During a showcase at the Baselworld, the world’s leading watch and jewelry fair, Fossil Group announces that they will launch more than 300 connected watch styles across 14 brands in 2017 – from slimmer and smaller hybrid smartwatches to full-round touchscreen smartwatches with custom AMOLED displays and branded micro-apps.

Since launching its first smartwatch in Fall 2015, Fossil Group has brought to market more than 150 touchscreen smartwatches, hybrid smartwatches and activity trackers throughout 40 countries and in 20 languages for brands including Chaps, Diesel, Emporio Armani, Armani Exchange, Fossil, kate spade new york, Michael Kors, Misfit and Skagen. New Fossil Group brands entering the wearables space in 2017 include DKNY, Marc Jacobs, MICHELE, Relic and Tory Burch.

Highlights of New Fossil Group Styles:

  • Hybrid Smartwatchesthe line-up of 2017 hybrid smartwatches – connected watches with discreet notifications and activity tracking that look like traditional watches – are now slimmer, sleeker and smarter. With new design variations and more functional side-button pushers that can be assigned to specific tasks (such as, “ring your phone,” take a selfie, track a goal or control music), the hybrid smartwatch is increasingly versatile and customizable.
    • DKNY – New to the wearables space, introducing the DKNY MINUTE hybrid smartwatch collection (Holiday 2017)
    • Marc Jacobs – New to the wearables space, introducing the Riley hybrid smartwatch (Fall 2017)
    • MICHELE – New to the wearables space, introducing the MICHELE Connected hybrid smartwatch collection (Holiday 2017)
    • Relic – New to the wearables space, introducing the Duncan men’s hybrid smartwatch collection and the Eliza women’s hybrid smartwatch collection (Fall 2017)
    • Tory Burch – New to the wearables space, introducing The Collins hybrid smartwatch (Holiday 2017)
    • Armani Exchange – Armani Exchange Connected line of hybrid smartwatches extends its collection to include two new colorways of the silicone style (Fall 2017) and will introduce five dress styles (Holiday 2017)
    • Chaps – Chaps Connected line of hybrid smartwatches will include new colorways (Fall 2017)
    • Diesel – Diesel On collection of hybrid smartwatches will include new colorways and a new platform based on the popular Mega Chief (Fall 2017)
    • Emporio Armani – Emporio Armani Connected line of hybrid smartwatches will include new platforms and new colorways (Fall 2017)
    • Fossil – Q Accomplice and Q Activist are the slimmest designed Fossil Q hybrid smartwatch cases to date and feature customizable pushers (Summer/Fall 2017)
    • kate spade new york – An update to the bestselling traditional watch, the new Holland hybrid smartwatch has an even more feminine look, complete with star detailing and sparkling pave stones (Fall 2017)
    • Misfit – Four new colorways will join the Phase hybrid smartwatch collection (April 2017)
    • Michael Kors – Michael Kors Access will expand its collection of hybrid smartwatches by offering two new colorways for ladies (Fall 2017) and new colorways and platforms for men (Holiday 2017)
    • Skagen – 19 new styles and four new platforms set to launch throughout 2017, including Jorn (men’s), Hald (women’s), Signatur (men’s) and Signatur t-bar (women’s), representing the slimmest wearables the brand has released to date
  • Touchscreen Smartwatches: the new 2017 touchscreen smartwatches, compatible with both iOS® and Android™ phones, are powered by Android Wear™ 2.0, Google’s smart watch platform and a Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 2100 processor. They feature one-of-a-kind, full-AMOLED, high-resolution screens that preserve the integrity of sophisticated watch design while enabling crystal clear illumination. Customers will personalize the watch faces by choosing from millions of branded dial designs developed and programmed by Fossil Group. In addition, Android Wear™ 2.0 allows users to customize key information to appear on their watch face, create shortcuts to play music, call a car or monitor activity goals. Additionally, user’s third-party apps can be downloaded through the on-watch Google Play™ Store.
    • Diesel – Diesel On will include its first touchscreen smartwatch available in five outsized styles (Holiday 2017)
    • Emporio Armani – Emporio Armani Connected will include its first touchscreen smartwatch (Beginning September 2017)
    • Fossil – Q Venture and Q Explorist are the brand’s slimmest, most feature-packed touchscreen smartwatches to date (Fall 2017)
    • Michael Kors – Michael Kors Access Sofie and Michael Kors Access Grayson are two new introductions to the touchscreen smartwatch collection (Fall 2017)
    • Misfit – Misfit Vapor is powered by Android Wear™ 2.0 and includes heart rate monitoring, GPS, standalone music functionality, and is swimproof to 5ATM (Late-Summer 2017)


  • Touchscreen Smartwatch Micro-appsBranded smartwatch micro-apps – custom apps designed with each brand’s smartwatch customer in mind and without the need to be tethered to a smartphone – will be rolled out with each brand’s new touchscreen smartwatch. Enabled by Android Wear™ 2.0 and built by Fossil Group’s internal software development team, each micro-app for Fossil, Michael Kors, Emporio Armani and Misfit Vapor touchscreen smartwatches will offer unique functionalities in line with the brands’ DNA and target consumer in mind. For example, the Michael Kors Access “My Social” micro-app will allow the customer to use a photo from his/her Instagram as the touchscreen smartwatch dial background.

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