Ownership Experiences- 2017 TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45

  1. kwilcox

    kwilcox Apr 26, 2018

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    watchmaker obviously. Touch enabled areas on my watchmaker face also launch some custom timer apps.
     
  2. petey00

    petey00 Apr 29, 2018

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    Anyone having issue with accessing the Watch battery stats via the recent Wear OS app for Android? I have tried to reset the watch to no avail. Thanks!
     
    Edited Apr 29, 2018
  3. B17KiriCon45

    B17KiriCon45 Apr 29, 2018

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    Haven't been able to access battery info for months...
     
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  4. ali23g

    ali23g May 11, 2018

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    I’ve had my CM45 for a year now with the one and only complaint being that the screen goes bonkers when in water..... annoying, especially as TAG do have a surfer in their marketing adverts. While thinking about it, it’s completely logical that water splashing on it will simulate a ‘touch’ but the constant face switches and loss of sensitivity to touch until it dries out, make the watch hopeless for watersports.
    On a few occasions have had the sea water evaporate and leave a residue of various salts on the screen. This has caused havoc with the touch screen staying on permanently, with battery life dying, unless rinsed in fresh water...
    This might be a Middle East (Dubai) specific thing where the water evaporates in seconds?

    The solution - turn the screen off and don’t check the time until it’s dried out and rinsed....

    Other than that and to calibrate my answer in case people think I’m being negative - honestly, it’s a great piece of kit, never had any connectivity issues with multiple iPhones, love to listen to music direct to my headphones while running, have many straps and have both the mechanical Calibre 5 & Calibre 16 modules......
     
  5. Cecil

    Cecil May 12, 2018

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    Long time android wear user since LG gwatch R -> urbane 2 LTE -> watch sport -> cm45

    VS both u2 and spt ,lagging mobile connection makes CM 45 way less practical on situation like hiking ( I can leave my bulky phone at car) , also 2 less buttons means less thing to play with. When Vs spt, cm also lagging rotating crown and wireless charging, the contact pin is at risk of corrosion .

    Technically CM45 only par Vs old R / u2 on battery life ( but remember u2 is functionally won in all aspects)

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    Well but I wear CM45 on all weekdays and brought the Caliber 16 module , and when ever I needs no mobile connection. Why? Cause I like CM45 better than all others! End of story ::bleh::
     
    Edited May 12, 2018
  6. Feanor

    Feanor May 12, 2018

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    The Wear OS Oreo update brings screen lock for when you take the watch swimming. It's already in my CM45.
     
  7. ali23g

    ali23g May 13, 2018

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    True...though it's a swipe and three clicks down in the menus while, screen off is a swipe and a click.
    I'm lazy :)
    And doesn't cure the random 'wet' behavior if you do 'unlock'
     
    Edited May 13, 2018
  8. jucarbon

    jucarbon May 15, 2018

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    Tried to dowload them and it says that my device is not compatible. Any suggestions?

    Thanks
     
  9. Feanor

    Feanor May 15, 2018

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    I saw the same. You have to download them from Play Store on your watch, not on your smartphone.
     
  10. jucarbon

    jucarbon May 15, 2018

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    Thanks
     
  11. vicsalt

    vicsalt May 15, 2018

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    hoe can anything be nice with a man united emblem on it
     
  12. GoofyG

    GoofyG May 20, 2018

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    Same here. Just noticed it after reading your post. When I access "Watch battery" and "Watch storage", all I get is the resolving "waiting" animation...
     
  13. watchvice

    watchvice Jun 1, 2018

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    Hi, This is my first post here. I have three points to raise if I may.
    One. General Observations. Have you seen the absurd so called reviews on YouTube where members 'compare' the TAG with other smart watches like the LG and Samsung etc? Such reviews puzzle me. Would the same reviewer expect to be treated seriously if he reviewed a Skoda with a Bentley? Both cars both have four wheels an engine plus seats etc? Such reviews are totally unrealistic. The TAG is hand made in Switzerland while my Samsung Gear 3 is mass produced in China in the tens of millions.
    Of course this TAG is not for the general smart watch customer. Its not aimed at a mass market. The type of person attracted to this TAG is going to be a watch collector (like me) who also wants to own a smart watch without being charged with heresy.

