Stylish Michael Kors smartwatches now available for $350 and up, $95 activity trackers too

Yet another “global luxury lifestyle brand” jumps on the smart wearable bandwagon, and unlike Tag Heuer, New York City-based Michael Kors somehow manages to keep its rookie stab at a super-fashionable Android Wear timepiece relatively affordable.

Very recently showcased at IFA 2016 in Berlin, where we got a bit of one-on-one time with the elegant, classically designed but technically advanced smartwatch, the Michael Kors Access is already up for grabs online, including stateside, starting at $350.

The plan is to launch the beautiful, circular device in 18 countries, both on and offline, with Bradshaw and Dylan styles for men and women, stainless steel cases in gold, rose gold and sable tones, interchangeable leather or silicone straps, a 1.4-inch 320 x 290 pix res display across the board, as well as “1-2 day battery life”, and 2-hour charging from 10 to 80 percent capacity.

Bluetooth-enabled, and obviously Android and iOS-compatible, the Access can pull all your typical notifications, take voice commands, and even track your movement, sadly without a built-in heart rate monitor.

Don’t need such a fancy, costly wrist-worn gadget, and would instead like to focus squarely on fitness tasks, sleep supervision, and lengthy battery life? The $95 Michael Kors Access Crosby is also up for grabs, with a stylish, minimalistic look, up to 4-month autonomy, a single white LED light indicator, accelerometer, and 3 ATM water resistance. Not bad for a smart wearable first-timer.

Sources: BusinessWire, Michael Kors

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