This is TAG Heuer’s first Android Wear watch

The Carrera Connected is pretty and pricey. Photo: TAG Heuer

Connected is pretty and pricey. Photo: TAG Heuer

Just as promised, TAG Heuer today unveiled Connected, its first smartwatch powered by Android Wear. The device is inspired by the iconic Carrera watch, and although it’s not quite as pretty, it is the most expensive Wear watch you can buy.

Connected was developed in partnership with Intel and Google, and the latter is labeling it “the first luxury watch powered by Android Wear.” The watch boasts a titanium case, a sapphire glass display, and a signature strap that comes in 7 bright colors.

The device also ships with a bunch of watch faces based on classic TAG dials, which you can customize with widgets for things like weather, step count, and calories burned. And because the Connected is powered by Android Wear, you can also download new faces, and download from the growing catalog of Wear apps already available in the Play Store.

Inside Connected, there’s a 1.5-inch circular display with a 360×360 resolution that offers 240 pixels-per-inch, plus a 410mAh battery, a 1.6GHz dual-core processor from Intel, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and all the sensors you would expect to find inside a smartwatch.

Connected also boasts a microphone, and a haptic engine for vibration feedback.

“The TAG Heuer Connected represents an incredible collaboration between watchmakers from La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, and engineers from Intel and Google in Silicon Valley, California,” Google says. “With our combined expertise in watchmaking, hardware, and software, we’ve created a watch that we’re excited to share with the world!”

Connected is available to purchase today in 20 boutiques across the U.S., and it’s priced at $1,500. To locate your nearest store, follow the source link below.