With the rapid technological development, there has been a continuous influx of advanced Wear OS smartwatches. The Armani Exchange Connected smartwatch is the first touchscreen smartwatch from the brand that combines the latest technology with the modern design.
However, even though we refer to it as the latest, you should not get so excited because the smart device is not powered by the new Snapdragon 3100, but by the Snapdragon Wear 2100 platform.
The first Armani Exchange smartwatch is set to join Emporio Armani, which is its sister brand into the world of wrist wear’s that are more feature-packed. When it comes to design, the Armani Exchange smartwatch will be available in four 46 mm styles, which means that it is only one millimeter smaller than the Diesel On Full Guard 2.5. This allows it to provide plenty of on-the-wrist presence making it look more modern.
It also comes with a 1.2-inch AMOLED screen, which means that it does not overpower the case of the watch. Most people advocate for Wear OS watches with a smaller screen as they remain usable even without stretching the overall size of the device itself.
Moreover, the Armani Exchange Connected smart watch collection will include different link bracelet options available in black, coal, gold and silver. The smartwatch will also offer signature, and customizable watch faces just as it is common with all Wear watches with touchscreens.
However, there is a strong emphasis on real smartwatch features in the latest wrist wear unlike the other hybrid Exchange watches that we have seen in the past. With the latest trend of the 4th generation Fossil Group watches, the Armani Exchange Connected smartwatch will feature the following:
Armani Exchange Smart Watch Key Features
- Heart rate monitoring feature
- NFC for contactless payments
- Waterproofing up to 3 ATM (which means that it has the ability to withstand water pressures equal to 30 meters)
- GPS tracking for workouts
Therefore, with GPS inside just like in the latest designer smart wrist wears you do not need a phone when you are out for a run or hike. It also comes with pre-installed Wear OS operating system from Google, full package with Google Assistant. Besides, the smartwatch will also receive an update to the latest version of the software, which significantly enhances usability.
As you might know, such waterproofing allows you to swim while tracking through third-party apps. The Google Pay will be the source for your contactless payments. In addition, the smart wrist wear offers music control, Google Assistant and notifications. According to the company, the Armani Exchange smartwatch comes with a 300 Ah battery that has fairly average battery life (1 to 2 days). This is likely to be good for a day or two before requiring a recharge.
The release of the latest Armani Exchange smartwatch might seem like an odd decision, especially with Emporio Armani offering an excellent choice to buyers within the smartwatch market. However, the Exchange wrist wear is more accessible as it is generally cheaper, which could lead to new consumers picking up the watches.
Finally, the Armani Exchange Connected smartwatch is available in four different models with the color of the link bracelet being the only differentiating factor. All the four models feature a metal bracelet and cost the same amount. It is also good to mention that we are not entirely convinced that the design is suitable for the fitness-focused features packed inside.
However, if you are already convinced that this wrist wear is the ideal smartwatch for you, you can find it on Armani Exchange official website (armaniexchange.com).
Why Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 3100 chip will Make Google’s Wear OS more Competitive
Over the past year, Qualcomm has received criticism from different quarters for failing to update the aging Snapdragon 2100 chipset that has powered many smart wrists wears over the past few years, including the latest Armani Exchange. The company has now answered those criticisms by introducing the new Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform. With a variety of new technology, the new Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform as definitely come out fighting. Thus, it has all that it takes to power the next generation of smartwatches technology.
Unlike the 2100, the new Snapdragon Wear 3100 is the latest low-power chipset that is purposely designed for smartwatches instead of being adapted from smartphones’ chip. The new chipset is built with a little DSP, 4 A7 “big” cores and the latest tiny co-processor that enables the device to reduce battery consumption and manage power.
With the five years of research, Qualcomm has managed to create the QCC100 (28nm), ultra-low power processor. This will help solve many issues that frustrate users on wearable technology now. The new processor will shoulder the responsibility of keeping the lights on while you are not using the watch, which will remove the strain from the main processor for optimum performance. According to the company, the new chipset reduces the active power by up to 20 times as compared to the current products.
Benefits of Wear OS for Smartwatches
Google’s Wear OS offers several advantages to smartwatch tech users. Some of the key benefits of using smartwatches with new Wear OS include:
- Offers battery improvements with excellent power efficiency due to the enhanced battery saver mode
- Consists of a Smart App Resume feature that allows you to pick up from where you left off while interacting with the device in apps
- Allows you to perform more functions with the Google Assistant
- Provides updates to about 33 smartwatches
- Designed to provide more information at a glance
- Comes with more health features
- Long-term plans for consistent updates throughout the year
In conclusion, the Armani Exchange offers a strong emphasis on the real smartwatch features, unlike the hybrid Exchange watches that have been on the market. It is also more accessible as compared with Emporio Armani wrist wear. With the great features and design, the new Wear OS smartwatch is likely to result to new customers picking up the Exchange smartwatches. However, it is good to mention that we are not entirely convinced that the design is ideal for the fitness-focused features packed inside.