch offers a large selection of health monitoring features such as activity tracking, calories monitoring, sport sessions with e-GPS recording, heart rate monitoring, and sleep tracking. All data can be synced on-demand into Oxygo® app, available on iOS and Android.

Sequent SolarCharger smartwatch

SEQUENT is presently running a Kickstarter crowd-funding project for mass producing the SolarCharger watches. Launched on 22 June 2022, this online campaign will be active until 22 July.

Sequent SolarCharger smartwatch

During this time, the customers can pre-order the SEQUENT SolarCharger watch in a discounted price starting at CHF 275 (US$ 265). Estimated delivery in November 2022.

For more details, please visit the SEQUENT SolarCharger Kickstarter campaign page.

Technical details

Features
Sapphire solar technology
Activity tracking
Distance monitoring
Heart rate monitor
Sport tracking with connected e-GPS (requires phone)
Compatible with iOS and Android
Unique activity tracking indicator

Case
316L Stainless Steel with sapphire glass or #tide ocean material with hardened glass
Diameter: 40.90 mm
Height: 12.90 mm
Lug to lug: 47.50 mm
Steel Case weight: 50 gr
Tide Case weight: 35 gr
Water resistance: 50 meters

Dial
Sapphire solar dial with SuperLuminova® indexes
Polished hands filled with SuperLuminova® or colour matched lacquered hands with SuperLuminova

Strap
Available in Eco #Tide ocean material, rubber or leather
Strap width: 22.00 mm

Suggested future retail price
SolarCharger Steel: CHF 499
SolarCharger #Tide ocean material: CHF 399

Origin
Assembled in Switzerland

Kickstarter Campaign page: https://solar.kckb.st/dc14fd8f

Alpina AlpinerX Alive Limited Edition Watch in Collaboration with Freeride Champion Markus Eder

Alpina has released a limited edition AlpinerX Alive designed by freeride champion Markus Eder.

An extreme freerider and world champion of the Freeride World Tour 2019, Markus Eder has also been named among the watch brand’s team of ‘Alpinists’ for almost two years. This year, to kick off the season much anticipated by winter sports enthusiasts, the Italian athlete has designed a limited edition of 100 of the famous Alpina smart watch, the AlpinerX Alive.

Alpina AlpinerX Alive Limited Edition Watch in Collaboration with Freeride Champion Markus Eder

Thirty-year-old skier Markus Eder hails from South Tyrol in Italy and is regarded as a role model in the freeriding world.

To celebrate their collaboration and kick off the 2021/22 ski season, Alpina and Markus Eder have designed an exclusive 100-piece AlpinerX Alive limited edition, to the delight of watch collectors and freeriding fans.

Appreciative of the exceptional and almost infinite playground the mountains provided him with from an early age, Markus now pays a very special tribute to them, while conveying a powerful message.

Alpina AlpinerX Alive Limited Edition Watch in Collaboration with Freeride Champion Markus Eder

Adorned with a logo representing three Alpine peaks at 12 o’clock, an elegant grey dial reveals a map of the world filled with red and raised designs, denouncing the danger currently facing the planet – this rich and bountiful Mother Earth – now caught in the stranglehold of global warming.

Alpina AlpinerX Alive Limited Edition Watch in Collaboration with Freeride Champion Markus Eder

To reinforce its eco-responsible approach, the timepiece has been mounted on a vegetable leather strap, one of the first of its kind in the world of watchmaking, made from recycled apple waste. It also draws on the athlete and friend of the brand’s own ‘logo’.

As a little extra personal touch, the water-resistance mark has been signed by the Italian freerider. Characterised by subtle contrasts and shades of grey, luminescent silver-tone hands echoing the hour markers complete the dial, which is housed in a 44 mm steel case topped with a bidirectional bezel.

Alpina AlpinerX Alive Limited Edition Watch in Collaboration with Freeride Champion Markus Eder

Designed for outdoor enthusiasts, this watch features a new generation heart rate sensor developed by Philips Wearable Sensing, plus GPS and activity monitor, among many other functions.

Alpina AlpinerX Alive Limited Edition Watch in Collaboration with Freeride Champion Markus Eder

These new features are offered in addition to the perpetual calendar, second time zone, chronograph, sleep tracker and personalised notifications. All of this is now available on a new high resolution AMOLED touch screen.

Its rechargeable battery provides up to seven days of complete autonomy. This model uses the Alpina Smartwatch app and sends data to the watch in real-time to help you improve your performance.

Technical details

Model: AlpinerX Alive Markus Eder Special
Reference: AL-284ME5SSAQ6L

Functions
Always on-time (hours, minutes, day and date)
Worldtimer (second time zone)
Local time
Chronograph (count up, count down, chrono split, chrono lap)
Heart rate monitoring
Heart rate notifications
Activity tracking
Get-active alerts
Sleep monitoring
Smart sleep alarms
Weather
Breathing exercise
Messages review
Notifications (calls, messages, emails)
Workout with GPS tracking (integrated GPS)
Hydration
VO2 Max
Cardio fitness index
Dynamic coach
Cloud backup & restore

Movement
AL-284connected caliber
Heart rate sensor provided by Philips Wearable Sensing. Rechargeable battery & battery level indicator

Case
Stainless steel 2-part case
360° bi-directional turning bezel
Diameter of 45 mm
Height of 16.30 mm
Scratch-resistant and convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 10 ATM/100m/330ft

Dial
Dark grey (sea) and red(land) dial with mat finishing
Silver color indexes with white luminous treatment (red luminous treatment for 4 o’clock index)
Dark grey inner ring with red markers
Silver hands filled with white luminous treatment
AMOLED touch screen

Strap
Black recycled apple leather strap
Including an extra dark grey velcro strap

Edition
Limited to 100 pieces

Recommended retail price
1’295€

Tag Heuer Connected Bright Black Edition

The TAG Heuer Connected Bright Black Edition is an exclusive, superb and fresh reinterpretation of the TAG Heuer Connected smartwatch that combines the style, sophisticated aesthetics and technological performance.

The digital interface of this smartwatch has also received special attention, meaning the TAG Heuer Connected Bright Black Edition includes new versions of the brand’s popular watch faces as well as a brand new dial called Eclipse.

Tag Heuer Connected Bright Black Edition

The new edition of the TAG Heuer Connected watch harmoniously combines stunning design with the finest materials and features two perfectly complementary colours: the intense sheen of golden accents combined with the depth and intensity of black. This luxury smartwatch is fitted with an elegant ceramic bezel, the softest leathers for its strap, a crisp sapphire crystal and new golden markings.

Tag Heuer Connected Bright Black Edition

For the TAG Heuer Connected Bright Black Edition, the brand’s designers first selected a grade 2 titanium watch case and gave it the “Black Titanium” look. This effect is achieved by sandblasting and a black diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating, which gives the piece a supremely elegant matt black finish. It was applied to the watch’s clasp as well, with ever-thoughtful attention to detail.

Tag Heuer Connected Bright Black Edition

The piece’s understated elegance is enhanced by its black ceramic bezel, which has been mirror polished to offer a beautiful contrast against the microbeaded case. The bezel features graduations and markings in golden lacquer, as do the black DLC-coated pushers and crown, adding subtle and sophisticated finishes to the piece.

The TAG Heuer Connected Bright Black Edition will be released alongside three new beautiful and easily interchangeable straps, with a comfortable and resistant rubber base and elevated soft leather covering, and in elegant colours, sporty chic blue, natural golden brown and classic, timeless black. Owners of the TAG Heuer Connected Bright Black Edition will thus have even more options available to quickly switch up the look of their watch depending on the occasion or their unique taste.

Tag Heuer Connected Bright Black Edition

These three new colourways will join the existing TAG Heuer straps collection. The new straps are suitable for all third-generation TAG Heuer Connected watches.

To complement its sophisticated aesthetic, the TAG Heuer Connected Bright Black Edition’s digital interface has also been enhanced with some beautiful new features.

The TAG Heuer Connected Bright Black Edition will include the brand new watch face named Eclipse, created in-house and available for all TAG Heuer Connected watches. But for the special edition, the new Eclipse dial will be customised with a beautiful golden colour to perfectly match the standout casing of the TAG Heuer Connected Bright Black Edition.

Tag Heuer Connected Bright Black Edition

In addition to the new dial, six of the famous TAG Heuer Connected watch faces have also been redesigned to seamlessly coordinate with the special edition colours. The Helios, Classic and Porsche dials, for example, are elegantly reimagined with gold elements to create perfect harmony with the design of the watch.

TAG Heuer Connected Bright Black Edition wearers will have access to many perfectly matched combinations including the never-before-seen Eclipse as well as Helios, Synopsis, Timekeeping and Classic from the core collection reworked to be paired with the golden accents of the new piece, plus Orbital and Heuer 02, which already offer complementary colours within their wide range of personalisation options.

Tag Heuer Connected Bright Black Edition

The TAG Heuer Connected Bright Black Edition is available for CHF 2,500 at TAG Heuer boutiques worldwide as well as on the brand’s e-commerce website.

Technical details

TAG Heuer Connected Bright Black Edition
Reference SBG8A83.BT6254

Physical Characteristics
45 mm diameter
13.5 mm thickness
Water-resistant to 5 ATM
430 mAh battery, lasts for a full day

Battery Life
One full day under normal usage conditions (20 h with1 h of activity);
6 h for sports use (GPS, heart rate and music)
Charge time: full charge in 1 h 30 min at temperatures between 15°C and 45°C

Sensors
Heart rate monitor, compass, accelerometer, metrics and recorded activities
Data accuracy: The data and values generated or calculated by the TAG Heuer Connected smartwatch when monitoring activities are designed to provide a precise estimate of the metrics and activities recorded. However, these data and values cannot always be 100% accurate and must not be used for purposes requiring 100% accuracy. The TAG Heuer Connected smartwatch features a heart rate monitor, but it is not a medical device and is not designed to provide medical diagnosis services or medical advice. It must not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease.

Case
• 45 mm diameter
• Black DLC grade 2 titanium sand blasted case
• Polished black ceramic bezel with golden colour lacquer
• Flat sapphire crystal
• Black steel and rubber crown with golden coloured details at
3 o’clock
• Black steel push button with golden coloured lacquer at 2 o’clock
• Black steel push button with golden coloured lacquer at 4 o’clock
• Back grade 2 DLC titanium screw-down case back
• Water resistance: 5 ATM

Bracelet
• Quick-change system
• Black calfskin leather on black rubber
• Black DLC grade 2 titanium folding clasp with double safety push buttons; TAG Heuer shield

Availability
From September 2021

TAG Heuer Connected x Super Mario Limited Edition

To celebrate the beginning of a long-term collaboration between the two brands, TAG Heuer and Nintendo have created a limited-edition smartwatch featuring Nintendo’s most famous character: Mario.

