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Michael Kors Access Smartwatches: The Best Wear OS Devices at IFA 2019

James Frew 05-09-2019

Michael Kors is best known for its designer fashion accessories. The past few years have seen the company expand into smart devices, releasing several smartwatches in collaboration with Fossil. This year, the company has released three new watches under the Access brand; Lexington 2, Bradshaw 2, and the MKGO.


Michael Kors Access Smartwatches at IFA

The Access Lexington 2 and Access Bradshaw 2 are updated, smartwatch editions of their successful and popular analog watches of the same name. Design, comfort, and fashionability are a high priority here. But that’s not to say that smart features take a backseat.

The watches both feature Fossil’s Gen 5 hardware. So, there is a built-in speaker, an extended battery mode, 8GB of storage, and preinstalled apps like Spotify and Noonlight. The speaker is a key feature here. Utilizing the onboard mic, you can now interact with Google Assistant using your watch alone. And, with the release of a companion app for Android and iOS, you can take calls through your smartwatch too.

Michael Kors Access Smartwatch at IFA

The Lexington 2 is available in gold-tone, rose gold-tone, silver-tone or two-tone stainless steel. The Bradshaw 2 comes in four designs; gunmetal, rose gold-tone, gold-tone or silver-tone stainless steel.


Alongside these fashionable, designer watches, the company also launched the Access MKGO—their first fitness-focused smartwatch.

Unlike the Access Lexington 2 and Access Bradshaw 2, the Access MKGO is not based on the Gen 5 hardware. This though makes space for a lightweight, well-designed fitness wearable. There’s tight integration with Google Fit, allowing you to track your workouts with ease and sync them to the cloud.

Michael Kors Access MKGO Smartwatch at IFA

The Access MKGO integrates with Google Assistant, so you can change tracks, set timers, and ask questions, without looking down at your wrist or smartphone. The watch’s NFC-enabled Google Pay support means you go for your workout and leave your wallet at home. The Dials app, which is preinstalled on the watch, allows you to customize your watch face. Just choose between Glam, Fashion, or Sporty, and Dials takes care of the rest.

Starting today, the Access Lexington 2 and Access MKGO are available directly from Michael Kors at a cost of $350 and $295 respectively. The Access Bradshaw 2 will be available from October 2019 for $350.

Related topics: IFA, Smartwatch.

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  1. Maryon Jeane
    September 13, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    Too big for my wrist - but then I'm a woman and obviously tech isn't for us, is it Ms Lovelace?

    Or did MUO just assume that no women read its articles and so spent their time at the IFA taking pictures of the men's range of watches?

    I ask merely for information...

    • James Frew
      September 13, 2019 at 5:08 pm

      We covered the products that were available at IFA. Although some, like the Diesel watches, were quite large, and clearly intended for men, the remainder of the Fossil watches had either replaceable straps, or magnetic ones that can be adjusted to wrist size.

  2. Shyan Lawrence
    September 7, 2019 at 2:55 am


    • James Frew
      September 7, 2019 at 6:42 am

      Lexington 2 and Bradshaw 2 have 1GB, and the MKGO has 512MB.