Fossil took advantage of the Swiss watchmaking exhibition Baselworld to present new watches connected. Whether they have a touchscreen or just connected features, these innovations are spread across nearly fifteen brands, for 300 models in the end.
Last year, the watch specialist Fossil introduced his Q Marshal and Q Wander, under Android Wear. In 2017, the company continues its momentum and offers at the Basel show no less than 300 declensions of watches connected, for 14 brands. The first group is made up of hybrid watches, equipped with a classic dial and activity sensors, as well as basic notification systems. The boxes of these watches carry programmable keys giving quick access to predefined uses.
Among these hybrid watches designed by Fossil, there are big fashion names like DKNY, Emporio Armani, Diesel or even Marc Jacobs. We also find Misfit, already accustomed to connected objects, including trackers, Activity such as Ray or Shine 2. All these brands will offer ranges of cases and bracelets, turned towards the luxury for the most part.
A second set includes watches connected to Amoled touch screens. There are the Diesel, Emporio Armani, Michael Kors, Misfit and Fossil brands. All these new digital tocantes enjoy a SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 and run Android Wear 2.0. They are therefore compatible with iOS and Android. The Misfit watch, baptized Vapor, was unveiled a few months ago at the CES in Las Vegas.
Fossil does not extend to the prices of these different watches connected. Their respective releases will run from summer to autumn 2017, without much more precision.