Emporio Armani has today announced that it has officially entered the field of connected wearables with the launch of the new Emporio Armani Connected collection of hybrid smartwatches. “Today, technology decisively influences our daily lives. There’s an app for everything, and I find that in many cases they’re inventions that actually improve our lives. I’m delighted to present a hybrid smartwatch, which marks the entrance of Emporio Armani — a brand always at the forefront of innovation — into the world of connected accessories. This line of timepieces combines stylistic research, high technological content, immediacy and ease of use,” commented Giorgio Armani.
The Emporio Armani Connected line of hybrid smartwatches brings together the unmistakable design of Emporio Armani timepieces and the advantages of wearable technology.
With the ability to sync to your smartphone via Bluetooth, these hybrid smartwatches offer the following features:
- Time keeping perfection: ensure maximum precision, automatically changing time zones and date while you’re traveling
- Second time zone: accurately convert the hour with ease
- Discreet notifications: can be set to subtly notify you of calls, messages, or other important notifications
- Activity tracking: automatically track and monitor your daily activities
- No charging: the quartz batteries allow for prolonged use without the need to recharge
- Control your music: allow for easy access to your phone’s music playlist to start, stop, skip, or go back
- Sleep tracking: to automatically monitor sleep patterns
- Alarm: for scheduled alerts from your timepiece
- Camera: wirelessly take photos on your smartphone
- Find your lost device: to quickly locate your misplaced smartphone
The Emporio Armani Connected line of hybrid smartwatches will be available on www.emporioarmaniconnected.com, in select boutiques and wholesale accounts worldwide in a choice of rose gold-tone, black, gunmetal, and stainless steel, with a three-piece link or leather strap. The texturized face, with rose gold-tone or silver hands, carries the unmistakable Emporio Armani character.
The launch of this line of hybrid smartwatches is the first step of a wider project that will culminate in 2017 with the official presentation of the first Emporio Armani display smartwatch.
Huawei Intros Two New Premium Versions of WATCH GT 4 in the UAE
The HUAWEI WATCH GT 4, the latest flagship smartwatch from Huawei, is now available in two new premium versions in the UAE. The new Grey version, available in 46mm, and the Silver version, available in 41mm, takes the WATCH GT 4 to even greater heights in design and materials. Although they both follow the same geometric aesthetics as the other versions of the WATCH GT 4, their refined craftsmanship brings a refreshing and high-end look to the watch lineup.
The HUAWEI WATCH GT 4 Grey and Silver versions are available in the UAE on October 27 at a starting price of 1,499AED with gifts worth 329AED including HUAWEI FreeBuds 5i earphones. The new smartwatches will be available on Huawei Experience Stores and e-shop.
The Grey version of the HUAWEI WATCH GT 4 46mm is a sleek and modern timepiece that radiates a sense of refined luxury and polished professionalism. Its design is simple and modern, with a striking contrast of edges that creates a captivating visual effect.
With a Stainless Steel case and an integrated Stainless Steel Strap, this version caters to those who value exquisite craftsmanship and want a statement-making accessory. The integrated bracelet design is a departure from the traditional lug and strap format. It makes the strap look like a natural extension of the case, forming a single, unified piece. This design also ensures the watch sits snugly and securely on the wrist.
The watch’s bezel and middle frame are subjected to over a dozen precision manufacturing processes, such as fine grinding, fine brushing, sandblasting, and polishing. Crafted from 316L stainless steel, a high-quality material used in advanced watchmaking, and coated with ceramic texture, the watch is resistant to corrosion, with long-lasting shine and durability.
The Silver version of the HUAWEI WATCH GT 4 41mm is a stunning accessory that exudes a sense of elevated elegance. It features a silver stainless steel body and a matching stainless steel strap enhanced with gold accents, inspired by the two-tone piano key. The link bracelet features an intricate interplay of silver and gold elements that creates a timeless appeal. The Silver Stainless Steel case provides a sleek, polished foundation that seamlessly blends with any attire and occasion.
This version marks the first time intricate handcrafted gold-alloyed techniques are used in Huawei’s smartwatches. This meticulous process involves over 17 complex handcrafted procedures that demand the utmost precision and attention to detail. The use of refined pinstripe techniques ensures a precise, dedicated, and flawless execution, resulting in a timepiece that reflects elevated sophistication and superior craftsmanship.
