In 2015, Baselworld was the beginning of Swiss smartwatch revolution, with Tag Heuer Connected and Horological Smartwatch Open Platform announced. But 2016 for Baselworld will be remembered as the year when smartwatches went mainstream.
The Swiss expo has introduced us to five new Android Wear pieces. Let’s have a closer look at them.
Fossil Q Wander & Fossil Q Marshal
Fossil’s debut smartwatch, the Q Founder, was released at the end of 2015, and now the watch giant is back with Fossil Q Wander and Marshal duo.
Both costing $275, and launching “later this year,” they are available in both 44 and 46mm sizes. The Q Wander boasts a soft curving multi-finish case with artfully sculpted wire lugs and a leather strap. The Q Marshal is a bit more rugged and features a navy blue plated case.
Michael Kors Access
Michael Kors was proud to announce two new Android Wear devices that will soon be on sale for $395.
The Michael Kors Access smartwatches focus on targeting both male and female market. Kors offers a gold version encased with jewels, as well as a slimmer casing in a sporty silicone version with a thick bezel and big metal lugs.
Nixon the Mission
While the name might seem silly, there’s nothing daft about this rugged, heavy-hitting Android Wear device. Just have a look at the spec sheet with its.
The Mission is able to withstand an exposure to 100m of water, featuring a raised 316L surgical grade stainless steel bezel that does a fine job of protecting the display. It also offers GPS, so you always have precise navigation.
This is the first Android Wear smartwatch to hit the market with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 processor. The cost is $399, and Nixon the Mission will hit the markets in October.