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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews

75%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classy Runway Smartwatch

    Posted
    Mookie
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    Such a great smartwatch with luxury away from the cookie cutter norm yet having all the features of latest technology installed. My first run was a delight with 5K timing comparable to last last smartwatch. Tracking heart rate along with GPS is tops among features that is a definite must when choosing a smartwatch.My best feature is the sleep and comparing deep to light. Being able to swap out strap for silicone is a major plus for dressing up or down. What more could you ask for with Google Assist onboard. I will be enjoying this little gem for some time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice Looking Watch, apps lacking-band tricky

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    hokie00
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    The watch looks great. The initial startup worked okay. It took a little work to get linked up but not too difficult. The main issues I had are the band it comes with is a metal link and unless you have jeweler's tools you will need to pay a watch shop/jeweler to adjust the length. It is set larger than an average woman's size wrist. Also out of nowhere the app notifications stopped working correctly, then I found out my Verizon Messenger app is not supported by the watch. Last (for the negatives) since it's a smart watch and includes features like a pedometer and heart rate, the type of band included doesn't seem the best match. A strap band might be better (a matching buckle is included if you chose to switch). I felt like I was going to get it sweaty while on the treadmill and it would be a pain to clean. Now the goodies. The watch looks great, and has a lot of features which I am still figuring out. It syncs find with my android phone and has features like turning off notifications when not wearing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Michael Kors Watch_Features

    Posted
    Smart
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    The design of the watch and is. The features are also good for a smart watch, but one of the most important features in smart watches is lacking. The ability to talk on the watch for voice dial. with other smart watches one can make calls and talk on the watch, but MK's does not. My wife actually returned it because of this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great looking Digital watch - that makes me smart!

    Posted
    EagleCroft
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    Nice watch! I've heard that many times during my first few weeks with the MK Runway smartwatch. This particular smartwatch is a departure from I'd come across because it's a beautiful merger of classic watch aesthetics with digital technology. From side angles you might mistake this digital watch for an analog one. Early smartwatches were a lot like early hybrid cars. They were overdone, and made to look too out of the ordinary. Now hybrid cars are looking more mainstream, and so are smartwatches. I'm a watch freak, with a collection of over 25 watches. I'm a fan of design, engineering and technology. The Runway has found a home in my watch collection sitting next to a full mechanical watch that runs off of gears not electrons. The MK Runway uses the Wear OS by Google, which keeps getting better with every update. There are so many features available to the wearer that it'll keep you busy during many lunch breaks figuring it out and setting it up. MK makes it a lot easier to do this by providing video tutorials that walk you through configuration. Very helpful! For me I mostly use the smart features for getting messages, being notified when I get a call. Letting me know when I've an appointment. As I've gotten older it's nice to have a device to remind me of things I might have otherwise forgotten. Speaking of getting old. My eyesight gets crappier every passing year. Reading glasses (i.e. cheaters), are a part of my life now. A benefit of the Runway watch is it's large very bright and very accurate AMOLED display. I can almost see it without my glasses on! LOL! The Google OS software allows me also to make the fonts larger, and if that doesn't help the Google Assistant can be set up to tell me the time audibly just by saying "Hello Google - please tell me the time". I find the Assistant to be as good as Amazon's Echo technology, and better than Apple's SIRI. I should mention that I'm an Apple iPhone user, and pairing to the MK Runway was effortless. Early smartwatches didn't do well if you left their ecosystem (iOS vs. Android). Thankfully that isn't a problem any more. I own the first version of the Apple iWatch, and still use it. This is just a much better watch, one that doesn't look futuristic but has more features than I'll ever need. A major complaint I've with my iWatch and most smartwatches, is that they don't stay lit. Smartwatches conserve energy and extend battery life by turning off the display until needed. The problem with that is you need to flip your wrist to wake the display up. This has always been a complaint of mine as often I want to discreetly look at my wrist to see what time it's. Many times in meetings I'll look down to my watch to see how much time is left before I need to wrap up. If the screen is blank I'll have to noticeably turn my wrist. If I do that and the person I'm meeting with notices they feel like I've someplace better I need to go. I hate that! There's a new feature on the Runway that solves this problem. There's an option to keep the display lit in a low-power mode all the time! This is great! I've been waiting for this feature, and it now removes my hesitation for wearing a smartwatch daily. Yes, this feature does cut down on battery life. However I've had good results even in this mode. I've kept the watch display on all day at work and still had battery life left at the end of the day. I recharge it and start again. The Runway has all sorts of health related features in it, to monitor your heart beat, the number of steps you take every day. It integrates online with multiple different fitness websites. But to be honest I didn't get this watch for fitness reasons. This is a fashionable watch. It's rose gold exterior is shiny and good looking. I don't wish to use this watch when I'm working out. I've another dedicated watch to do that. But I suppose it's nice to know it can do both. Indeed this watch is waterproof, so you could swim with it. It's also got a built in GPS, so it would be great to use in many fitness programs. But I use this watch for business purposes, it keeps me on time and organized. There are so many things to like about this watch, I'm very happy with it and definitely recommend it. A watch to me is more than a timepiece, it's a piece of jewelry. That's what sets the MK Runway apart from a crowded smartwatch space. It looks great, it's well made, extremely lightweight (one of the lightest watches in my collection). You barely feel it's there when you are wearing it (a few times I found myself checking to see if it fell off). It sits extremely well on my wrist and has been my go to daily watch now every day since I received it. If you like the looks of the watch - buy it! There's a ton of tech built-in, and I'm impressed by all of it. There's a lot to like about the Runway by Michael Kors. If you already bought one - congrats! Awesome isn't it? :- @@@@@@@

