This watch has analog style, digital details. We are talking about the Michael Kors Access Slim Runway Hybrid Smartwatch which I firmly believe is a new-age, chic analog essential with a tech twist. I say this because this fashionable accessory features a built-in activity tracker that’ll keep you connected to your daily goals, like number of steps or hours of sleep. It will also help you keep track of dual time zones as well as receive phone notifications.
The Michael Kors Access (MKT4003) is imported and marketed by Fossil India. It is available in two colours—black and gold—and sports an affordable price tag of `16,500. Michael Kors is a renowned fashion label. We got the Black variant for a product evaluation: Here are my impressions about the new Michael Kors device.
At first look, the fully stainless steel made Access comes across as a stylish timepiece. It has a lovely, chunky, premium finish and the solid build quality that Michael Kors watches are renowned for. Its strap is sturdy and premium in look and feel, there is a 42 mm case enclosing the all-black hardware. I must admit the device is rather heavy at 163g; it seems as if I am wearing a heavy bracelet around my wrist. Nevertheless, I loved the style and quality of this wrist wear. The best part (at least for me): It looks like a regular watch, which means it won’t raise any eyebrows at the office.
Probing further, the Access is compatible with iOS and Android devices. To get started, on your phone download and install the Michael Kors app from the App Store or Google Play Store. Open the app on your device and follow the instructions to pair your watch. To switch on the power, press any button. The watch will vibrate and the hands will start moving. The Michael Kors app will walk you through the process of connecting and setting up your watch. Trust me, it is simple to navigate the entire procedure.
Once the Access is synced to your device and fully functional, you can program filtered notifications from as many as six people. All that you need to do is press the top button anytime you would like to see the last alert that you received. Not only that, with just a push of the middle button, you can toggle through different modes, to see what time it is in a second time zone of your choice, or what time you have your next alarm set for. If you press the lower button, you can control the Michael Kors LINK feature. This will turn your hybrid smartwatch into your very own stylish remote. Use it to easily change the music, to take a photo or to ring your phone.
I synced the Access to an Android smartphone with considerable ease. And, straightaway proceeded to check out its fitness activity feature. With built-in fitness tracking through Google Fit, you can count calories burned, steps and distance travelled—I checked out this feature almost daily and it is fairly accurate and easy to comprehend. You need to just make yourself comfortable with the Michael Kors Access and its features and in due course of time, this wearable will become your constant companion. On the battery front, the Access only requires a coin cell battery, it does not require constant charging and the product manual stresses the watch can last upto six months depending on usage.
In a nutshell, the Michael Kors Access is a good-looking quartz-driven watch. It is a well-sorted connected device with an accurate activity tracker. Pricing is pretty good as well, hence strongly recommended for the gadget-savvy lot.