Apple has quickly become the world’s biggest watch company and based on its latest competition from Android smartwatch maker LG, the company’s not in danger of losing its title anytime soon.
LG’s new Watch W7 was unveiled today with a hybrid design that makes it half smartwatch, half mechanical watch. The watch face has mechanical hands so that you can always see what time it is. To keep them from blocking the display, LG put a little feature in it that makes the two hands fold horizontally but the execution of the idea is quite atrocious.
Remember that time the world thought Apple had gone mad because it launched a $17,000 Apple Watch Edition? That figure is dwarfed by the price of TAG Heuer’s new luxury smartwatch, the Connected Modular 45. Its asking price: $198,000.
By our count that’s equivalent to around 396 units of Apple’s brand new $499 cellular Apple Watch Series 4 watches. It also qualifies for the status of most expensive smartwatch in the world.
It’s that wonderful time of the year, Black Friday! What is a better day than the day after spending time with the family and devouring a huge Thanksgiving meal? Whether you are shopping around for yourself or a family member, it is always nice to score a cool piece of tech at a deal.
Apple Watch could be about to lose one of its biggest rivals.
The future of the Android Wear platform looks bleak today after Google removed all traces of wearable devices from its online store. Its focus on the platform seems to have fizzled out since it became clear that only Apple could sell smartwatches in large numbers.