Michael Kors Access, Emporio Armani Connected & Fossil Q Smartwatches

Michael Kors Launches Iconic Runway Watch As A New Smartwatch

Michael Kors announces the return of its iconic Runway watch as an innovative touchscreen smartwatch—a fresh, eye-catching addition to the popular Michael Kors Access collection. In the next evolution of wearable technology, the Runway smartwatch offers a new highly personalized experience with heart-rate tracking, swim-proof technology, NFC payment methods, GPS functionality and more. In addition to the three classic stainless steel platings, the brand is also introducing its first ever silicone-strap styles within the group—perfect for the customer who wants a smartwatch that transitions from a workout to a night out with ease.

Equipped for your every need, the Runway touchscreen smartwatch features new digital dial designs that connect to and visually show your heart rate, making it easy to monitor and track. Additionally, updates to the My Social app—a feature that allows users to showcase their Facebook and Instagram photos right on their watch dials—will allow you to customize your social photo dials with Michael Kors-themed stickers.

Other features include:

HEART-RATE TRACKING
Track heart rate across multiple types of workouts using Google Fit.

SWIMPROOF
Track swim workouts through third-party fitness apps.

NFC TECHNOLOGY
NFC payments through Google Pay* allow the customer to make purchases using their smartwatch.

UNTETHERED GPS
Leave your phone at home when going for a walk, hike, ride or run with built-in GPS that records the distance right on your smartwatch.

GOOGLE ASSISTANT*
Ask Google Assistant questions, make commands, set reminders and more.

Powered with Wear OS by Google™ and the Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 2100 SoC, the new Michael Kors Access Runway touchscreen smartwatch is compatible with both iPhone® and Android™ phones.

Fossil Q Venture HR and Fossil Q Explorist HR

As one of the first fashion brands to introduce this level of technology to their collection, Fossil shows consumers you don’t have to sacrifice fashion for function. Powered with Wear OS by Google and the Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 2100 Platform, the new devices offer enhancements to every facet of the day, with hardware including Heart-Rate Tracking, NFC, Untethered GPS and Swimproof Functionality. Thanks to optimized charge time, users can now charge their device within an hour to last all day.

Fossil entered the smartwatch market to fill the growing desire for tech that was beautifully designed and could be personalized. This new generation is no different: it is packed with the unique design traits allowing users to customize from strap to dial. There are 36+ exclusive dials, from fashion forward to novelty dials, and users can integrate an increasing number of third party apps to their device experience, as well as set social media photos as watch face backgrounds. Fossil is continuing to design smartwatches as only Fossil can, with a vintage-inspired approach to modern technology that lets customers find a watch that perfectly suits their authentic selves.

Called Fossil Q Venture HR and Fossil Q Explorist HR,these devices can transition through all parts of daily life thanks to added functionality packed into fashionable designs. This new generation of smartwatches ushers in a more holistic user experience from a Fossil smartwatch with key featuresand personalization options that consumers care about.

Key updates include:

Heart-Rate Tracking:
Heart rate functionality was an important ask from consumers and a top priority for the Generation 4 Fossil Q line. Additionally, Fossil wanted to create exclusive watch dials that allowed users to easily access manual readings directly from their watch face. Whether going for a run outside or hitting the gym, you can automaticallytrack your heart rate during logged exercises with Google Fit.

  • Take a manual heart rate reading and automatically track heart rate across multiple types of workouts using Google Fit
  • Heart rate graphs show progress throughout a large variety of workouts and improves workout tracking experience
  • Exclusive-to-Fossil dials have heart rate integrated into the designs, showingusers their beats per minute on their watch face at a quick glance

NFC
NFC allows users to have payment and transit capabilities directly on their device. Exclusively compatible with Google Pay (transit and pay currently available in select countries), NFC prevents users from having to pull out their card every time they need to complete a transaction. With a few taps, your card is ready on watch to streamline any checkout experience. Security is an obvious consideration, and users set up a unique lock code on their watch to help protect from any identity or data theft.

Untethered GPS
New untethered GPS capabilities allow the users track walks, and runs, hikes, bike rides, and more via Google Fit and third-party fitness apps without having to bring your phone along. Your watch will automatically map and track your location and distance during logged workouts!

Thanks to added swimproof functionality, users can track swim workouts, hang poolside or hop in the shower without risk of damaging their smartwatch. For consumers ready to hit the trails for a run or ride without taking their phone, music can be downloaded from third party apps directly to device.

With this new generation of watch, Fossil is bringing a unique, fun take on technology. With function-based dials, social sharing abilities and an immense amount of personalization opportunities, these watches truly allows users to “Make it Your Own.” The added functions like Heart Rate, NFC, and GPS will give users a 360-holistic way to track all parts of their lives, while keeping true to the authentic creative spirit of innovative watch design that Fossil was founded on more than 30 years ago.


Emporio Armani Connected Introduces Next Generation Smartwatch

Emporio Armani Connected unveils its latest touchscreen smartwatch featuring the next evolution of wearable technologies and a sleek design that honors the rich tradition of precision watchmaking. With added functionality like heart rate tracking, GPS and NFC, this smartwatch finds new ways to keep customers connected to what matters most to them. Designed in a striking stainless-steel case and sleek mono-link bracelet or embossed leather strap, this Emporio Armani Connected style features new digital dial designs and innovative advancements that benefit the customers’ experience.

 

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New features include:

Heart Rate Tracking
Automatically track heart rate across multiple types of workouts using Google Fit or third-party apps.

Swimproof Technology
Shower, swim, and dive up to 3 ATM seamlessly and track swim workouts through third-party apps.

Payment Technology
Make purchases via your NFC-enabled smartwatch using Google Pay
*Alipay available in China. Google Pay available in select countries

GPS Distance Tracking
Leave your phone at home when going for a walk, hike, ride or run with built-in GPS that records the distance right on your smartwatch.

