The smartwatch industry is growing and evolving, despite attacks by a now conservative tech industry that isn’t seeing mainstream consumer adoption of these devices as fast as they, oddly, think people should be buying new television or phone technology. Let’s face it, it is going to take a while before smartwatches hit their stride, and until then, there are going to be endless experiments on how a smartwatch should be presented, as well as continually improving technology.
The fancy Breitling Exospace B55 Connected replica watch isn’t meant to be an Apple Watch or Android Wear competitor – instead offering its own approach to how connected technology should interact with the tried and true notions of wearing a wrist watch. In fact, you don’t need to use the watch as a smartwatch at all. You can just as easily enjoy the complicated Breitling Exospace B55 Connected replica watch as as “disconnected” watch, and it will have most of the same features as other quartz-based Breitling timepieces.
In the user manual, the well finished Breitling replica watch includes a chart for battery life that has a series of averages. The Breitling Exospace B55 Connected replica watch charges via an included USB-based chord which connects to the case via a small magnetic clip.
The smartwatch theory behind the casual Breitling Exospace B55 Connected replica watch is clever. Rather than have a watch that serves as a second screen for your phone, the idea here is to have a phone app that serves as a second screen for your watch. On top of that, you can opt to get basic notifications to your watch of incoming calls, messages, or other notifications.
The dial and case of the technical and sporty Breitling Exospace B55 Connected replica watch represent a minor evolution from the Breitling Aerospace Evo that was launched in 2013. The case, in black PVD-coated titanium, is 46mm wide and wears comfortably on the wrist despite the large size. Around the dial is a rotating timing bezel, and over the dial is an AR-coated sapphire crystal.