The Top 2017 Wearable Accessories so far this year are a feat in form and fashion. Finally, you can do good, feel good, and look good – even while sleeping. There is smart jewelry that looks like, well, jewelry – and not lame “Get Smart” gadgets. Fine Swiss watch design and technology is paired with innovative smart technology to create classic timepieces for the 21st century. One new element, particularly promising to me, is the PANIC feature on many of the newer devices. You can alert family, authorities when in distress and GPS will automatically forward your location – GENIUS.
Louis Vuitton, one of the most recognizable and coveted luxury brands in the world, is jumping into the world of smartwatches with the Tambour Horizon. This is a luxury smartwatch built for the jet setters. Louis Vuitton is not concerned with fitness or metrics – there’s no heart rate sensor or GPS here. Instead, Tambour Horizon is a perfect wrist-based companion for travelling and the ultimate in understated elegance when on dry land.
The Diesel On touchscreen utilizes Google’s software to provide users with filters and micro-apps. Add high-tech style with signature Diesel flair to any look with the Diesel On Time hybrid smartwatch. Track your activity using the sub-disc on the dial. Receive alerts on your watch so you never miss a call from your boss. Use the link function to play or pause music.
Withings’ hybrid smartwatch uses an analogue face as front for backend smart technology. And unlike the host of similar hybrids, Withings has really crammed in the tech. As well as accelerometer-based step tracking and sleep monitoring, the Steel HR has a heart rate monitor that measures bpm 24/, and an impressive 25 days of battery life.
Guess and its high-end line Gc will both join the Android Wear party but are taking slightly different design approaches to house Google’s smartwatch operating system. Both Connects run Android Wear 2.0, but how they run it is the real story. Guess has loud, customizable watch faces. It has a variety of styles you can mix and match. Gc, again, went in the opposite direction. Everything is a little more classy, a little more subdued.
LVL simultaneously senses your hydration, heart rate, and activity to help you optimize every workout. It prompts you in real-time, alerting you to exactly how much fluid you need and what type of performance boost you can expect.
Michael Kors dropped a pair of Android Wear-powered smartwatches at Baselworld 2017. There’s the Access Grayson, aimed at men, and the Access Sofie, aimed at women. The Sofie is slimmer and sleeker, with an embellished bezel and smaller lugs. The Grayson is beefier and all metal. There is a special micro-app called My Social, which lets you customize watch faces with snaps from your Instagram.
The Huawei Watch is a unique to make Android Wear watches look more like and actual watch and less like a gadget. It offers a fully circular always-on display, microphone and speaker for handling calls, and a heart-rate sensor for connecting with your favorite fitness apps. The battery promises to last a full day no matter what kind of day you have.
Misfit has always made good looking wearables, but it really honed its craft on the Phase. A beautiful debut that has Fossil’s design philosophy coursing through its veins makes it one of the more stylish wearables of the year. There are no numbers on the face, only graduations of the same color that are broken by a small circle at the bottom, and easily fade away when lighting isn’t bright. All in all, it’s very minimal.