Luxury watch maker TAG Heuer’s high-end Android Wear device isn’t slated to launch until November 2015, but it looks like a few early details are starting to surface regarding the wearable. In an interview with Wearable, TAG Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver outed that the company’s first Android Wear device would be called the Carrera Wearable 01. The Wearable 01 will be largely influenced by the recently-launched Carrera Heuer 01 (pictured above).
The CEO explains:
There is no other choice for Tag Heuer than to have all its DNA, all its watchmaking emotion and flair into the connected watch. Somehow, one should not see from a certain distance the difference between a Carrera Heuer 01 and a Carrera Wearable 01.
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Not only are we given a hint as to what the new wearable will look like, the report also implies that the Carrera Wearable 01 may be able to withstand the test of time. TAG Heuer’s UK communications manager Alexandra King talks about the potential lifespan of the device:
If your child completed their Masters degree, you might want to give them a watch. We want to create something that will stay on your watch for a lifetime, that’s what Tag Heuer does. And as the technology changes, it will change.
No clarification was given regarding King’s statements, so it looks like we’ll have to wait until the wearable’s launch later this year to find out more. According to past reports, the smartwatch is slated to launch for around $1,400 and potentially come with a 40-hour battery life.
So, what are your thoughts on the wearable so far? If the Carrera Wearable 01 turns out to look just like the Carrera Heuer 01, could this be a viable option for you?