Micheal Kors Access Review: Don’t buy this smartwatch for the tech

Android Wear’s biggest advantage over the Apple Watch is arguably its sheer variety, which has allowed an increasing number of fashion brands to release their own timepieces. One of the latest such smartwatches is the Access line by Michael Kors. It’s not for everyone, but it gets the job done.

The Access comes in men’s and women’s designs (‘Dylan’ and ‘Bradshaw,’ respectively). I tried the former, although they’re both the same size. That’s a large size, mind you. The Kors makes no attempt to being a slim watch, and is among the bulkiest smartwatches I’ve tried. That doesn’t bother me as much as some other folks, but worth keeping in mind.

It’s well built though. The black model I tried out had a solid heft to it (some might say too heavy), and felt like a high quality product. It’s also water resistant to 10 meters, which is better than the usual simple splashproofing. It also comes with a screen protector installed, which I discovered after I worried I’d scratched my unit up only to discover it was just the top layer.

The display is already pretty dull...