Except for the more exciting designs, everything else about these premium smartwatches remains the same as the other WATCH GT 4 versions. So you get all the great features you love about the watch, including the exceptional battery life of up to 14 days on the 46mm and up to 7 days on the 41mm. It comes with the upgraded TruSeen™ 5.5+ heart rate monitoring technology, which brings a whole new level of precision and accuracy to heart rate and workout tracking. Also, the popular Stay Fit app, which helps you control your calories and manage weight, and the Sleep Breathing Awareness feature.
With the WATCH GT 4, you can make or receive calls, send or receive messages, check notifications, control music playback, and more. And besides Huawei smartphones, it is compatible with Android and iOS as well.
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The Kospet Tank X1 features a stainless steel bezel and a tough rubber strap. It comes packed with the IP69K rating, making it water-resistant, dustproof, shockproof, and temperatureproof. This is perfect for outdoor adventures or even harsh working conditions. The watch offers a 1.47-inch Rectangle AMOLED Display with excellent visibility even in direct sunlight.
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HUAWEI Launches New Wearables Including the HUAWEI WATCH GT 4, HUAWEI WATCH Ultimate Design, and More
Huawei today held its landmark “Wearable Strategy and New Product Launch” event in Dubai, unveiling its next step in wearables with its “Fashion Forward” proposition, taking integration between technology and fashion to the next level. Huawei’s strategy reflects its vision to transform the wearables industry and provide users with the ultimate wrist companion for a modern lifestyle.
At the event, Huawei also unveiled a range of new devices, including HUAWEI WATCH GT 4 – the latest addition to the popular smartwatch series, the high-end HUAWEI WATCH Ultimate Design, HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 3 high-fidelity TWS earbuds, HUAWEI Eyewear 2 smart glasses, and the HUAWEI MatePad 11-inch PaperMatte Edition and MatePad 11.5-inch PaperMatte Edition that offer a paper-like reading and writing with 97% light interference reduction.
“With the HUAWEI WATCH GT 4 and the other products we launched today, we are transforming the wearable experience for our customers in the MEA region. Our new wearable devices combine cutting-edge technology, fashion-forward design, and user-centric health features that revolutionise the industry. It empowers users to personalise their health and sports journey, without compromising style. This is the result of Huawei’s decade-long investment and innovation in the wearables category,” said Pablo Ning, President of Huawei Consumer BG, Middle East and Africa.
During the launch event Medcare Hospitals and Medical Centres, a leading premium healthcare provider in the region, and Huawei announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that marks the beginning of an exciting partnership. With a focus on accessibility and data-driven personalized care, this partnership promises to usher in a new era of healthcare that transcends traditional boundaries, providing users with the ability to monitor vital health metrics, including heart rate, sleep patterns, physical activity, and even advanced metrics like blood sugar levels risk assessment.
Dr. Shanila Laiju, CEO of Medcare Hospitals and Medical Centres, expressed her enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “At Medcare, we believe in the power of technology to enhance healthcare. This partnership with Huawei aligns perfectly with our vision for patient-centric care. We are committed to fostering a healthier, more connected community through this collaboration.”
Huawei is redefining the design, health and sports experience with its new range of wearables that allow users to personalise their health and sports journey without compromising style. This marks the new beginnings for the brand’s wearables business, as it leverages its three major competitive advantages: breakthrough hardware detection technology, newly upgraded software algorithm platform, and more comprehensive digital health services.
Drawing from a decade of expertise in wearable technology, Huawei is setting new industry benchmarks. Huawei is expanding its presence in the high-end wearables market and forging global ecosystem partnerships to deliver personalised sports and healthy lifestyle experiences to consumers. Since entering the wearables sector 10 years ago, Huawei has been a trailblazer in sports and health monitoring, solving industry challenges in battery life, measurement precision, and comfort. With its new strategic direction for wearables, Huawei is making sports and fitness more accessible and enjoyable for everyone.
Huawei marks a new milestone with the launch of the stylish flagship smartwatches the HUAWEI WATCH GT 4 and HUAWEI WATCH Ultimate Design, the high-fidelity TWS earbuds HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 3, a series of other smart devices.
HUAWEI WATCH GT 4
The latest generation of the WATCH GT flagship series introduces elevated design features with powerful health and fitness functionalities. Coming in 46mm and 41mm sizes, the new flagship smartwatch takes a bold Fashion Forward step up from classic GT Series designs, introducing inventive design elements while retaining the aesthetic signature of its predecessors. The 46mm version features a unique octagon-shaped watch body, a tribute to the classic luxury watches but with a modern twist. The 41mm version boasts a pendant-like design that exudes grace and sophistication. The watch also offers a variety of colours and watchbands to choose from so that you can match your mood and outfit.
