In the latest news, we see Michael Kors joining Fossil as it works to increase its smartwatch line-up for 2019. The company is now adding three new wearables, all of them working on Google’s Wear OS platform. The products include Michael Kors Access MKGO, Access Lexington 2, and Access Bradshaw 2. While the first is a fitness device, the latter two are smartwatches. The MKGO is the brand’s very first fitness device. The Access MKGO is quite similar to other sporty Wear OS watches, such as the Puma Smartwatch model. The device runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor and it comes with 512MB of RAM. In addition to this, the fitness devices feature a heart rate monitor and built-in GPS. Enough about the Access MKGO, let’s focus on the two smartwatches – Access Lexington 2 and Access Bradshaw 2.
These smartwatches are made available on Michael Kors’ website. While the basic models are priced the same for Lexington 2 and Bradshaw 2, the price differs for different designs. While the Lexington 2 is available right away for purchase from Michael Kors’ website, you’ll have to wait for a few months if you are sure you want to get the Access Bradshaw 2. Let’s take a look at each of them and later, see how they compare against each other.
Michael Kors Access Bradshaw 2
The Michael Kors Access Bradshaw 2 is the successor of the original Access Bradshaw. However, while the previous model has a flat tyre screen, this one features a fully round 1.28-inch display. To quickly run through its features, we know that it is available in six colour option, which is pretty cool. The 44mm smartwatch comes with a Stainless-Steel case with top ring. The AMOLED screen comes with 328ppi. While the stainless steel casing makes it slightly bulkier than the MKGO, it is a steady device that is built in the same way as the traditional Bradshaw watch. You may see some nice features added here to keep up with the tech.
Access Brashaw 2 vs. Lexington 2
While both the Michael Kors Access Bradshaw 2 and Lexington 2 are awesome models, there are some slight differences between them. So, what are the major points of difference? This includes storage and RAM mainly.
These two watches are quite powerful. They are designed to look elegant and not look out of place at a dinner table. The Access Lexington 2 comes with a stainless steel case and an elegant 22mm stainless steel band. This 44mm smartwatch is available in different colours, such as combinations of silver and gold, and silver stainless steel. On the other hand, Access Bradshaw 2 is available in some beautiful options as well, such as grey, gold, and a rose gold. All of them feature 22mm straps on the 44mm smartwatch.
Both the model has three buttons on the right side. This comes in handy for users to control different aspects of Wear OS. These watches also feature a 1.28-inch AMOLED screen. Both the devices run on Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor. That is nothing surprising since most Wear OS smartwatch models run along the same lines. Thanks to the 1GB RAM here, you can be sure of a better performance. You will also be able to enjoy 8GB of internal storage. This comes in particularly handy if you want to listen to music or podcasts on the go.
Other features of these smartwatches include a heart rate sensor under the hood, NFC for Google Pay, built-in GPS, and swim-proof with 3 ATM water-resistance. Comparatively speaking, the battery sizes of these models are a bit smaller at 310mAh each. You may also be aware that both of them have speakers which allow users to make and take calls directly from the watch. You will no longer have to fumble around for your smartphone.
These new smartwatches also have an extended battery life mode thanks to which they can last more than one day on a single day. However, you may have to sacrifice some functionality to achieve this. This works pretty similarly to the Fossil’s latest model. All the latest Michael Kors smartwatches come with Noonlight. This is an app that is designed to contact emergency services. Users will also be happy to note that Spotify comes pre-installed!
In addition to this, Access Brashaw 2 and Lexington 2 have integrated Google Assistant support as well. Since both the watch run on Google’s WearOS platform, they enjoy all the features that come with the software. This includes Google Assistant as well. Other features of the smartwatches include music control and storage, smartphone notifications, and Rapid Charging for 80 per cent battery in 50 minutes. How cool is that?
Michael Kors Access Lexington 2
The Michael Kors Access Lexington 2 is another smartwatch released by the brand. While it is quite similar to the Bradshaw 2 model, you can be sure there are plenty of smaller differences. This is something we will cover in the next section. The Access Lexington 2 comes with a 1.28-inch fully round AMOLED display with a 328ppi. With regards to design, you will notice more details. Again, this model too features a Stainless Steel case with top ring. This 44mm smartwatch is available in five colours.
You may notice an etched ring around the Lexington 2’s display. Another matter of the difference is that the stainless steel bracelet’s links have more detailed work when compared to the other model. However, regardless of the design, it is highly functional and works excellently.
There is an etched ring around the display of the and the links in the stainless bracelet have more detail to them compared to the Bradshaw 2 – mimicking the design of the traditional Michael Kors Lexington design. Like the Bradshaw 2 though, it’s a solid device with plenty to love.
Both the Access Bradshaw 2 and Lexington 2 by Michael Kors are amazing smartwatches. They both have an appealing design with incredible features. These two models are specially designed for elegant dinners and parties. They suit up extremely well for a casual outing, but not so much as sportswear.