While some smartwatch makers are hoping to build their own platform and create their own ecosystem, Fossil has actually been one of the bigger proponents of Google’s Wear OS platform. If you do enjoy the ability to seamlessly link and sync your phone to your smartwatch, then Fossil might be a brand worth considering.
In fact, ahead of CES 2021, the company has taken the wraps off a couple of new smartwatches in the form of the Michael Kors Access Gen 5E Smartwatch and the Jorn Hybrid HR Smartwatch. The former will actually be available in two variants – the Darci version and the MKGo version.
Under the hood, both models will be identical and will offer features like Bluetooth-enabled calling, multi-day battery life, cardio fitness tracking, sleep tracking, an activity tracker, a heart rate tracker, and of course, support for Google assistant. The main difference is mostly in the looks, where the Darci has been designed to look more elegant and classy with a metal strap, while the MKGO is more sporty with a silicone strap.
As for the Jorn Hybrid HR Smartwatch, this has more of a minimalist kind of look to it, where it features a clean watch face and clean and simple-looking straps. According to Fossil, it will come with amazing battery life where they claim it will last for more than 2 weeks at a time. It will come with the usual host of fitness and health related tracking features like a heart rate tracker, the ability to visualize outdoor routes for running or cycling, sleep tracking, and more.
The Fossil Michael Kors Access Gen 5E will be priced at $350 for the Darci version, and $250 for the MKGO version, while the Jorn Hybrid HR Smartwatch will come in at $195.