Wearables & Gadgets

Unboxing Michael Kors’ new Access smartwatch

We take a look at Michael Kors’ new Access smartwatch, the fashion brand’s first entry into the smart wearable space, in our latest unboxing video. The specific version we take a look at is the Dylan Access Watch collection.

The watch features a 320 x 290 pixel display, Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, wireless charging, Google’s Android Wear operating system, interchangeable bands and fitness tracking thanks to a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope. Other specs include a stainless steal build, 22mm lug width, all day battery life that Michael Kors notes is “based on usage” and 4GB of internal storage.

Michael Kors says the smartwatch, both its metal Bradshaw and silicone strap Dylan variant, will be available in Canada and the U.S. on September 6th for $420 in select Michael Kors stores and on MichaelKors.ca.

A gold tone pave bracelet Bradshaw iteration of the smartwatch is set to sell for $475. Additional bands start at $50 for the silicone version and $60 for the smooth embossed leather option.

While I’d much prefer a 42mm Moto 360 over Michel Kors bulky Access line of smartwatches, I can see the wearable appealing to people who care about designer labels.