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Kate Spade is Getting with the Times and Going Full-On SmartWatch

via The Verge

Renowned brand Kate Spade is beginning to dabble even further into the world of smartwatches. The brand originally began creating hybrid watches back in 2016 that included accelerometers and bluetooth capability. The company, in conjunction with Fossil Group, is now fully investing in the trend and developing actual smartwatches that run on Android Wear 2.0.

The new devices will have full touchscreen capabilities and come in three different styles. Branded as the Kate Spade New York Scallop Touchscreen Smartwatch (say that 10x fast), the watches will come in rose gold with a leather strap, yellow gold with a black strap, and rose gold with a bracelet as the strap.

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The body of the devices doesn’t look all that innovative, as they mimic the likes of other Android Wear watches embracing a circular OLED display.

The watches do however have a neat feature that will generate a watch-face color scheme to compliment your accessories. The app called Choose Your Look, will ask the wearer a series of questions including the time of day, the tone of your jewelry, and color of your outfit.

via The Verge

Batter life lasts approximately 24 hours. Although the watches evoke more of a high-end, and luxurious style, they still have a microphone so you can use Google Assistant (no one’s too good for Google).

The Smartwatches will begin shipping around mid-February, with the bracelet version of the smartwatch marked at $325, and the leather strap version marked at $295.

[via The Verge]

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