Leave it to Michael Kors to change the face of smartwatches (literally). Access, the new line of smartwatches from the designer, is for the busy woman on the run who wants to look like she is sporting more than just a piece of wearable technology.
But can you blame us? I mean, we're infamous for choosing fashion over function, so it's about time there's a smartwatch with all the trimmings that doesn't neglect a visually pleasing design. The new offering, titled the “Bradshaw” features interchangeable silicone and leather straps, so you can mix and match it to pair seamlessly with your entire outfit. Powered by the new Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip, the watch is best suited for Android users. As for now, digitaltrends.com cautions iPhone users that the watch may not pair so well with the iPhone.
Perhaps what separates the Access line from the run-of-the-mill smartwatch is its ability to automatically change watch faces based on your preferences. Yes, you can change not only the strap, but the actual watch face. You can literally go from sporting a more formal watch face for a reception dinner to wearing what feels like a completely new watch for causal drinks an hour later; it can all be preset for your convenience. In terms of the actual smartwatch features, it can track your activity and fitness goals, and update you with app notifications, as expected.
At $350, not only you are paying for a smartwatch that is upgraded with Qualcomm’s newest chip technology and has both a customizable face and interchangeable straps, but you will confidently be sporting a major designer’s influence on smartwatch design. Let's chalk this one up as another huge step for the fashion industry.