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Battery life is estimated to last around a day or two on the new watch, and there’s a 300mAh cell inside to power it. We won’t know exactly how long that will last until our upcoming full review.
We’ve yet to learn the exact specs for the screen, but it’s a full color display and looks to be large enough to comfortably navigate around the latest Wear OS software that comes on board.
Pricing-wise we know the Armani Exchange Connected is set to cost $295 (about 225, AU$400) but we’ve yet to get a clear price for the UK or Australia. We know you can buy it from today (September 24) in the US, but we don’t know any more on the release date around the rest of the world.
The feature-packed new smartwatch comes with a heart rate monitor, built-in GPS technology for standalone location tracking, wrist payment-enabling NFC connectivity, and yes, even full-on swim protection.
Were talking a 3 ATM or 30-meter water resistance rating, which is pretty impressive, but oddly enough, Armani Exchange has yet to announce a comfier, sportier option of its first Connected timepiece with a touchscreen.
In addition to being quite large, thanks to a 46 mm case, this thing can only be purchased in combination with metal bracelets at launch. Those four colors (gold, black, silver, and coal) are definitely handsome, but the material and build look far too elegant and cumbersome for casual exercising.
Unsurprisingly, the Armani Exchange Connected packs an archaic Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor instead of the newly unveiled 3100, making humble promises as far as battery life is concerned, and starting at a largely predictable $295 price point.