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Emporio Armani and Diesel announce stylish new smartwatches
Emporio Armani’s latest wearable is the Smartwatch 3, part of its Connected touchscreen smartwatch line. It sports a 1.28-inch AMOLED display with 328ppi density and it is powered by the Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform. The new watch also has an upgraded heart rate sensor, as well as 8GB of storage and 1GB of RAM — twice as much as its predecessor. The new Diesel On Axial offers the same specs, but in a different design.
The coolest new feature that sets the Emporio Armani Smartwatch 3 and the Diesel On Axial apart from their competition is the built-in speaker. With it, you have the ability to take calls directly on your watch with a proprietary app available for both Android and iOS. Using Google Assistant will be easier too, since you can now hear its replies. You can also enable sound notifications or even play music directly from the Smartwatch 3, which comes with the Spotify app preloaded.
Both smartwatches offer rapid charging.
Of course, the other standard smartwatch features are also on board. Both the Emporio Armani Smartwatch 3 and the Diesel On Axial offer NFC payments through Google Pay in select countries, untethered GPS tracking and water resistance up to 30 meters. Armani is also promising improved battery life thanks to four battery life settings, including an extended battery mode which only uses the essentials. Rapid charging is available on both smartwatches too.
Last but certainly not least, a look at design. The Emporio Armani watch is both stylish and practical. Its black aluminum case comes in five color accents, paired with a sporty black rubber strap. A sophisticated matte version with a stainless-steel bracelet is available too. All versions come with dial designs featuring cityscapes or the familiar eagle brand logo.
The Diesel On Axial smartwatch doesn’t fall behind in style either. It comes in three dial color variants — silver, grey and gold, while for the straps you can choose between steel, leather, or denim. Custom watch faces are available on the Diesel watch too.
The Emporio Armani Smartwatch 3 will be available from select retailers starting this October with $395 price tag in the U.S. The Diesel On Axial, on the other hand, watch will cost $350 and will be available for purchase in the coming months.