“Fans of Tag Heuer timepieces have smartwatch option to consider, provided they have $1,500 budgeted for their new digital timepiece,” Kevin Tofel reports for ZDNet. “The Tag Heuer Connected watch debuted on Monday with a price tag to match the company’s luxury brand name.”

“The Connected runs on the Google Android Wear platform, similar to some watches that cost one-tenth of Tag Heuer’s new product,” Tofel reports. “Aside from the price and brand name, what else is different about the Tag Heuer Connected watch compared to less expensive models from Samsung, Motorola, LG, Huawei and others? Not much.”

MacDailyNews Take: Tag Heuer couldn’t even get the shape of the display right.

Round is wrong.

“The watchface is clearly Tag Heuer’s, complete with the company logo and design. Aside from that, there’s nothing else to differentiate it from less expensive options,” Tofel reports. “And, although you’d risk a copyright issue, you could create your own version of a Tag Heuer watchface on any other Android Wear watch.”

MacDailyNews Take: As if those who settle for Android, device assemblers and users alike, give a rat’s ass about “copyright issues.” Xiaomi, Huawei, and Samsung will probably each come out with exact replicas by early next week.

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: As per our headline: Even a non-selling Android Wear stupidwatch with a $1,500 onscreen Tag Heuer logo is right twice a day.

The next time an Android settler pays $1,500 for any electronic device will be the first time.

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