The Blue Rubber Breitling Exospace B55 Connected Watch Replica 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. Rather, I get to enjoy history in the making as we gradually enter the age of wearable technology that will inevitably include a host of smart, connected devices worn on the wrist.
Let’s face it, Breitling Exospace B55 Connected Watch Replica 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. For me, that means now is an exciting time to live because I’m not reporting on an established market or even established products.
The watch charges via an included USB-based chord which connects to the case via a small magnetic clip. It works well enough, but what I don’t like about this system is that if you are on the go or charging it in a bag, the cable can easily disconnect from the case.
You can just as easily enjoy the Breitling Exospace B55 Replica as as “disconnected” watch, and it will have most of the same features as other quartz-based Breitling timepieces. In one way, that makes this very different from a device that has a relatively short user life. Actually, let me begin the review by talking about battery life.
In the user manual, Breitling includes a chart for battery life that has a series of averages. They don’t even call it “battery life” but rather “autonomy,” or how long the watch can be away from a charger.
The Breitling Watch Replica 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.