Louis Vuitton breaks into smartwatches with Tambour Horizon line


Louis Vuitton is also introducing a swappable strap line-up with their patented system. Today, the premium end of that ecosystem expands just a bit more with the debut of Louis Vuitton's first Android Wear watch, the Tambour Horizon. With software, Android Wear 2.0 is pre-loaded with all of its general features such as Google Assistant, but Louis Vuitton has also included its own extras. The smartwatch boasts a circular 1.2-inch AMOLED display with a 390 x 390 pixels resolution and is powered by a Snapdragon 2100, the chipset Qualcomm created especially for wearables.

Of course, since it's a Louis Vuitton watch, despite having nearly identical hardware to virtually every other Android Wear watch on the market, it starts at $2,450 for the regular stainless steel model, and $2,900 for the black variant. That said, given that the similarly styled Louis Vuitton Escale Time Zone mechanical watch runs for $7,200, it could be argued that the smartwatch version is a relative bargain.

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It offers the usual functions of message alerts and activity tracking, although it does not have a heart rate monitor.

The use of mass-produced movements across the luxury fashion industry for branded watches isn't exactly new, either. Louis Vuitton has developed its own smartwatch app called LV Pass, which allows you to download new watch faces and "exclusive content".