2 Stars By George on 2018-02-19
No charger and expensive than fossil Q.
3 Stars By Tom McGee on 2017-03-18
A Handsome Dress Watch, Yet Overly Complicated & Requires Pairing With My Cell Phone That Already Has Greater Utility
This is a handsome smartwatch that I am using in conjunction with my iPhone 7 Plus and the free MK Access application that I downloaded at my App Store.
The instructions that come with the watch are minimal; however, it tells the user how to pair the watch with the iPhone IOS system and the need to download the Michael Kors Access App and follow the instructions there.
Once you pair the watch with your cell phone, the time setting automatically syncs with that on your phone.
There are 3 buttons on the right side of the watch. When you push the top one, the hour hand points to the day of the week while the minute had points to the day of the month labeled around the circumference on the face of the watch. Pressing the middle button allows you to switch between the alert, alarm and second time zone. Pressing the bottom button controls your phone with the available actions of your choice.
Once the application is installed and opened, the on screen instructions on your cell phone will explain how to connect devices, provide notifications, set an alarm and an 3 other time zones. The Michael Kors Link lets you set the ring tone on your phone, control music, take a photo and monitor the duration of light, restful or awake time during your sleep each night. The activity setting monitors your steps taken during the day in miles and calories burned each day. It also keeps track of the number of glasses of water you drink each day.
I like the look of the face of the watch and the leather watch band; however, personally, I do not find the utility of watch other than telling me what time it is at a quick glance. The existing apps on my cell phone already do everything that this watch does except monitoring my sleep. Since I have sleep apnea and already use a CPAP machine that monitors and tracks the duration and quality of my sleep in great detail, this watch application does not add much for me.
It is nice that the time setting on my watch and cell phone are synchronized. I also like the comfortable leather band of this watch when compared to the cold metal band on my other wristwatch.
I find some of the features of this particular Michael Kors watch inconvenient. It is an added step to remember which button to push and read the small day label where that the minute hand points to on this watch as opposed to looking at a standard and convenient window display system. Likewise, the vibration alert and alarm vibration system is strong enough to break my concentration during the day or wake me up.
While this is a good looking watch, but it still has to be near my iPhone to operate many of its functions and my cell phone does not need this watch to provide most of those functions independently. Accordingly, I rate it at 4 stars for looks and 2 stars for utility averaging 3 stars.
5 Stars By reg on 2017-03-09
I like watches. Even though I can get the time from other sources, I still wear a watch. This one is very attractive. I would like it even if it weren't a smart watch. Having it be a smart watch is a bonus. Setting it up is pretty straight forward. You need to download the Michael Kors app and open it on your phone. Then, press any button. The watch will vibrate and the hands will move to let you know it is on. At this point, the app will walk you through setting up your watch.
It was very easy to set up this watch. I thought I'd mention a nice feature. If you press a button on the watch, the alarm on your phone will sound allowing you to find your phone, even if it is on "do not disturb." I also can't say enough about how attractive this watch is.
5 Stars By Danny Boy on 2017-03-24
Classic watch but smarter
I have to say this is a pretty cool watch. I love the fact that I don't have to manually adjust the time. It was cool seeing the watch adjust itself to the correct time according to my smartphone. I also like the fact that it can tell me the day of the week and month. I had analog watches that could tell me the date but eventually it would lose track. However with this watch, it's always correct. I also like the fact that it can count my steps.
If I didn't already have a smart watch with a digital display, I would be wearing this all the time. Because it's a good looking watch and it's useful. However since I've become use to looking at my updates via my watch, I doubt I will wear it often.
However this would be a good watch for someone that doesn't need all of tech associated with smart watches. It feels like a classic watch but smarter.
5 Stars By John Flora on 2017-03-10
A smartwatch for grownups
When I think of smartwatches, the first thing that comes to mind is the Apple Watch, which is actually a wearable little computer. This is NOT an Apple Watch. It looks like an ordinary analog watch with an easy-to-read silver-on-black face and a couple of function buttons.
There is no way to change the face and have all of the tricky features that come with the Apple Watch, but therein lies the feature that makes me prefer the MK watch - those features come at a heavy energy price. The Apple Watch has to be recharged every 18 hours or less, depending on how much you do with it. The MK watch has a battery (CR2430) that is expected to last about 40 days - maybe more, depending on usage.
After nearly 20 years with a self-winding Breitling, the idea of charging my watch every night tells me the Apple Watch is a toy that is not to be taken seriously as a daily wear timepiece. The MK watch makes a lot more sense to me in terms of energy requirements.