The HUAWEI WATCH GT 4 has an exceptional battery life of up to 14 days on the 46mm and up to 7 days on the 41mm. This extended battery life ensures that you can always rely on your watch without frequent recharging. It also debuts the all-new Stay Fit app and upgraded GNSS tracking, all made better with the new TruSeen 5.5+ that brings AI-powered accuracy to health measurement, inspiring you towards a better, fitter self. By utilising the smartwatch’s LED sensors, PPG measures changes in blood volume and alerts users of irregular heartbeats using Pulse Wave Arrhythmia Analysis. The watch also supports over 100 sports modes and workout types, including Padel, a popular racket sport that combines elements of tennis and squash.
HUAWEI WATCH GT 4 is available in the UAE on October 3 at a starting price of AED 899. With HUAWEI Care+ for WATCH GT 4, you can enjoy peace of mind and protection for your smartwatch at an affordable price. You can choose between one year or two years of coverage for only 149 AED or 199 AED respectively. Moreover, with the trade-in program, you can get an extra AED 100 cashback when you buy a new WATCH GT 4.
HUAWEI WATCH Ultimate Design
The HUAWEI WATCH Ultimate Design is Huawei’s first-ever gold smartwatch. The luxury smartwatch with a sailboat-inspired design comes with a gold bezel, and a gold crown is inlaid with six segments of 18K gold to form a rudder-shaped ring design. The six-segment gold bars are designed according to the golden ratio, combining the calmness of black and the brilliance of gold to achieve a harmonious and balanced design aesthetic. It adopts the diamond-cut engraving process, where a 3D trapezoidal pattern is carved onto the surface of the gold. The watch comes with a gold and black Three-Compartment Chain Strap.
HUAWEI WATCH Ultimate Design will be available for pre-orders in the UAE Starting October 3 at a price of AED 10999 from Huawei’s online platforms as well as certified retailers. HUAWEI WATCH Ultimate Design customers can enjoy 2 years of exclusive Platinum Service, which includes Huawei Care+ service, 2 refresh services, free on-site pick-up service, and free spare unit service. They can also access the exclusive service centre and VIP hotline services.
HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 3
The HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 3 are a new generation of flagship TWS earbuds that balances design aesthetics with class-leading audio technology. The new earbuds bring Pure Voice 2.0, Intelligent ANC 3.0 and Triple Adaptive EQ, as well as smart connectivity experience for seamless listening, delivering an ultimate all-rounding earbud for the modern, connected consumer. The HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 3 supports the L2HC 2.0 and LDAC codecs and is certified by both HWA and Hi-Res Audio Wireless.
HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 3 will be available in the UAE on October 20 at a price of AED 749 from Huawei Experience Stores and e-shop.
HUAWEI MatePad 11” and MatePad 11.5” PaperMatte Editions
The event also marked the launch of the brand-new HUAWEI MatePad 11-inch and MatePad 11.5-inch PaperMatte Editions, bringing consumers the HUAWEI PaperMatte Display that minimises reflection and glare. It uses nano-level anti-glare etching technology that eliminates 97% of all light interference, bringing a paper-like visual experience. So that you can read or watch videos with less eye strain. Colour eBook mode allows you to read your favourite comic books on the tablet screen like paper books.
Both the MatePad 11” PaperMatte Edition and MatePad 11.5” PaperMatte Edition pack a refresh rate of 120 Hz, which enables smoother viewing, more responsive touch control, and low-latency handwriting input. HUAWEI MatePad 11” and HUAWEI MatePad 11.5” PaperMatte Editions will be available in the UAE on October 25 at a starting price of AED 1399.
HUAWEI Eyewear 2
The HUAWEI Eyewear 2 comes in stylish designs and a comfortable fit that allows you to wear it all day long and packs class-leading audio technology. It also has a long-lasting battery life that can support up to 11 hours of listening time or 9 hours of calls. Moreover, the HUAWEI Eyewear 2 features an Open Acoustic Design that delivers high-quality audio that prevents sound leakage and enhances listening privacy. Thanks to built-in sensors, the smart glasses support a range of smart touch controls.
HUAWEI Eyewear 2 will be available in the UAE on November 3 at a price of AED 899 from Huawei’s online platforms as well as certified retailers.
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