What the past few months have shown is the fact that device makers finally started understood that smartwatches aren’t all about tech but also about making a statement.
From the huge Diesel smartwatch to Apple Watch 4, there’s plenty for the fashion-inclined and now there’s one more option. Meet the Armani Exchange Connected, the first smartwatch from the more affordable Armani Exchange line.
True to their word, after announcing the pricier Emporio Armani Connected, Armani also announced a more affordable option starting at $295. For those not familiar with the brand’s approach, Armani has three lines: Giorgio, Emporio and Exchange, each of them focused on a certain demographic.
The first Armani Exchange Connected smartwatch keeps the same sleek, refined designed of its more expensive sibling and fits a 1.2-inch AMOLED screen in a pretty sizeable, 46 mm case. Powered by a 300 mAh battery and Snapdragon 2100, not the recently-unveiled Snapdragon 3100, it still features most of the functionalities you want in a smartwatch. It has a heart rate sensor, swim-proof water resistance and GPS to be a decently-specced fitness tracker, Google Pay and, best of all, runs Google Wear OS. That means you can enjoy Google Assistant on your wrist.
The only thing that’s really missing is on the customization front. All Armani Exchange Connected models share a metal bracelet, with the color being the only differentiator.