With its existing fitness tracking, hybrid Kate Spade smartwatch has already shown its appeal for wearable tech in the past, but this is the first time it has launched a proper touchscreens Kate Spade smartwatch. We’ve spent some time with it, and here’s what we think.

There are three versions, two with leather straps, which costs $205 each and kate spade smartwatch 2 review with a stainless steel strap is presented here which is retailing at $178. Refurbished kate spade smartwatch will cost even less in 2020.

All versions run on wear OS by Google. Kate Spade smartwatch Scallop 2 is slightly on the expensive side for its specs, but that is not uncommon for a fashion brand accessory. The Scallop 2 has a quality build. It’s wavy, but we actually got used to it quickly. It feels sturdy and we like it. The watch has a lovely Rose gold stainless steel strap and its dial has the brands famous scallop’s design on it.

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It’s more on the flashy side than the subtle, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. With Kate spade being a fashion brand, particular attention was paid to the watch faces. There are several of them already loaded on the Kate Spade smartwatch from neutral to more dainty. Also an app called “choose your look” allows you to generate personalized Kate Spade face watches depending on your outfit of the day.

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To do so, you just have to select the color of your clothing, your accessories, and specify if it’s day or night. Kate Spade smartwatch watch faces work rather well. If you’d like to coordinate the colors you’re wearing, we actually preferred the preloaded Face Watch.

Kate Spade Scallop 2 has a circular 1.19 inches AMOLED touchscreen display that hosts an ambient light sensor without a flat tire.

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Kate Spade scallop 2 review explains that it adapts the brightness of the screen according to light in the room. On the right side of the dial, there is a crown that allows you to access your apps.

Note that you can only push it and not twist. So to navigate between apps, you have to use the touch screen. Like most smartwatches, this Kate spade timepiece runs on Android wear 2.0 which means that except choose your look and saved faces. The apps pre-installed on it are all from Google.

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The large display of the watch makes it easy to navigate between apps, but it’s worth mentioning that there is a black circle around the screen, so it’s not as big as you can first think, but it’s not a reason to not buy the watch.

The Kate spade smartwatch has four gigabytes of storage, which allows you to download quite a few apps and it has an accelerometer and a gyroscope that record your activity.

Thanks to the Google fit app. You can track your steps, the calories burned and set goals. The watch also works with Google assistant to activate it. You can press the crown or just say, okay, Google. It acts like the assistant might do on a phone, and indeed for some inquiries you have to unlock your phone to finish them.

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After using it for a while, we regret that some key features are missing from this smartwatch, like NFC for payments or GPS for activity tracking without a phone connected. The fact that there is no wrist based heart rate sensor is not that bad. Since the watch was clearly not designed for sports, though there are similarly sized and priced watches that have one.

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Note that the watch is splash resistant IP 67 but not waterproof. The quoted battery life is 12 to 14 hours, which seems accurate in our testing. Kate Spade watch comes with a wireless magnetic charger, but as it is quite light, you have to make sure to position it properly behind the dial. Otherwise, the watch won’t charge.

The Kate spade Scallop 2 smartwatch review tells us that it is a nice tech accessory that will definitely appeal to the fashion lovers out there.

Its specs are rather average for Kate Spade smartwatch vs Apple watch, but if you are a fan of the brand, then you might not mind that too much.

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