TAG Heuer Chief executive officer states the organization will to produce new smartwatch in May.
When the smartwatch is supposedly a dying product, someone didn’t remember to inform TAG Heuer Chief executive officer Jean-Claude Biver. Within an interview with Swiss paper Neue Zürcher Zeitung (introduced to the attention from TechCrunch), Biver shares his positive outlook around the future for smartwatches and states the Swiss timepiece manufacturer intends to to produce follow-up towards the $1,500 TAG Connected, announcing they aspire to release the brand new smartwatch in May.
Biver’s confidence in smartwatches comes mainly from his company’s success using its first attempt for developing a high-finish smartwatch. According to him that TAG Heuer saw strong sales for that pricy wrist piece, selling 56,000 units in the last 14 several weeks – well exceeding the business’s initial objective of 20,000 units. But also, he reported optimism from the Reuters interview with Apple Chief executive officer Tim Prepare, by which Prepare boasted concerning the Apple Watch’s strong holiday purchase figures. Biver states he still views smartwatch technology to stay in “the Stone Age” (if we are to believe Google Translate), with lots of future potential just waiting to become drawn on.
The timing for any new high-finish smartwatch could not be much better, with Google set to produce Android Put on 2. at the begining of Feb alongside a set of new watches they have been developing together with LG.
While Biver made no direct mention of the Android Put on 2., he did outline some specs to anticipate from the brand new TAG Connected, including better Gps navigation (accurate to within one meter), longer battery existence, along with a more effective display. TAG Heuer also intends to leverage it’s strengths like a traditional watch manufacturing company by providing more colors and sizes to support the range of styles and wrist sizes based in the different markets it services.