This watch came to me dead as a doornail, which felt like an insult. The battery supposedly lasts six months--but is that even if you don't use the hybrid features? I own another hybrid watch, which I liked for its beauty, and it died on me just weeks after I got it. The replacement "battery" was more like a mechanism, a specific and expensive mechanism that would have cost me approximately $200 to replace, so in the bin it finally went. At least this battery is more conventional and can be replaced for a few bucks, but still, to send me a DOA watch didn't please me one bit.
Truth be told, a "hybrid" smartwatch is pretty dumb, and when I see reviews comparing its "benefits" (like not having to charge it daily) to be false comparisons. A smartwatch is direct and doesn't require a special app ON your phone to control it or to complete many of the functions. And the hybrids, although able to perform many underwhelming functions, can't be set to perform all these various functions. For the most part, you have to select a small number of them, because they can't be programmed for all of them.
Some of the functions that may be useful is using the button to start and stop a song. But you still need the phone to play the song. You can't use the cloud or anything directly, except to find what time it is in another zone, or other menial tasks. You can get a buzz that you received a text or email, and from who (if you program them under a number), but you can't read the email on the watch. It all seems quite frivolous and warbly, and I don't like to have to use a separate app.
I got it for the style, and its aesthetic presence. As the hybrid service is not appealing to me, I'm reviewing it based on how it looks and works as a plain old watch. The rose color is certainly elegant, and the timepiece itself is elegant. The problem is, there's no second hand! I guess I overlooked that when I ordered it. That deserves a star and a half off right away. And my other hybrid watch did have a second hand, so this isn't necessary to design without one. I'm a nurse, and a second hand is very valuable to me. And, I can't imagine who it is considered MORE aesthetic by not having one.
And, just informationally, Emporio Armani = low end. Actually, when it comes to the watches, various other companies use the name but make their own. This particular watch is actually made by Fossil. I do like Fossil and own several of their leather bags, but as a watch, you can get a Fossil watch that is just as nice but less expensive. Emporio Armani does make clothing that is low end Armani, but I think of them as Outlet Mall clothing. The name Armani is assigned, but don't expect the same quality.
Conclusively, I can't give more than 3 stars. I did take a half star off because it came DOA, and the fact of needing to change batteries every 6 months is annoying. The other 1 ½ stars is due to no second hand. But I do like the size, shape, and color, and it doesn't feel and look like a cheap, flimsy watch. Depending on your tastes and expectations from a watch--or a hybrid watch, if you are going for that--it will be subjective, of course. My 3 star review isn't wrong or right--it's just what it right for me. In a watch, I want every second to count.
With the dynamic styling of Emporio Armani design and the benefits of today's wearable technology, this ladies' hybrid smartwatch is compatible with Android phones and iPhone. Wirelessly syncing to your mobile device, this timepiece automatically converts the time zone and date as you travel. This hybrid smartwatch features a grey sunray dial with rose gold-tone indexes and crystal embellishment, and is complemented by a rose gold-tone stainless steel bracelet. The watch's sub dial displays the date and tracks your goal throughout the day.
Charger / Additional interchangeable single prong strap buckle included