Fossil Group at Baselworld 2016, which is a major event for the watch and jewellery industry, launched three new hybrid watch models from Armani, Diesel, and Kate Spade. The all-new hybrid smartwatches sport a traditional watch design though come with smartwatch features including activity tracking, sleep tracking, showing notifications from smartphone, and alarm among others. All the new smartwatches are compatible with Android and iOS and come with respective companion apps for the platforms.
The all-new Emporio Armani Connected hybrid smartwatch collection will be available in Black, Gunmetal, Rose Gold, and Stainless Steel finishes. It will be available in three-piece link or leather strap. One of the highlights of the new hybrid collection from Armani is the second dial which shows activity tracking progress. It will be available in 22mm models. The new collection is now available via the company's Emporio Armani Connected website with prices starting at $245 (roughly Rs. 16,800).
The new Diesel Timeframe collection sports an industrial design and prices start from $225 (roughly Rs. 15,500). The company is also selling Jewel fitness trackers starting at $150 (roughly Rs. 10,000). The new collection from Diesel is available via the company's website.
Lastly, the women-focused Kate Spade wearable collection is available in Metro Grand hybrid smart analogue watches. The new collection is available in three styles including Black and Rose Gold, Grey and Silver, and Vachetta and Gold tones. The collection comes with 18mm strap and the watches are water resistant.
The pricing for the Kate Spade Metro Grand collection starts at $250 (roughly Rs. 17,000) and is available to buy via the company's website. The new Fossil winter collection launch was reported by Wareable.