In an interview with new Breitling smart replica watches brand ambassador Scott Kelly, the recently retired astronaut mentioned that, in his opinion, smarter watches like the Breitling Exospace B55 Connected would be the future of what professionals would wear in space. He was, of course, referring to the fact that traditional watches not only have an important part in the ongoing need for timing precision and accuracy, but the potential of the watches to interact with other systems is almost crucial to their advancement.
I review the Breilting Exospace B55 Connected today about a year after first getting an Apple Watch, and over a year after Breitling initially debuted its B55 smartwatch concept back in 2015. The smartwatch 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. Let’s face it, it 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. 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.
The Breitling Exospace B55 Connected cheap fake watches are not 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. You can just as easily enjoy the Breitling Exospace B55 Connected 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 luminous copy watches 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 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.
With the screen at full “intensity” (brightness) and with both the Bluetooth connection plus notifications (beeps plus vibrations), the internal lithium-ion battery lasts for an estimated 15 days between charges. That isn’t too bad. Without notifications, you get a few more days of juice. Lower the “intensity” a bit, and you can get up to about 25 days of juice with the notifications plus connection on. You can get over 50 days of power, however, if you turn off the connections and have the intensity down when it comes to the backlight. I’d say that compared to other products in the industry, these numbers are not too bad.