De Emporio Armani Connected Smartwatch ART5003 heeft het stoere, stijlvolle uiterlijk dat je van een Armani horloge verwacht. Je koppelt hem aan je Android smartphone of iPhone, zodat je deze voortaan in je tas of broekzak laat. Je bedient het horloge via het kleuren touchscreen of met stemcommando¿s. Zo blader je door je muziekbibliotheek en speel je je favoriete hits af, terwijl de ART5003 ondertussen je stappen en verbrande calorieën telt. Deze gegevens lees je af op de wijzerplaat of in de bijbehorende app. Word je gebeld? Dan verschijnt het nummer van de beller op het scherm en kun je de oproep via het horloge aannemen of weigeren.
IOS needs android wear app open at all times, closing it will disconnect your watch
No wall adapter included, just a magnetic cable
If you're looking at this watch you must have noticed the design, that most likely is why you want this watch. This isn't a nice smartwatch, it's a nice watch that's smart!
I use this watch with an Iphone 8 Plus, and it works just as I expected. Though, that is exactly the catch. You should know what to expect.
What I wanted was a watch that shows me notifications, allows me to control spotify, shows me my agenda, shows caller ID's and also very important; reminders.
That is what I expected, nothing more. I don't need to call with my watch, I just want to see the caller ID's. I don't need navigation, I don't need camera control (however, if supported on IOS I'd coniseder using it occasionally).
IOS 11.11 and android wear 2.0 are not the best combination, because it's fairly limited. Most things you want it to do it can do. But to be honest, I don't mind. I knew what to expect, and that was more than enough for me. I won't dig into the features of Android Wear 2.0, you'll find more/better explanations online.
It's amazing, solid build quality and even better are the small details. I'm not a man that needs someone else to know what brand I wear. I wear something because I like it, not for the value of it. You won't find the Armani logo everywhere, it's very subtle. It's on the crown and the inside of the wristband. The standard watchfaces also include the logo where the 12 would be located.
It's great, very visible, great resolution. Brightness is more than fine, it adjusts automatically and you can also set it to manual based on five levels. It doesn't have a 'flat tire', meaning the screen is completely round, which is a no brainer for me now a days.
It's 360MaH. For me plenty to get through the day. I'm not a heavy user, but I do really use it's features. Meaning I always have the screen on, I don't like a black hockeypuck on my wrist. I easily get through a day, with 30% left most times. Charging takes about 2.5 hours. 50% takes about 30/45 minutes.
Charging the device requires a little practice, as it is a clumsy magnetic charger, when it's connected it easily gets disconnected, so make sure you don't move it whilst charging.
It's simple, yet elegant. You get a fairly small rectangular box, in it are two booklets, and a box with a zipper. In the box with the zipper are;
-A magnetic charger (no wall adapter!)
-Protective foam (and a lot of it as well)
Features in combination with IOS (for as far as my knowledge reaches):
-Notifications of ALL apps. (With whatsapp calls you get a notification that you're being called, you can NOT accept/reject, this must be done on your phone)
-Music app control (Spotify, Google play, Apple music, etc.)
It's a great watch, even better in combination with android.
If you know what to expect and you are OK with that it's more than fine with IOS for me. Don't buy this watch in combination with an Iphone if you want to get everything out of android wear, you would definately need an android phone for that. And to be completely honest, with updates the experience on IOS will only get better. It might take some time, but it's worth while. For me, it's already more than enougn, and I don't need anything else.
Overall I'm very happy, and wouldn't want anything else anymore, it's stylish, smart, and does everything I need it to do.