Why? Because, endless screen. LV’s endless screen on the Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon Light Up Connected Watch is the smartwatch’s equivalent of waterfall display found on phones like the Vivo Nex 3S and the Oppo Find Concept Phone.
Except that the sapphire glass that flows almost seamlessly into the case like water’s overflowing surface tension over an edge is not quite a display; it is decorated with 24 LED lights that animate the signature LV Monogram ring whenever the watch is activated.
The fact that the glass now extends to the side becomes a danger to careless wearers like me who can’t, for my life, stop colliding my wrist against anything.
However, if you aren’t clumsy like me, the Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon Light Up Connected Watch is a beautiful luxe smart timepiece worthy of consideration… well, worth, IF you have over 3,000 bucks to drop. More on that in a jiffy.
Under the hood, the new Louis Vuitton smartwatch gets the best of today’s wearable tech has to offer: Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100, a gigabyte of RAM, 8 GB of flash storage, 1.2-inch AMOLED display, WiFi, Bluetooth (but strangely on BT version 4.2), NFC, the usual suspect of sensors, water resistance to 30 meters (about 100 feet) – you know all the good stuff.
Unfortunately, though, the colorful watch face, the LED lights and all mean it has just a day worth of battery life to offer.
Another highlight of this exciting new luxe smartwatch is the bespoke OS that is playful, functional, and well, quite an eye candy.
While it does have a heart rate monitor, fitness tracking et cetera, those are not what this watch is about; this watch is about traveling (which we can’t readily do at this point, unfortunately).
With a quick swipe, you can quickly access ‘My Travel’ app where you can store itineraries, boarding passes, and access 30 of Louis Vuitton’s trendy city guides.
Interestingly, Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon Light Up Connected Watch is the only smartwatch that is, wait for it, Made for iPhone certified. Yes, believe it. I didn’t even know it is possible but here it is an MFI-certified non-Apple smartwatch. That alone is probably worth the US$3,405 or more asking price for the watch.
In addition to iOS 14+, the Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon Light Up Connected Watch also plays well with Android 9 and above, as well as HarmonyOS 2.0+.
Images: Louis Vuitton [US].