In the age of rapidly developing technologies, the wristwatch industry does not stand aside. In 2018, the Swiss company TAG Heuer presented a “smart watch” in an elegant, sporty design. The design lies in the fact that before we are not only the first and only smart watch of Swiss production. Their design is also of interest – all elements can be changed at their discretion. In this article, how to configure TAG Heuer Connected Modular.
The case, the strap, the dial, the module with the classic mechanics or the microprocessor. In fact, this is not just a watch, but a whole designer. Today, our attention is focused on the TAG Heuer Connected Modular “smart watch,” let’s take a closer look at them.
TAG Heuer Connected Modular configuration
The modular system opens up unlimited possibilities for personalization: it allows you to choose the shades and materials of the case, the lugs, the strap, the bracelet, and the fastener, depending on your mood. Replacement is made independently in several movements. There are more than 50 combinations available.
When you first meet the clock must be connected to a power source. The device will be “woken up” by the multifunctional power button – the crown, the “Power” button. Touch the dial and follow the instructions – select a language, accept the terms and conditions, scroll down and select the name of the watch. The next step is to download the Wear OS / Android Wear app on Google Play or the App Store and install it on your smartphone.
Advanced operating system Android WEAR 2.0 contains new ways to navigate and interact. The crown “wakes up” the clock and opens the application menu. When you are already in the “Menu” mode, pressing the button takes you back to the dial. Hold the button for longer and activate Google Voice Assistant.
Navigation through the menu is done by touching the screen with your finger. Movement up or down moves the application around the circumference of the clock. Swipe from left to right – so you go back one step.
In the mode of the dial – displaying the current time, you can access the “quick settings” by sliding your finger down. You will see the icons of airplane mode, brightness, settings and do not disturb. Also in the mode of the dial, a long touch of the screen opens the “settings” menu.
To communicate with your smartphone, TAG Heuer Connected Modular provides Bluetooth and WiFi transmitters. Thanks to them, users have access to various interactive features: receiving incoming calls and messages, viewing and answering functions, independent access to the Internet and installing new applications directly from the wrist accessory. Bluetooth will provide uninterrupted communication with a smartphone at a distance of up to 10 meters, and WiFi is useful if, for example, you forget your phone at home or in the office.
Inside the case is a modern Intel Atom Z34XX processor with 512 MB of RAM and an internal 4 GB RAM. Watches with such characteristics work quickly and without lags. The touchscreen display is made by AMOLED technology – currently, this is the best offer on the market: high resolution and color reproduction, rich and bright colors. Having worked with this once, other types of displays will appear dull and inconspicuous.
Watches are easy to personalize not only with the help of interchangeable elements but also by adjusting the appearance of the display. Three-hand dial, GMT function or chronograph with counters – choose a ready-made version or create your own. “Wake up” the clock and slide your finger from right to left. To activate the desired dial, touch it to create a new theme – select the “TAG Heuer Studio” option and then follow the prompts.
Access to many applications
The smart watch is a real smart phone in miniature. Activate the WiFi function on your smartphone. To install a new application directly from the watch, click on the crown, a menu will open, then select the item with the Google Play Store icon, log in and register through a Google account.
To remove irrelevant applications, swipe down the dial, click on the “Power” button. Select the “Settings” icon, then “Apps.” Then, you will see a list of all installed applications, select the one you want to uninstall, and click “Uninstall.”
Work with notifications
To view notifications in clock mode, swipe up with your finger up for more details, tap it. To respond to the notification, select “Answer” – write it with the movement of your finger, use the integrated keyboard, smiley or voice dialing. The microphone is under the crown; its sensitivity is enough to raise your hand and speak simply, you will not have to bring the watch straight to your mouth.
Built-in GPS sensor allows you to monitor daily physical activity and is also responsible for the correct operation of the Maps application. Selecting the latter, you get the opportunity to determine your location, monitor the speed and the correct route in the navigation mode. So your new watch is both a navigator and an assistant in sports achievements.
Not spared the current contactless payment today. The NFC chip allows you to use Android Pay when shopping without directly using a bank card or smartphone. The function is connected via “Settings” in the general menu – select “Connection” and then “NFC.” As soon as the function is activated, the icon will turn blue and shift to the right. For increased security, the function only works if you have a watch on your wrist.
Built-in battery allows all systems to work for 25 hours. As soon as the charge level becomes low, the power saving mode is activated. To charge the device, use a USB cable: it must be connected to the bottom of the watch and connected to a power source.