Louis Vuitton has shared more details on the 2019 iteration of its Tambour Horizon smartwatch. The new model comes with design upgrades, a better screen, Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip and NFC.
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We wrote back in October about a new Wear OS Louis Vuitton watch that hit the FCC. The timepiece is an upgraded version of the French fashion-house’s 2017 watch that goes by the same name.
The 2019 version of the Tambour Horizon is one of the few watches boasting the new Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor. Montblanc Summit 2 was the first, followed by Fossil Sport. The chip gives Android watches new low-power modes, sports watch-focused tweaks and improved always-on watch faces. It does this via a secondary low-power processor (the QC1110), which handles most of the work when the smartwatch isn’t in use.
The 2019 model comes with a larger 1.3-inch round AMOLED touchscreen and improved resolution. There’s also a 24-hour ring, with day/night indicators across the rim that are visible in ambient mode.
For those not in the know, in ambient mode the watch displays time and info such as step count, while using less power than if it was fully active. The mode was made possible by the Wear 3100 chip. With all the bells and whistles switched on, Tambour Horizon’s 300mAh battery will keep going for 24 hours. This climbs up to 5 days if you’re just using it to display the time. Other specs include 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage.
The watch has an accelerometer to keep tabs on your basic fitness stats such as steps, distance and calories. It features water resistance up to 30 meters but doesn’t have a heart rate monitor or built-in GPS.
The Tambour Horizon does have NFC for contactless payments. Which is just as well as those that will be purchasing it will not be short on cash. The cheapest version of the 2019 variant sells for $2,550 on the company’s website. In total, there are four models to choose from and they go up to a jaw dropping $4,450 in price.
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