Fossil outs Diesel, Armani and Kate Spade hybrid smartwatches
Fossil has announced three new hybrid watch model from Diesel, Armani and Kate Spade at Baselworld 2016 event. The new hybrid smartphones sport a traditional watch design, but comes with a number of smart features including activity tracking, sleep tracking, notifications from smartphone, alarm and more.
All the new smartwatches are compatible with Android and iOS devices and come with companion apps for each brand on both platform. They have three buttons on the side for controlling the smart functions and feature coin-cell batteries that should last around six months.
The all-new Emporio Armani hybrid smartwatch collection will be available in Black, Gunmetal, Rose Gold and Stainless Steel finishes in three-piece link or leather strap. Prices start at $245 (Rs. 17,000).
The DieselOn Time collection has an industrial design and comes in a steel casing with five different color option for its strap. Prices start at $225 (Rs. 10,000).
The Kate Spade is aimed at women and will be available in Rose Gold/Black, Silver/Gray, Gold/Pale Pink hues. The collection comes with 18mm strap and the watches are water resistant. Prices start at $250 (Rs. 17,000).
The Deisel On Time and Emporio Armani watches will be available in select retailers starting end of 2016, while the Kate Spade hybrid smartwatch will be available on katespade.com and select retailer between the end of 2016 and early 2017.