Upcoming Luxury Smartwatches
The advancement of technology allowed the well-known watch manufacturers to merge both the stunning look of classic watches and the rich functionality of the modern smartwatches in a single product that takes the best of both worlds. If you are the person who values advanced functionality but is not ready to sacrifice it for the good looks, our selection is for you. Scroll down to see what luxury smartwatches are to be released in 2020 and which ones you can already choose from.
The brand-new Tag Heuer Connected smartwatch
There have been rumors that Tag Heuer will present a new model of its smartwatch in March 2020 but unfortunately, there is no information about the future model or its features.
As one of the finest watchmakers in the world, Tag Heuer has come a long way in the watch creation, constantly looking for new designs and technologies to implement. The company released its very first smartwatch back in 2015 and since then, Tag Heuer produced several more models. According to Guy Semon, the company’s general manager, Tag Heuer is firmly convinced in the relevance of Connected smartwatches within their product line and the company is planning to further invest in the smartwatches development.
For now, you can have a look at its latest smartwatch: Tag Heuer Connected Modular 41, released in 2018. The model is significantly smaller and slimmer than the previous Modular 45 and comes at a lower price, which is a nice bonus.
This watch has all the essential features that you would expect from a luxury smartwatch: NFC for Android Pay, Google Assistant (the microphone is perfectly placed near the watch crown), Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, GPS for workout tracking, music storage, and great design. If Tag Heuer decides to release a new smartwatch model in 2020, it will definitely be interesting to see it and compare with the current model.
The possible novelties from Michael Kors
The Michael Kors brand already released a new generation of its luxury smartwatch this year: Michael Kors Access Lexington 2, Michael Kors Access Bradshaw 2, and Michael Kors Access MKGO.
All three watches run on Wear OS by Google and 3100 platform by Qualcomm. Their features include the option to make and receive calls via Bluetooth and the new integrated speaker, interaction with Google Assistant, notifications, music player, and customization of the watch with the help of the upcoming My Dials micro-app. As well, the Michael Kors Access Lexington 2 and Michael Kors Access Bradshaw 2 watches come with pre-installed Cardiogram, Spotify, and Noonlight apps.
While Michael Kors Access Lexington 2 and Michael Kors Access Bradshaw 2 models remain on the luxury side, Michael Kors Access MKGO is more sporty and features GPS tracking and Google Fit for tracking the user’s physical activity and sending notifications upon the goal completion.
Though all three models were released just this fall, there is still hope that Michael Kors will come up with a new smartwatch model in 2020, judging by the fact that the company has been actively involved in the production of luxury smartwatches in the last couple of years.
The 2019 releases worth paying attention to
This year treated the shoppers with a great number of new luxury smartwatch releases so we are spoiled for a choice. Below are a few models that combine posh design with advanced functionality, tailored to suit every user.
Movado Connect 2.0
Following its first smartwatch release, Movado presented the new Connect 2.0 model this September. The watch is compatible with both Android and iOS due to the use of Google Wear OS and its most interesting features include:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip
- Heart rate monitoring
- 1 GB of RAM
- 8 GB of storage
- AMOLED screen
The Connect 2.0 model took the best from the first generation and received some serious improvements in terms of usability and functionality. As a result, the customers received a stylish and highly functional smartwatch that does not only look good but also has its performance on point.
Emporio Armani Connected
The Connected smartwatch by Emporio Armani is exactly what you would expect them to be: an incredibly classy and luxury watch that has an advanced set of features. The model has a standard smartwatch functionality:
- Speaker and microphone
- Activity tracking (but no built-in GPS!)
- Android Wear 2.0
- Option to take photos on the phone
- Notifications from the smartphone
Connected 2.0 is not the most advanced model among the luxury smartwatch models in terms of the added features but it’s a good option for those customers who want an elegant and good-looking watch that is capable of performing the basic functions of a smartwatch.
Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon
Louis Vuitton strongly associates with upper-class products so no wonder its smartwatch turned out to be as sophisticated and stylish as any other LV product. What makes Tambour Horizon different from the competition is its strong focus on the travelers and their needs which, in turn, has an impact on the features.
The key features of this watch are LV Guide and My Flight. LV Guide does what the name implies - it guides the user through the most popular places and areas. However, this feature works only for the seven cities: London, Beijing, Shanghai, Paris, Los Angeles, New York, and Tokyo.
The My Flight feature is convenient in terms of monitoring the upcoming flights and receiving information about them. As well, the feature displays a timer that counts down the time for the next action (i.e. boarding).
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