If style is everything, Emporio Armani’s Connected is thee smartwatch of choice.
After releasing a collection of hybrids a couple of years ago, Emporio Armani isn’t completely new to the smartwatch market. However, their latest collection called Emporio Armani Connected, does mark the company’s first full touchscreen and entrance into the world of Android Wear.
We’ve spent the last few months with the black Emporio Armani Connected to understand what exactly it offers plus conduct a small comparison to the Moto 360. Continue on for our full verdict.
Emporio Armani Connected Specs:
Believe it or not, Armani actually shied away from releasing much of the detailed specs for their Connected smartwatch, but we did our best to round up as much info as possible.
- Size: 46mm face
- Display: AMOLED
- CPU: Snapdragon 2100
- RAM: 512MB
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1
- Powered by Android Wear 2.0
- Additional: IP67 dust and water resistance
- Colors: Black, Silver, Black/Gold, Black/Silver, Silver/Rosegold
Emporio Armani Connected Release Date and Price:
- Release Date: September 14, 2017
- Price: $395
Emporio Armani Connected Pros and Cons:
- Superior design
- Display quality
- Rotating crown controls interface
- Water resistance
- Android Oreo
- Android and iOS compatible
- No heate rate sensor
- No GPS sensor
- No NFC/Android Pay
Emporio Armani Android Wear Connected Smartwatch Review Summary:
There’s no doubt that the Emporio Armani Connected is one of the most stylish Android Wear smartwatches you will come across. While it shines bright in the design department, it doesn’t offer much when it comes to features beyond the Android Wear basics. The addition of NFC and Android Pay are small features that could have seriously improved the smarts of the Armani Connected. The lack of heart rate sensor, GPS and NFC provide a very bare-bones experience. However, with a popular fashion brand behind it and superior looks, we are sure that Armani’s Connected smartwatch will do well in the market. We continue to wear the watch even though the review is complete, which says a lot about it.