Generations of gamers have grown up with Super Mario, with more than 370 million Super Mario games sold worldwide since 1985. Since the first Super Mario Bros. game launched in Japan in 1985, Super Mario – with his red cap and blue overalls – has become recognised the world over.

TAG Heuer Connected x Super Mario Limited Edition watch

At the heart of this collaboration, the TAG Heuer Connected watch is a unique combination of the refinement and elegance of a chronograph-inspired timepiece crafted in the purest watchmaking tradition, with a state-of-the-art, custom-designed digital experience geared towards performance. It offers customers a striking and versatile wristwatch to enhance their individual lifestyle, from daily connected services to immersive sports experiences.

TAG Heuer Connected x Super Mario Limited Edition

This brand-new and action-packed digital creation, combining luxury and sport with fun features along the way, encourages the wearer to get out and about and step up their physical activity with Mario, to be rewarded by the pleasure and satisfaction of marking their progress.

TAG Heuer Connected x Super Mario Limited Edition

Mario himself is always on the move, whether he’s running and jumping, or playing sports like golf and tennis. His upbeat and active personality will encourage wearers of this smartwatch to enjoy moving too. With its watchface, which becomes livelier and more animated the more the wearer is active, this edition of the TAG Heuer Connected changes as its user makes progress, for a fun and motivating way of keeping active throughout the day.

TAG Heuer Connected x Super Mario Limited Edition

The animations are based on the gamification rewards system: Mario greets you with a welcoming salute in the morning and as the day progresses and you rack up your step count, you unlock rewards at each stage of your daily target – 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% – a different animation plays out on the dial.

These take the form of Super Mario’s famous objects: at 3 o’clock the Super Mushroom that makes Mario grow, at 6 o’clock the Pipe that allows him to travel fast and at 9 o’clock the Super Star that makes him invincible lights up. And when you reach 100% of your daily step count target, Mario climbs the Goal Pole, another iconic feature of the video game.

TAG Heuer Connected x Super Mario Limited Edition

The idea is inspired by the famous “easter egg” concept that all gamers know very well, which consists of hiding features and surprises as a bonus in video games. The interactive watchface will be pre-installed on the TAG Heuer x Super Mario Limited Edition, but TAG Heuer will also make it available on other editions of TAG Heuer Connected at a later stage.

The TAG Heuer Connected Super Mario limited-edition comes packed with exclusives, both in the digital experience it delivers, and on the watch itself. The interface has been completely redesigned in the Super Mario colours.

TAG Heuer Connected x Super Mario Limited Edition

 

For this limited edition, TAG Heuer’s famous Connected watchfaces have been reinterpreted with Super Mario special versions, four dials revisited to include special details associated with Super Mario.

The Timekeeping watchface was reskinned using the retro elements from the 1985 version of Super Mario Bros. with Mario, all in pixels.

Also, two versions of the Heuer 02 watchface were created exclusively for this edition: a fun rendition using Super Mario’s iconic red and blue colours, and a more classic one with subtle touches of Super Mario’s red cap. Lastly, the Orbital watchface had its neural network replaced by Super Mario’s iconic elements rotating in a beautiful and mesmerizing movement.

TAG Heuer Connected x Super Mario Limited Edition

On the exterior as well, the TAG Heuer Connected Limited Edition was designed with exclusive and subtle references that will delight Super Mario fans. The bezel graduation, push buttons and crown logo were filled with Super Mario’s famous red cap’s lacquered colour, making the watch instantly stand out from the core collection.

TAG Heuer Connected x Super Mario Limited Edition smart watch

The bezel features three iconic symbols at the three, six and nine o’clock positions, in a nod to the Super Mario objects included in the dial animations that the user can unlock and discover only when achieving goals throughout the day.

TAG Heuer Connected x Super Mario Limited Edition

The new-look steel case also comes with two novel interchangeable straps, both featuring the signature Super Mario red colour: an elegant black leather on red rubber and a sporty alternative in matching red perforated rubber. The M symbol of Mario is engraved on the strap buckles and on the crown. Lastly, the screw-down case-back bears the special inscription “TAG Heuer x Super Mario Limited Edition”.

TAG Heuer Connected x Super Mario Limited Edition

The TAG Heuer Connected x Super Mario Limited Edition is presented in a packaging designed exclusively for this collaboration. It also comes with a travel case in Super Mario red. This edition limited to 2,000 watches will be available only in selected TAG Heuer boutiques and at http://www.tagheuer.com in some regions, from 15th July 2021.

About TAG Heuer Connected

With the third generation of TAG Heuer Connected, the brand has consolidated its pole position in the luxury smartwatch category. Manufactured in the finest watchmaking tradition, it features a unique combination of elegance – through the use of highest-quality materials and sophisticated finishes – and cutting-edge digital know-how to offer personalised, performance-oriented support.

With its remarkably versatile design, the TAG Heuer Connected accompanies everyone’s individual lifestyle, offering a host of daily connected services through Wear OS from Google and unrivalled sporting experiences through the TAG Heuer Sport app.

Developed in-house, the TAG Heuer Sport app provides detailed feedback on the wearer’s performance in a variety of activities including running, swimming, cycling, walking and physical fitness. Meanwhile, golfers will love the new game strategy enhancement functionality recently added to the TAG Heuer Golf app.

Lastly, the new Wellness function enables users to stay in shape and provides feedback on changes in their biometric data during their daily exercise.

Technical details

Model: TAG Heuer Connected x Super Mario Limited Edition
Reference: SBG8A13.EB0238

Digital content
TAG Heuer Connected watchfaces
TAG Heuer x Super Mario animated watchface
TAG Heuer x Super Mario interface and reskins watchfaces (exclusive to the Limited Edition)

Physical characteristics
45 mm diameter
13.5 mm thickness
Water-resistant to 5 ATM
430 mAh battery, lasts for a full day

Battery life
One full day under normal usage conditions (20 hours with
1 hour of activity), 6 hours for sports use (GPS, heart rate and music)
Charge time: full charge in 1 hour 30 minutes at temperatures of between 15 C and 45 C

Sensors
Heart rate monitor, compass, accelerometer, metrics and recorded activities
Data accuracy: the data and values generated or calculated by the TAG Heuer Connected smartwatch when monitoring activities are designed to provide a precise estimate of the metrics and activities recorded. However, these data and values cannot always be 100% accurate and must not be used for purposes requiring 100% accuracy. The TAG Heuer Connected smartwatch features a heart rate monitor, but this is not a medical device and is not designed to provide medical diagnosis services or medical advice. It must not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease.

Case
Steel case
The screw-down caseback bears the special inscription
“TAG Heuer x Super Mario Limited Edition”
Super Mario red lacquer applied to the bezel graduations
Red lacquered push buttons
M symbol of Mario engraved on the crown in red lacquer

Strap
Quick-change system
Black leather strap on red rubber
Additional perforated rubber strap in Super Mario red
Steel folding clasp engraved with M symbol of Mario

Aipower® WearBuds™: The World’s First Smartwatch that Houses the Earbuds

The AiPower Wearbuds Watch combines smartwatch features with wireless earbuds in one compact design. Founded in 2018, AiPower, the Singapore based innovative smart device developer creates three product ranges: Wearbuds™, Korona™ and Spark.

Developed by AiPower, Wearbuds® represents an innovative and modern wireless technology. With its innovative patented 2-in-1 design, the Wearbuds® can be stored and charged in a fitness band or a smartwatch, bringing both audio and fitness tracking experience to consumers. The latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology allows fast and easy hands-free phone calls with one or both earbuds.

Aipower® WearBuds™: The World's First Smartwatch that Houses the Earbuds

Inspired by the success of Wearbuds® wristband-housed wireless earbuds, AiPower now presents the Wearbuds Watch.

Aipower® WearBuds™: The World's First Smartwatch that Houses the Earbuds

All wireless earbuds are not truly wireless because you always have to carry a charging case. Without it, earbuds cannot be powered on or off and will soon run out of power. Wearbuds are the world’s first true wireless Bluetooth earbuds stored and charged right in the smartwatch. Thanks to the magnetic comportments ergonomically set on one side of the smartwatch, you’ll have a place to put your earbuds and charge them without the hassle of carrying a charging case.

Aipower® WearBuds™: The World's First Smartwatch that Houses the Earbuds

Wearbuds Watch comes packed with advanced fitness and health monitoring features to help the users hit their wellness goals, starting from tracking blood oxygen to monitoring the heart rate to different sport modes.

Aipower® WearBuds™: The World's First Smartwatch that Houses the Earbuds

The information gathered by its sophisticated technology will be available in the dedicated App (compatible with both Android & iOS). On top of that, once paired with the phone, the users will receive calls, messages and notifications from Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram and some other social platforms right on their wrist.

Aipower® WearBuds™: The World's First Smartwatch that Houses the Earbuds

Designed for optimal convenience and sound delivery, Wearbuds Watch can easily be paired with any of your devices and get up to 2.5 hours of nonstop music, podcasts, on a single charge.

Aipower® WearBuds™: The World's First Smartwatch that Houses the Earbuds

Wearbuds Watch is available now as a reward for backing the project on Indiegogo. Pledging $129 gives a Wearbuds Watch (smartwatch and earbuds) for early birds before rising to its retail price of $269 upon completion of the campaign.

Please visit Aipower® WearBuds™ Indiegogo Campaign for more details.

Technical details

• Bluetooth 5.0 & TWS Technology
• Supported languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Chinese
• Support aptX codec
• Graphene-augmented drivers
• Earbuds playtime: 2.50h
• Smartwatch battery life: up to 10 days; 3.7V 30mAh
• Earbuds: IPX6 waterproof
• On-wrist fitness & health data: blood oxygen, blood pressure, heart rate, sports modules, skin temperature monitor, steps, sleep patterns, etc.
• On-wrist notifications for call, message, apps

Indiegogo Campaign link: https://wearbuds-watch-smartwatch-that.kckb.st/e4dfe99c

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SEQUENT Elektron: The first Titanium Smart Self-Charging Watch

Switzerland based start-up Sequent has announced its new Elektron smart self-charging watch collection made of titanium, the lightest and strongest metal cases we ever made. The watch faces are now equipped with solar powered indexes that glow in the dark, which gives the watch a perfect readability and futuristic feel.

