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One Watch to Rule Them All

* A smartwatch that doesn’t scream nerd
* Doesn’t require daily charging
* Works with both Android smartphones and iPhones

While the jury is still out on whether smartwatches are a fad or the future of mobile computing, Emporio Armani is shooting straight down the middle with its EA Connected Watch. The combination of traditional looks and “smart” features make this hybrid smartwatch the best of both worlds.

Just how smart is the Emporio Armani EA Connected Watch? Most importantly, it works with both Apple and Android smartphones. And whether you’re jetsetting for business or pleasure, the Connected Watch stays up to date by automatically syncing with your smartphone to display the correct time no matter where in the world you are.

What’s more, you can control the music on your smartphone from the smartwatch, as well keep track of your steps and set daily goals through the accompanying app. But that’s not all. You can even pick and choose which notifications discreetly buzz your wrist, from text messages, to Facebook notifications and more. If you’re the type that wears your watch to bed, the EA Connected Watch will even track your sleep habits. Best of all, you don’t have to recharge this smartwatch every few hours. In fact, battery life is rated at up to six months.

With a 43mm case that’s not overly obnoxious or too dainty, matte black stainless steel finish and deployment clasp, it checks the boxes on the more stylish horological front too. If you’re wondering what the subdial is displaying, it’s the date, as well as your daily goal progress. Oh, and its water resistant up to 30 meters.

Even if smartwatches go the way of the dodo, you won’t be tucking this one away in your desk drawer to collect dust.

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