The Swiss Breitling Replica Exospace B55 Connected watch is designed more as a connected timepiece, than a straightforward smart replica watch. A replica smartwatch, like the Apple Watch or the TAG Heuer Connected use a large digital screen in lieu of analog hands to display detailed information and complex screens. A connected replica watch, on the other hand, communicates with your phone, sending and receiving data including notifications, health tracking and, as we’ll see in case of the Breitling Exospace B55, to enable you to control your watch using an app on your phone – but it remains primarily a watch more than a computer.
The dial on the Breitling Exospace B55 Connected Replica Watch features two digital, backlit displays as well as a set of centrally mounted analogue hands. Since the Basel demo piece, Breitling did a good job changing and cleaning up the face of the watch, with the dial losing the WiFi logo and the bezel now featuring the numbers in a tonal etching rather than the previous white numbering. The result is a sleeker design without sacrificing legibility. The bottom digital window displays the time and the top window provides smart technology notifications synced to your phone via bluetooth such as incoming email and caller ID notifications.
True to the brand’s heritage as a maker of aviation instruments, the replica smartwatch is able to record “Block and Time” or Mission Elapsed Time functions – the specific ability to use the watch’s count-up/countdown Breitling chronograph Replica to record a mission from taxi to touchdown, eliminating the need for pilots to manually log the details of a flight report.