    Two. questions. The case of this TAG is made from Titanium. This is obviously to save weight. Though titanium is lighter it is also 'softer' and thus prone to scratches. In the retailer I visited yesterday BOTH the models I had gone to view, though new, had marks on the side and watch clasp?
    I saw the blue ceramic bezel with blue rubber strap also the black ceramic bezel with brown leather strap. I spoke with the watch section manager who agreed neither model could be sold to a customer and both would have to be returned to TAG. I find this alarming as neither watch was open to the public and both watches where locked in a case and only available to view with a sales representative yet both looked used? Not a 'fault' of TAG but the retailer.
    My point here is if both these watches had such marks this clearly indicates the titanium used is not top grade also there is no protective layer placed on the titanium to help avoid scratches. My question here is do the members here find the TAG marks easily? I am not 'easy' on my watches and fear the TAG would look like a war scene within a month?
    The TAG has a very good sapphire crystal and with a ceramic bezel this watch would have been near mark free IF TAG had used a higher grade Titanium or treated the metal with a coating OR made the case from high grade SS. Seems a little odd?
    Underneath the ceramic bezel there is a black face section with 'Swiss made' printed on it. What is said face plate made from? Is it some sort of plastic?

    Does the watch via the OS on the mobile, monitor sleep?

    In general. I do have grave doubts about ownership of this TAG. No question the build and finish of the watch is top class, the 'Bentley' of smart watches. Here also though lies the rub. Such technology moves at such a pace this TAG is already way out of date in comparison with other smart watches. The 45 is already a great improvement over the first iteration that had very few sensors? My guess would be the 45 will be replaced late this year or early next year with a new model that is also an advancement over the 45? Can spending from 1.65k to 10k therefore be justified today?
    I am head strong and want this watch however its the first watch I have ever purchased in over 4,5 decades that I have reservations about. My heart is sold but my head screams no! I am an avid watch collector and though not a horologist myself come from a family of horologists.

    May I thank the reader for taking time to read this post and I would appreciate any feedback to my questions.

    Kind regards to one and all,
    Ryland
     
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  14. abeverat

    abeverat Jun 1, 2018

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    Review sites a click baits. They aren’t interested in reviewing but getting as many people as possible to click and watch the add.



    Review
     
  15. watchvice

    watchvice Jun 1, 2018

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    Thanks for the reply.

    Ryland
     
  16. kwilcox

    kwilcox Jun 1, 2018

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    I've had my black PVD Titanium 41 since it was first released and no marks yet. I change straps often too.
     
  17. watchvice

    watchvice Jun 1, 2018

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    Hi, Thanks for the reply. I think you may discover that the black model you own has a coating that is actually harder than the case material that is in fact grade 5 titanium meaning 6% is aluminium and 4% vanadium. Its the most common form of titanium sales accounting for 50% of all sales. Your coating accounts for the price increase over the normal titanium model.

    Ryland
     
  18. Feanor

    Feanor Jun 1, 2018

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    Hello,

    I had the previous Connected 46 which was made by Grade 2 titanium which is apparently nearly pure titanium and soft and sensitive to scratches. However it never gathered any severe scratches through its life. Mind you though, I'm a rather careful guy.
    I have now the second generation Connected 45 which is made by Grade 5 titanium, allegedly the same alloy that TAG Heuer uses for higher class watches. It looks sturdy enough and I have no scratches yet. Again though, I'm careful with my watch.
    Concerning the technological obsolescence, this is inevitable. Also bear in mind that the TAG Heuer modularity takes up space and fitting all sensors that other smartsmart have (e.g. heart rate monitor) can be challenging for TAG Heuer. However it would be cool if TAG allowed owners of the Connected Modular 45 to upgrade to the next module separately, without having to buy the entire watch again. I believe that would drop the cost of the upgrade to under €1000. But only TAG knows if such thing will materialize.
     
  19. vicsalt

    vicsalt Jun 1, 2018

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    I have a 45 since November, ceramic use it every day and work in a manufacturing foundry. The only signs of marking is on the clasp and assume this is from desk contact everywhere else is still as new. Yes it’s dissapointing and surprised me as I noticed this with days of being new. My assumptions are is it’s normal.

    Do you guys feel this isn’t acceptable and I should contact TAG? Won’t they just say it’s normal as expected?

    In reality we shouldn’t accept it on this price tag.
     
  20. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 1, 2018

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    They will likely answer by saying this is normal wear and tear. For that reason, I remove the watch, when I am at my desk / typing.
     
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