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CES 2017: Fossil Group now has 300 wearables under its umbrella of companies

By Ian Chee & Marcus Wong - on 6 Jan 2017, 4:00pm

CES 2017: Fossil Group now has 300 wearables under its umbrella of companies

Fossil Group brands have just announced an entire slew of new connected products at CES 2017.

  • Armani Exchange entered the wearables market with the introduction of Armani Exchange Connected, a collection of hybrid smartwatches. These stay connected to your smartphone from up to 84 feet (approx 25.6m) away, and offer notifications and activity features via an app on your smartphone.
  • Fossil extended its Fossil Q hybrid smartwatch line with Fossil Q Accomplice, which features the brand’s slimmest case to date. This is powered by Android Wear, and sports three customizable pushers, with a new hybrid module replacing the mode selector sub-eye.

  • Skagen introduced the Jorn and Hald hybrid smartwatches, offering thinner case sizes that are appealing to a modern aesthetic.
  • Misfit unveiled Vapor, the brand’s first touchscreen smartwatch featuring heart rate, GPS and standalone music functionality. It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip, has a 1.39-inch AMOLED screen and at this point, is going to run on its own software.

Customers crave connectivity that doesn’t compromise style. We’re creating more options to seamlessly integrate desired tech features into our customers’ style and lifestyle,” said Greg McKelvey, chief strategy and digital officer, Fossil Group. “Fossil Group’s design, scale, speed to market and unrivaled portfolio of fashion brands, coupled with our cloud and app platform, and tech and hardware innovation, have pulled us ahead of the wearables pack.”

Pricing and availability information has yet to be released.

Sources: PRNewswire, Fossil Group.