SEQUENT Elektron: The first Titanium Smart Self-Charging Watch

All SEQUENT® Elektron® watches are equipped with the newest self-charging SuperCharger2.2 movement technology, which transforms body movement into electrical power, to supply the watch with virtually infinite power reserve. The watch features the newest activity tracking technologies, heart rate sensors, and records your sport sessions.

SEQUENT Elektron: The first Titanium Smart Self-Charging Watch

Sequent is a Swiss start-up, based in Basel with subsidiaries in Taipei (TW), London (UK) and Prague (CZ). The company has invented the first smart self-charging watch, powered with an automatic self-winding movement. Sequent merges traditional watchmaking with cutting edge smart technologies to provide watch lovers the “Swiss way” of making a smartwatch.

SEQUENT Elektron: The first Titanium Smart Self-Charging Watch

At present, the customers can book the new Sequent Titanium Elektron smart self-charging watch by supporting their Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign, which is ending on 25th June 2021. For the backers of their KS campaign, the brand is offering special early bird price starting at US$ 390. Estimated delivery is in November 2021.

Please visit Sequent Titanium Elektron smart self-charging watch Kickstarter campaign page for more info.

Features

Unique Self-charging mechanism
Activity tracking
Distance monitoring
Heart rate monitor
Sport tracking with connected e-GPS (requires phone)
Compatible iOS and Android

Case
Titanium grade 2 case
Option with black DLC coating
Diameter: 42.10 mm
Height: 14.20 mm
Lug to lug: 45.50 mm
Strap width: 22.00 mm
Case weight: 55 gr
Sapphire glass
Open caseback
Water resistance: 50 meters

Dial
Black matt dial with applied SuperLuminova® indexes
Black matt hands filled with SuperLuminova®

Strap
Available in Eco #Tide ocean material, rubber or leather

Kickstarter link: https://titanium-elektron-the-smart.kckb.st/2735c766

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Casio G-SHOCK G-SQUAD PRO GSW-H1000: First G-SHOCK Smartwatch with Wear OS by Google

Casio presents GSW-H1000, a G-SQUAD PRO smartwatch powered by Wear OS by Google™ and packed with functions that help you stay fit using activity goals and fitness tracking. The GSW-H1000 is the latest addition to the sporty G-SQUAD line of shock-resistant G-SHOCK watches.

The new smartwatch is built with all the toughness of a G-SHOCK, with shock resistance and 200-meter water resistance. It is also the first G-SHOCK smartwatch to run on Wear OS by Google.

As the flagship product of the sports-focused G-SQUAD line, the GSW-H1000 is great for use in a wide range of athletic settings—from activities like running, indoor workouts, road biking, and swimming, to more extreme pursuits like surfing and snowboarding.

Casio G-SHOCK G-SQUAD PRO GSW-H1000: First G-SHOCK Smartwatch with Wear OS by Google

The new watch has an optical sensor to measure heart rate, as well as a compass, altitude/air pressure sensor, accelerometer, gyrometer, GPS functionality and more. This powerful hardware profile enables the watch to capture the data on distance, speed and pace which is so useful for people doing physical training.

The dual-layer monochrome and color display features an interface with a three-tier layout that users can customize to suit their goals, putting multiple data points at their fingertips, easily accessible at a glance.

Casio G-SHOCK G-SQUAD PRO GSW-H1000: First G-SHOCK Smartwatch with Wear OS by Google

The design of the GSW-H1000 also delivers an uncompromising commitment to wearability, with a soft urethane band that provides flexibility and durability, as well as special components employed between the band and case to ensure a very comfortable fit.

Built to offer all the unique, original shock resistance of a G-SHOCK, plus water resistance, the GSW-H1000 also includes a microphone, charging terminal and more.

Even while using glass thick enough to ensure 200-meter water resistance, the screen still facilitates smooth touch-sensitive control. The case back, made of titanium, ensures excellent corrosion resistance and has a titanium carbide finish to provide enhanced abrasion resistance.

Casio G-SHOCK G-SQUAD PRO GSW-H1000: First G-SHOCK Smartwatch with Wear OS by Google

The Casio original app built into the watch provides support for 15 activities and 24 indoor workout options.

In addition to an optical sensor to measure heart rate, the watch has a compass, altitude/air pressure sensor, accelerometer and gyrometer. This hardware capability, employed along with the GPS location information the watch acquires from satellites, enables the watch to capture data such as route traveled, distance and speed — all very useful for people engaged in a broad range of sports.

With Wear OS by Google, the GSW-H1000 comes loaded with a variety of Google apps and services designed for the watch. Users can get help on the go from Google Assistant and track important activity metrics with Google Fit. They can also choose from thousands of apps available on Google Play and access important information at a glance, like messages and phone calls, notifications, agenda, weather forecast, and more.

Casio G-SHOCK G-SQUAD PRO GSW-H1000: First G-SHOCK Smartwatch with Wear OS by Google

Various logs useful for training — from activity history and analysis to progress reports and more — are easy to track thanks to the G-SHOCK MOVE smartphone app’s data management features. The all-new Sensor Overlay function allows users to combine video and still images of their activities with data captured by the watch in order to create layered visual media to share on social media.

The watch’s dual-layer display combines a monochrome, always-on LCD for time display and a color LCD for high-definition display of maps, sensor data and more. The three-tier display layout also enables customization, with hundreds of different data display possibilities and the option of analog display as well.

This display flexibility makes the watch easily adaptable for use in all sorts of settings. Just use the special “CASIO’S APPS” menu to switch among various functions, and then intuitively swipe to operate.

Technical details

Model: Casio G-SQUAD PRO GSW-H1000
Reference: GSW-H1000-1ER

Case
Construction: Shock-resistant
Size of Case: Approx. 65.6×56.3×19.5mm (H×W×D)
Water Resistance: 200 meters

Display
1.2-inch dual layer display
Color TFT LCD and monochrome LCD
Color: 360×360 pixels

Touchscreen
Capacitive touchscreen (anti-fouling coating)

GPS
Yes (including GLONASS and MICHIBIKI (QZSS))

Color Maps
Yes (supports offline use, saving up to 5 locations)

Sensors
Pressure (air pressure, altitude) sensor, accelerometer, gyrometer, compass (magnetic) sensor, optical sensor (PPG Heart Rate)

Microphone
Yes

Vibrator
Yes

Wireless Connectivity
Bluetooth® V4.2 (Low Energy); Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n)

Buttons
Power button, APP button, START button

Battery
Lithium-ion battery
Charging Method: Magnetic charging terminal
Recharging Time: Approx. 3 hours at room temperature

Battery Life
Normal use (color display): approx. 1.5 days
Multi Timepiece Mode (timekeeping and sensors only): 1 month (varies according to use)

Weight
Approx. 103g (including wristband)

OS
Wear OS by Google

Compatibility
Wear OS by Google works with phones running the latest version of Android (excluding Go edition and phones without Google Play Store) or iOS.

Alpina AlpinerX Smart Outdoors Limited Edition

To celebrate the renewal of its partnership with the Freeride World Tour for the fourth consecutive year in 2021, Swiss watch brand Alpina revealed an exclusive AlpinerX Smart Outdoors limited edition delivered with a strap made of recycled material from Alpina’s advertising banner from the Freeride World Tour 2020.

Last November, Alpina renewed its partnership with the Freeride World Tour in 2021 for the fourth year running. Sharing the same values and passion for adventure, Alpina and the Freeride World Tour have been working together since 2018, helping freeride athletes achieve their goal of mastering some of the most challenging lines the mountains have to offer.

Alpina AlpinerX Smart Outdoors Limited Edition

As the official partner of the Freeride World Tour, Alpina is also directly supporting three Freeride World Tour competitors, namely the French athletes Juliette Willmann and Victor De Le Rue and the Italian Markus Eder. This year, the competition started in Andorra from February 19th to 26th, before continuing in Fieberbrunn, Austria and in Verbier, Switzerland.

Alpina AlpinerX Smart Outdoors Limited Edition

In 2021, to celebrate their partnership, Alpina and the Freeride World Tour have designed an exclusive AlpinerX Alive Smart Outdoors limited edition of 40 pieces.

Alpina AlpinerX Smart Outdoors Limited Edition

The watch is delivered with an extra strap made of recycled plastic from Alpina’s advertising banner from the Freeride World Tour 2020, which was located at the entrance of the Verbier resort. Traditionally, the final round of the Freeride World Tour takes place in the Swiss ski resort, on one of the world’s most difficult venues to ride, the Bec des Rosses. Not to waste any material, Alpina decided to use in the most effective way: cutting the advertising banner into slices to create 40 unique straps to reinforce this limited edition’s attachment to freeride.

Alpina AlpinerX Smart Outdoors Limited Edition

This exclusive Freeride World Tour 2021 timepiece is marked by the official Freeride World Tour logo at 2 o’clock, embellishing a black mat finishing dial accompanied by luminous red hands and silver indexes. Enhanced by a navy blue fibre glass case with a 360° bi-directional turning compass bezel, this model comes with a red rubber strap.

Alpina AlpinerX Smart Outdoors Limited Edition

Conceived for outdoor enthusiasts, this model uses the dedicated AlpinerX companion application, available for iPhone or Android which tracks the heart rate, measures altitude, pressure, has a GPS function and sends data to the watch in real time to help take your performance to the next level.

