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Breitling Makes Smartwatch

Breitling Makes SmartwatchBreitling Makes Smartwatch

Luxury watchmaker Breitling, famed for its aviation-themed timepieces, has made its first foray into the smartwatch market with the $8,900 (324 million rial) Exospace B55, a “connected” device that combines the looks and style of classic watch with the some of the functions found in modern smartwatches. Unlike Tag Heuer’s similar-looking Connected Watch—a device so popular that the company was forced to increase its production–the Exospace does not run Android Wear. The B55 is more of a traditional watch that can receive notifications, rather than an actual smartwatch, according to Tech Spot. The timepiece features two LCD displays for showing information from the paired smartphone. Breitling describes its watch as a “multifunction electronic chronograph [that] also receives notifications of the smartphone’s incoming emails, messages (SMS, WhatsApp) or phone calls (with caller’s name or number) as well as reminders of upcoming appointments.”