A smartwatch is a watch that is much more than a traditional timepiece. Many people wear watches because they look good, but smartwatches offer additional functions, which cannot even be replicated by smartphones. There are many advantages to smartwatches, and luxury hybrid versions also look amazing, offering the best of both worlds.
Find your perfect hybrid smartwatch and look forward to using a device that, according to one expert, ‘knows more about what you need than you do.’
The best thing about a smartwatch is its versatility. Smartwatches are adored by gadget lovers and hugely popular with athletes and people participating in all types of exercise, from walking to mountaineering. A smartwatch is excellent at helping you achieve your health and fitness goals, tracking all types of personal data from calories burned and distance traveled to your heart rate.
The best time to wear a smartwatch is all the time, including when you are asleep, as most can be set to assess your sleep patterns’ quality. There are so many possible uses for smartwatches – you can use it as a calendar, task it to find your phone, play your favorite tunes, and much, much more. Plus, mechanical watch brands that make smartwatches, such as the state-of-the-art Montblanc Summit smartwatch, look extremely elegant.
Although a country famed for its neutrality in times of conflict, Switzerland initially struggled with the advent of smartwatches. This is not surprising, as Switzerland is a land of watches painstakingly made by master watchmakers whose traditions and expertise felt under threat. It soon became apparent that smartwatches weren’t a gimmick but were here to stay. A compromise had to be found. The leading Swiss and European manufacturers, including Louis Vuitton, Hublot, TAG Heuer, Frederique Constant, Alpina, Breitling, and Montblanc, have succeeded in merging iOS compatible watches with luxury mechanical style.
You can choose any smartwatch, and the design and style of most smartwatches are pretty much unisex. However, stylish women opt for smartwatches designed explicitly for women, with smaller and more comfortable straps and a charmingly feminine aesthetic.
The second-generation Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon, for example, is one of the best smartwatches for women, combing high-end luxe with cutting-edge technology. It is available in a range of finishes to suit all tastes, as well as interchangeable straps.
Successfully blending classic Swiss ideals with high-tech functionality is a challenge, though not impossible. Montblanc recently launched the Summit 2 Smartwatch to universal praise from innovators and traditionalists alike. The unisex Summit 2 hybrid Smartwatch is a recognizable Montblanc yet cleverly conceals some thoroughly modern elements beneath, such as complete music download capability and ultra-quick performance thanks to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 processor.
Another venture into the smartwatch world by one of the leading players in the luxury horology sector, Hublot’s Big Bang E features superb craftsmanship with extra chutspah, thanks to Google’s Wear OS. The Big Bang E is a multi-faceted timepiece in every sense of the word.
Another option might be a classic timepiece that also effortlessly combines style with the latest technology. TAG Heuer’s Connected (water-resistant to a depth of 50 meters) has a stainless steel case and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal perfect for everyday use. This hybrid smartwatch doesn’t just have a streamlined design; it also features a full touch-screen interface: it’s easy to navigate and features several super accurate health monitors, including calorie, heart rate, GPS, and sleep tracking.
TAG Heuer even makes a smartwatch dedicated to golf players with the ultimate app to track and improve your game.