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Michael Kors' new Wear OS smartwatch has GPS, NFC, and costs up to $450

Michael Kors is one of the many fashion brands that's been keeping Wear OS alive over the last few months, and most recently, the company announced an update to its popular Runway series of smartwatches.

Regarding design, there's nothing here we haven't seen before. We've got a 1.2-inch 390 x 390 circular display, metal casing, and three lugs on the right side. The only notable aesthetic update is the addition of a silicone watch band that'll be much better-suited for physical activity than the traditional steel one.

As for features, you'll find built-in GPS, NFC for Google Pay support, 3 ATM water resistance that makes the watch "swim-proof", and a battery that'll allow for about a day's use before needing to charge up.

Prices range from $290 to $450 depending on the model you choose, and while that's not terrible considering the quality of the watch and everything that's packed inside, the presence of Qualcomm's old Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor should give you some pause.

Qualcomm's holding an event on September 10 where it'll likely announce the long-awaited successor to the 2100, and as such, you might want to hold off on a buying any Wear OS watch until then.

However, if you don't care about the new processing tech, the new Micahel Kors watch is available for purchase now.

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Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

  • Sooo, these are just rebranded Fossils, right? Like all the analog MK watches?
  • Not rebranded. Fossil makes watches specifically for them, for Diesel, Armani, etc.
  • Right, a couple design differences on the outside, but exactly the same under the hood. Or in other words, rebranded.
  • Looks like an awesome smartwatch really and I actually prefer the bulkier size. ⌚