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful. Elegant. Stunning. But that's about it.

    Posted
    MarkusKong
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    Michael Kors - Access "Runway" Smartwatch (MKT5046) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Review My oh my is this Michael Kors smartwatch a beauty. I must say so myself, this smartwatch is a head turner for sure. You will definitely not be short on compliments. But the key thing to that you're probably wondering. How does it operate/work? How comfortable is it? Well, let's go ahead and dive right in to see. Setting up the Michael Kors Access smartwatch was extremely simple. One thing to note is that if you're looking for some sort of manual, you'll be left surprised that there's only a start up guide. I feel like throughout my experience with this smartwatch, it would've been nice to have some sort of operations manual to show you all the neat features you can do as opposed to trying to figure things out on your own as you go. With this Michael Kors Access smartwatch, not only does it look stunning but it fits really comfortable as well. The smartwatch is a bit heavy but it's definitely manageable. During workout sessions, you don't have to worry so much about it sliding around; even if you're the type to sweat a good amount. Keep in mind, this Michael Kors Access smartwatch is water resistant, not waterproof. Although this smartwatch is designed to look more "classy" as opposed to other smartwatches, don't be fooled! It's designed to look elegant yet be durable at the same time. If you need to remove link(s) on the smartwatch, you can either take it somewhere to do professionally or be like me and just YouTube a video on how to remove the links. It's not too difficult to be honest. One thing to note here about the Michael Kors Access smartwatch is that it has its own unique proprietary charger. This may be a turn-off for some as some may want to buy a 3rd party charger but Michael Kors has done an excellent job with the design of their charger. It's constructed so that it makes it more difficult for the watch to slide/fall off when charging. Since we're speaking about charging, the battery life of the Michael Kors Access smartwatch is not as great as I'd like it to be. From just notifications alone without really using the smartwatch, at midday it already dropped to about 50%. In the morning on a full charge, it dropped 5% without me really doing anything at all. Most of the pros I listed above. If you're looking for the cons, well here we go: Watch is not fully compatible with iphone. Limitation between Wear OS and iOS. I can see notifications of text, emails and calls but cannot reply to text or emails. I can answer the call but will need to use the phone to talk as opposed to speaking into the watch. The watch highlights this "Google Fit" feature but it's very easy to use when you're doing the basics but any other type of workouts, you have to scroll through ALL these variety of "activities" you can choose from. You keep scrolling and scrolling to get to "swimming" or "Other" where it only tracks time, not calories or anything else. I can control Pandora if it's running on my phone. There is about a 3-5 sec delay for each button to take but that's not a big deal, I suppose. However, for people like me who don't take public transportation or walk around a lot, this feature will be used little to none. I can put the watch on battery saving mode but this is basically putting the watch into airplane mode as it disables location services, wifi, mobile data, vibrations(for notifications). Since the phone and watch is constantly syncing, guess that's the reason why it's draining so quickly. Alarm feature is standalone where it doesn't sync with iPhone's alarm. When the alarm goes off, you actually have to go into the alarm and turn it off as opposed to having it pop up on the screen to snooze/turn off which is a bit strange. Calendar, you're able to select in Wear OS app between apple or google. It's a bit wonky with the Apple calendar. Luckily I already use Google calendar and it shows up fine but I cannot add or modify or delete any calendar events from the watch. Overall, I have to say that the Michael Kors Access Runway Smartwatch is elegant, beautiful, yet durable. It will definitely have your friends, co-workers, relatives and random strangers ask you about it. But that's where it kinda ends in my opinion. I had so much trouble trying to use the smartwatch with my iPhone. At this current moment, I'dn't be able to recommend this beauty to anyone I know. Although it's stylish, it doesn't fit the needs of someone that needs a "smartwatch". --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Quick Features on the Product Compatible with Android phones and iPhone Calendar, SMS, email and social apps notifications Touch, tap and swipe for easy menu navigation Stainless steel case Water-resistant design Wireless connection to your device Comprehensive monitoring Vibrate mode Built-in battery --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What's in the box Michael Kors Access Runway Smartwatch Wireless Charge (USB) Watch Piece to Change Strap Quick Start Guide Warranty Manual

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Watch!

