Google rebranded its wearable OS last week, and now we see one of the first smartwatches to be announced with Wear OS.Hublot, in partnership with FIFA, named the device Big Bang Referee 2018 World Cup Russia and will produce only 2,018 units, including custom-made versions for each referee during the tournament.
Hublot is a luxury watch brand, so you should expect nothing short of glamour in this device. It will be constructed of titanium and Kevlar inside the 13,9 mm thick body. The default watchface will be an analog watch, giving the impression it is a standard conventional accessory.
Fans will receive live information about results, goals, and cards during any of the 64 games in Russia, including reminders about upcoming matches. Referees will have a more customized version that will have access to instant replays, follow the trajectory of the ball and will vibrate once the ball has crossed the goal line.
On the hardware side, the 49 mm watch will offer an AMOLED screen with a resolution of 400 x 400 pixels, 5 ATM water resistance, and battery life of around a day. The price of the Hublot Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is CHF5,000 which is around €4,200/$5,200.
you also pay for the long name
The high pricing on their wristwatches is defensible mostly because you expect to get well hand crafted mechanics. This one comes with a PCB made in Hong Kong. I have to agree that a 5,000 buck price tag is a bit over the top. Especially considering ...
That's the Hublot brand. Don't mock something you are a 'noob' about. It says right in the article that it's a super luxury brand.