If you prefer your smartwatch to be stylish and more feminine, there are several brands to choose from. If you’re a Kate Spade fan, then you’ll be happy to know that they have announced the 2019 version of their Scallop smartwatch. Called the Scallop 2, the touchscreen smartwatch has been unveiled at the ongoing CES 2019 and it comes with a few new things like a heart rate sensor and built-in GPS. However, it’s still running on the same processor as last year despite an upgraded version of that already available.
The Kate Spade Scallop 2 still keeps the same basic design that the original one became famous for, including the all-important brand element, the scallop and of course the spade. It also still has the choose your look micro app that lets you transform your watch dial to match or complement your outfit, just by asking a few questions about how you want it to look like.
There are of course new things with this second generation Scallop. You now have a heart rate sensor so you can track your heart rate across different types of workouts. It also now has built-in GPS so that you can leave your phone at home when you’re on a run or walk and it can still record your distance directly on your smartwatch. It is also NFC-enabled so you can use Google Pay to make payments even without your phone.
What’s a bit disappointing is that it still runs on Snapdragon Wear 2100 instead of the newer 3100 which some smartwatches are already sporting. It is however powered by Wear OS and has up to 3 ATM water resistance. It is compatible with Android phones running on 4.4 and above.
Pricing starts at $295 and you can already start pre-ordering it on their online store. It will be available on katespade.com and their retail stores. For now, you can catch it on display at the CES 2019 in Las Vegas.
SOURCE: Kate Spade