When knowing the time of day simply isn’t enough and your calendar is jam-packed, a high-tech smart watch could be just the thing for you. From phoning home to tracking your steps, as technology advances and the pace of life increases, keep up with your hectic schedule with a top smart watch
Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 watch, CHF2,400
The first foray into smart watches for Swiss watchmaking giant Tag Heuer, the Connected Modular 45 watch is a true triumph of technology. The watch is fully interchangeable and comes with both a connected smart module and Haute Horlogerie mechanical module, offering the best of both worlds. The connected features include GPS and sporting performance trackers, contactless payment and full connectivity to your smart phone to allow you to answer calls on the go. What’s more, there are over 56 versions of the watch available, meaning a fully customisable smart watch is now a reality.
Salvatore Ferragamo F80 Motion watch, from CHF1,300
For those looking for a stylish smart watch, the latest offering from Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo could be just the answer. The connected timepiece has the appearance of a regular watch and even features a Swiss-made movement, which is actually able to connected to iOS and Android devices. It features a wealth of options including activity tracking, sleep monitoring and adaptive coaching, all controlled through a handy app on your phone.
Breitling Exospace B55 watch, from CHF8,840
As with Breitling’s numerous collaborations with the sporting world, the brand’s Exospace smart watch is also a chronograph, allowing users to perfectly time events using the LED display. However, it’s not just sporting prowess that this model offers; the Exospace has been designed to function as an extension of your smartphone, allowing full two-way communication between the devices. The watch can be used to change time zones, set alarms and change the time across itself and the smartphone, and results from the chronograph’s timing activity are reported directly to the phone. The watch will also receive notifications of incoming emails, messages and phone calls, further cementing this as an essential item.
Louis Vuitton Tambour 42 watch, from CHF3,420
First introduction in 2017, the Louis Vuitton Tambour smart watch was an instant hit. Designed with the global traveller in mind, the watch features a wide variety of dedicated travel apps to download, including My Flight and international city guides. The face is fully customisable via the touch screen display and the bezel features a 24-hour watch face, allowing users to view 24 different times zones, as well as weather and temperatures around the world. Other features include a step counter.
Apple Watch Series 3 watch, from CHF368
Perhaps the most famous smart watch, the Apple Watch is now in its third incarnation and the features are truly impressive. The newly introduced cellular function offers total freedom, allowing wearers to answer calls, send messages via Siri and stream calls straight from the watch. The Apple Watch can also access your calendar, allowing you to add events and view your schedule on the move, and Apple Maps is also included just in case you get lost along the way. Activate notifications from all of your favourite iPhone apps to make sure you never miss a thing when you’re away from your phone.
Montblanc Summit watch, CHF865
Montblanc’s Summit smart watch is all about bridging the gap between the brand’s heritage and its future. Inspired by both old and new watchmaking technologies, the design of the digital face is inspired by the Montblanc’s famous 1858 collection while sapphire crystal glass is used to encase the high-tech touch screen. Fully compatible with both iOS and Android devices, the Summit is a truly versatile smart watch, functioning as a fitness tracker, music player and fully connected admin assistant. With the watch’s voice-control functions, if you’d like help, all you need to do is ask.