Michael Kors Gen 5E Darci review: Fashion over function

The Michael Kors Gen 5 Darci smartwatch has a solid, chunky design with 5ATM wateroproofing and a 43mm stainless steel case. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The stainless steel casing is 20mm thick, making for a premium build. It's heavy though - at 112g - but not uncomfortable. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The smartwatch comes with a 7-link bracelet strap, making it look like a proper watch. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The 1.19-inch AMOLED display is pave-studded, making for a blingy design. There's an MK-etched crown on the side too. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Michael Kors branding sits on the clasp of the strap, as well as the crown and the rear of the casing. There are also Michael Kors specific watch faces. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The Darci has plenty of fitness features, including heart rate tracking and built-in GPS. It isn't ideal for working out in though as it's just too big. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The Darci runs on Wear OS, though it isn't compatible with the latest Wear OS 3. It offers good performance though with around a day of battery life per charge. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
One of the things we love most about the Michael Kors Darci is the specific watch faces and the MK Access App, making for a more interesting experience. (image credit: Pocket-lint)

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