Ownership Experiences- 2017 TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45

  1. BPD

    BPD Mar 30, 2017

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    Well, I just hope that everything will work out for all of those who are having issues. Money doesn't grow on trees so if this was the first big purchase for someone here, I only hope for the best and that TAG//Intel/Google/JCB/ heck even Jack will fix the issues ASAP.
     
  2. dc42

    dc42 Mar 30, 2017

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    Left it at home today after charging. It's used 20% in 13 hours so that's over two days battery. So it's just the action of being worn, face lighting up throughout the day, maybe gps tracking your movement.

    So is that an android issue? Or is that maybe the watch face itself uses more battery than expected. I dunno.
     
  3. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 30, 2017

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    Absolutely; that is what the collective goal should be. Identify the actual issues, getting a sample of the parties affected, and then tracking their resolution.
     
  4. pauls

    pauls Mar 30, 2017

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    I'm very very lucky to own a Rolex and an Omega, amongst others. I also now own the TAG Connected Modular. I don't believe I'm a 'dbag', as you call it. Inexperienced as I am with smartwatches, I think there have been some very valid objective threads airing opinions and experiences which I've been watching with interest. Personally, I think this is a software based issue that will be resolved. If by some slim chance it turns out to be a hardware issue, then I believe that TAG will make good, whichever the case. What is a 'dbag' by the way?
     
  5. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 30, 2017

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    That doesn't sound too bad. Why do you question if that is an issue?
     
  6. dc42

    dc42 Mar 30, 2017

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    Because when I wore it yesterday it was dead in 12 hours. Didn't use it other than just as a watch on my wrist.

    Maybe the gps is affecting battery. Maybe the face flicking on and off as you work affects it. Who knows.
     
  7. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 30, 2017

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    I wonder if you had an application that was running in the background consuming memory?
     
  8. dc42

    dc42 Mar 30, 2017

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    No. I have them all except watchmaker forced stopped.
     
  9. dc42

    dc42 Mar 30, 2017

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    Anyway. That app would still have run today. It's definitely the act of wearing it that does something. Gotta be a software glitch somewhere. If it was the battery hardware it would have died again today.
     
  10. BPD

    BPD Mar 30, 2017

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    Hey pauls, I mean no disrepect or anything. I was only referring to the people around who also happens to wear Rolex & Omega. Been driving me insane!

    If you must know, dbag stands for 'douchebag'. I know, not the prettiest....

    And btw, I own a Rolex and a couple of Omegas myself ::facepalm1::
     
  11. abeverat

    abeverat Mar 30, 2017

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  12. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 30, 2017

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  13. dc42

    dc42 Mar 30, 2017

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  14. humerc

    humerc Mar 30, 2017

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    16,5 hours and still 20% battery left, on the updated build. Its now absolutley useable for me. Sure it would be nice if it gets a little better, but for my daily use its ok.
     
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  15. gnc1000

    gnc1000 Mar 30, 2017

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    In other news, Reddit thread reporting that AW2.0 is available for the OG connected

    Tag Connected NXG46Q update available

    (32% battery after 6pm eastern, easily 18 hours today, best battery performance for me with the new connected 45...Full reset after update, drain to zero, full charge overnight to get me here)
     
  16. RickGM

    RickGM Mar 30, 2017

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    I've owned a Carrera CV2113/0 for around 10 years which since the advent of smart watches has been in the drawer for a few years. My first smart was the Moto360 (Android Wear) followed a few months ago by the Samsung Gear S3 Classic with Tizen O/S. I fell in love with the TAG Connected before buying the S3 but decided to wait for the promised V2 which turned out to be the Modular 45. I have little interest in the Modular features which to me are gimmicky. My preference would be the Black bezel, stainless lugs, tan leather band and back up black or white silicone band. As soon as the 45 was launched I went to my local jeweller to see it in the flesh and try it out. I thought it looked amazing - even better than the V1. However it wasn't possible to check out the performance since it was locked in display mode and no-one knew how to get it out. That seemed extraordinarily strange to me - a bad start that TAG hadn't schooled the retailers.
    I was also disappointed (and still am) that the watch doesn't have a speaker - something that had proved invaluable on my S3.
    I then found this forum and was shocked at the reported state of the battery charge and the inability for the watch to last the 25 hours advertised (which in itself is poor compared to the 4 days I get with the S3).
    I had waited with great expectations for the launch of this watch and was ready to hand over my £1500, only to be desperately disappointed with a reluctance to buy.
    Having waffled on and probably upset Hubert with negativity, the only way I can answer your question is yes my long term love and respect for the brand has been tarnished by the launch of the significantly less than perfect TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45.
     
  17. pauls

    pauls Mar 30, 2017

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    Interesting. Haven't you suffered with the battery charge stopping at less than 100%?
     
  18. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 30, 2017

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    Good background. I still think you'd have a good experience if you decided to pull the trigger on the Connected 45mm. You could also wait for the "larger" release which is supposed to happen in November. Or stay tuned till some of these updates get sorted out.

    As you may have seen, some of us are getting over two days, when the watch has basic use, with a good amount of "idle" time. What I do is take it off my wrist when I am working on my computer. This also helps to avoid scratches on the clasp.

    In the end I think we are all on the same team. We just have very high expectations of TAG Heuer and anything below that is disappointing. It's a good problem to have if you are a brand... they just have to live up to their promise consistently. :)
     
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  19. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 30, 2017

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  20. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 30, 2017

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    Yes, with the latest update the battery "stops charging" at 97%, unless ADB is enabled.