The Luxury Smartwatch Has Become a Brilliant Combo of Connected Technology & Style

The smartwatch concept has been toyed with since the 1970s. But it is only in the past few years that it got a huge push. Pebble, one of the most successful Kickstarter projects at the time, got the ball rolling in 2012 with Google and Apple following two years later.

Google’s Android Wear watches flopped but are now going through a revival with the upcoming Google Watch and several new luxe-themed variants, especially from U.S. brand Fossil. Apple with all its marketing and retail push won’t reveal it’s Watch sales figures — maybe because they’re not boast-worthy like their other product lines.

So really, is buying one today worth it? Absolutely! Here’s why:

It’s Not Going to Break the Bank!

You can spend thousands of dollars to millions on luxury watches and yet, when it comes to the luxury smartwatch, it is not the technology or the features that pump up the prices but the brand, the uniqueness of the devices as in how many there are in that limited edition and the materials that the watch is made of.

(Related: Here’s a list of must-have gadget picks, from the practical to something that will leave a bit of a dent in your bank account)

Promotes Healthier Living

In addition to tracking movement and monitoring your heart rate, most luxury smartwatches have custom-made sensors paired with branded apps designed to track and improve the quality of your sleep, your heart rate and fitness. If you’re in training or have put some serious effort into your New Year’s resolution of getting in better shape, you don’t have to compromise on your style as your luxury smartwatch can monitor your progress and even suggest areas in which you can improve.

(Related: Here’s what happens when the proper watchmakers start making smartwatches)

Carry Less Stuff

As a society, we’re edging towards a convenient, minimalist approach to what we have to carry with us every day, or when we travel. For that, with a luxury smartwatch, you’ll be able to keep up with the latest news, social media, and reply to calls and messages, as their capabilities continue to expand. Contactless payment can be set up, allowing you to make quick payments for essential items when you’re on the go!

A Must-Have Accessory

A huge plus for the luxury smartwatch as a fashion accessory is its innate adaptability. You can use whatever material bands you want (have a few so that’s you’ll have one to match any occasion!), in various styles and colours, while displays and backgrounds can be customised with one touch. Such a high level of personalisation is only made possible by the advantages of wearable technology.


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