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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
Gorgeous Smart WatchPosted
My house is a mix of iOS and Android - add in a Google Home, Philips Hue, Logitech - it's remotely smart. I couldn't justify a smart watch, but briefly considered the new Series 4 Apple Watch. I'm just not a big fan of the look. My wife is constantly on the go and would benefit from a smart watch more than I. When I saw the Michael Kors Access...I knew she'd love it. A little about my wife. She's not a fan of new technology. Even moving from one iPhone to another seems to cause some anxiety for her. I've learned over the years to introduce tech slowly and it has to work perfectly. Was I willing to risk my marriage on a smart watch that she didn't know she needed? First off, it passed the "fashion" test. This watch is beautiful - which is what you'd expect from Michael Kors. The band is stainless steel, but not overly heavy and clunky. Depending on the size of your wrists, you'll have to have some links removed. Setup is easy. If you're an iOS user you'll have ot download the Wear OS app from the App Store. This will allow for easy setup of the watch. The downside I suppose is the app has to be running to get SMS alerts on the watch. Not a big deal and just a minor issue when you mix different technologies. Mine required a new version of Wear OS, I'm assuming others will as well. I couldn't notice a difference between the two, but newer is always better :-) Once the watch and phone are paired, all your calendar and contacts sync. The watch will also connect to your wireless network which will allow better coverage around the house if you get away from your phone. There are a lot of other apps you can install as well as different watch faces - change faces to match what you're wearing, seasons, etc. Overall, I'm extremely pleased with the Access. It is a beautiful watch with a great interface. So far my wife has been able to adapt to it quickly without much issue.
I would recommend this to a friend
Classy Smart WatchPosted
This is my first smart watch, and I really love it! The notifications are great, I love seeing the messages, emails and who is calling. The only con is that I can't take calls on it - I'm on an iPhone. I can answer calls, but I can't actually talk to anyone, I have to pick up the phone for that. The battery life is not bad considering all the notifications I received. I can get a whole day out of it. The charger is cool, you put on the back of the watch face and it charges quickly, about 1.5 hours to full charge. The Google Fit is easy to use and works well. You can change the watch face to all kinds, and there's some really cool ones. The band is long, I had 2 links removed so it would fit better. Set up was easy, just download the app and sync. No problems! It's also a very beautiful watch, the face is not too big and looks great on. I'm happy with this watch and definitely recommend it.
I would recommend this to a friend
Fun and FunctionalPosted
The Michael Kors Smartwatch is beautiful and I like how you can change the watch face from your phone. That was only after I spent about an hour figuring out exactly how to pair the phone with the watch (which took two times) and download apps on the watch. The instructions that come with the watch have just two steps - 1) charge the watch and 2) download the app and pair. Then you are supposed to follow instructions on the watch. While it was easy enough to do - it did not sync properly the first time so I uninstalled and started over. The second time it worked but in order for some of the apps to work, I had to install them on the watch even though they were on the phone. Figuring out how to use the watch (slide right, left, up, down - use the buttons on the side) took some time. I still have yet to know what "looks" are - will have to Google that. My husband had to take out two links - the watch is very comfortable (and waterproof). But... after getting things set up and using the watch for over a week, I must say it is very convenient and fun to have. I got it to better monitor my fitness and sleep (and to motivate me). I like the sleep app (does not come with it but pairs with one I downloaded on my phone) and the Fit program which monitors activity including steps and heart rate. It helps to have a goal and to be able to see it quickly and easily. I also like the notifications on the phone for emails and texts, which will be quite helpful when in meetings or attending conferences - it is less distracting to people around you to look at a watch rather than be on your phone. It has fun features like a new quote each day, and with Google Assistance (OK Google) you can ask it or tell it to do just about anything from send a text to get directions. It has a microphone, but not speakers so getting use to the interaction with your phone takes time. The learning curve for the watch is big, and the online Michael Kor video tutorials are too simplistic. But there are more and more user videos that are helpful and the more I use the watch, the more I like the convenience and functionality of it.
