Fossil to Debut Emporio Armani Touchscreen Smartwatch

Fossil Group will launch a slick, new touchscreen smartwatch under the Emporio Armani label Sept. 14 alongside a trio of Armani Exchange hybrid smartwatches.
Wareable reports that the touchscreen Emporio Armani watch—which will run on Android Wear 2.0 but will be compatible with both iOS and Android smartphones—will feature activity tracking and the ability to stream music directly from the watch.


Armani Exchange Connected hybrid watches—set for a Sept. 14 release

Through the built-in Google Assistant program, users will be able to access weather reports, reminders, and directions.

The watch will have 11 different strap options (sold à la carte), including ones made from leather, silicone, and stainless steel.

The Apple Watch-esque wearable will likely have its own micro-app, the likes of which Fossil has built for smartwatch licensees (including Michael Kors and Deisel) in the past. The micro-app will let users choose from eight different branded watch faces.

(Top: The Emporio Armani Connected smartwatch. All images courtesy of Fossil Group)

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