Louis Vuitton, the company best known for making handbags, clothes, and other accessories dabbed their foot into the dying yet still alive smartwatch game. The company has set their eyes to go toe to toe with Apple and other smartwatch makers but you can’t necessarily compete if the starting price of the Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon sets you back $2,450 USD.
The Tambour Horizon is running Android Wear so you’ll get all those goodies but LV added their own feature called City Guide that’ll notify you of restaurants and other interests based on your location. Inside the watch is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 SoC, 512MB of RAM, 4GB internal storage, and 1.3 inch 390×390 AMOLED screen. There is no heart rate monitor so no use of checking when your heart rate goes up, but the other things should make up for it. As for colors, you have the option of getting it in black, brushed steel, or stainless steel and there are 30 bands for men and women totaling 60 bands to choose from for the 42mm casing.
The watch itself looks luxurious and sleek, but it’s the price that would turn a lot of heads away. And of course, chief executive of LV Michael Burke has something to say about the newest accessory being adding to their watch collection.
For us, the aesthetic is nonnegotiable. There’s a lot of ugliness out there, [and we] want to participate in the future.
While some may think Burke is right and wrong, not every smartwatch out there is “ugly” per se, but there have been some that shouldn’t have been manufactured. Alas, it is nice to see a bigwig looking far into the future of smartwatches and deciding to change the game.
Last Updated on July 12, 2017.