Google has removed the Huawei Watch (for men), Watch Elegant (for women), and Watch Jewel smartwatches from the Google Store, with many wondering what would replace these watches in Google's store offerings. Well, there's little need to look any further: Michael Kors has another smartwatch offering for Android Wear lovers and fans.
Called the Michael Kors Access Bradshaw (as opposed to the first one, called the Access Dylan), the device features the same 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage that has become standard specifications for Android Wear smartwatches, all while featuring Qualcomm's new Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor that has been designed to ensure wearables operate at their best, a 1.4-inch AMOLED panel with a screen resolution of 360 x 326p, 400mAh battery, Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy, 1 ATM water and dust resistance (or 10-meter water resistance, which isn't much), speaker, microphone, and a wireless magnetic charger.
The Michael Kors Access Bradshaw is more of a luxury/dress smartwatch as opposed to the Access Dylan, which is more of a sports smartwatch. It appears to be the case that Michael Kors wants to design smartwatches for everyone, with a few offerings for those who want a little choice in their smartwatch selection. It's no different than we've seen with Motorola, who offered its Moto 360 for the luxury dress crowd and the Moto 360 Sport for those who wanted a Moto 360 for workouts and fitness-related goals that could handle sweat. The Access Bradshaw still has the same bar at the bottom of the display whose color seems out of place; on the Bradshaw, it comes in gold, but you'll remember that it is black on the Access Dylan. The "MK" on the button to the right of the display is a nice touch to the Michael Kors brand -- reminding people that Michael Kors is designing smartwatches for the sake of his brand, not Google's (even if it is running Android Wear).
Wristband straps on the Michael Kors Access Bradshaw are interchangeable so that you can throw any 22mm strap you'd like on the device. The Access Bradshaw costs $350, the same as the Access Dylan, meaning that you can choose between style without regard to price.
What do you think of the Access Bradshaw? Glad to see new options appearing for Android Wear?