Who said smartwatches were only functional? This new wave offer chic style solutions too, for maximum wearability.
Smartwatches can be as sleek as other timepieces, with the added benefits of heart-rate monitoring for your fitness pursuits, sleep-monitoring for wellness, and access to your emails too. On the whole, they keep you effortlessly connected on the move.
Here, we’ve rounded up six of the most fashion-forward smartwatches to add to your timepiece collection now.
The Apple Hermès Watch Series 6 is the latest in a long-running partnership that began in 2015. The perfect example of tech and fashion worlds colliding, this timepiece marries state of the art technology from Apple with the exquisite French craftmanship that defines Hermès. This latest model comes in a punchy array of coloured calfskin straps for the bold, whilst traditionalists can opt for wear-with-everything brown. The double-wrap strap gives a distinct equestrian nod, staying true to Hermès' brand codes.
The Big Bang has been a hallmark style of Hublot since 2005, constantly evolving to remain a modern classic. 2018 saw the release of the first connected iteration and now we meet the The Big Bang e. It has all the style elements we've come to expect, with the addition of a HD touchscreen powered by Google, allowing wearers to answer calls and shop on the go. Titanium and rubber make for an androgynous design, softened with a dusting of diamonds – 108 to be precise. Because who said you can't work out in diamonds?
Smartwatches are usually associated with fitness, but with the Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon's USP travel and easy navigation takes top priority. Yes, you get all the notifications from calls, texts, and social media whilst on the go, but the piece de resistance is the My Travel function, giving instant access to flight, train, hotel, and travel information. The exclusive LV City Guide travel app provides the hottest travel tips, whilst the 'My 24 Hours' setting allows you to keep tabs on the weather and temperature wherever you happen to be in the world. It's the ultimate accessory for jet-setters.
The latest addition to Tag Heuer's growing connected collection exemplifies the craftsmanship you'd expect from the watch-making giant. A timelesly sleek steel case, oceanic blue bezel, and scratch-proof sapphire dial. Swish. The sport-tracking features are just a click of a button away – including cycling, running, and golf – making this unisex watch super versatiile. With nifty considerations, such as a steel folding clasp with double safety push buttons on the bracelet to keep it in place even in the middle of a running session, this timepiece is as practical as it is stylish.
The Michael Kors Gen 5 Bradshaw is the ultimate smartwatch for ambitious multi-taskers, making monitoring your fitness goals to simplifying your daily to-do list a cinch. Cast in stainless steel, with a smattering of crystals, it has all the charm of a classic city timepiece. Powered by Google, this design not only offers text and email alerts, but also payment methods, heart-rate tracking, swim-proof functionality, and more (we love the four battery power modes).
What we love most about the Huawei G2 is the impressive 14-day battery life. The smartwatch has a minimalist, mesh sleek strap and suprisingly thin face, ensuring maximum wearability. It's perfect for running, with built in GPS and the Companion app. Plus, it's versatile, with impressive water-resistance up to 50m, metrics for heart rate, sedentary alerts (to nudge you to get moving) and over 100 workout modes.