Emporio Armani Connected smartwatch arrives running Android Wear 2.0

Baselworld 2017: The collection of Fossil-created smartwatches is on the rise
Emporio Armani Connected runs Wear 2.0

Fossil continues to drop the hammer at Baselworld, unveiling the first Emporio Armani Connected Android Wear smartwatch.

The announcement also included a line of fresh Armani Exchange Connected hybrids, with all new iterations set to land on our wrists between autumn and the end of 2017.

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From what we can see of the Android Wear device shown above, its form bears a fairly strong resemblance to the Emporio watches released late last year. The frame will feature an extended crown, though, plus two buttons either side.

We know that the Emporio Armani touchscreen will be compatible with both Android and iOS, while featuring a Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor and running on Android Wear 2.0. Details about the all-new screen are less clear, but Fossil insists the AMOLED is "high resolution".

Like several of its Fossil relatives (the new collection includes not only new Fossil-branded smartwatches but the Diesel On, the Michael Kors Access Sofie & Grayson and the re-imagined Misfit Vapor), the Emporio Armani Connected will also bring branded micro-apps to the table. These will be rolled out with the devices when the device begins shipping in September, relying on Android Wear's standalone smarts in order to offer what are described as "unique functionalities".

Emporio Armani goes touchscreen and releases feast of hybrids

The new Emporio Armani Connected hybrids

For those looking to keep things more analogue-friendly, Emporio Armani Connected's new line of hybrids will include new platforms and colourways.

More specific details are scarce at this stage, but Fossil has noted its entire range will provide discreet notifications plus activity tracking and will feature a slimmer form. And from what we can see from the styles shown above, there at least appears to be a healthy variety of styles.

It's a similar story with the Armani Exchange Connected line of hybrid smartwatches, though we do know this will include two new colours in the silicone style (dropping in autumn 2017) and will introduce five dress styles later in the year.

Pricing for all of the above is currently unknown, but we'll update if any more information is revealed during Baselworld.

Emporio Armani goes touchscreen and releases feast of hybrids

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1 Comment

  • Pw1 says:

    We need to know the thickness & weather it has a Heart rate monitor or not before i decide if they are work it or now. All the current crop are so so thick over 11mm 

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