    Posted
    CMCMom29
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    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this watch! @@@@@@@@ Did I mention I love this watch? @@@@@@@ I've tried the Apple Watch, the ASUS Zenwatch, and later the Fitbit Versa. I found all the watches lacking in some way. The Apple Watch was uncomfortable, the ASUS lacked many features, and the Versa was just OK. It really wasn't the fully featured smartwatch I had hoped it would be. The first thing out of the box was how stylish the MK Access watch was. I was a bit afraid that it would look too masculine, but the rose gold does a lot to soften the look. The second thing I noticed was how COMFORTABLE it was! This was my biggest fear. I've a larger-than-average wrist, and I thought I might have to look at getting a different band or an extra link. Good news! It comes with an extra link in the box! I didn't need it, but how awesome is it that they included one? The metal band is easy to get on and doesn't pinch at all. I am usually aware when I wear a watch, but I would frequently forget I was still wearing it. It was easy to set up. The watch is partially charged out of the box. I did have to plug it in for an hour or two to charge to 100% after I finished setting it up. I find the battery lasts for a day and a half. It charges super-fast, though - faster than my phone does. The charger is included, though it did NOT come with a plug, so you will need to use a USB hub or another plug to use it. The watch uses Google Wear iOS. It has the features you expect in a smartwatch. The watch buzzes to alert you to phone calls; you can also answer the phone with the watch. The caveat to this, though, is that you cannot use the watch to actually use the phone. The watch has no speaker and no sounds. You can control your Google Music as well - again, though, no speaker, so you cannot hear your music through your watch. You still need to use your phone. The watch also doesn't have its own GPS - it uses your phone for locating. One of the apps that uses this is Google Health. I won't say that this app is as robust as the fitness tracking that Fitbit offers, but it's pretty good. It would meet my needs. I tried the walk function and it located me, then allowed me to start and stop the tracking. It also recorded my heartbeats. The watch also allows you to take random heart rate readings without having to use the Google Health app. You can customize the watch with different faces, though I found the selection a bit limited. I didn't see where you could download more options for the faces. More features include syncing with various mail apps, weather, and agenda, along with social media sites such as facebook. If you are in the market for a smartwatch, I would recommend the MK Access watch be put at the top of your list.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fashionable and Elegant Smart Watch

    Posted
    Titan5178
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    My wife wanted a smart watch to go with her Rose Gold iPhone 7 but she does not like the square design of the Apple Watch Series 4. She wanted something that looked more traditional and was elegant to wear out at the same time. The MK Access Runway looks to fit the bill. It looks like a traditional MK watch and as an added advantage has a color that matches her phone. The software on the watch is Google's smartwatch operating system called Wear OS. The watch needs to be paired with a smartphone and supports both iOS and Android mobile phones. However, on iOS you'll be limited by the restrictions that Apple puts on its mobile operating system which will result in a lesser experience than what you'd find with an Android phone. On iOS, you'll need to download the Wear OS app to do the initial pairing and wifi setup. The app will need to be running in the background for the watch to receive notifications. The main difference between notifications on iOS and Android is that you won't be able to interact with most notifications on iOS. For instance, you'll receive a notification of an incoming call and even a green button to answer it, but the call will need to be taken on your iphone. I did not actually test the watch on an Android smartphone but I can only assume it would be a better experience. One of the benefits of using this phone with iOS is you'll be able to use Google Assistant on the watch. As you might expect most Google apps such as Assistant, Mail, Calendar, Keep, Maps, etc. work very well on the watch. With NFC built in you can even use Google Pay to pay for good and services just like you can with the Apple Watch. Battery life seems to be on par with what you'd get with other smartwatches. About a day or so but of course your mileage will vary depending on your usage. The charger works very well with a strong magnetic connection to the watch and it charges very fast. Pros: iOS and Android Support Fashionable Design Interchangeable Bands Wifi, NFC, and GPS built-in Water resistant design. Lots of different watch Faces Fitness Features including heartrate and activity Fast charging. Cons: Difficult to resize band. I needed to remove 3 links. iOS will have limited functionality Overall I'd recommend this to iOS users as long as you understand the limitations and for Android users it's a no brainer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classy MK Smartwatch