I would recommend this to a friend
A smart watch with stylePosted
Michael Kors has just put out their newest line of the access series which I believe is called the runway model. This watch is very typical to most smart watches on the market however this brings the style and elegance of everything you would hope to expect from a Michael Kors line. Lets see if this is a right fit for you and worth the price tag. First off out of the box you can tell they did not hold back when it comes to quality and design of this product. It comes very elegantly wrapped. What you can expect to receive right out of the box is the watch, set up manual and two prong magnetic quick charger with cable. The watch face itself is pretty decent in size. Its not too large but its not small either by any means. The watch comes with a very nice metal band/ clasp set up and the watch will need to be taken in to be sized for your wrist. If you live near a Michael Kors retailer they will size their watches for free. The watch is both compatible with apple and android users. Set up is not hard and was done with in minutes. Simply pair using bluetooth and download the app. One important thing to note as I have seen there were connection issues is to make sure both the app and watch are both update with the latest software or you will run in to connection issues. The watch has a battery life of just a little under 24 hours depending of course on your settings and apps that you are running. Charge time has been stepped up from their latest models to where you can receive an 80% charge time in about an hour. Now I know alot of people tend to complain about the run time only being about an hour but one thing you need to understand is this is not your typical watch. I am a big smart watch fan and own a few different ones and one thing I can tell you is the higher end brand name watches typically tend to be only about a 24 hour run life. This doesn't bother too much as I tend to wear them for special occasions or if I do wear them every day no big deal I just set it on the charger when I go to bed and grab it when I wake up. Don't let the battery life sway you from this beautiful design. Lets talk functionality. This watch is a step up from their other designs in a few ways. For starters they have implemented a heart rate monitor and fitness apps. This watch is also water proof and has apps that track your laps. Me personally I would never take a watch of this caliper swimming regardless just due to the fact that it is a Michael Kors. Aside from a few differences this watch acts and feels like a typical smart watch. You have hundreds of different watch faces to choose from with more styles being added. You have a wide range of apps to suit your everyday needs including tons of fitness trackers. A stand alone GPS in case you wish to leave your phone in the car it will still track your location and miles ran or biked then log it. You can receive text messages, emails, phone calls and basically all the notifications that go along with a phone. The band is also interchangeable in case you don't like the clasp style. You also have google assistant built in. I don't want to drag this on and on about all the features available as they are pretty much the same features as most smart watches out there with not too much stand alone features. This watch is pretty much an upgrade to its predecessor which is good because it means it has finally joined the ranks of what some of the other smart watches out there are capable of doing. Here's my take away from this watch. If you have ever owned a smart watch then all of this will seem very familiar to you with not too many differences. However what makes this watch a nice piece to have is the fact that it is a brand name watch entering the market at a very competitive price. It brings a style of sleek design that you would expect to see from a Michael Kors line with all the functionality to keep up with your every day life rather it be fitness or business. If the one day life span is going to bother you then step away and buy something else. But if your looking for a watch that can do what all the other watches can do but looks very sleek and classy than this is the watch for you.
