TAG Heuer Con­nected Mod­u­lar 45

Ap­prox. ₹1,59,900, tagheuer.com

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TAG Heuer? Will I need to re­mort­gage my house?

Not quite, but you know TAG watches don’t come cheap – this ain’t no Mar­tian No­ti­fier! The Mod­u­lar 45, run­ning An­droid Wear 2.0, is the sec­ond gen­er­a­tion of TAG’s smart­watch and it’s an im­prove­ment on the orig­i­nal. Build qual­ity is bet­ter (the rear cas­ing is made from steel, not plas­tic), there’s ex­tended bat­tery life (up to 25 hours per charge), and a play­ful mod­u­lar de­sign.

Mod­u­lar? I thought that was a pass­ing fad...

Per­haps, but it works here. In fact, it’s the watch’s main de­sign aes­thetic. Nearly ev­ery­thing on the Mod­u­lar 45 can be changed, de­pend­ing on your mood (and bank bal­ance) – you can choose and change the strap, lugs, buckle, case ma­te­rial and bezel colour. TAG reck­ons there’s over 4,000 op­tions avail­able via its on­line cus­tomi­sa­tion ser­vice, The Watch Selec­tor, with op­tions in­clud­ing stan­dard ti­ta­nium cases, all the way up to di­a­mond-en­crusted bezels.

It looks nice, sure, but is it pow­er­ful?

Oh, you’re one of those… OK, well the Mod­u­lar 45 is pow­ered by an In­tel Atom Pro­ces­sor Z34XX, has 512GB of main me­mory and 4GB stor­age, and is com­pat­i­ble with An­droid 4.3+ and iOS 9+. There’s eight on board sen­sors, in­clud­ing ac­celerom­e­ter, gy­ro­scope, GPS and NFC, to track your ac­tiv­ity and keep you con­nected, and the watch is wa­ter-re­sis­tant to 50 me­tres.

Nice. Will it track my heart rate when I’m run­ning?

There’s no HR sen­sor here, but no­ti­fi­ca­tions and data will look sublime on that stun­ning AMOLED dis­play as you’re pow­er­ing along in the sun­shine.

So when is this avail­able to buy?

The TAG Heuer Con­nected Mod­u­lar 45 is avail­able to buy now.

The Con­nected Mod­u­lar 45 is the sec­ond gen­er­a­tion of TAG Heuer’s smart­watch, a Swiss­made time­piece with an in­ter­change­able Haute Hor­logerie me­chan­i­cal mod­ule, Google An­droid Wear 2.0 and an In­tel Atom Pro­ces­sor The new TAG is loaded with sen­sors to track your move­ments, help you pay for goods and find your way when out ex­plor­ing (sadly there’s no HR sen­sor for run­ners). Smart­phone no­ti­fi­ca­tions and re­minders are easy to read on the al­ways-on dis­play, too

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