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Louis Vuitton's new watch is one of the most expensive Android Wear devices to date
One of the best things about buying into the Android ecosystem is choice. No matter what device you’re buying – smartphone, smartwatch, or tablet – there are plenty of options out there that will likely suit your buying needs. And especially in the case of Android Wear, choice has never been more prevalent.
There are a number of budget-friendly devices like the ASUS ZenWatch 3 and Moto 360 Sport, both of which you can get for under $200. Then there’s the other end of the spectrum — the ridiculously expensive end. TAG Heuer has made two pricey connected watches so far, and by the sounds of it, they’re selling pretty well. That may be because TAG hasn’t had much competition in the higher-end Android Wear space. But that’s changing today.
Louis Vuitton has just thrown its hat into the Android Wear ring with the introduction of the new Tambour Horizon watch.
The Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon sports a very similar internal setup to other Android Wear devices. It comes with a 1.2-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 390 x 390, a Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of storage, and a 300 mAh battery. The casing measures 42 mm and it’s only 12.5 mm thick, making this a decidedly middle-of-the-road watch in terms of sizing. Of course, it’s also running Android Wear 2.0, pre-loaded with a handful of Louis Vuitton’s own watch faces.
This is one of the most customizable Android Wear watches on the market
Two exclusive apps are also pre-loaded on the Tambour Horizon. The first of which, MyFlight, is meant to help you get around airports with ease, while City Guide will point out cool places to visit once you’ve landed.
There are a bunch of ways to customize your watch, too. It’s available in three case styles, Gray (Graphite), Brown (Monogram), and Black. A total of 60 straps are available for the watch, 30 intended for women, 30 intended for men.
As you may have guessed, this watch is going to cost a pretty penny. The Gray and Brown models are going for $2,450, while the Black version costs $2,900.