The $1,400 Android Wear Watch, and Other Tech News You Missed

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Android Wear gets dressed up, Uber plans a big move for local delivery, Pluto gets GIFed. BitStream is all the tech news and rumors you missed in the past 24 hours.


With the arrival of the Apple Watch, and more specifically the fancy gold edition, luxury smartwatches are officially a thing. And Android Wear is going to try its luck. According to Bloomberg, the long-rumored Tag Heuer Android Wear smartwatch finally has a pricetag. How does $1,400 sound?

That price may seem a ludicrous markup from what any reasonable person would pay for a smartwatch, but it’s also mere pocket change compared to Apple’s $10,000+ symbol of affluence. Not much else is known about TG’s new timepiece. We know they’ll be teaming up with Intel and that the battery reportedly lasts around 40 hours, but that’s about it. So we don’t know if that price is just pure aesthetics or if Tag Heuer will actually bring interesting ideas to smartwatches...but we’re betting on the former.

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Apple watch? Revolutionary! Disruptive technology! Tag Heuer smart watch running android? Purely an advance in aesthetics!

Yeah. I’d rather bet that the watch company with a history spanning many decades can come up with new ideas for a smart watch then Apple. But I’m biased. With common sense.