I would recommend this to a friend
Nice watch, but needs improvement.Posted
This watch has a nice classic look. It's rose gold and has the two buttons and rotary knob on the side. In order for it to fit my wife I had to remove about four links, which without the proper tools took some work, but that would be the same for all watches. Setup is quick and easy, you just follow the instructions on the watch to pair your phone and find your wifi network. The included book is quite large, but doesn't really contain much information. It's just a few sentences in a lot of different languages. The faces are easily customized and there are many different color options to choose from for each different area of the dial. Of course there are additional watch faces that you can download to fit your style. Now, on to some negatives that I've found. First, and this will be huge for a lot of people, if you have an iPhone, then this watch will basically just be a watch and fitness tracker. While it can connect to your phone via bluetooth, that's it. You will not be able to check your email or send or receive messages on this watch. This seems backwards to me as most manufacturers build to iOS before any other OS since they are all the same versus the many different OS of other phone manufacturers. Not having the ability to read emails or send and receive messages is a dealbreaker for me. This is basic stuff that any smartwatch should be able to do. I'm sure support for these functions will be available in the future, but it isn't currently supported. Next, you will want to be careful with this watch. I'm sure the glass is strong, however, the screen is fully exposed with no bezel to protect it. This isn't terrible as this isn't meant to be a rugged watch, but it is something to be mindful of. For as limited as this watch is, (lack of emails/messages/notifications, etc.), the battery life seems short. After four hours of wearing it and only checking the time twice, the battery went from 100% to 89%. You will most likely need to charge it every night. For reference, I use my Samsung Gear S3 Frontier every day. From 100% charge, checking the time many times a day, along with receiving roughly 20 emails per day and several text messages (which I use the watch to respond to), my battery will last two full days. By 6:00 pm the second day my battery will still be at 30-35%. As for the charger, it is a simple disc about the size of a quarter and is magnetic. You simply slide it on the back of the watch. It does charge quickly. The back of the watch has a bulge which is used for the heartrate monitor. This makes the watch a little uncomfortable as it presses into your wrist. I believe it should be flat like any other watch. Overall, if you're looking for a statement piece, then this is a great watch. If you're looking for a feature packed watch, I would look elsewhere. If you're on Android, you will have a better experience with this watch.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Great style, meh overallPosted
After a few days with the Michael Kors Access smartwatch, it appears to be a product that is good but not great.It is wonderful for notifications and style but has some usability issues. Here is my full review. Liked: This thing looks amazing, in rose gold it looks like any other high end watch my Michael Kors with no sacrifice in appeal or quality. The watch isn't too thick and it feels extremely durable just like an analog watch. Setup is easy, download the Wear OS app and follow the instructions, it will link to Google Fit and is mostly automated. Download the google fit app as well so you can track your activity. The screen is amazing. The OLED colors pop and are great in all lighting conditions. The buttons feel sturdy and the dial is useful for scrolling around the interface. Notifications work well and are reliable. The watch bands are interchangeable, the unit comes with the metal band and a extra clasp. You can buy new bands from Michael Kors, I believe they sell leather ones as well. Fitness tracking works well over a large range of exercises. The heart rate monitor does a good job and the step tracker seems accurate enough. Google fit syncs up with a lot of different apps for overall health tracking. It is supposed to be swim proof and includes GPS for runs. Battery life isn't too bad. If I take it off the charger at 7:45 AM I will be at about 45% by 9 PM. Since it doesn't do sleep tracking I just put it on the charger for the night. Disliked: The watch doesn't do sleep tracking. If it does I never figured out how since it doesn't seem to be baked into any of the apps in any obvious way. The unit felt laggy to me. This happens a lot shortly after setup as can be somewhat expected due to the setup and downloading of apps, but even after full setup, there were times where the interface felt sluggish. I like the dial navigation but movement and scrolling isn't as smooth as I would have liked with this. I don't think this watch is really designed for fitness as it is more of a high end metal design, there is no included silicon strap and it is somewhat heavy. The interface works but it isn't the most intuitive thing out there, you will have to fumble with various scrolling to get to where you want. I wasn't able to wear it the first day since I needed to get it resided. I took it to Michael Kors and they did it for free for me. Summary: The pros outweigh the cons of this watch to me but the drawbacks felt like enough to hold it back from being a great watch and keeps it in just the average territory. It felt much more like form over function to me. It is useful and practical. If I were solely rating it on looks, it would be a perfect score, but with the Wear OS integration it is more of a 3 out of 5.
I would recommend this to a friend
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
Beautiful, functional smart watch with stylePosted
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
Beautiful. Elegant. Stunning. But that's about it.Posted
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
Great looking Digital watch - that makes me smart!Posted
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