Looking at the Emporio Armani Connected
The Emporio Armani Connected is an activity tracker for people that want to look good while getting fit.
Although it doesn't have the feel of a traditional fitness tracker or smartwatch, the Emporio Armani Connected delivers top of the range fitness tracking; and it doesn't compromise its classic appearance.
The connected is Emporio Armani's first step into the fit tracker accessory market, and it is a success on multiple levels. Joining forces with Fossil, the two companies have created a classic look with modern capabilities.
While other smartwatches and fitness trackers have a touchscreen, the Connected refrains from following the pack. However, you can sync it with your smartphone and do a lot of the same things smartwatches can.
Why do you need it?
Once paired with a smartphone app, the Connected can track your sleep patterns, workouts and it will let you control your music.
The Connected's biggest strength is its look. This is a great watch to wear to a board meeting and then out for a run. If you travel often for work, the Connected's ability to be paired with a variety of clothes means you only need to take one watch with you; and it can do everything a fitness tracker can.
Compare with the Connected
Armani calls the Connected a hybrid watch, rather than a smartwatch, as it offers a range of other capabilities. Think of the Connected as a simplified version of the fitness trackers and smartwatches on the market today.
The benefit of having fewer apps is the battery's life is far longer than the big name smartwatches. The Connected's battery life can last up to six months, which is far longer than the two to three days most smartwatches offer.
Like other fitness trackers, the Connected can track calories burned, distance, sleep and it can count your steps. Furthermore, it is compatible with Android and iOS, making it easy to pair with your smartphone.
The classic looking Connected comes in four colours: rose gold-tone, black, gunmetal and stainless steel.
Our thoughts on the Emporio Armani Connected
The Connected's goal is to provide you with the best fitness tracking capabilities while staying true to the classic Armani design. The look is perfect for whatever you are doing, whether it is a business trip or a gym session.
With a long battery life and a variety of great colours, what is not to like about the Emporio Armani Connected?