Alpina AlpinerX Smart Outdoors Limited Edition

Technical details

Model: AlpinerXSmart Outdoors Freeride World Tour special edition
Reference AL-283FWT5NAQ6

Functions
Always on-time (hours, minutes, day and date)
Worldtimer (second time zone)
Local time
Activity tracking
Get-active alerts
Dynamic coach
Heart rate monitoring (over BLE connection)
Sleep monitoring
Smart sleep alarms
Notifications (calls & messages)
UV Indicator
Altitude
Compass
Temperature
Time Recorder (Stopwatch, Timer, Workouts)
Barometer

Movement
AL-283 connected caliber
All connected functions operated by the crown
2+ years battery life

Case
Navy blue glass-fiber and stainless steel 2-part case
360° bi-directional turning compass bezel
Diameter of 45mm
Scratch-resistant and convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 10 ATM/100m/330ft
Engraved case-back

Dial
Black dial with mat finishing, applied silver indexes with white luminous treatment
Black inner ring with white markers
Red hands with white luminous treatment
Digital screen

Strap
Red rubber strap
Including an extra white &red strap produced from the 2020 FWT outdoor advertising canvas

Recommended retail price
895€

Model: AlpinerX Freeride World Tour limited edition
Reference AL-283FWT5AQ6

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Activity tracking
Heart rate monitoring (over BLE connection)
Sleep monitoring
Dynamic coach
World timer (2nd time zone + local 24h time)
Smart alarms (get-active alerts, sleep alarm)
Calls & messages notifications
UV indicator
Altitude
Compass
Temperature
Time recorder (stopwatch, timer, workouts)
Barometer

Movement
MMT-283-1 Smartwatch module
All connected functions operated by the crown
2+ years battery life

Recommended retail price
895€

Case
Black fibre glass and stainless steel with 360° bi-directional turning compass bezel
Diameter of 45mm
Scratch-resistant and convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 10 ATM/100m/330ft
Engraved case-back

Dial
Black mat finishing dial, applied silver white luminous indexes and logo FWT
Digital screen
Black coloured hands with white luminous treatment

Strap
Black rubber strap.
Delivered with an extra Helmet Rescue Reflector by Recco

Limited Edition
Limited to 150 pieces

TAG Heuer Connected Golf Edition (Upgraded Version)

The TAG Heuer Connected Golf Edition, launched in June of 2020, quickly established itself as the smartwatch of choice for the global golfing community. Now, this connected has been upgraded with new features, including the world premiere of enhanced maps and an exciting club recommendation tool, for its popular Connected Golf Edition. The luxury brand has also recently entered into a partnership with professional golfer Tommy Fleetwood, who will proudly wear the watch.

TAG Heuer Connected Golf Edition (Upgraded Version)

Improved 2D & 3D mapping

TAG Heuer Golf has always visually stood out with its unique mapping technology, displaying interactive 2D maps on the watch, and realistic 3D courses on the phone. But TAG Heuer is bringing the experience to another level with this latest update. The Connected Watch now displays upgraded 2D maps with even more details, including forests and single trees. The mobile application also comes with massive 3D map improvements, both on Android and iOS, as all textures (water, rough, fairway, etc) and assets (trees, walls, etc) have been upgraded.

TAG Heuer Connected Golf Edition (Upgraded Version)

On iOS devices, TAG Heuer innovated by using SceneKit, the latest Apple high-level 3D graphics framework, to make the 3D renderings more detailed than ever. IOS users will even enjoy simulated shot trajectory for better post-round visualization on their phone. The overall feel and design make the experience more realistic than ever before and recall the visuals seen on telecasts of professional tournaments. These renderings are unique to TAG Heuer Golf and show the brand’s commitment to constant innovation.

The Driving Zone feature, unique to TAG Heuer, has met with great success since its launch in June 2020. It automatically shows players the landing zone of their previous tee shots, helping them adopt the strategy that suits them best.

The TAG Heuer Golf app has accurate, up-to-date maps of more than 40,000 courses around the world and can accompany any player no matter where their love for the sport takes them.

Club recommendation

One of the most exciting new features on the watch is the innovative club recommendation tool. As the user moves the target on the map, he is recommended the right club based on distance. The user can first set up distances for each of his club, and the watch will then take into account the shots he recorded for even better recommendation. The feature can be easily disabled for players in tournaments or on courses where its use is not allowed.

Enhanced scoring

Keeping score on the watch is one of the features most appreciated by Golf Edition owners. The revamp of the app now enables visualizing the score in stroke play, stableford, or match play, making the watch the perfect companion for friendly rounds as well as competitions. For players who wish to play with both their TAG Heuer Connected Golf Edition watch and their smartphone, a new built-in Bluetooth connection allows for faster synchronization, which delivers an even smoother experience when starting a round or synchronizing scores and shots.

TAG Heuer Connected Golf Edition pushers: Recording shots and distances with optimal precision

The shot tracking feature, activated by the top pusher, has proved to be highly appreciated by TAG Heuer Connected owners. More than simply tracking the score, it also records shot distance as the player walks to the ball. For iOS users, shot trajectory is then simulated and displayed on the 3D maps on the phone for post-round analysis. Also, the more players record their shots this way, the better the club recommendation will be.

TAG Heuer Connected Golf Edition (Upgraded Version)

The TAG Heuer Connected watch features an ultra-lightweight 45-mm black titanium case that reflects the design and refined finish of the brand’s renowned chronographs. It is crafted in the purest watchmaking tradition, with a state-of-the-art, custom-designed digital experience geared towards performance. Delivered in exclusive packaging, The TAG Heuer Connected Golf Edition comes with a dedicated travel pouch and golf accessory box. It offers customers a striking and versatile digital wristwatch to enhance their individual lifestyle and golf game.

TAG Heuer Connected Golf Edition (Upgraded Version)

This high-tech luxury Connected watch is presented on a special white rubber strap with green stitching and a texture that resembles the pattern on a golf ball, as well as a black perforated rubber alternative for everyday and more formal uses. Thanks to its intuitive interchangeable bracelet system, with a single clip motion, the wearer can effortlessly change the watch’s look.

TAG Heuer Connected Golf Edition (Upgraded Version)

Other styles can be purchased in durable rubber, offered in a classic black scale pattern with red or lime green stitching, or in bolder perforated red, orange, blue, or khaki. Striking straps crafted in rubber and leather are also available in either green or brown.

The experience on the wrist is complemented by the TAG Heuer mobile companion app that allows for even greater personalisation and insights into the wearer’s other sport activities, such as running, cycling or fitness. TAG Heuer has also added a new Wellness App to its digital ecosystem, which allows wearers to help wearers stay fit and in good shape – simply and effectively – while maintaining their lifestyles.

Tommy Fleetwood

Tommy Fleetwood, the newly appointed brand ambassador of TAG Heuer, represents the Connected Golf Edition.

The 29-year old Englishman has achieved international success as a five-time European Tour Winner and a member of 2018’s victorious European Ryder Cup Team. As the face of the TAG Heuer Connected watch Golf edition, Tommy has been working closely with the TAG Heuer Connected team’s software engineers in Paris and lending his professional expertise to further develop the already best-in-class TAG Heuer Golf app and enhance the overall player experience of the app.

Tommy Fleetwood

Fleetwood claimed his first European Tour title in 2013 at the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, and finished in the top 50 on the Race to Dubai for four consecutive seasons before landing his second title at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in 2017.

That proved to be a breakthrough season, as Fleetwood also won the prestigious French Open title and joined golf’s elite by ascending to the top ten on the Official World Golf Ranking and finishing the year as Europe’s Number One player. Fleetwood received the Seve Ballesteros Award (formerly the Players’ Player of the Year Award) in recognition of his remarkable achievements.

Tommy Fleetwood

He successfully defended his Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship title in 2018 and was then runner-up in the US Open Championship at Shinnecock Hills where he posted a final round 63 – the equal lowest round ever recorded in a US Open and tied-second lowest score in the history of all four Major Championships.

Fleetwood made a record-breaking Ryder Cup debut at Le Golf National in France in September of 2018, as he and his great friend Francesco Molinari became the first European partnership to win four matches out of four over two glorious days in Paris. Fleetwood and Molinari, or Moliwood as they became affectionately known, were the foundations for Team Europe’s unforgettable 17½-10½ victory over the USA.

Tommy Fleetwood

At the end of 2019, Fleetwood captured the Nedbank Challenge at Sun City in South Africa. One of the European Tour’s most prestigious events, the Nedbank Challenge has long been called ‘Africa’s Major’ due to the difficulty of the golf course at the Gary Player Country Club and the consistently world-class field of players the tournament attracts.

Hublot Big Bang e Premier League

The Swiss watch manufacturer Hublot, Official Timekeeper of the Premier League, announces a limited-edition version of the Big Bang e connected watch.

Hublot Big Bang e Premier League

The 200 -piece piece limited edition watch has a lightweight case in satin-finished and polished titanium. It’s based on the Hublot Big Bang e connected watch launched last year, with a number of additional features tailored to the Premier League fan experience.

Hublot Big Bang e Premier League

The strap, which is available in the League’s signature purple, can be quickly changed by the owner thanks to Hublot’s ingenious One One Click strap-change system. Every strap comes with a microblasted black ceramic buckle. The watch is powered by Wear OS by GoogleTM and comes with the exclusive Hublot Loves Football Premier League app, which will later also be available to existing Hublot Big Bang Connected e owners via hublot.com or the Google Play app store.

Hublot Big Bang e Premier League

This smartwatch provides users with animated notifications to alert them to Premier League match kick-off off times (15 minutes before the game starts), goals, penalties, substitutions, yellow and red cards, cards, and time added on. The dial can be set to display the time using digital or analogue displays and, when a match starts, the watch automatically switches to “Match Mode”.

Hublot Big Bang e Premier League

The app will also show team line-ups and VAR decisions. When it signals a match is over, it will begin a countdown to the next fixture. If there are two games taking place at the same time, users will be able to switch between them with a simple screen tap.

Hublot Big Bang e Premier League

Hublot will be equipping Premier League referees with a special version of the watch, which will not be made commercially available. Cast in a super-lightweight composite, it will be even lighter than the ceramic version. It will also have additional functions, including goal -line technology that signals to the referee when the whole of the ball has crossed the line.

Technical details

Model: Hublot Big Bang e Premier League
Reference 440.NX.1100.NR.PLW21

Case
Satin-finished and Polished Titanium
Screws: Titanium
Crown: Satin-finished Titanium with Black Rubber insert
Diameter: 42mm
Thickness: 12.80mm
Water resistance: 3 ATM (30m)

Screen
Sapphire crystal
Diameter: 30.80mm
Resolution: 390×390 pixels (327 dpi)
Display technology: AMOLED

Strap
Purple Fabric Straps with Velcro
Microblasted Black Ceramic Buckle

Processor
Model: qualcomm® snap-dragon wear™ 3100
Version: quad core up to 1.094 GHz
RAM: 1GB / 8GB Flash (ePoP)

Sensors
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Microphone
DC Motor (Vibration)
LLOB (Low Latency off Body)
ALS (Ambiant Light Sensor)
OTS (Optical Tracking Sensor) for Rotating Crown

Compatibility
Android 6.0 and above
iPhone 5s and above running iOS12 and above
Supported features may vary de-pending on the platform

Connectivity
Bluetooth 4.2 with BLE Compatibility
WLAN 2.4 GHz 802.11
B/G/N – NFC

Battery
Type: Lithium-Ion Induction Charging
Battery life: Approximately 1 Day
Capacity: 300 mAh
Charging time: Approximately 2.5 hours to charge an empty battery

Suggested retail price
4’900 CHF/ 5’100 EUR/ 5’200 USD/ 4’300 GBP

Impera Spartacus Hybrid Smartwatch Collection

Swiss luxury watch brand Impera presents a luxury hybrid smartwatch collection called Spartacus.

