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Louis Vuitton's smartwatch is an extravagant take on Android Wear

Louis Vuitton's smartwatch is an extravagant take on Android Wear
From Engadget - July 12, 2017

Let's start with how it looks, because that would be the first and foremost reason that you would even want to get this. It is, in short, gorgeous. The colors on the 1.2-inch AMOLED pop off the screen and the stainless steel chassis is perhaps the most elegant I have seen on a smartwatch. I especially like that it comes in brushed steel, stainless steel and a black steel. And, of course, you can choose from over 60 different styles of premium Louis Vuitton straps.

The 42mm case struck me as neither too large nor too small, and though it might still prove a little large for those with slim wrists, I can see it appealing to ladies who prefer a bigger watch. Plus, a smaller case would necessitate a smaller screen size, and I think the 1.2-inch screen is perfect here. Still, like all Android Wear smartwatches, it's pretty chunky -- about 12.5mm thick -- and will weigh your wrist down somewhat. What salvages it is a lovely convex curve on the circumference of the chassis, which minimizes its otherwise bulky look.

The spec sheet is known at this point, but it's worth revisiting here. It has a 300mAh battery, which Louis Vuitton said would give you a day's worth of battery life, and there's also 521MB of RAM and 4GB of storage inside. There's no optical heart rate monitor, which I am guessing would add additional cost to an already expensive watch, so I am not too upset that it's not here. Another interesting point is that the watch face never entirely goes dark -- it might dim over the course of the day, but a quick jolt would kick the screen back to life in a jiffy.

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