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Michael Kors - Access Runway Smartwatch 41mm Stainless Steel - Rose Gold Stainless Steel-Front_Standard

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 51 reviews

76%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great smartwatch

    Posted
    Karma
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    Easy to set up, easily customized settings, comfortable to wear, but battery life is a little short.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Posted
    AsiaLovely1
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    I have wanted an MK smartwatch from the first moment I learned about it. But, I was very disappointed honestly. I was very excited and hopeful. Out of the box immediately I noticed that the watch was very lightweight which to some may be a good thing but I think it feels a little cheap (and its definitely not). The band it comes with also feels cheap and the process to take the links out to adjust it is horrendous to say the least ( I almost broke the watch) And I also had to look it up on YouTube on how to adjust it. I have really big wrists due to my weight and things usually dont fit so I was surprised I had to even adjust it. My advice is to just get it sized at an MK location or a watch shop its not worth the hassle. The battery life is laughable. What is the point of having a smartwatch if you have to disable everything in order for it to last just a full shift? The watch is great looking, very vibrant colors, smooth transitions I know its MK but the above cons really outweigh everything thats good about it in my opinion. Another good thing it charges really fast but that doesn't make up for the short battery life.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Feels cheap

    Posted
    MoMo
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    This watch looks good but feels very cheap. There's no weight to it. Battery life is also horrible, lasts less than a day. You're just paying for the brand name. Would not recommend.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very sleek look, very lightweight for the size

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    CindyLuWhoo
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    This watch has gotten me quite a few compliments as it has a very elegant look to it. The only issue I have is that the battery does not last for a full day, but from what I understand that is normal for these type of watches. It is accurate and easy to navigate. Many options for face changes keep it different on a daily basis. I love this watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Very nice looking. Won't last all day

    Posted
    Daniel
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    This review is simple: This watch is very nice looking and seemingly well built. Wear OS behaves as expected from any Wear OS watch. The battery life is terrible. I can't recommend a smart watch that doesn't reliably last an entire day with even moderate use.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Attractive watch but expensive; avg battery life

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    KusMoG
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    If you're looking for decent apps and own an Android phone, the Michael Kors Access smartwatch is a good watch to consider. The watch looks beautiful and thankfully the display uses the entire screen instead of the "flat-tire" display. It's really convenient for those who put their phones away in their bag. Obviously, the case against getting a smartwatch is that your phone already does the same things, but I found myself catching a lot more of my notifications and phone calls with a smartwatch on. It's waterproof enough for you to go swimming with it, which I doubt anyone would with this sort of watch... but it gives you the peace of mind of nothing bad happening to it when you're caught in the heavy rain without an umbrella. Or if you need to clean the watch under tap water. The native apps on Wear OS are so much better than the apps on a Samsung Galaxy Watch, which is another watch Android phone users could consider. The Google Assistant is actually competent and useful whereas Bixby on the Galaxy Watch is an embarrassment and a waste of space on the watch. My main negative with this watch is its battery life, which hasn't really improved much over the years. It still won't last you a full day, as in 24 hours. The argument people use is that people aren't awake the whole 24 hours, but that doesn't give me peace of mind, especially if you're traveling. Expect to charge the watch every evening.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    More Functionality With Android Than iPhone

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    PapawJeff
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    This is a beautiful watch but many of its functions of course are limited somewhat when paired with an iPhone. But to varying degrees thats true with any android smart watch. You can read but not respond to messages and emails but not reply to them. Its a bit bigger than a regular womans watch but much smaller would make it nearly useless. The battery life is terrible. Around 12 hours with the motion activation on and 18 with it off, so its pretty much a nightly charge. Its waterproof for around 3 feet according to the manufacturer. Instructions provided with the watch are very lacking. You will find much more information online than is in the book.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Smartwatch, Not-so-great Packaging

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    DarthNeyehilus
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    This MK smartwatch is among the classiest-looking smartwatches around. Google Wear is snappy as the operating system, and notifications work well. Changing the look was smooth, and everything is intuitive one you understand how the touch screen controls work. The biggest issue with this watch is that MK doesn't include anyway of adjusting the size on board. Maybe that's the standard way, but since the stainless steel chains have to be removed via a special jewelry tool, I felt it necessary that the company include one. I found the health and heart rate monitoring systems to be fairly accurate, and using it for work outs was easy enough, though slightly heavy. Even paired with an iPhone, Google Wear and this watch were able to sync and work well. The only issue is you can't utilize replying to emails or messages, but more than likely you're not buying this watch if you have an Apple device. The only other item worth mentioning is battery life. This is crucial for any smartwatch, and while the packaging claims 24-hours of use, I found that to be inflated. It can last all day, yes, but with normal wear and use, it was dead by the end. Overall, the watch is great. It's very stylish, snappy to the touch, has a solid screen, and feels like a premium device. The only two drawbacks are the sluggish battery life, and no inclusion of a way to adjust the size from the start. I feel that's a pretty significant problem, as reflected by the rating.

    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

    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