Saturday , October 21 2017

Updated: Michael Kors Access Android Wear watches released coming to Australia in first wave

Michael Kors access

Michael Kors has officially announced the launch of their long awaiting fashion focused Access line of Android Wear smartwatches. We’ve known for some time that the Access Smartwatch would be released in Australia and we’ve been expecting an October launch date.

The Access Dylan and Access Bradshaw offer the same internals with slightly different styling, the Bradshaw is targeted at women whilst the Dylan is intended for men, that said anyone can wear either, I personally prefer the look of the Bradshaw. These are not small watches, Michael Kors has designed these to look similar to their range of mechanical watches which tend towards the chunky side.

Whilst these may be fashion watches they aren’t shy on technology either. They both include a Snapdragon Wear 2100, a processor built for smart devices and the latest thing for Android watches. Other specs include 512 MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, 1.4″ IPS LCD (flat tyre included) display and a 360 mAh battery. Both models support standard 22mm watch bands, and Michael Kors has a range of special bands designed to complement these devices.

Click below for the full comparison.

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 Michael Kors Access BroadshawMichael Kors Access Dylan
Screen size1.4-inch1.4-inch
Screen technologyLCDLCD
Resolution320 x 290320 x 290
PPI205205
ChipsetSnapdragon Wear 2100Snapdragon Wear 2100
Core config1.2 GHz x 41.2 GHz x 4
Ram512MB512MB
Storage4GB4GB
MicroSD
Battery360 mAh360 mAh
Charging methodWirelessWireless
CellularNoNo
SpeakerYesYes
Android OSAndroid Wear 2.0Android Wear 2.0
Dimensions44.5 x 44.5 x ? mm4.6 x 4.6 x ? mm
Weight51g51g
Colours
  • Gold
  • Rose Gold
  • Gun Metal
  • Silver
  • Rose Gold
  • Black
  • SIlver
Build materialsStainelss SteelStainelss Steel
Band colours
  • Gold
  • Rose Gold
  • Gun Metal
  • Silver
  • Gold with Acetate
  • Gold with Crystals
Black
Band materialsStainless SteelSilicone
Band swappableYesYes
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The Bradshaw is marginally smaller than the Dylan and offers a slightly different styling, apart from that the two devices are very similar and unmistakably Michale Kors timepieces. The Bradshaw also has many more colours and band configurations by default, check out the gallery below.

Michael Kors Access Bradshaw

The images show a light blue colour, not on their site, so perhaps there are more options to come?

Michael Kors Access Dylan

Flat tyre notwithstanding these are interesting looking devices and definitely adds to the richness of the Android Wear ecosystem. We’re are still waiting on official Australian pricing and distribution, however, based on the US price the Access should come in between $460 and $500 AUD. It’s great to see more companies embracing Australia as a launch market for tech products. I’ll be making my way to a Michael Kors store to check these out as soon as I can.

Update:
Michael Kors Australia has kindly supplied the pricing and model availability for the Access watches.

Model Price $AUD
Bradshaw KOR953418 $579
Bradshaw KOR953418 $599
Bradshaw KOR953418 $579
Dylan KOR953418 $579
Dylan KOR953418 $579

The Michael Kors Acess will be available from:

  • Westfield Sydney
  • Westfield Chadstone Melbourne
  • Emporium Melbourne
  • EmporiumPacific Fair (Gold Coast) and
  • Sydney Airport

Michael Kors has still not yet announced the exact date we’ll be seeing these watches in Australia but you can bet we’ll be all over it when they do.

Are you going to check out the Michael Kors Access? Let us know below.

 

Duncan Jaffrey   Journalist

Duncan has been interested in technology since coding "Mary had a little Lamb" in Basic on his ZX Spectrum. A fan of all things Android, most days you'll find Duncan trawling the web for Android news or quietly editing away on Map Maker.

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Will give them a good look.
Fossil has gone all out with smart watches this season… Great range across all their brands, each with designs aspects to make them unique.
The Fossil store rep had indicated that Australia was leading their smart watch sector in the recent launch in Australia-Asia.

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