“I’m in the business of making people’s lives easier through fashion,” Michael Kors has said. His eponymous fashion brand’s latest foray into wearable tech certainly supports his business model. The Michael Kors Access smartwatch is the fashion line’s first, seamlessly weaving social connectivity with style.
It should reflect your personal taste as much as anything else, but it should also give you access to all the experiences that you want.
The Access has exclusive Michael Kors display faces that change with a simple swipe. Interchangeable leather and silicone wristbands make the Access the perfect accessory for a variety of activities, from going to the gym to heading for a night out.
Built upon the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, the Access runs on the Android Wear operating system, and can be synced with both iPhone and Android phones. Its display shows social media updates, text and email alerts, and app notifications. Built-in tracking also counts the steps you’ve taken, the amount of sleep you’ve had, and the goals you’ve achieved.
Because the Access is also voice activated, you can pull up Google’s smart help by saying, “Okay, Google…” followed by an instruction or question. Wondering about your plans tonight? “Okay, Google, remind me what I have scheduled for tonight.” A little lost? “Okay, Google, where is the nearest public transportation station?”
See the Access in action with these Baselworld launch videos:
The Michael Kors Access smartwatch comes in two lines: the Bradshaw and Dylan, and is available in stores and online today.