The Spartacus Collection consists of six different hybrid timepieces. Three different materials are showcased in the various casings: highest grade stainless steel, 18 carat yellow gold and 18 carat rose gold. It is the first luxury hybrid watch worldwide to be produced in solid gold. What also makes the Spartacus Collection unique is that it is not a simple cross between a smartwatch and a classical watch.

Impera Spartacus Hybrid Smartwatch Collection

The Impera Hybrid Timepiece includes both the Moonphase and a Progress Complication. Unlike the Moonphase Complications in a regular watch, the Impera Hybrid Timepiece also displays alerts of text messages, phone calls, and social notifications. The Impera Spartacus Collection does not use digital screens. It does not use relentless flashing, or incessant beeping.

Impera Spartacus Hybrid Smartwatch Collection

The hands are diamond cut, and in the shape of the weapons of the brave gladiators who would fight to the death under the orders of Emperors and noble patricians in the coliseums and amphitheatres of Rome. The hour and minute hands are the gladius itself – the short Roman sword, carried by its soldiers. The second hand is the elongated spear. Circling these are the coliseum steps of the rehaut leading down to the gladiatorial arena.

Impera Spartacus Hybrid Smartwatch Collection

It is not only the functionality that makes the Impera Hybrid Timepiece extraordinary: the Impera Spartacus Collection is the only hybrid watch worldwide that also comes with a wireless charger included. The charging device was specially designed and developed in Switzerland for the Impera Timepiece.

Impera Spartacus Hybrid Smartwatch Collection

Each charge lasts for up to two years depending on the usage. Alongside the ingenious smartwatch performance, and inventive yet classic Swiss style, is the additional option of contactless payment, starting in Europe. Should you desire it, you can link your wristwatch with your bank card, and make purchases without delving for plastic.

Impera Spartacus Hybrid Smartwatch Collection

The minds behind the Impera have strived for a long time for a timepiece that deserves its place on the wrists of those who will not compromise on style. Years of research, and of work, have gone into creating a unique hybrid movement. Even each screw was created distinctly for the Impera. Every single part is specific to the design, and they are all individually assembled by Swiss watchmakers.

Impera Spartacus Hybrid Smartwatch Collection

Technical details

Model: Impera Spartacus

Case
Material: Stainless-steel/ 18ct Yellow Gold, 2N/18ct Rose Gold
Diameter: 42mm
Layered case design and screw-down case back
3 Pushers, Waterproof
Highly scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass
Screw-down case back with black zirconium insert
Waterproof to 50 metres / 165 feet

Movement
Impera Manufacture Calibre 001

Functions
Analogue time display: Hour, minutes and seconds hands
Complications: Progress Complication and Moonphase Complication

Pushers
3 pushers, at 2, 3 and 5 hours

Connectivity
Bluetooth

Power Reserve
Up to 6 months, depending on use

Charging
Wireless Charger, Qi standard

Dial
White opaline or galvanic blue
Hands: Diamond cut hands in Silver(stainless steel model), Yellow or Rose Gold for gold models
Indices: Silver, Yellow or Rose gold

Bracelet
Highest quality Toutes Écailles Carrées alligator leather
Available in: Black, Brown and Blue
Impera folding clasp

Retail price
Stainless steel version: CHF 3,090
18ct Yellow Gold Version: CHF 9,950
18ct Rose Gold Version: CHF 9,950

More details at: https://impera.swiss/en

Alpina AlpinerX Alive Online Community’s Top Four Models

After a pre-launch through an online campaign last spring, Alpina unveils the AlpinerX Alive models that have been highly acclaimed by its community. Indeed, they are now available for sale.

Alpina has once again demonstrated the strength of its online community. On introducing the new AlpinerX Alive between May 3rd and June 2nd last year, the Brand gave fans the chance to customise their own model in choosing from over 1’500 configuration options.

Among more than 1’500 design options, 499 configurations were carried out by 48 countries, to develop more than 1’920 AlpinerX Alive timepieces.

Alpina AlpinerX Alive Smart watch

Of these 499 configurations, some combinations have achieved great success: an ultra-sporty red version, a bold and sleek “full black” variation, an urban-inspired design with flashes of blue, as well as a more vintage option combining a black dial and a beige strap.

The first two models (€ 995) share a red or black rubber strap and fiberglass case, while the last two (€ 1,095) come with a leather strap and a steel case. Each model will be delivered with an additional velcro strap.

Alpina AlpinerX Alive Smart watch

The first model, with its sporty red design, features a blue dial, a flange, hands and a red strap. Given its vibrancy and ultra-lightweight fibre glass case, this is the sportiest and most dynamic piece within this product line.

The “full black” version strives to be more discreet and adaptable, for those who want a connected watch to monitor them at work and during leisure time. Both the dial and the rubber strap are black, just like the hands. The navy blue bezel provides a hint of colour and subtle contrast.

As well as being the dominant colour of the third model, blue is one of the most fashionable tones for watches at the moment. Combining various shades, the red touch of the hands and the strap’s topstitching is suggestive of the urban and sporty heritage of this design.

Alpina AlpinerX Alive Smart watch

Finally, the fourth model clearly illustrates the determination of Alpina’s community not to let go of the vintage trend. This AlpinerX Alive presents a traditional steel case with a beige calfskin leather strap featuring white topstitching that echoes the hands and index hour markers, in perfect contrast to the black dial.

Alpina AlpinerX Alive Smart watch

The AlpinerX Alive benefits from solid experience with respect to smart watches, from the now famous Horological Smartwatch dating back to 2015, to the very first AlpinerX, released in 2018.

The “Alive” version includes a new generation heart rate sensor developed by Philips Wearable Sensing, as well as built-in GPS, not to mention VO2 max and hydration. These new features are offered in addition to the perpetual calendar, second time zone, chronograph, activity monitor, sleep tracker and personalised notifications.

All now available on a new high resolution AMOLED touch screen. The rechargeable battery provides up to seven days complete autonomy.

As part of the pre-launch campaign in spring 2020, the purchase of an AlpinerX Alive involved donations of 25 Euros being made to the Wings for Life charity, which supports people with spinal injuries, most of whom have become disabled, in regaining all or some of their mobility. As a result, a total of 42,000 Euros was donated to Wings for Life.

Technical details

Collection: Alpina AlpinerX Alive

Movement
AL-284 connected caliber
Heart rate sensor provided by Philips Wearable Sensing. Rechargeable battery & battery level indicator

Functions
Always on-time (hours, minutes, day and date)
Worldtimer (second time zone)
Local time
Chronograph (count up, count down, chrono split, chrono lap)
Heart rate monitoring
Heart rate notifications
Activity tracking
Get-active alerts
Sleep monitoring
Smart sleep alarms
Weather
Breathing exercise
Messages review
Notifications (calls, messages, emails)
Workout with GPS tracking (integrated GPS)
Hydration
VO2 Max
Cardio fitness index
Dynamic coach
Cloud backup & restore

Models

Alpina AlpinerX Alive, Reference AL-284LNRW5NAQ6

Alpina AlpinerX Alive Smart watch, Reference AL-284LNRW5NAQ6

Case
Navy blue glass-fiber and stainless steel 2-part case
360° bi-directional turning bezel
Diameter of 45 mm
Scratch-resistant and convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 10 ATM/100m/330ft

Dial
Blue dial with mat finishing, silver colorindexes with white luminous treatment
Red inner ring with white markers
Red hands with white luminous treatment
AMOLED touch screen

Strap
Red rubber strap
Including an extra blue velcro strap

Recommended retail price
995€

Alpina AlpinerX Alive, Reference AL-284LBBW5NAQ6

Alpina AlpinerX Alive Smart watch, Reference AL-284LBBW5NAQ6

Case
Navy blue glass-fiber and stainless steel2-part case
360° bi-directional turning bezel
Diameter of 45 mm
Scratch-resistant and convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 10 ATM/100m/330ft

Dial
Black dial with mat finishing, silver color indexes with white luminous treatment
Black inner ring with white markers
Black hands with white luminous treatment
AMOLED touch screen

Strap
Black rubber strap
Including an extra black velcro strap

Recommended retail price
995€

Alpina AlpinerX Alive, Reference AL-284LNNR5SSAQ6L

Alpina AlpinerX Alive Smart watch, Reference AL-284LNNR5SSAQ6L

Case
Stainless steel 2-part case
360° bi-directional turning bezel
Diameter of 45 mm
Scratch-resistant and convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 10 ATM/100m/330ft

Dial
Blue dial with mat finishing, silver color indexes with white luminous treatment
Blue inner ring with red markers
Red hands with white luminous treatment
AMOLED touch screen

Strap
Blue leather strap with red stitching
Including an extra blue velcro strap

Recommended retail price
1’095€

Alpina AlpinerX Alive, Reference AL-284LBBW5SSAQ6L

Alpina AlpinerX Alive Smart watch, Reference AL-284LBBW5SSAQ6L

Case
Stainless steel 2-part case
360° bi-directional turning bezel
Diameter of 45 mm
Scratch-resistant and convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 10 ATM/100m/330ft

Dial
Black dial with mat finishing, silver color indexes with white luminous treatment
Black inner ring with white markers
Silver hands with white luminous treatment
AMOLED touch screen

Strap
Brown leather strap with off-white stitching
Including an extra black velcro strap

Recommended retail price
1’095€

Alpina AlpinerX Alive

Launched on May 3rd, the Alpiner X Alive is now in store. The six models embody an alternative vision of the connected watch by Alpina: urban, sporty and with high added value in terms of technology. Combining the beauty of traditional watchmaking with an AMOLED digital screen, it presents a detailed overview of the wearer’s athletic performance and lifestyle. Features of this new Swiss Made smartwatch include: GPS, heart rate monitoring, a chronograph and a personalised training programme.

Alpina AlpinerX Alive

Dedicated to men, this versatile timepiece with its sophisticated horological design and advanced capabilities adapts to any environment. By launching six models at the same time, Alpina wants to provide sporty urbanites with the best option for them, whether they prefer the modern, sporty or classic look.

Alpina AlpinerX Alive

In 2015, Alpina was already the first brand to launch a Swiss Made connected watch, the now famous Horological Smartwatch. Design, development, production, assembly, control: Alpina succeeded in creating a connected, intelligent watch that fully satisfied the Swiss Made criteria.

Each model then relies on a common driving force, a concentration of advanced technology that Alpina has been patiently developing since 2015, over generations of smartwatches. The current version is the most advanced with pioneering work carried out on its software and embedded sensors.

