Marc Jacobs first touchscreen smartwatch is for the fashionista crowd
Mark Jacobs has launched its first ever touchscreen smartwatch. It runs Wear OS and comes with some colorful customization options.
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The brand falls under the Fossil Group umbrella along with Adidas, Emporio Armani, Karl Lagerfeld, Burberry, DKNY, Diesel, Armani Exchange and others. Across this wide range of brands, the Group has released over 300 different smartwatches, hybrid watches and fitness trackers.
With that many wearables on offer, it is becoming more and more difficult to stand out from the pack. Mark Jacobs Riley Touchscreen Smartwatch is probably not something to get too excited about unless you are a fashionista and/or fan of the Mark Jacobs brand.
The timepiece comes with a round 42mm face, a 1.19-inch AMOLED display, a fairly thick bezel and spherical single button on the side. There are a number of brand-specific watch faces you can opt for such as the “Daisy” design and a number of options with feature Mark Jacobs logos.
The one thing that makes the watch stand out is charging. Riley uses wireless charging, so you simply attach it to the magnetic disc to top it up. You will be doing this quite often, though, as the watch runs only 24 hours on a single charge.
Outside of that its fairly standard stuff. Like most other Android watches, this device uses a Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor. You can receive calls, texts and other alerts, control your music, and Google Assistant is built in. The watch also comes with some basic fitness tracking smarts.
Mark Jacobs Riley Touchscreen smartwatch can be picked up in black, rose gold with a white strap, and rose gold with a cement strap. It will set you back $295 on marcjacobs.com. The watch joins the Marc Jacobs Hybrid released last year.
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