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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 35 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Stylish and multipurpose

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    CoppinFam
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    The Michael Kors Google Access watch is nothing less of stunning. The rose gold band is rather light, and one would hardly notice its weight. It's pairing is quite simple, after downloading the app, you turn on your Bluetooth and simply wait. The app itself does have a few kinks in it, when paired with the watch and any other bluetooth connection, such as headphones, will become unstable. You also have to have the app running in the background in order for the watch to be connected. The watch does require an update upon pairing, so be sure to be in a place with a stable internet connect for the watch to connect to. After the update, and there may be more than one, there's a short tutorial on all the watch's basic features. The extra apps, including google translate, are simple enough to use on their own. In the settings, there are several watch faces available to use if the default if one doesn't quite fit your style. There are even interactive faces that react to your touch. In addition, you can add your own personal watch face as well. The watch itself is very nice, apart from its slightly off gyroscope. When tilting your wrist, the screen should come on; however, there are several instances in which this doesn't happen. Though turning the "tilt to wake" off is an option, you have to disable it in the settings. Other than that, it runs quite smoothly and is quite worth the buy. It's multi-purpose, and stylish. Would I recommend to friends and family? Absolutely, overall this is a really nice watch!

    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

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous and Elegant yet 100% functional

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    ElectronicJunkie
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    This is the first smart watch I am beyond proud to have. The feel and look is amazing. The size is a tad large, but does not feel the part. The fact it uses all Google for its apps, I am excited, I am no longer limited to Samsung controlling the watch. The amount of faces to choose from are refreshing as well, no more downloading tons of 3rd party apps to make this happen. Connectivity to both my Essential or Note 8 was simple and painless. Now, it does function the same with both, it seems to be faster with my Essential phone. The charger is a great touch and is easy to connect. I can easily go all day on one charge and into the next as well. The touch screen is very responsive and uses the entire watch, it is not limited or cut off like my old Garmin. I also love I can switch bands as will. The only negatives are vague instructions and no tool to remove the pins to make the stock band fit my wrist. I am very happy with this watch and it is my new daily wear item, the Garmin is in the drawer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classy Smart Watch

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    skylord
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Watch!

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun and Functional

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    PracticalSandy
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    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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Watch. Wife loves it. iPhone limitations

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    dorkhead2
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    This review is from the perspective of an iPhone user and a first-time smartwatch wearer. My wife has been the primary user of this watch. She is an iPhone user and was looking for a smartwatch that would provide some basic functionality, such as displaying text messages, notifying her of phone calls, counting steps, etc. This watch does all this but with some limitations if you're an iPhone user. If you're aware of these limitations going in, you'll be happy with this watch because of its design and beauty. It's important to note that the primary operating system on this watch is Google's Wear OS. If you're an Android phone user running the latest Android operating system, this watch will support even more functionality. I'll outline the differences in functionality between the two OS's next. Otherwise, if you're an iPhone user, Apple doesn't allow non-Apple hardware to support some of its native functions, such as using the watch as a phone, replying to messages on the watch itself, Siri integration, and Maps and directions support. What is does support is visual notifications and vibrations when a call is received on your iPhone. You can answer the phone call on the watch, but you'll have to use the phone to carry-on the conversation. When a message comes in, either through iMessage or another messaging app like Facebook's Messenger, you'll also get a visual and vibration notification on the watch. The watch will allow you to read your message in full, but if you want to respond, you'll need to use the phone to message back. To some, like my wife, this is preferred; she can respond faster typing on the phone. So she is not bothered by this limitation. Regarding the syncing of Calendars, this watch does natively connect with the Calendar app on her iPhone. She can view all her upcoming appointments and receive notifications on the watch. In fact, the top right physical button on the watch is dedicated to the basic Michael Kors app. Since she hardly uses that app, she was able to remap the button to open the Calendar app instead. The ability to remap the hardware buttons is a nice setting and option made available on this watch. Continuing with the watch's functionality, a significant feature she was really looking forward to is the watch's ability to count the number of steps she takes each day, along with the many other health features it offers. Overall, she is really satisfied with the watch's performance in this area. She normally uses her iPhone to count her steps, but she can't keep track of her steps while working out. She doesn't wear her phone on her while using workout machines or during her kick boxing classes. Now, she wears this watch during her workouts and it keeps track of her steps in whole. She even did a comparison between her iPhone's count and the Michael Kors watch's count on total steps, and they were both consistently close to each other. I even asked her about its size. The watch face is 41mm, that's about the largest size of a face you'll find in a women's watch, and there's a little weight to it too, but she says it feels fine on her throughout the day and during her workouts. The online instruction manual does recommend sliding the watch up the wrist further when using it during a workout. She followed those instructions and it stays in place above her wrist while working out. She did note that she thinks the calorie count is a little off (a little too high), but it's not a deal breaker for her because she keeps track of her calories in other ways. All these health features built into this watch is driven by the Google Fit app. So over time, little things like the calorie count can be improved with future software updates. Another functionality of this watch that she uses while working out, is its ability to control her music on her phone. While playing music from a playlist, she can skip songs from the watch's interface without have to touch her phone. We did notice that this feature is sluggish when it's first initiated on the watch, but after a minute or two of playing music, it became much more responsive. Keeping with the health theme, she was able to customize one of the included Michael Kors watch faces to display information she is most interested in seeing. For example, in one face, she removed the heartrate monitor and placed the step counter on the screen instead (see pic). In another face, she included the date, day of the week, and step counter on the display (see pic). Like I mentioned above, because this watch runs a Google OS, it can integrate better with Android phones. Some of the things it does when connected to an Android phone is being able to respond by voice and/or by typing on the watch itself when responding to messages, ask for and receive turn-by-turn directions through Google Maps from the watch face, and initiate phone calls from the watch itself. Please note that this model only includes a mic for taking commands, or for communicating with the built in Google Assistant. It doesn't include a speaker for producing sound or audio of any kind. Overall, my wife is happy with this watch. She doesn't use all it's features, but the ones she does use work effectively. Even though there are limitations between this watch and the iPhone, she is not bothered by them. She is quite happy with its functionality, and definitely happy with its look and design. She would recommend it to others if they are looking to use it in a similar way as her.

    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great style, meh overall

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    psyclopps
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful, functional smart watch with style

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    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