This new smart watch comes with two major technological breakthroughs. Firstly, heart rate monitoring, achieved by integrating the very latest Philips Wearable Sensing sensors. Your pulse is taken from your wrist and measured around every 10 seconds in “Workout” (exercise) mode. Special notifications are also issued if the AlpinerX Alive detects an abnormal heart beat.

Alpina AlpinerX Alive

Secondly, integrated GPS. This new functionality records your run or walk, combining the information with your heart rate so that it can be analysed using the Alpina Smartwatch app for iOs and Android. To help ensure each session takes place in optimum conditions, the AlpinerX Alive even shows you the weather!

The Dynamic Coach from Alpina is designed to help balance out your activity level when no two days are alike. The personal assistant suggests a range of exercises in relation to your performance, accompanied by recommendations for improving your daily life and muscle tone, as you’ll discover by using the app each day.

This personal assistant relies on measuring a large number of variables that are analysed in real time: sleep quality, heart rate measures, activity tracker, etc.

Alpina AlpinerX Alive

To have the watch display all this information on its new high-resolution AMOLED touch screen, simply touch the screen or press the crown. The latter also allows you to view the last five messages received through selected apps, in addition to call, message and email notifications.

Alpina AlpinerX Alive

Featuring two broad hands hovering over a digital screen, the stylish design reinforces Alpina’s commitment to quality Swiss Made watches embracing the best smart technology around. The latter relies on the AL-284 movement developed internally, equipped with a rechargeable battery and offering an average seven days’ autonomy depending on usage. In addition to its intelligent functions, it provides perfect synchronisation of the time and date, a second time zone and a chronograph.

Alpina AlpinerX Alive

Setting the tone, straps for the new AlpinerX Alive come in blue, red, grey, brown and beige. Everyone can get the look they want to suit their personal preference: neo-vintage, ultra-sporty or casual chic. The mixing and matching of hands, dials and straps allows for the most complementary combinations.

Alpina AlpinerX Alive

The matte finish dial is enhanced by luminescent hands and index hour markers (white), index hour markers between 4 o’clock and 8 o’clock, while large Arabic numerals designate 12 o’clock, 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock. At 12 o’clock, you’ll find the Alpina symbol, a white triangle on the bezel representing the Alpine peaks.

With regards to materials, you can choose between rubber and topstitched calfskin straps. The bidirectional bezel is available in black PVD coated steel or natural steel. The 45 mm fibreglass case is as light as it is durable. Finally, the AlpinerX Alive is water-resistant to 100 metres and like any Swiss Made watch, topped with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.

Alpina AlpinerX Alive

Now, GPS and Bluetooth have an antenna each. The Bluetooth antenna, which points downwards, is largely controlled by Alpina. The GPS antenna, which points upwards, is much longer. The longer the antenna, the more precise it is… but the more sensitive it is too. So Alpina created a bespoke antenna, which it made as long as possible but in perfect isolation, allowing the AlpinerX Alive to pick up at least nine satellites. It is a complex development, especially with the touch screen; this seemingly commonplace technology has presented its share of challenges in terms of dial / touchpad distance, insulation with the bezel, water-resistance, etc.

Alpina AlpinerX Alive

For the heart rate sensor, a bespoke lens was created to go on the back of the watch. Too thick and it affected the heart rate measurement. Too thin and it became too fragile to be water-resistant. Philips has a strong presence in the medical industry, but had never had to focus so keenly on miniaturisation and precision. Together, it took Alpina (in Switzerland) and Philips (in Holland) nearly two years to develop the sensor for the AL-284 caliber. It was also necessary to develop a case and a strap that kept the sensor next to the skin at all times.

Alpina AlpinerX Alive

Finally, with the MMT team (Manufacture Modules Technologies SA), Alpina developed exclusive algorithms (such as the Workout mode), while drastically reducing power use – especially that of the heart rate monitor – so as to achieve one weeks’ autonomy, which is unprecedented for this type of product.

Technical details

Model: AlpinerX Alive

Functions
Always on-time(hours, minutes, day and date)
Worldtimer (second time zone)
Local time
Chronograph (count up, count down, chrono split, chrono lap)
Heart rate monitoring
Heart rate notifications
Activity tracking
Get-active alerts
Sleep monitoring
Smart sleep alarms
Weather
Breathing exercise
Messages review
Notifications (calls, messages, emails)
Workout with GPS tracking (integrated GPS)
Hydration
VO2 Max
Cardio fitness index
Dynamic coach
Cloud backup & restore

Movement
AL-284connected caliber
Heart rate sensor provided by Philips Wearable Sensing
Rechargeable battery& battery level indicator

Case
Black glass-fibre and stainless steel 2-parts case
360° bi-directional turning bezel
Diameter of 45 mm
Scratch-resistant and convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 10 ATM/100m/330ft

Recommended retail price
995€

Versions

Reference: AL-284LBBW5AQ6

Dial
Black dial with mat finishing, silver color indexes with white luminous treatment
Blue hands with white luminous treatment
AMOLED touch screen

Strap
Blue rubber strap

Reference: AL-284LBR5AQ6

Dial
Black dial with mat finishing, silver color indexes with white luminous treatment
Red hands with white luminous treatment
AMOLED touch screen

Strap
Red rubber strap

Reference AL-284LGG5AQ6

Dial
Grey dial with mat finishing, silver color indexes with white luminous treatment
Blue hands with white luminous treatment
AMOLED touch screen

Strap
Grey rubber strap

Reference: AL-284LNN5AQ6

Dial
Dark Blue dial with mat finishing, silver color indexes with white luminous treatment
Blue hands with white luminous treatment
AMOLED touch screen

Strap
Blue rubber strap

Reference: AL-284LNN5AQ6L

Dial
Dark blue dial with mat finishing, silver color indexes with white luminous treatment
Dark blue hands with white luminous treatment
AMOLED touch screen

Strap
Light brown calf leather strap with off-white stitching

Reference: AL-284LBBW5SAQ6

Dial
Black dial with mat finishing, silver color indexes with white luminous treatment
Silver color hands with white luminous treatment
AMOLED touch screen

Strap
Dark brown calf leather strap with off-white stitching

PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI WATCH GT 2

Created in collaboration with Huawei Consumer BG, this smartwatch combines Huawei’s innovative technology and Porsche Design’s pure and functional design philosophy. It is the first collaboration between these two companies.

The PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 features a streamlined titanium body that pays homage to high-speed supercar design. The bezel, with the iconic Porsche Design logo integrated at the top, is seamlessly incorporated into the watch face giving it a premium touch.

PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 - 2

The smartwatch comes with the innovative quick fit titanium link strap, which users can easily disassemble or adjust, and is made from titanium and polished with a rigorous sandblasting process for a perfect matte finish. Huawei’s new titanium buckle is accented with the Porsche Design Icon, and makes the process of putting on and taking off the watch quick and easy. The end result is a flawlessly designed smartwatch that is premium, mature and scratch-resistant, ideal for everyday wear and outdoor activities.

Two digital crowns feature Porsche Design’s iconic red circle and are a testament to the innovative and high-end manufacturing of the watch. With a gentle press, users can easily explore the various settings and configurations.

The customised Porsche Design watch faces are beautifully crafted and provide a sharp yet smart aesthetic. The classic and always-on watch face allows time to pass by elegantly on the wrist. Both the watch hands and numbers are easy to read at a glance. Less is more with the E-PURE watch face which takes the iconic analogue dial to the digital era.

PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 - 2

Motorsport-inspired racing lines displayed on the back of the PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 40 RS are transferred from the Smartphone to the racing watch face, paying homage to the brand’s sports car DNA and racing history. The smartwatch also offers an innovative stopwatch face that allows users to start timing with a tap of the screen.

The PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 is built with excellence from the outside in. The new smartwatch provides an impressive two-week long battery life, offering a reliable digital health and fitness manager for users.

The smartwatch supports data tracking for more than 100 workout modes, including indoor and outdoor sports such as golf driving range, skiing and mountain climbing amongst others. Combining exclusive and pure design, great durability and 50 metre water-resistance, the PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 is an ideal companion for all occasions.

PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 - 2

Advanced heart rate tracking is available via upgraded HUAWEI TruSeen™ 4.0+ heart rate monitoring technology and a 6-in-1 LED lens, which is installed on the delicate ceramic back of the watch. The lens is made of sapphire for better light penetration and accurate heart rate tracking, while the ceramic rear case feels comfortable on the skin.

The PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 offers comprehensive health monitoring around the clock and measures everything from heart rate, stress level, sleep quality and SpO2 level. In addition, the smartwatch supports all day continuous monitoring of SpO2 level, caring for users’ health day and night.

The PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 will be available end of November in select Porsche Design Stores, at specialty retailers, and online. A wireless charger, cable and a Fluoroelastomer strap are included with each order.

Introducing the Wearable Devices MUDRA Gesture Control Wristband for Apple Watch

Wearable Devices Ltd., an Israeli start-up that develops neural sensing technology for controlling digital devices, has created an innovative wristband named Mudra, which can manage smart-watch functions by simple finger movements. To raise funds for the proposed Mudra Apple Watch-compatible band, the company also conducted an extremely successful online crowd-funding campaign from June to August this year.

Introducing the Wearable Devices MUDRA Gesture Control Wristband for Apple Watch

In Sanskrit language, the word Mudra refers to gesture. The hand/finger gestures or mudras have been used in the Indian classical dances for indicating various ideas, events, and actions.

All modern tech-devices perform their assigned functions as per various input commands generated by the user. For all such devices, an input device or interface is a must. Some widely used input devices are key-board, mouse and touch-screen.

For example, smart watches utilize its touch-screen as an input interface. The wearer can input commands by touching on the respective menus on the screen with fingers or with a stylus.

Thanks to latest technical innovations, nowadays we can control any tech device with voice commands or with simple gestures/movements of hands, eyes etc. This requires different types of sensors. Some times we need advanced sensors that understands specific commands generated by nerve cells of the human brain.

Introducing the Wearable Devices MUDRA Gesture Control Wristband for Apple Watch

Wearable Devices has developed a touch-free, gesture-control technique for converting the simple gestures (or mudras) into input commands of tech-devices . A prominent product based on this new technology is Mudra, a wristband specially created for smart-watches.

