When is a smartwatch not a smartwatch? When it looks like this. Kate Spade – and Fossil – are changing the game around what a connected accessory looks and feels like and the Metro Grand is at the vanguard of changing what we expect from our wristwatches. Beautifully designed, this will made a good all day (and night) tracker, despite some niggles in use.
Within the realm of wearables, the Kate Spade Metro Grand is the opposite to what you’d think when you think ‘smartwatch’. It’s small, there’s no screen, it’s shiny, it says ‘cheers!’ on the watch face.
Yet here it is, part of the Fossil Group’s mammoth wearable tech line-up and the first piece of connected Kate Spade gear we’ve got our hands on for a test.
It’s a hybrid smartwatch, aimed unabashedly at women, and all the better for it. It’s also a work in progress that finds itself a few tweaks short of a blueprint for future hybrid connected designer watches.
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