More chic than geek, there has been an increased number of stylish wearable smart tech accessories in our midst — not that we’re complaining. Designed by luxury brands with fashion-focused consumers in mind, now everyone can be adorned with a swanky accessory while remaining plugged in round the clock.
Available in both stylish bracelet and sporty silicone styles, the Michael Kors Access smartwatch is ideal for the fashion-driven who want to be connected 24/7. Powered by Android Wear, the smartwatch has a built-in fitness tracker, app notifications, social media updates, email alerts, and Google search.
Available exclusively at Michael Kors Mandarin Gallery, Marina Bay Sands, and VivoCity.
Michael Kors Access Bradshaw smartwatch in gold tone, $599.
As seen on the Public School’s runway during New York Fashion Week earlier this year, the edgy streetstyle-worthy Public School for Fitbit accessories are tailor-made for Fitbit Alta. Our pick? The Axis, a stainless steel tapered link watchband which looks like your typical watch bracelet, but its face says otherwise.
Available for pre-order on Fitbit.com in October 2016.
Axis Accessory Band and Fitbit Alta, $TBA.
This may not be new, but is possibly the most successful smartwatch in our fashionably tech-savvy world. Now that Apple’s debuted its watch in Series 2, we’ve got new styles of Hermès leather cuffs and bands to match. Perfect, isn’t it?
Stainless steel case with Étoupe Swift leather double buckle cuff, $2,328.
Made for the modern woman on the move, these Simply Vera Vera Wang bands are available in classic chain-link bracelet, double-wrap leather, and a combination of both. Whether you’re drawn to understated elegance or something a little edgier; there’s one for you.
Available exclusively on Kohls.com in October 2016.
Simply Vera Vera Wang for Fitbit Alta double-wrap leather and metal bracelet, $TBA.
Hold your horses, for this highly-anticipated smartwatch is still in its concept and production phase. Using the Diagonal Magnesium’s design, this smartwatch will retain the aspects of a traditional watch — such as a mechanical manufacture movement with automatic winding etc — and has no digital displays. The “smart” part: An NFC chip embedded in the watch, which can be synced to the Bulgari Vault app. One can then make payments, unlock electronic locks, and activate alarm systems for your personal properties (and much more). This sounds like something James Bond would own, and we love it.
Slated to launch in first quarter of 2017.