A promotional image of the 2019 version of the Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon smartwatch with Wear OS. Droid Life

Update, January 25, 2019 (11:19PM EST): Make sure your wallets are flush with cash — the Tambour Horizon starts anywhere between $2,550 and $4,450. Certain colors and materials will increase prices, so keep that in mind before you buy.

You can check out the incredibly expensive Tambour Horizon at the link below.


Original article, January 23, 2019 (2:42PM EST): Fashion brand Louis Vuitton is going to release an updated version of the 2017 Tambour Horizon, via Droid Life. The 2019 version of the Louis Vuitton smartwatch will pack some high-end specs — and we expect it to have a high-end price to match.

In 2017, the Tambour Horizon launched with a 1.2-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 390 x 390, a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and a 300mAh battery.

The 2019 version of the Louis Vuitton smartwatch improves on almost all of the specs: you get a 1.3-inch AMOLED display at the same resolution as the previous model, the brand new Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. That battery size stays the same at 300mAh.

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Theoretically, the battery-saving advancements of the 3100 chipset should make the watch last longer on a full charge than the previous model, even though the batteries are the same size. However, the jury is still out on exactly how much the 3100 chipset actually improves battery efficiency.

The smartwatch will have an NFC chip for contactless payments but unfortunately won’t have a heart rate sensor. It will feature water resistance up to 30 meters but doesn’t appear to have built-in GPS. So while the raw specs are impressive, it’s clear the watch isn’t perfect.

However, most people who buy things from Louis Vuitton are doing so for the brand name, not the functionality. The $1,000 Louis Vuitton true wireless earbuds are a testament to that.

Louis Vuitton hasn’t released pricing for the 2019 version of the Tambour Horizon, but the 2017 model started at a jaw-dropping $2,450. We can expect the 2019 version to be a similar price.

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