A new trend in the world of technology is fitness trackers and smartwatches. Michael Kors, a renowned fashion brand, now released its first fashion-focused smartwatch, the Michael Kors MKGO Gen 5E.
It features a sleek design that looks like an everyday watch but also provides all the functionality for workouts and other activities. You can also customize it so it fits your personal style.
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In this Michael Kors MKGO Gen 5e review, we have covered its features, specifications, and price to help you make an informed decision.
Michael Kors MKGO Gen 5E Review: Specs, Features and Price
|Display||1. Case Size:43mm|
2. Display Type: AMOLED Touchscreen
3. Dimensions: 3.8 x 3.8 x 3.2 inches
|Features||1. Wrist-based heart rate monitoring|
2. Sleep tracking
3. Bluetooth calling
5. Music Navigation
6. Custom watch faces
7. Connected GPS
8. 5 ATM water resistance
9. Google Pay
10. Smartphone Notifications
|Connectivity||Bluetooth and Wi-Fi|
|Compatibility||Android and iOS devices|
The latest Michael kores smartwatch comes with a 43mm case and touchscreen full AMOLED display, but less bright than its rivals from Amazfit. The design is similar to the Fossil Gen 5E smartwatch, but it has a lighter, smaller, and more stylish look with MK logo-embossed silicone strap.
It weighs about 70 g which is lightweight enough for your daily use. However, the weaker point of this watch is that it does not have an always-on display, so you must press the side button to turn on the display.
Operating System and Processor
The Michael Kors MKGO Gen 5E smartwatch is powered by Google Wear OS and uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 3100 processor. Mobvoi recently released a Google OS smartwatch powered by the latest Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 4100 processor.
As Google Wear OS powers this watch, you can enjoy many apps from the Google ecosystem, such as contactless payments by Google Pay, Google Assistant, Google Fit App, and other third-party apps.
The new Michael Kors MKGO Gen 5E is compatible with Android devices and iOS devices, but you won’t be able to use some functions when used with an iPhone. For instance, Google Pay, replying to messages from messenger or WhatsApp is only available when you use it with an android smartphone.
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Health Tracking Features
The Michael Kors Sporty Smartwatch comes with an optical heart rate monitor that tracks your heart rate accurately all day long. However, it does not alert you in case of an abnormal heart rate like an Apple watch or Galaxy Watch 3.
Moreover, the smartwatch also has a sleep monitoring feature that allows you to set your goals for the whole night. Every morning, it will provide you with detailed sleep data on Google Fit App. You can use this data as an indicator of how well you are sleeping at night. This allows you to adjust your daily routine or diet for better sleep if needed.
Fitness Tracking Features
This fashion-focused fitness tracking smartwatch comes with some cool fitness tracking features. It automatically tracks activity goals, steps, and heart rate during various activities. It does not have a built-in GPS functionality like the Samsung Galaxy smartwatch or Apple watch.
The only downside of this fashion-focused smartwatch is that it doesn’t have a built-in GPS, so location tracking and workout tracking are done by using your smartphone’s GPS, which is not convenient.
Additionally, it also has a Yoga tracking mode that monitors your heart rate, calories, and other fitness metrics as you practice.
It is waterproof up to 50 meters which makes it suitable for most water environments.
The Michael Kors MKGO Gen 5E watch comes with excellent features that smartwatch users will love.
This smartwatch has all the essential features of a “smartwatch” and more that make it worth your time to have one in your life. Some highlights include Bluetooth-enabled calling, smartphone notifications, social media updates, text/email alerts, app notifications, and even smart help from Google like NFC payment and Google Assistant.
At this price range, this smartwatch only allows you to control phone music. Unfortunately, it does not have a feature to store local music on the watch for offline listening like other smartwatches from Apple or Garmin.
The battery life of Michael Kors MKGO Gen 5E is a big draw. Michael Kors claims that the battery will last for 24 hours on regular usage, which is more than the 18 hours battery life of the Apple Watch Series and SE.
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The battery usage depends on your usage. For example, if you use the connected GPS, the battery will drain faster.
Price and alternatives
The Michael Kors MKGO Gen 5 is available for purchase at their website for around $250, which is much cheaper than the MK Gen 5E Darci smartwatch.
The other alternatives are Apple Watch SE, Fossil Gen 5E, and Garmin Lily. These devices come with more features, including built-in GPS (for Apple Watch SE and Galaxy Watch Active 2)
Pros and Cons of Michael Kors MKGO Gen 5E Smartwatch
- Stylish Design
- Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 3100 processor
- Basic health and fitness tracking features
- Limited features
- No music storage
- Poor Google Fit Performance
Fashion has always been a key element of the Michael Kors brand, and it’s no different with this smartwatch. The MKGO Gen 5E is sleek and stylish enough to wear in any setting – whether you are headed to work or out for dinner.
If you are looking for more than just style from your wearable tech, consider an Apple Watch SE or Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, which offers features like fitness tracking that can help keep you on track!
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But if fashion matters most when deciding what watch will be right for you, then look no further than the new MKGO Gen 5E by Michael Kors.
Saneesh VS is a Registered Nurse by Profession and Wearable Tech Enthusiast by Passion. He loves to write about fitness, smartwatches, and fitness trackers. He also loves reading books on wearable tech, technology in healthcare, artificial intelligence etc., which he has been writing for the past 5 years.