Michael Kors Access now on sale

The Michael Kors Access Android Wear smartwatch line was announced earlier this year, over in Switzerland at Baselworld 2016. The first models from the range – the Bradshaw and the Dylan – are now on sale.

Our verdict: Michael Kors Access review

Available worldwide, the new Michael Kors Access duo cost from $350 but there are a few design variations to choose from.

Starting with the Bradshaw – the more female friendly model – and there’s eight different bezel designs to choose from and the straps differ across the line as well; the gold-tone pave bracelet Bradshaw – the top end model – costs $395.

The 22mm straps on the Bradshaw are interchangeable, with ten additional options on offer. It’s $40 for silicone bands and $50 for smooth and embossed leather options.

The new Michael Kors Dylan Access is a rubber affair with a more defined bezel and larger 28mm lugs. It comes in three designs – all black, blue/silver and gold/black. It costs $350 and there are, again, additional straps on offer (silicone or leather) from $40.

On the tech front, the Android Wear OS is powered by Qualcomm’s dedicated Wear 2100 CPU. The display is a 1.4-inch TFT one, with a 320 x 290 resolution. Unfortunately, the Access watches pack the annoying flat tyre that is fast becoming the achilles heel of Android Wear.

Michael Kors watches are part of the Fossil Group, don’t forget. The watch giant stated that it will launch wearables for eight brands in 2016, including Chaps, Diesel, Emporio Armani, Fossil, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, Misfit and Skagen – and we’ve already seen plenty of connected devices landing from these brands already.