Fossil Gen 5 LTE, Michael Kors Access Gen 5E, Skagen Jorn Hybrid HR Smartwatches Launched at CES 2021

Wearables

Fossil Gen 5 LTE smartwatch has been launched at CES 2021. The latest watch in Fossil’s Gen 5 series is powered by the Snapdragon 3100 SoC and has a 1.28-inch touchscreen inside a 45mm case. The Fossil Gen 5 LTE works on the Verizon network with an Android phone and can be used to make and receive calls and texts. Two other smartwatches, the Michael Kors Access Gen 5E in two versions — MKGO and Darci — and the Skagen Jorn Hybrid HR in 42mm and 38mm sizes, have also debuted alongside the Fossil Gen 5 LTE.

Fossil Gen 5 LTE price, availability

The Fossil Gen 5 LTE smartwatch is priced at $349 (roughly Rs. 25,600) in the US. You can pre-order the smartwatch, which will ship around January 20 and be available in the US starting this spring. It has 1GB RAM + 8GB storage and is offered in Black Silicone and Blush Silicone colour variants.

Fossil Gen 5 LTE features

The Google Wear OS smartwatch by Fossil has four battery modes — Daily , Extended, Time only, and Custom. It features a 1.28-inch, Always-On display housed inside a stainless steel case. The Fossil Gen 5 LTE is powered by the Snapdragon Wear 3100 SoC, has heart rate and activity monitoring features, and can be used with Google Fit. It has GPS and uses an e-SIM, which is currently exclusive to the Verizon network.

The Fossil Gen 5 LTE can integrate with your car and even remotely start the engine of some Toyota cars. It has 4G LTE connectivity, Bluetooth, and Google Pay in select markets.

Michael Kors Access Gen 5E

The Michael Kors Access Gen 5E smartwatch has also been introduced at CES 2021. The MKGO version is priced at $250 (roughly Rs. 18,400) and the Darci version is priced at $350 (roughly Rs. 25,700). While the MKGO version has an aluminium case and a silicone strap, the Darci version comes with a stainless steel case and a seven-link bracelet. The international availability of the smartwatch has not been announced yet.

Based on the Fossil Gen 5E platform, it has a 1.19-inch AMOLED display and is powered by the Snapdragon Wear 3100 SoC. The smartwatch has a speaker and a mic, which can be used to receive calls when connected to a smartphone, although it doesn’t have LTE. The Michael Kors Access Gen 5E smartwatch has NFC that enables it to work with Google Pay.

Skagen Jorn Hybrid HR

Fossil’s Skagen Jorn Hybrid HR smartwatch comes with an e-ink display. It is priced at $195 (roughly Rs. 14,300), comes in two case sizes — 42mm and 38mm — and will be offered in five styles. The smartwatch is said to go on sale on January 26.

Besides the e-ink display, the watch also has physical watch hands. And the display can be customised with different widgets like date, heart rate, daily activity, and more, as per the report.

Skagen Jorn Hybrid HR can track steps, caloric burn, heart rate, sleep, and distance via connected GPS. It also has automatic workout detection. The battery of the Skagen Jorn Hybrid HR is said to last for two weeks on a single charge. It also supports fast charging. You can access your smartphone’s notifications and control music from the watch.


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