Breitling Exospace B55 reinvents the meaning of connected watch
At Baselworld 2015 there were many noticeable watches to come to the foray and one of them was the Breitling Exospace B55. The watch is now officially available for purchase and you can call it a hybrid watch and smartwatch. The reason for that being, it has primary watch functions and you can say added smartwatch connected functions. Targeted solely towards aviation professionals, the Swiss watch is connected with your smartphone via Bluetooth (not powered by Android OS) and gives you basic notifications including mails, SMS, WhatsApp, incoming calls or calendar alerts.
All the functions of Breitling Exospace B55 are tailored for some specific purpose, and in this case it is based around aviation. You can sync/update your lap times, time zones, alarms display, night mode and much more. The watch is compatible with both iOS and Android devices via respective apps and all the connected functions can be performed within the app’s interface.
This good looking chronograph is made from lightweight titanium case which acts as a rotating bezel and complimented by the TwinPro rubber strap in two-colored tone. The heart of this watch is its exclusive Caliber B55 that has analog display with two ultra-legible LCD digital displays fused in the backdrop. There is a rectangular digital display on the top to display notifications coming from the phone and one on the bottom to display time in digital mode. The watch has a rechargeable battery system which is perfect for the SuperQuartzTM movement which is 10 times more accurate than standard quartz movement of watches.
Breitling Exospace B55 is priced at a steep $8,900 which is far more than the TAG Heuer Connected smartwatch carrying a price tag of $1,500. However it is cheaper than the Apple Watch Edition which comes at $10,000 a-piece.