To the frustration of some people, some of the new smartwatches announced for 2019 were pretty good except for one thing: they were still running on Snapdragon Wear 2100. Well at least finally, we have one that uses the new smartwatch chipset. The new Lous Vitton Tambour Horizon will now be powered by the newer (and hopefully better) Snapdragon Wear 3100, plus other updated specs from the original version released in 2017. But of course, this is a luxury watch so unless you have thousands of dollars lying around, we’ll just gaze at it from afar.
Design-wise, it seems to be the same as the original but we also now have a ceramic white body in addition to the polished steel and matte black PVD designs with sapphire over the glass display. There is also a rotating crown that will supposedly interact with Wear OS although we don’t have much details about how that will happen. There are also “new exclusive options” for the built-in watchfaces and a “My Travel” feature since they assume those who can afford this device probably like to travel.
But when it comes to its specifications, there are a lot upgrades for the smartwatch. Aside from the aforementioned Snapdragon Wear 3100, you now have 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage which is pretty good as compared to other smartwatches running on this processor. However the battery is only 300mAh battery so it will only last for a day or if you want to use it in watch-mode, it can last for five days.
The Tambour Horizon, which runs on Wear OS, has a 1.2-inch AMOLED display with a 390 x 390 resolution. There’s also a 24-hour ring around the bezel which serves as a day/night indicator. We don’t know yet how much this will cost but the 2017 version was already at $2,500 so expect to shell out more for this one.
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