Emporio Armani Smartwatch 3 Connected
The Armani Smartwatch 3 Connected is a Google Wear OS powered luxury smartwatch. A built-in speaker lets you take calls from your wrist, listen to music and hear Google Assistant read out responses to your queries. New battery modes let you use your smartwatch for longer than 1 day and the upgraded 8GB storage lets you archive more apps and music.
- Smartwatches powered with wear OS by Google works with iPhone and Android phones. Smartwatches built with wear OS by Google require a phone running Android OS 6. 0+ (excluding go edition) or iOS 10+. supported features may vary between platforms
- Go Multiple days on a single charge in Extended battery mode; Black EDPM synthetic rubber strap
- Heart rate and activity tracking, built-in GPS for Distance tracking, swimproof design
- Now with a speaker for Audible alerts and taking phone calls, Google assistant responses and more. Receive smartphone notifications and alerts, manage your calendar, control your music, customize your watch face, and Download third party apps with even more storage
- Help on the go from your Google assistant; Google fit makes getting healthy easier to achieve; Speed through checkout with your watch using Google pay. Wear OS by Google and other related marks are trademarks of Google LLC
- Material: aluminum case and stainless steel bracelet, case size: 44. 5mm, case Thickness: 12mm, water resistant up to 30m: Wearable while swimming in shallow water
I like everything about this product. The battery last longer than my Samsung Fit 2 Pro (you need to configure the battery setting to your needs first), the product feels good for me, not too heavy, very easy to switch bands and you can fill the luxury since you open the box. Very important to keep the watch up to date withbthe firmware/drivers.
This is my first smartwatch – and I am glad that I waited for the next generation with the latest processor, more memory, and better battery. I gave it a 4 on battery life, but it did meet my expectations. With the proper settings, a charge with the face always on can last two days. Start downloading apps, changing faces, other activities, and you will have to charge it during the day.One complaint I have is that you are left to figure out most of it on your own. The “learn more” link published in the quick start mini-manual does not work. Watching a couple of You Tube videos helps.This is probably more a Wear OS issue than an Armani/Fossil issue, but there is no control over display timeout. I have mine set to display only hands and markers for the ambient face. But the full face begins to dim very quickly – only a few seconds. There is a concern over screen burnout and battery life, but the occasional 30-second full screen display would not have much of an impact. I see similar complaints from others on this.Bottom line, I am pleased with the quality of the product. They should include more watch faces than they do. I bouth the one I am now using, but it is still not exactly what I want.
The band is huge, and you’re going to jave to get it resized if you wan to use the Heart Rate monitor. I returned, and Amazon provided an immediate refund.
I’ve been looking at smartwatches for a while now trying to decide between this or a Galaxy watch to pair with my Galaxy S10. I was told Wear OS wouldn’t play well with a Galaxy phone but since Amazon has such a great return policy I figured I didn’t have much to lose. Pleasantly surprised how well constructed this watch is, and it works perfectly with my phone I have yet to have a single issue. The only thing is it doesn’t work with Samsung Health app and I had to switch to Google Fit which is definitely not as good. I’m still very happy with this purchase and I’m sure I’ll use it for a long time!
The smartwatch’s design is beautiful as an Armani watch should be. But the quality falls far behind both on the hardware and the software compared to Samsung or Apple smartwatches. Aside from its clean look, the Connected 3’s quality is far worse than I have expected it to be and doesn’t have the robust feeling a $375 smartwatch should have. Luckily, it is on sale for $225 right now but I would recommend going for the Galaxy Watch Active 2 with just a few more bucks. This brings me to the software where I realized Google’s Wear OS has a bad reputation for a reason. It is laggy, slow, and the physical turning button doesn’t work on many occasions. This lack of hardware and software even gave me a doubt if the watch I received was defective or used. To sum up, this smartwatch definitely does not deserve its original price tag and perhaps not even its sale price. As mentioned before, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 is a much better choice with a similar price since its built quality and software is miles ahead of the Connected 3. Until Google comes up with its better software and the many brands using their OS puts more effort into their built qualities, I don’t think Wear OS can defeat Samsung’s Tizen OS or Apple’s Watch OS in the smartwatch market.
Serkan BALBAY –
Pros:One of the best of WearOs Smart watchesVery stylish and slim,Armani design watchfaces are coolOne can use it even in smart business suitAlways on displaySeveral battery usage modes help overcome battery disadvantagesCons:Battery life ; Trade off versus slim and style lookIphone users should read more before buying about some WearOs functions are limitedOverall, I am very happy with my purchase and I knew before all of the cons as my expectations. But my son told me one thing that this watch could do pretty much everything a latest Apple Watch can 👍👍👍
Arpan Chatterjee –
After a lot of research and knowing the negative aspects of this watch, I bought it last week. I moved from an Apple watch and surely its not the same, but you should already know this when you want to buy a Wear OS watch anyways.The watch is comfortable, stylish and classy. The touchscreen is very responsive and tracks my fitness and sleep accurately, although I hate the google Fit’s interface. I am a moderate watch user, as I carry my phone during runs and use my phone’s GPS for tracking and music, and with all this, at the end of the day, I still have around 25-20% charge remaining. Having said that, you surely need to charge it every night.The watch comes with 30+ preinstalled Armani skins which are stunning, and you can add more using 3rd party apps. Overall, if you are looking for a watch that looks and feels like an actual watch and does basic activity, sleep tracking, Google payments and multimedia playback, this is a perfect watch for Android users.iPhone users should surely go for an Apple watch since iWatches are hands down the best smartwatch in my opinion.
Ariel Flores –
It is ridiculous how a product may work for some but not for others…makes me question the validity of the reviews…first off the wear os for it’s limitations; on this watch the lag is significant….the battery life is atrocious…how can the battery drain while it’s turned off is beyond explanation on something with minimal hardware. The aesthetics runs about as something pulled out of the crackerjacks box. It feel like it was made in taiwan or India out of recycled plastic, for the price, it’s insulting, even on a special deal. The irony was that after the fact that i wanted to return it leaving around 30% battery life (i forgot to do factory reset) i had to charge it the following day just to do so completely altering my schedule for the return. I think I would of been more content with an Indoo and spending 200 buck for it than this piece of plastic garbage…wow i had to let THAT out lol