Louis Vuitton wants to sell you an Android Wear 2.0 watch for $3,000

Something very odd comes out almost every time high fashion dabbles in consumer electronics. Expensive clothing brands are no strangers to high-priced tech accessories, and Louis Vuitton has already proven that it's not afraid to ask a hefty sum for products that are generally quite a lot cheaper. Back in March, the brand introduced a $5,000 iPhone 7 case, and now it's back with a $3,000 Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch.

The Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon is pretty much what you would expect from an average Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch. It's based on the most widely adopted wearable chipset on the market right now – the Snapdragon Wear 2100. The same silicon can be found in the Huawei Watch 2 and the current-gen LG watches.

It comes with a 42 mm case, and a thickness of 12.5 mm. The luxury device features a 1.2-inch AMOLED display with a 390 x 390 pixels resolution, 521 MB of RAM, and 4 GB of storage. The whole thing is powered by a 300 mAh battery which should last about a day.

A major difference compared to most other smartwatches is the lack of an optical heart rate monitor, so forget about using this overpriced smart gadget as a fitness tracker. Apparently, this time piece is meant to serve primarily as a fashion statement.

The watch slightly differs in available apps, but not enough to justify its hefty price tag. It comes with exclusive apps that help you find your way in airports and cities, but we're sure there are alternatives that are just as good, be it for Android Wear or for the smartphone version of Google's OS.

In addition to the exclusive watch faces, the Tambour Horizon also features three different exterior styles, with different watch bodies and bands. The Graphite and Monogram variations retail for $2,450, while the Black version will set you back $2,900. For comparison, all variations of the LG Watch Style currently retail for less than $200 on Amazon.

If aesthetics matter to you more than your children's college fund, get your wallet ready, as according to LV CEO Michael Burke, the Horizon is only the beginning for the company. It is planning to dive deeper in the IoT market in the near future.

via Engadget



1. notfair

Posts: 767; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

WOW!! Just WOW!! Waiting next a smartwatch from Cartier and Hermes and maybe then I will consider buying one. LV is too cheap for my taste.

2. fyah_king unregistered

I will definitely get 1 to match my LV sneakers.:)

3. AxelFoley unregistered

"The watch slightly differs in available apps, but not enough to justify its hefty price tag. " I don't believe there is anything in an LV store that has a justified price tag. I wouldn't expect a smartwatch to be any different than anything else they sell. Overpricing is the point. If their Android Wear watch was $300, that would be a surprise.

4. foreverNOOB

Posts: 182; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

I would rather get the Montblanc Summit with its 899$ price tag and have some cash left to buy Note 8 or V30.

5. Cat97

Posts: 1985; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

So what's new ? Luis Vuitton selling highly overpriced stuff ?

6. fyah_king unregistered

At least they can unlike that cheap Apple logo.lol

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Now that's funny :)

8. ceepyou

Posts: 69; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Isn't that a gold plated Zenwatch 3 with a nicer strap?

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