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2022 TAG Heuer Connected (E4) - Discussions Thread

  1. Heuerhound

    Heuerhound Mar 13, 2024

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    I am excited for that too! Really interested in what their team is cooking up.
     
  2. Feanor

    Feanor Mar 21, 2024

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    That makes no sense, because the problem is not Wear OS, but Apple not permitting other OSs to play nice with their ecosystem. Whatever Apple limits on Wear OS, would limit in anything TAG Heuer would cook up. Meanwhile:
    https://www.theverge.com/2024/3/21/24105363/apple-doj-monopoly-lawsuit
    Apple is being sued for limiting functionality on smartwatches other than Apple Watch.
    ...Amen to that!
     
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  3. cassis

    cassis Mar 21, 2024

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    Do you really think that Apple considers Tag Heuer at the same level as Google/Android ?
    Just giving you a hint here ;-)
     
  4. Feanor

    Feanor Mar 21, 2024

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    Apple doesn't consider TAG Heuer at the same level as Android, but that doesn't mean that Apple has any interest whatsoever to permit TAG Heuer to make a compatible OS to iPhone and thus a beautiful competitor to the Apple Watch, unless it's legally forced. And even in this case, Apple would be simply forced to play nice with Wear OS too, so there would be no incentive for TAG Heuer to develop their own OS, but they'd continue using Wear OS.
    Actually I think there is zero chance for TAG Heuer to ever build their own OS. Even Samsung with their huge market share had to give up on their Tizen OS, because they never managed to attract a developer community and the platform remained a wasteland.
    If TAG was to make their own OS, it would be a laughable effort with extremely limited functionality and clunky operation. OS development is way beyond the capacities of a traditional watchmaker. The only chance for a good interoperability between iPhone and the Connected is that the US DoJ and the EU force Apple to open up.
     
  5. Akineton

    Akineton Mar 24, 2024

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    LVMH (owner of TAG) built its own OS for the later Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon and it works just fine. It carries the 'Made for iPhone' label or certification.
     
    Edited Mar 24, 2024
  6. Anthony.R

    Anthony.R Mar 24, 2024

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    Does "made for Iphone" mean the OS has limitations with Android?
     
  7. Feanor

    Feanor Mar 24, 2024

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    The Tambour Horizon Light Up doesn't support any apps other than the ones preinstalled, it doesn't track activity other than basic heart rate and steps and connected to an iPhone, it doesn't provide with the ability to answer messages. Basically it seems to offer even more limited experience than the TAG Heuer Connected with iPhone and a horrible experience with Android, in comparison to the TAG Heuer Connected. It seems that the "Made for iPhone" certification is nothing else than a marketing trick, which translates to "pairing with iPhone is possible". It really proves my point that the problem is not with Wear OS on the Connected, but with Apple not allowing proper functionality with smartwatches, other than their own.
     
  8. Akineton

    Akineton Mar 24, 2024

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    Correct.
     
  9. Akineton

    Akineton Mar 24, 2024

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    It means that is part of Apple's MFi licensing.