    Posted
    WesternSky
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    This is a beautiful stylish looking MK women's watch which is also a smartwatch. Make no mistake as this watch although stylish and chic is a large watch which measures in at 41mm. The watch is stainless steel with a gold tone color. Personally speaking, I tend to love large watches, but for those women who have smaller hands, the bulk of the watch may be an issue. If you are looking for that ultra-sleek, slim looking watch this may not be for you. As with any watch, you may have to size it to your wrist size before use. There are many reviews which mention short battery life. MK advertises that the rechargeable battery will last about 24 hours under heavy usage. I found that to be pretty accurate. Short battery life is an issue with smartwatches, as the more you use them, the less time your battery lasts. Hopefully smartwatch in the future will solve this problem, perhaps by using a self wind mechanism to generate power, or possibly make them solar powered to boost battery life. The greatest feature of this watch is the ability to personalize the watch face. That's really a neat option so have fun with it. The MK watch paired with my iPhone XS flawlessly and is also compatible with an Android phone. Watch is also water-resistant to almost a 100 feet, which is great for those scuba diving ladies. It has SMS, email, calendar, and application notifications. It is also marketed with the ability to track distance, calories burned, sleep activity, heart rate and your steps taken. You will have to move and secure it on your arm just above your wrist for some of these functions to work properly. That's why its important to have it sized to your wrist properly. My overall impression? The MK watch should be a welcomed addition to anyone's watch collection. The MK worked as advertised and I encountered no problems. I can't downgrade the MK because of battery life, as you can obtain an 75-80% charge in an hours time. MK is on my recommended list. Enjoy your new smartwatch. .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful, functional smart watch with style

    Posted
    Telstar
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    Michael Kors - Access Smartwatch 41mm Stainless Steel - Rose Gold with Rose Gold Stainless Steel Band This watch is very attractive to wear whether casually or dressed up. It comes in different finishes, but mine is Rose Gold, and with the 1.19" round amoled display, rose gold is an attractive contrast with the at-rest deep black face of the screen. While the body is 41 mm, it is not too large in appearance or use. With the stainless steel body and band, it will look good for a long time. There are other bands available should you need those. The watch face is customizable so that in style or color you can give your watch a new look or simply go with whatever color outfit you're wearing. Here are some of the specific specifications: . Powered by Wear OS by GoogleT (includes start/stop music & listen even without phone, check weather, calendar events, reminders and more) . Compatible with iPhoneR and AndroidT phones (download appropriate smartphone app, some features only available with Android phone) . AMOLED Display: Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode . Social Media Updates . Text/Email/Phone Call/Calendar Alerts . App Notifications . Smart Help From Google . Built-In Fitness Tracking (steps, distance, heart rate, calories etc) . Voice-Activated Google Assistant . Heart Rate Tracking . Swim-proof Technology (water resistant up to 30 M) . Payment Technology (NFC) with Google Pay . GPS Distance Tracking (locate places, turn-by-turn directions etc) . Display Animation . Clasp Fastening . Extra Buckle Included To Use With Interchangeable Straps . 2-Year Warranty The Michael Kors Access Smartwatch will give you about 24 hours of use before recharging is needed (depending on the type and amount of use aside from just normal watch functions). It has a magnetic charger that attaches to the back of the watch so you don't have to fiddle getting the connection just right. It completely charges is about 1 hour. It has three buttons on the right side as it faces you on your left wrist. The larger center pusher button powers on the watch and also accesses the watch menu for settings, apps etc. The smaller pusher buttons, one above and one below the larger center pusher, are programmable so that you can access preferred functions with just the push of a button. Connectivity is through BT to your phone, but you can also connect through Wi-Fi as well. If you're connected to your home or office Wi-Fi you can do various things without going through your phone. There are other functions, such as GPS location, that does not require your phone. Setup is a breeze. Follow the simple instructions in the box for setup access and then customize things to your heart's content. For instance, you can set it so that just a quick motion of your wrist will activate the display, or you can set it where you have to touch the screen for it to activate the display. There are many, many ways to customize nearly everything this watch can do. The above is not an exhaustive list of characteristics or functions - there are others, for sure. I think you can see that this Michael Kors Access Runway Watch is very attractive, well made, durable and with much functionality whether in the fitness area or in smartphone-like uses while at home, at work or just out and about.

    I would recommend this to a friend