Do you have $5,000 to spare?
While brands have utilized Google’s Wear OS to power their own smartwatches, we didn’t expect some luxury brands to hop on the trend. Luxury watchmaker Hublot has just revealed the Big Bang e, a new smartwatch that runs on Wear OS.
Modeled after the popular Big Bang timepiece, the Swiss watchmaker is offering the Big Bang e with a whopping $5,200 starting price that comes in a titanium-made casing. There’s also a black ceramic version that will cost you $5,800.
Both models offer a sapphire-protected AMOLED display with a physical crown that is also used to navigate the watch. It’s a 42mm case, and the smartwatch is powered by a Snapdragon 3100 processor with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. What’s weird is that the smartwatch lacks NFC and GPS, which is now a standard on most wearables.
Since it runs on Wear OS, expect a bunch of Google-centric features that include Google Play and Google Assistant. There’s also exclusive watch faces and complications from Hublot which of course can only be seen with the Big Bang e.
Even with some features that are lacking along with exorbitant price, there’s a good chance that there will be interested buyers for this smartwatch. The availability of the Big Bang e hasn’t been revealed, but it has been confirmed to be released in the US, UK, Europe, and China.