Introducing the Wearable Devices MUDRA Gesture Control Wristband for Apple Watch

This innovative, high-tech wristband solves some typical issues being faced by several smart watch users. For example, most Smart watch interfaces force the user to stop, look at the watch, and employ the non-watch hand to operate the touch-screen – an impractical solution for multitasking or with hands that are wet, dirty, full, or gloved. Further, tapping the small button or the crown often can take a fair amount of fidgeting and using a Smartphone with the watch is often awkward.

Introducing the Wearable Devices MUDRA Gesture Control Wristband for Apple Watch

Wearable Devices streamlines smart watch functionality through neural gesture control. The company’s Mudra Band for Apple Watch allows the owner to manage calls, control music, set timers, take selfies, activate Siri, and more, all by using the same hand that wears the watch. Mudra Band leaves the watch screen visible and allows for true hands-free interaction while multitasking, running, biking, holding things, or wearing gloves.

Introducing the Wearable Devices MUDRA Gesture Control Wristband for Apple Watch

The Mudra Band uses embedded wrist sensors that detect electrical impulses sent from the brain to the fingers. Using AI deep learning algorithms, these unique neural patterns are matched to finger movements, which are pre-assigned to specific watch functions. The commands are sent to the watch using Bluetooth Low Energy. The band contains miniaturized electronics, 6-DOF IMU, and a microcontroller. The band can be worn on any hand – right or left – and with all sizes of Apple Watch.

Introducing the Wearable Devices MUDRA Gesture Control Wristband for Apple Watch

Mudra Band creates an instant, immersive interface for Apple Watch users. The touch-less finger gestures that control the watch were developed through deep research into users’ intuitive perception, ultimately binding watch functions with the gestures that are most natural and easy to remember. Thus, for example, moving the index finger can be used to swipe, tapping the middle finger on the thumb can be used to skip tracks, and so on.

Introducing the Wearable Devices MUDRA Gesture Control Wristband for Apple Watch

Wearable Devices Ltd. had already raised a funding amount of approximately $190,000 from their two-month Indiegogo crowd funding campaign launched in June 2020.

Now, the MUDRA BAND Gesture Control for Apple Watch is available for purchase via the Indiegogo InDemand campaign. The limited-time price for Mudra Band is set at $179.

Wearable Devices Ltd. is an Israeli-based start-up that develops a non-invasive brain-computer interface for controlling digital devices through subtle finger movements. Founded in 2014 by three Intel R&D Haifa alumni – Guy Wagner, Asher Dahan, and Leeor Langer – Wearable Devices employs ten professionals in the fields of sensor development, miniaturized electronics, bio-signal processing, machine learning, and UI design.

Introducing the Wearable Devices MUDRA Gesture Control Wristband for Apple Watch

The company’s Mudra Inspire dev kit has been sold for the past two years to global electronics corporations and software solution providers, who use it to redefine interaction methods for smart watches, smart glasses, mobile phones, TVs, consoles & gaming, robotics, sports analytics, and digital health.

Please visit the MUDRA BAND Indiegogo InDemand campaign for more details.

Leitners Ad Maiora – The Hybrid Smartwatch

Leitners, the Czech-German watch brand founded by a team of watch enthusiasts has recently launched its Ad Maiora Hybrid Smartwatch on the popular online crowd-funding website Kickstarter. This new generation wristwatch combines traditional horology and wearable technology.

Founded in 2019, the brand aims to create handcrafted classic watches enriched by smart functions, so no one ever would have to wear automatic watches on one hand and a smart band on the other anymore. It is a German-based company with an R&D team in Brno (Czech Republic), the IT and cultural hub of Central Europe.

Leitners Ad Maiora – The Hybrid Smartwatch

Ad Maiora is an automatic watch integrated with a number of superb smart functions suitable for day-to-day life. The engine that drives the mechanical part of this timepiece is the MIYOTA 9039 self-winding calibre. An integrated circuit with full-dial e-ink display looks after the smart-watch functionality. The Operating System of the smart-watch was developed by the engineers of Leitners.

Leitners Ad Maiora – The Hybrid Smartwatch

With its smart technology, the Ad Maiora watch can be paired with your phone via Bluetooth. While the mechanical movement indicates the time in the classic three hands configuration, its full-dial E-Ink display provides the functions like Always on Time & date, chronograph, world-timer, alarms, smart notifications, message review and time management tool.

Leitners Ad Maiora – The Hybrid Smartwatch

The well-arranged icons and the smart interface ensure high visibility of the indications. Powered with a state-of-the art electronic circuit, the watch also offers smart-functions like Activity tracking, heart rate monitoring, GPS tracking and barometer, Sleep monitoring, music control and camera control.

Leitners Ad Maiora – The Hybrid Smartwatch

Ad Maiora maintains a classic wrist-watch aesthetic rather than going after the typical smart-watch designs. The watch case is made with 316L stainless steel. Despite housing two different technologies, the watch maintains a size of a classic dress watch. Its case measures 42mm diameter and 12.6mm thickness. Lug to lug length is 47mm and lug width is 22mm. The watch is topped with a sapphire crystal glass.

Leitners Ad Maiora – The Hybrid Smartwatch

It is a versatile and extremely durable watch with a water resistance of 100 meters, so that the wearer can utilise it during the adventurous and outdoor sports activities. To cancel out the negative magnetic effects between the mechanical and electronic modules, the company has incorporated an anti-magnetic shield system.

Leitners Ad Maiora – The Hybrid Smartwatch

The MIYOTA 9039 self-winding movement features 24 jewels and beats at 28 800 vibrations per hour. It provides timekeeping with an accuracy of -10~+30 sec per day. Visible through the transparent case back, this mechanical calibre also features stop second device.

Leitners Ad Maiora – The Hybrid Smartwatch

Further, it can be energized by both automatic and hand winding methods. Once it fully wound, it provides autonomy of 42 hours. In the smart-watch section, the battery provides autonomy of one week on full charge. The Ad Maiora watch will be provided with a USB charger.

Leitners Ad Maiora – The Hybrid Smartwatch

The indexes, hour hand and minute hand are embedded with Super-LumiNova for ensuring the night time readability of the analogue display. The Ad Maiora watch features a rotating bezel to browse through menu of the smart watch functions. Its chronograph pusher styled buttons can be used for select/back or contextual functions. The crown at 3 o’ clock is connected to the automatic movement for time-setting and winding.

Leitners Ad Maiora – The Hybrid Smartwatch

The watch is available in two design options. In the first option, the watch features smooth sand-blasted bezel and crown. In the second version, it features coin-edged bezel and crowns. When it comes to case finishing, two options are available: Stainless steel with raw finishing or black coated stainless steel. The Ad Maiora will be supplied with a metal bracelet or HIRSCH Performance leather strap or rubber straps.

Leitners Ad Maiora – The Hybrid Smartwatch

On 04th November 2020, Leitners launched a Kickstarter campaign to promote the Ad Maiora watch collection. This campaign will be online until 04 December 2020. Pledges starts at €469 or US$ 553. Post successful campaign, the company offers an estimated delivery of the product in August 2021.

Please visit Leitners Ad Maiora watch Kickstarter campaign page for more details.

HUBLOT Big Bang e UEFA Champions League

Celebrating its love for football, Swiss luxury watch brand Hublot has introduced its latest smartwatch, the Big Bang e UEFA Champions League, and a Hublot Loves Football UEFA Champions League app.

The new watch is based on the Hublot Big Bang e connected watch launched earlier this year, with a number of additional features that enrich the UEFA Champions League fan experience.

HUBLOT Big Bang e UEFA Champions League smart watch

The 500-piece limited edition’s lightweight ceramic case and rubber bracelet are both in UEFA Champions League core blue. Owners will have various dials to choose from, downloadable from the Hublot Store. There are blue digital and analogue options, and a special color-dial that can be customised to match one of the participating team’s kit colours.

HUBLOT Big Bang e UEFA Champions League smart watch

The watch is powered by Wear OS by GoogleTM and comes loaded with the new Hublot Loves Football UEFA Champions League app. The user will get notifications to alert them to kick-off times (15 minutes before the game starts), goals, penalty, substitutions, yellow and red cards and time added on.

HUBLOT Big Bang e UEFA Champions League smart watch

The app will also show team line-ups and VAR decisions, and then when it signals that the game is over, it will also begin a countdown to the next fixture. If there are two games taking place at the same time, users will be able to switch between them with a simple screen tap. The app will be also available to existing owners of the Hublot Big Bang e.

HUBLOT Big Bang e UEFA Champions League smart watch

Hublot will also be equipping UEFA Champions League referees with a special version of the watch, which will not be made commercially available. Cast in a super-lightweight composite, it will be even lighter than the ceramic version.

HUBLOT Big Bang e UEFA Champions League smart watch

It will also have additional technology designed to help the referee, including goal-line technology that signals to the referee when the whole of the ball has crossed the whole of the line. This means that even in a crowded penalty area there is no doubt about whether a goal has been scored or not.

HUBLOT Big Bang e UEFA Champions League smart watch

Hublot was the first Swiss watch brand and first luxury brand to get involved in football, and the first Swiss watch brand to create a luxury connected football watch for the 2018 FIFA Football World CupTM in Russia.

Since it entered football in 2006, Hublot has timed dozens of domestic, European and international football competitions. This season, Hublot is also the Premier League’s Official Timekeeper for the first time, and next year it will time the UEFA European Championships, which have been rescheduled because of the pandemic, but will still be known as UEFA EURO 2020TM.

Technical details

Model: HUBLOT Big Bang e UEFA Champions League
Reference 440.EX.1100.RX.UCL20

Case
Micro-blasted and Polished Blue Ceramic
Diameter: 42mm
Thickness: 12.80mm
Water resistance: 3 ATM (30m)

Screen
Sapphire crystal
Diameter: 30.80mm
Resolution: 390×390 pixels/ 327 dpi
Display technology: AMOLED

Straps
Black and Blue Structured Lined Rubber Straps
Black Ceramic and Black-plated Titanium Deployant Buckle Clasp

Processor
Model: qualcomm® snapdragon wear™ 3100
Version: quad core up to 1.094 GHz
RAM: 1GB / 8GB Flash (ePoP)

Sensors
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Microphone
DC Motor (Vibration)
LLOB (Low Latency off Body)
ALS (Ambient Light Sensor)
OTS (Optical Tracking Sensor) for Rotating Crown

Compatibility
Android 6.0+ and above
iOS 12.0+ and above
Supported features may vary between platforms and countries.

