Fossil Group’s wearables for the Kate Spade New York brand are always cute and creative and convey the enduring brand’s young-and-whimsical vibe.
Fossil’s second iteration of the Kate Spade Scallop smartwatch—which debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this month—adds a sporty feel to the pretty design and upgrades its guts significantly.
The Scallop Smartwatch 2 runs on Google Wear OS (formerly Android Wear), so users have easy access to the Google suite of apps, including Google Fit, Google Assistant, and the NFC-enabled Google Pay.
It also features new fitness-centric functions, including a heart rate monitor, GPS tracking, and 3ATM water resistance with swim tracking. A great update, considering you couldn’t shower or swim with the first version.
Falling in line with most new wearables, the Scallop 2 lets you choose a face. In this case there’s a Choose your Look feature that asks you questions to help you pick a dial you’ll dig.
The largely unchanged 42 mm watch case comes in rose gold, yellow gold, and silver colorways, and shoppers will be able to choose from scallop-edge or smooth-edge straps.
The processor inside the watch is the same: a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip (Wareable notes that the 3100 chip, the next generation, is featured in several new Fossil smartwatch collections).
The outlet also reports that the Scallop Smartwatch 2 is the first smartwatch designed under Nicola Glass, the new creative director of Kate Spade New York. The watch was reportedly designed to coordinate with the fashion brand’s spring apparel collection.
The Scallop 2s, which will range from $299 to $325, will be available online and in retail stores in a week or two, according to the brand.
(All images courtesy of Fossil Group/Kate Spade New York)