Those on the lookout for a new wearable will soon have more options to choose from as luxury brands Diesel, Tommy Hilfiger, and Hugo Boss have announced new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches.
Movado Group's Tommy Hilfiger and Hugo Boss, as promised, unveiled new smartwatches dubbed the TH24/7 You and Touch, respectively, at the Baselworld 2017. Giving them company was Diesel, which took the wraps off its On smartwatch at the event.
All three smartwatches are expected to hit the shelves in the second half of 2017.
Hugo Boss Touch
The Hugo Boss Touch smartwatch features a classic design, which makes it reminiscent of traditional watches from the company. The smartwatch is made from carbon black IP stainless steel. It will reportedly come with a slew of interchangeable straps, which users can peruse to match the five watch faces designed for the Touch.
Android Wear shared an image of the Touch on Twitter, which shows off a sleek smartwatch. The Touch is quite svelte unlike other Android Wear. 20 smartwatches, which tend to be thick.
— Android Wear (@AndroidWear) March 24, 2017
The smartwatch supports Near Field Communication, which means that owners will be able to use the Touch for Android Pay. However, the Touch is reportedly not equipped with a heart rate sensor. Details such as the size and hardware of the smartwatch are not known. The Touch will reportedly go on sale in August and set consumers back by $395.
Tommy Hilfiger TH24/7 You
Tommy Hilfiger introduced its TH24/7You smartwatch, which is drawing criticism for its strange name. This wearable also features a traditional design and the metal bracelet of the smartwatch could find favor with consumers. However, a possibility exists that the TH24/7 You may also come with a leather band.
Introducing the @TommyHilfiger TH24/7You watch powered by #AndroidWear. #Baselworld2017 pic.twitter.com/EiIZMDHgS6 — Android Wear (@AndroidWear) March 24, 2017
The smartwatch houses a Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset, but does not offer NFC support. The TH24/7 You is also not equipped with a heart rate sensor. Detailed specs and features of this smartwatch too are not known. The smartwatch is expected to go on sale later in the year and will cost $299.
The Diesel On smartwatch has a rugged look and may find favor with consumers who prefer sporty-looking devices. The Diesel smartwatch definitely has the most unusual design of the three and will release this holiday season. One can espy three shortcut buttons on the wearable, but their purpose is not clear.
The new @Diesel On powered by #AndroidWear. Designed with rebellious spirit, built with world-class technology. Launching Holiday 2017. pic.twitter.com/fjUAedO650 — Android Wear (@AndroidWear) March 23, 2017
Diesel has not shed light on the specifications of the smartwatch, except that it will have a Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset. The device is expected to start at $325.