Skagen and Kate Spade introduce their first touchscreen Android Wear smartwatches


The watch appears to have interchangeable 16mm bands, but it's not confirmed.

Kate Spade is releasing the new Kate Spade New York Scallop Touchscreen Smartwatch. "We needed to wait till the tech got to the point where we could have that slim case that we knew our customer would want", Beech told Engadget in an interview. It's lazy, frankly, so Kate Spade has launched its own for women that's built from the ground up just for them. A spade logo is etched onto the knob on the right of the case. There are no fancy graphics recreating an analog watch here. We got to try on the Scallop, and though it's not our style, it seems like everything is here to make this a pleasing discovery for any fashion-forward female looking to get into the smartwatch space. Additional iconic spade detailing on the crown gives these touchscreen smartwatches a distinctly kate spade NY look.

Kate Spade's debut smartwatch looks to complement its other fashion accessories with its striking design that shouts, not whispers, at passersby. On the negative side, the watch does not have NFC for mobile payments, Global Positioning System tracking or a heart rate monitor.

It has the usual smartwatch functions like receiving notifications, downloading apps, tracking steps and activities, streaming music, and also uses Google Assistant as your personal digital assistant. You know, like most other Android Wear 2 watches.

Hands on: Kate Spade launches the Scallop, an Android Wear watch designed for women
Skagen jumps in the Android Wear pond with both feet: meet the Skagen Falster

Fossil Group has used the world's biggest consumer electronics exhibition CES to unveil touchscreen smartwatches from Kate Spade.

The watch is compatible with all smartphones running Android 4.4 and beyond (and iOS 9 and up) and will be offered with a silver, rose gold or black case. The kate spade NY touchscreen smartwatch was unveiled at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It is created to appeal to either men or women, but it will probably be a little large on smaller wrists.

Skagen Denmark is bringing the new Falster smartwatch, which will be offered in four colorways, including mesh straps in both stainless steel and rose. It features color-matched lugs and metallic strap, making for a cleaner, more elegant aesthetic. It's also powered by Qualcomm's 1.3GHz Snapdragon Wear 1200 processor.

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