Assist on the Wrist
Ask questions and give commands directly to your smartwatch via Google Assistant

Powered with Wear OS by Google and the Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 2100 SoC, the new Emporio Armani Connected touchscreen smartwatch is compatible with both iPhone® and Android™ phones.


Microsoft launches new Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2

Surface Pro 6 – fast multitasking on the move
The Surface Pro 6 is designed for busy people on the move. With its built-in Kickstand and Signature Type Cover, you can easily switch between laptop, studio and tablet modes.

The new Pro 6 features Microsoft’s latest 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor for faster multitasking – even when you’re running lots of power-hungry apps. And no matter how hard it works, the fanless cooling system stays quiet as a mouse.

Although more powerful than ever, the upgraded processor still fits into a slim, lightweight body. Weighing under 800g and with 13.5 hours of battery life, the Surface Pro 6 lets you work – and play – all day.

For those who prefer to write rather than type, the interactive touchscreen and Surface Pen (which is sold separately) allows you to get creative and embrace a more natural writing experience.

There’s good news for those who want something a little bit different – as well as the standard Platinum colour, the Pro 6 is also available in bold Black.

Whether you’re promoting your business, catching up on emails between meetings or watching a movie before bed, the Pro 6 is guaranteed to deliver the goods.


Surface Laptop 2 – for café working and evening entertaining
The Surface Laptop 2 has also been souped-up. The 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor will help you work faster and more effectively, whether you’re tackling a last-minute essay or starting up a side project.

And when it’s time to switch off from work, you can Skype friends and family or stream your favourite series on Netflix without having to plug in, thanks to the all-day, 14.5-hour battery life.

Not only does it perform well, it looks great too – coming in three rich tone-on-tone colours. Microsoft has added a new matte Black style to the three previous colour options – PlatinumBurgundy and Cobalt Blue. Whether you want to stand out from the crowd or blend in, there’s a laptop to match your style.

The Surface Laptop 2 packs a lot into a sleek, elegant package. Its slim, lightweight design makes it easy to slip into your bag, so you’ll have it at your side whenever – and wherever – you need it.


Do more with Windows 10
Both the Surface Pro 6 and the Surface Laptop 2 come equipped with Windows 10 Home.

Getting your computer booted up is both fast and secure with the password-free Windows Hello face recognition sign-in. And with Office 365, you can create your best work with the software you know and trust.

Always wanted a PA? Cortana, the Windows 10 digital assistant, will answer your questions, create diary reminders and remember important information.

The new Surface Pro 6 and the Surface Laptop 2 have the function and style to help you work and play harder than ever before. There’s only one decision left: which colour?


Think the GoPro is exclusively for serious surfers, skiers, and sky-divers? Think again…

For Adventures Big and Small

When you hear “adventure”, what springs to mind? Canoeing through caves? Heading off-piste to explore slopes undiscovered?

GoPro believe every day has an adventure in store, like your kids’ first day at school or heading out to adopt a new pet.

Whichever one you’re more likely to find yourself doing, the GoPro HERO7 Action Camera – Black is your perfect companion.

Its exclusive Superphoto mode means you’re transported back to your favourite moments in an instant, thanks to automatic HDR. Reliving that special occasion, family holiday or Apres Ski party has never been easier.

With it you can:

  • Go live on Facebook at holidays or parties – great for making far-away relatives feel like they’re really celebrating with you
  • Skip the editing – ultra-HD makes images so lifelike that it’s almost impossible to make them any better
  • Use voice commands like “GoPro, take a photo” to get the perfect shot, even when your hands are busy
  • Upload footage to your devices on the move, thanks to built-in Wi-Fi
  • Use the timer to get everyone into the group picture
  • Attach it to anything from your bike handles to the dog’s collar and explore infinite interesting angles

Tempted to bag yourself a GoPro HERO7, and film your most impressive holiday and family footage yet? We don’t blame you.

For showing off your skills

In a nutshell: Capture ultra-smooth and vibrant footage your smartphone never could, thanks to 4k resolution

So, all you daredevils… how are you planning to record your next spine-tingling skydive? How are you going to capture the sights and sounds of the sea on your next snorkelling trip?

How else, but with the GoPro HERO7 – Silver, with its in-built GPS tracker and slick slo-mo?

Packed full of new nifty features, it’s sure to make any viewer ooh and ahh.

With it you can:

  • Use voice commands to control it, so you can keep your hands on the wheel/ski poles/handle bars (don’t try this underwater!)
  • Smooth out even the bumpiest of rides with built-in stabilisation
  • Use the GPS tracker to show your speed, height and location. Land a particularly high ski jump? Go on, show it off!
  • Get the timing right. Use two slo-mo modes to make awesome BMX tricks even more epic…
  • …or speed ‘em up with the time lapse function for sharp, sharable clips
  • Capture yourself riding that monster wave or the perfect cannonball into the hotel pool – it’s waterproof up to 10m

 

For brilliant filming on a budget

In a nutshell: Extremely high quality but fantastically affordable

Just starting out on your career as a film-maker? Want a camera tough enough to come with you on any adventure, but don’t want to break the bank getting it?

The GoPro HERO7 – White has many of the same features as its two big brothers – but also boasts a much more appealing price tag.

With it you can:

  • Capture that dolphin diving tour or the first beach trip of the summer, thanks to its tough waterproof exterior
  • Use your voice or your finger to control it – it’s touchscreen and voice-activated
  • Like other GoPros in the range, it has touch zoom – so you can capture flawless close-ups, even when shooting from afar
  • Make epic edits with the timelapse feature. Try it next time you’re gazing at the sunset or hanging out with friends