It’s easy to see why smartwatches have become popular. Why take up valuable packing space with a separate alarm clock, watch, phone and pedometer, when you can just wear one watch?
But just because it’s practical, it doesn’t mean it can’t be stylish. Louis Vuitton has teamed up with Google to release the customisable Tambour Horizon. The travel-friendly yet trendy gadget operates on Android Wear 2.0 and can be personalised with a choice of three cases (black, graphite or floral) with 60 straps, of course including the iconic LV monogram design.
The travel exclusive My Flight function provides essential information for the airport, such as flight times, terminal and gate information and delays. The City Guide function provides geolocalised info, so you can blend in with the locals. Weather forecasts and store opening times are displayed hourly for planning optimisation too.
The 24 hour watch face can be set to two time zones, simulating the GMT function of a mechanical watch and ideal for syncing to your destination to combat the dreaded jet lag. You’ll receive customisable notifications for calls, texts and emails so there’s no need to fumble for your phone. The watch also has alarm and timer functions so you won’t miss your flight.
For traditionalists, there’s the mechanical sister watch, Tambour Moon; it’s less technical but just as luxurious.