The Breitling Exospace B55 is a “connected watch” rather than the more famous smartwatch. This means it is a traditional watch with additional smartwatch-like features, instead of the other way around. This watch does not run Android Wear unlike TAG or Fossil’s smartwatch entries into the market. This is a real watch with a real watch face with the added digital benefits. This is a trend that has been going on since the connected Swiss fitness watches that can already be found in the market.
The Breitling Exospace B55 is a Connected Watch
When you look at the price tag of the Breitling Exospace B55, you might probably think that the Apple Watch is suddenly more affordable. As per the watch manufacturer, the wearable timepiece is specifically made for aviation professionals. It has actual watch adjustments that can be made with the use of a smartphone app. Such changes are in the form of time-setting, timezone adjustments, and alarms. Still, it does not have an accelerometer or an activity tracker, but it can receive notifications to which a smartwatch is very known to do. It shows these notifications in two basic digital displays, and these can be from emails, SMS, incoming phone calls, or even calendar appointments.
If you find this technology to be something new, then don’t. This type of watch that has been sprinkled with a bit of technology has been around for years. For instance, Casio has had several of their G-Shock models that have been experimented on with such tech. However, the Exospace B55 is a Swiss luxury watch that may not be worth your bank account if you just want to “experiment.”
Its black titanium case with rubber straps promotes a clean and attractive profile. Never forget that it is a real watch with some smart features thrown here and there. It has a rechargeable battery and a magnetic charge cable which can power the watch for about two months on a single, full charge.
There is also a rotating bezel that does not serve any smartwatch function as it is only for timekeeping purposes. Within its internals, there is a low-energy Bluetooth module which will be connected to your phone’s functions.
The Breitling Exospace B55 is an impressive looking watch and a luxurious one at that. So the question is, would you buy one? If you do, then make sure that you won’t regret breaking the bank once you place this beautiful connected watch right around your wrist.