The Connected Calibre E4 series, the fourth-generation of premium Wear OS-powered smartwatches of Tag Heuer, has been unveiled, including a faster and more powerful CPU, longer battery life, enhanced screens, and new software capabilities. Tag Heuer is also reintroducing the smaller 42mm size alongside the “regular” 45mm version, which was not available when the E3 series first debuted in 2020.
The new 45mm Connected Calibre E4 sports a more streamlined appearance than the 2020 edition, with fewer clunky buttons and a larger crown for easier navigation. With a flat sapphire crystal covering the OLED display and a more expensive titanium version, it features a more classic look.
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The 42mm model, on the other hand, has a slimmer casing and a narrower bezel that mixes in nicely with the display behind a domed sapphire crystal.
Both watches, on the other hand, benefit from Tag Heuer’s larger internal changes with the new models. This contains a Snapdragon 4100 Plus CPU, Qualcomm’s most powerful wristwatch processor, Bluetooth 5.0, and an altimeter.
On both versions, Tag Heuer promises a full day of battery life. With one hour of running and two hours of walking or five hours of golf monitoring mixed in, the bigger 45mm edition is rated for a full day of activity. The 42mm model, on the other hand, is only good for an hour or less of run tracking and is only good for a full day of battery life. There’s also a new stand-style charger that magnetically hooks into the watch and allows you to display it on your bedside as it charges.
Additionally, there are certain software enhancements. With the latest upgrade, Tag Heuer is offering guided workouts that run exclusively on Connected smartwatches, as well as a selection of new watch faces that incorporate additional data from fitness, sports, weather, and other sources.
The Connected Calibre E4 will not come with Wear OS 3, Google’s makeover of its smartwatch operating system that it’s working on with Samsung – instead, it’ll come with the current Wear OS 2 platform, with Tag Heuer offering a free upgrade “when the update becomes available” in the future.
The 42mm model costs $1,800, while the 45mm model costs $2,050 for steel, $2,250 for steel with a bracelet, and $2,550 for complete titanium.