Published on March 16th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Breitling B55 Designed For Smartphone Users
Switzerland-based Breitling is a company that primarily designs and manufactures chronometer watches, but now with its latest offering there is something a little bit different. It has finally succumbed to the changing market and introduced a smartwatch (a connected watch) called the B55 Connected.
This B55 is described as a new-generation connected chronograph. It connects to a Breitling mobile app via Bluetooth to wirelessly communicate with your phone, but it’s still a Swiss luxury watch at the same time, because it features accurate timekeeping functionality and the company’s B50 caliber superquartz movement instead of just being mechanical timepiece.
You can use the app on the B55 to change time zones, thus adjusting the watch’s digital display and analog hands, or you can it to set alarms, sync to a phone, etc. The watch targets pilots, which is a clientele Breitling consistently caters to; as it will allow you to do things like time flights via the B55’s minimal buttons, while the app backs up that data for logging and sharing.
The B55 however cannot send texts, update your Facebook status, send out tweets, track your steps, monitor your heart rate, or connect to third-party apps and games like some other new smart watches. It is simply a timepiece with a few smart features. It’s not your new companion or your personal assistant. But for those of you who are still into classical precision watches, it might be the perfect middle ground.