The main force on the smartwatch market is Fossil. At the IFA, the company displayed the innovations of the Diesel, Puma, Armani and Michael Kors brands.
Accordingly, Fossil currently has two smartwatch platforms, which it offers under various brand names and in various designs. Common to all watches with the more dominant of the two stages is
- the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100,
- an optical heart rate monitor,
- a waterproof case,
- 8 instead of 4 GB of storage,
- 1 GB instead of 768 MB of RAM,
- Wear OS as the operating system,
- a battery with at least one day’s runtime
- a wristband with a standard fitting,
so you can change it yourself.
Speaking of the battery: with these new Fossil watches, you can presently configure it exactly as per your wishes in order to achieve an optimal balance between running time and execution. In the new custom battery mode of the Fossil smartwatches, you can turn all kinds of items on and off to customize the watch to your liking. With its own app from Fossil, the Wear-OS watches can presently likewise be used together with an iPhone for phone calls.
The Diesel On Smartwatch Axial is advertised as the brand’s “strongest smartwatch”, and it’s actually quite a solid design. The keys are large and corrugated, the ring around the dial is metal and screwed. The default watch face has a striking 3D impacts. The new Diesel smartwatch will be accessible from October and will cost almost €400 in Europe.
Emporio Armani has likewise propelled another release of its smartwatch, which is a little progressively modern than the first generation. The metal housing is presently even accessible in color. You have the choice between various bracelets, whereby the metal link bracelet most likely fits the smartwatch best. The Emporio Armani Connected 3 is as of now available, it costs €369.
The Michael Kors watches have a high marvelous factor, here glittering metal in gold and silver predominates. The new Michael Kors Access Lexington 2 and Michael Kors Access Bradshaw 2 models are new versions of the famous smartwatch models and will be accessible before Christmas. The exact prices are not as of now fixed, yet will likewise be just under €400.
Sports smartwatches are put on a diet
The second technical base is expected for sports watches. It does not have the new possibilities for battery control, does without the loudspeaker just as the additional memory and is more designed to be lightweight and the used for sports and fitness. The Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor is also on board here.
The most up to date representative of these sports smartwatches is the Puma watch. For the first time Puma ventures into this area. Together with Fossil, the company from Herzogenaurach in Germany has developed a chic sports smartwatch that should likewise cut a fine figure in everyday life. The watch costs €279 and will be accessible from November.
Similarly light and pleasant to wear is the Michael Kors Access, which is particularly striking in red. Despite the brand name, you won’t find the usual bling-bling here, but sporty elegance. While the Puma smartwatch has only one button on the side, the Michael Kors Access has three. It costs €295.