Connectivity
Bluetooth 4.2 with BLE Compatibility WLAN 2.4 GHz 802.11
B/G/N – NFC

Battery
Type: Lithium-Ion induction charging
Battery life: ~ 1 Day
Capacity: 300 mAh
Charging time: ~2 hour 30 to charge an empty battery

Retail price
6,000.00 CHF/ 7,000.00 EUR/ 7,000.00 USD/ 6,000.00 GBP

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Alpina AlpinerX Comtesse Glacier

Swiss watch brand Alpina unveils its brand new smartwatch for women, the AlpinerX Comtesse Glacier, available exclusively onlineand limited to 500 pieces. Proven technology with intelligent and customisable features is housed for the first time within Alpina’s famous sports watch for women, the Comtesse. This timepiece boasts a discreet digital display at 6 o’clock that shows a set of customizable notifications on demand.

With the AlpinerX Comtesse Glacier, the brand founded in 1883 has applied the latest smart technology to a timeless classic in the form of a feminine and sporty chic watch. Limited to 500 timepieces, the watch is exclusively available online.

Alpina AlpinerX Comtesse Glacier smart watch for women

Algorithms embedded in the AlpinerX Comtesse Glacier allow for some seriously smart features, like your recommended hours of sleep based on previous nights, activity level required to achieve your goal weight, suggested sports to play, alerts to get you moving or encourage you to relax (depending on your heart rate) and plenty more besides. All these features are then reviewed, analysed and collated within the dedicated Alpina Smartwatch app, available for free download and compatible with iOSand Android.

Alpina chose quartz technology for its AlpinerX Comtesse Glacier calibre. This means that unlike nearly all smartwatches with lithium-ion batteries, the AlpinerX Comtesse Glacier’s battery is rechargeable and offers up to seven days of autonomy, depending on use.

Alpina AlpinerX Comtesse Glacier smart watch for women

By integrating the monitor developed by Philips Wearable Sensing, the user’s heart rate can now be taken straight from the wrist for improved accuracy and measured in the moment. In standard mode, the AlpinerX Comtesse Glacier measures the pulse rate every minute. In “Workout” (exercise) mode, it’s roughly every 10 seconds.

The same sensor can also be used to accurately monitor your activity, health and physical fitness. It uses an algorithm that extracts and processes this data, taking into account body movement and ambient light to provide very accurate results.

Alpina AlpinerX Comtesse Glacier smart watch for women

At first glance, there is almost nothing to differentiate this Comtesse from another, given its curvaceous 36.5 mm steel case in different shades with alternating polished and satin-finished surfaces, steel strap supplemented by a blue rubber strap and a delicate navy blue dial adorned with nine diamonds. This stylish and elegant piece is ideal for everyday wear.

One tap on the crown and the ingenious AlpinerX Comtesse Glacier momentarily reveals selected information on the digital display positioned at 6 o’clock, such as heart rate, breathing exercises, activity tracker, notifications, weather, second time zone and chronograph, among others. Lightly press the crown to switch from one function to another. It is simple, intuitive and instant. As soon as you have looked at the desired information, the digital screen returns to standby mode and is once more invisible to the naked eye.

Alpina AlpinerX Comtesse Glacier smart watch for women

An everyday companion, the AlpinerX Comtesse Glacier can be configured down to the smallest detail. Even the order in which notifications are displayed can be customised. More than just an accessory, this timepiece is an everyday companion, worn on the wrist.

All the notifications offered by the AlpinerX Comtesse Glacier are customisable and connected to most of the popular apps: Mail, Messages, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, WeChat, Viber, Uber, KakaoTalk, Pinterest and Spotify.

Technical details

Model: AlpineX Comtesse Glacier
Reference: AL-286DND3C6B

Functions
Always on-time (hours, minutes, day and date)
Worldtimer
Chronograph
Heart rate monitoring
Heart rate notifications
Activity tracking
Get-active alerts
Sleep monitoring
Smart sleep alarms
Weather
Breathing exercise
Messages review
Notifications
Workout
Dynamic coach
Cloud backup & restore

Movement
AL-286 caliber, quartz, functions adjustable with the crown
Rechargeable battery

Case
Stainless steel 2-parts case
Diameter of 36.5 mm
Heart rate sensor
Scratch-resistant convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 6 ATM/60m/190ft

Dial
Dark blue dial set with 9 diamonds and applied silver indexes
Hand-polished silver hours and minutes hands
Digital screen
White markers

Strap
Stainless steel bracelet
Including one extra blue rubber strap

Recommended retail price
995 EUR

Nubia Watch Announces Kickstarter Launch of a Futuristic Flexible Display Smartwatch

Nubia, innovators in smartphones and wearable products, announce the launch of a stunning new smart wearable with a flexible AMOLED display. This innovative, curved smartwatch features health and sports tracking, phone notifications and more.

Nubia Watch Announces Kickstarter Launch of a Futuristic Flexible Display Smartwatch

For those accustomed to small, square smartwatches, the massive 4.01” AMOLED flexible display of the Nubia smartwatch is impressive.

Nubia Watch Announces Kickstarter Launch of a Futuristic Flexible Display Smartwatch

The vividly colored screen curves around the wrist giving users a huge amount of screen space. It keeps valuable information ready at a glance and scrolls effortlessly.

Nubia Watch Announces Kickstarter Launch of a Futuristic Flexible Display Smartwatch

Nubia watch features dynamically scrolling text and animations along with live wallpapers that add a personal touch to the watch. The included app allows further customizations with hundreds of downloadable widgets and a variety of watch faces. It adds functional convenience such as taking incoming calls and texts or delivering email notifications and calendar reminders that help keep users connected to their busy daily lives.

Nubia Watch Announces Kickstarter Launch of a Futuristic Flexible Display Smartwatch

Nubia boasts a full-featured sports and exercise tracker with an accelerometer and high-precision heart sensor. It uses 4 sport modes to monitor workout metrics including calories, steps, distance, sleep cycles, and sports performance. It’s made for modern active lifestyles and can help anyone achieve their fitness goals.

Nubia Watch Announces Kickstarter Launch of a Futuristic Flexible Display Smartwatch

The Nubia watch incorporates premium materials and boasts an ultra-futuristic design. It’s crafted with diamond-like ceramic and 316L stainless steel and the ability to change watch faces or even upload images to display on its flexible screen offers unlimited opportunities to show off one’s personal style. It comes with an adjustable, one-size-fits-all, flexible curved screen that rests on your wrist comfortably.

Nubia Watch Announces Kickstarter Launch of a Futuristic Flexible Display Smartwatch

The Nubia watch offers up to 7 days of battery-life in power saving mode or 36 hours in daily usage between charges. The watch is available in two color themes: Midnight Black and Army Green.

The brand new Nubia watch is available now on Kickstarter with pledges starting at US$ 199. Delivery in October 2020. Please visit the Nubia watch Kickstarter page for more details.

Kickstarter link: https://nubia-watch-a-futuristic.kckb.st/d8bfcba0

Tag Heuer Connected Watch – New Summer Inspired Editions

TAG Heuer enhances its growing collection of their highly praised Connected watches with three new references that introduce new colours and styles without compromising on high-tech functionality.

Following the launch in March of the third-generation TAG Heuer Connected and the recent Connected Golf Edition in June, these fresh new models build on the success of the elegant smartwatch line with new looks and materials: two steel cases with oceanic blue ceramic bezels and one ultra-lightweight sandy titanium case.

Tag Heuer Connected Watch - New Summer Inspired Editions

The TAG Heuer Connected watch is a unique combination of the refinement and elegance of a chronograph-inspired timepiece crafted in the purest watchmaking tradition, with a state-of-the-art, custom-designed digital experience geared towards sports and daily performance. It offers customers a striking and versatile wristwatch to enhance their individual lifestyle. The rich experience on the wrist is complemented by the TAG Heuer mobile companion app that allows for even greater personalisation and insights into the wearer’s activities.

Tag Heuer Connected Watch - New Summer Inspired Editions

The new TAG Heuer Connected watches are available at a select network of retailers and TAG Heuer boutiques, as well as at TAG Heuer website for Australia, Japan, Switzerland, the UK and the US.

The three new 45 mm models immediately stand out thanks to their unique aesthetic. They include two stainless-steel options with a deep blue ceramic bezel and either a steel bracelet or a sporty blue rubber strap, and a third option of lightweight sand-blasted titanium on a durable black rubber strap.

Tag Heuer Connected Watch - New Summer Inspired Editions
In their original look or paired with one of the vivid and quickly interchangeable straps available in new neon yellow and lime green, as well as existing bright orange, bold red or contemporary khaki, the new Connected models are true statement watches.

The line showcases the wide range of styles and uses this timepiece offers: from an elegant steel look which could be mistaken for a mechanical watch, perfect for business and formal settings, to a more sporty variation on a rubber strap, which will seamlessly follow the wearer from the office to the beach or golf course, and the most performance-orientated model, in full titanium, for the most demanding athletes.

Reference SBG8A11.BT6220: TAG Heuer Connected 45 mm, steel case, blue rubber strap
Reference SBG8A11.BT6220: TAG Heuer Connected 45 mm, steel case, blue rubber strap

The smartwatch can be further customised thanks to a variety of original watch faces created in-house to echo the TAG Heuer brand aesthetic and spirit. Along with these three new pieces, TAG Heuer is introducing matching luminous dial designs that will be available for Connected watches of all generations, just in time for summer. These elegant digital watch faces include bright colour variations of the six designs currently available in the core collection, for an eye-catching, sun-filled update of customer favourites, and an entirely new watch face named Helios.

With its classic tri-compax layout inspired by the iconic design codes of TAG Heuer mechanical chronographs, this watch face underscores the fact that the Connected is first and foremost a classically elegant luxury timepiece. Dubbed Helios, as the god and personification of the sun in ancient Greek mythology, the dial is radiant and assertive. It is offered in four variations of seasonal hues: deep blue, peppermint green, cherry red and dark summer night.

Reference SBG8A11.BA0646: TAG Heuer Connected 45 mm, steel case, steel strap
Reference SBG8A11.BA0646: TAG Heuer Connected 45 mm, steel case, steel strap

In the three chronograph sub-dials, you can select the classic stopwatch functions or go digital with a choice of three new digital complications celebrating the sun: a spatial representation of sunrise and sunset times in the 9-o’clock counter, and a 10-hour weather forecast or second time-zone in the 3-o’clock counter. At 6 o’clock, you find the date window and a subtle indicator of the watch’s power reserve.

These new watch faces with fresh, energetic bursts of colour and creative complications were developed entirely in-house and are the perfect summer companions. With the Helios watch face, TAG Heuer once again reinterprets its rich watchmaking heritage in a digital age.

Reference SBG8A81.BT6222: TAG Heuer Connected 45 mm, titanium case, black rubber strap