Great, new and innovative smartwatches for the smart consumer
New and even more sophisticated smartwatches are dazzling consumers with their technical wizardry and life-enhancing features. Some luxury brands have upped their product offering to higher levels of functionality and quality to capture the needs – in real-time – of today’s active and demanding watch lovers.
Take Montblanc, which continues its smart watchmaking evolution with the introduction of the Montblanc Summit 3. This latest iteration of the Maison’s smartwatch is an expression of elevated luxury with a handcrafted lightweight titanium watch case and configurable watch face inspired by Montblanc’s heritage in watchmaking paired with handmade calf leather and rubber straps.
The Montblanc Summit 3 incorporates a personal health suite on its owner’s wrist, including step tracking, sleep monitoring of the different sleep phases, and blood oxygen measurement. The fitness app has evolved its offering with a variety of workouts that can be tracked to maximise their impact over time. Powered with Wear OS by Google, the new Montblanc smartwatch can be enhanced with the addition of all the apps necessary to meet the needs of its owner.
Signalling its intent as another major Swiss player in smartwatches, TAG Heuer expands its offer to all committed athletes with the Connected Calibre E4 Sport Edition 45mm. Thanks to new functions as well as a redesigned strap, this smart timepiece can monitor any sporting activity with an even wider range of data.
It is boosted by the launch of a new “Trail & Hiking” application for runners and hikers who love the mountains and going higher and further than anyone else. Taking advantage of the barometer, the new activities feature will add to the watch’s multisport offering, enriching it even further. Changing the main metric to Altitude Gained allows the user to monitor their efforts during the session.
Apple Watch Ultra stakes its smartwatch leader claim anew with the introduction of novel three bands — Trail Loop, Alpine Loop and Ocean Band — offering unique design features that provide a secure, comfortable fit for every adventure. Made from aerospace-grade titanium, Apple Watch Ultra provides the perfect balance of weight, durability and corrosion resistance. The new Action button in aerospace-style high-contrast international orange is easily customised for instant access to a variety of features, including Workouts, Compass Waypoints, Backtrack and more.
Apple Watch Ultra has three built-in microphones that significantly improve sound quality in voice calls during any conditions.
Turning to Samsung, the Galaxy Watch5 series boasts comprehensive health monitoring features and is built with durable materials to accompany users in all kinds of daily activities and keep tabs on their energetic lifestyle. With the Galaxy Buds2 Pro in synch, exceptional sound quality, combined with enhanced active noise cancellation, assure an unparalleled listening experience that starts at the wrist.
The watch series offers a variety of smart monitoring functions to help users exercise, maintain a healthy lifestyle and manage health conditions easily. The Body Composition measurement tool sends microcurrents to get a detailed snapshot in just 15 seconds, with key measurements like skeletal muscle, basal metabolic rate, body water and body fat percentage, allowing accurate track of fitness progress and personalised exercise goals.
With a range of features to support your physical health to mental health, Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 empowers your workouts both outdoors and indoors, up to the mountains, and down into the swimming pool. There are 100+ workout modes and the watch itself is around 30% lighter and reinforced with stainless steel.
The Michael Kors Access Gen 6 comes equipped with a range of high-tech features – think Bluetooth-enabled calling, Spotify functionality so you can listen to your favourite tunes as you work out, and a heart rate and activity tracker. All their smartwatches are compatible with iPhone technology as well as Android so there is no need to worry about downloading anything new.
Jetting in from Garmin, the Marq Aviator (Gen 2) is a purpose-built luxury modern tool watch which features a hardened swept-wing titanium bracelet, a stunning AMOLED touchscreen display with traditional button controls and a 46mm case made of Grade 5 titanium for an ultradurable design. Designed for pilots, it can give weather reports and has a barometric altimeter among a host of other amazing tools. The jetlag adviser proves handy once on the ground.
(Text: Neil Dolby)