Louis Vuitton wholly redesigns its $2500 smartwatch

The LV Tambour Horizon features the battery-saving Snapdragon Wear 3100

Louis Vuitton wholly redesigns its $2500 smartwatch 1

Louis Vuitton has teamed up with the folks at Qualcomm and Google to produce the fashion brand’s most tech-forward smartwatch to date. Dubbed the LV Tambour Horizon, this Snapdragon Wear 3100-powered watch boasts the latest and greatest Qualcomm chip for wearables.

Of all the improvements over the current crop of Qualcomm/Wear OS devices, it’s undoubtedly the Horizon’s battery life that has many tech enthusiasts excited.

According to Engadget, Google and Qualcomm engineers toiled away for years to make this latest chipset less demanding on the battery.

Industry analysts say Louis Vuitton is just the first in a long line of smartwatch makers expected to benefit from the newly designed chip.

According to reports, the LV Horizon is set to take advantage of the Wear 3100 in a number of ways. For example, the new chip allows owners to use the watch for nearly a full week on a single charge (in display mode). What’s more, via the 3100’s all-new “ambient mode” tasks such as step counting and heart rate monitoring can be performed the background, helping to further save on power.

In addition to the new chip, the Tambour Horizon also features a redesigned look and colorway, with the all-white ceramic option being the highlight of the new range.

At the time we’re publishing this article, LV has yet to confirm pricing, however, the older model still commands $2500.

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