The MK watch uses the proprietary MK Access app that you download free from wherever your smartphone gets its apps. It walks you through the initial setup process, which synchs your phone and watch via Bluetooth.
The MK watch is also an activity tracker of modest abilities - it calculates how many steps you take each day and estimates what that means in terms of calories burned.
And it monitors your sleep pattern. In both cases, you get to set your step and sleep goals and you can tell at any time where you are in your pursuit of the goals.
The top button swivels the hands around to indicate the day of the week (hour hand) and day of the month (minute hand).
You can program the bottom button to ring your phone, control the music on your smartphone, trip the shutter on your phone's camera or track your goal progress.
It can buzz when someone you deem important calls you (a handy feature if you're in a place where you have to mute the ringtone on your phone).
The MK watch may be short on entertainment, but it has lots of features that are actually useful. In short, it's a smartwatch for grownups.
When the original battery died after about 40 days of use, I replaced it but found that the hour hand didn't reset properly and was perpetually between the previous hour and the current hour when the minute hand reached 12.
Customer support was quick to respond to my concerns.
After I was unable to correct the problem with my watch, customer support acted quickly to replace it. They were friendly, courteous and efficient.
Add another star for quality customer support.
2 Stars By Mainiac on 2017-04-08
Frustrating lack of customer service
Zero customer service from Michael Kors, so two stars.
1. Watch head looks really cool
2. Strap has very thin increments for precise fit
3. Comes with a tool to access battery slot
1. Arrived dead, so we haven't been able to try any smart watch features
2. App required email sign up, which was used to send marketing stuff
3. Band isn't the coolest, but moderately comfortable
We emailed the Michael Kors folks to ask about the dead battery, but never got a reply. Still I think once we go get a battery, we will enjoy this watch.
2 Stars By Brian Kelly on 2017-03-18
Looks great, but is not all that smart a watch
I obtained this watch with the intention of using it as an alternative to my Apple watch when I was interested in having a more traditional look. Unfortunately, this makes drawing comparisons between the two inevitable, and the Michael Kors watch comes up quite short.
While the watch looks quite nice, it is very uncomfortable. The face is quite large, and when you add in the casing around it, the size is such that it inhibits my ability to bend by wrist. I found it impossible to wear while using a laptop. It is also quite heavy--I don't even notice my Apple Watch, while I am very conscious that this is on my hand.
The second issue is power. After looking around for a power supply, I eventually figured out that it is battery powered and that I would have to replace the battery regularly (as I have not done this, I don't know how often, but reports vary from 40 days in the real world to six months according to the manufacturer). Other reviewers have pointed this out as a strength, complaining about having to charge the Apple Watch nightly. I don't see the issue. I plug in my smart phone, I take of my watch and set it on the charger, and I go to sleep. Not a problem.
The third issue is utility--or lack thereof. Everything has to be done through the phone. If I go out for a run, I cannot simply glance down at my wrist to see how far I've gone or how much I have left--I have to dig my phone out of my pocket and go to their custom app. I cannot glance down and see the temperature or the date. (Note that I can push the top button on the MK watch and it will point to the date, but the numbers are so tiny that I cannot read them without my reading glasses--not convenient). I cannot glance at it while driving to see Caller Id to decide if I should pick up the phone. I cannot give a quick yes/no answer to a text message when my phone is not sitting in front of me or is tied up with something else. Etc., etc., etc.
The fourth issue is marketing--in order to use the device at all, you *must* download their App and you *must* register your email address. At that point, expect an endless flow of marketing emails--at least one a day--and opting out has so far been fruitless. Unacceptable--they should have provided an Opt-out option on the App when I created my account (they did not) and they certainly should have respected my Unsubscribe from one of their emails.
Will I ever wear it? Probably in very limited circumstances. Perhaps if I am going to the theater or certain types of social engagements, but in general, I will stick with my Apple Watch.
4 Stars By Mocha's mom on 2017-03-27
a mixed review.. I Love the Watch as a WATCH... the smart portion leaves me w wanting more..
What a NEAT Watch. and a very attractive watch face.. It has a wonderful leather band that makes it look like the upscale watch that it is.NEAT Dress Up Watch.
.............This watch is a .. labeled as a Smartwatch that tracks activities and provides notifications too.
It also tells us it is Water resistant to 30m (100ft): in general, withstands splashes or brief immersion in water, but not suitable for swimming or bathing
Well what this does is vibrates when a notification or alert arrives but you cannot read the message. on the watch you have to pull out your phone to see who is on the phone or Text.
. To make this all work you pare the watch w you android or Iphone and then DOWNLOAD the Michael Korres app. Once the application is installed Open it and there are on screen instructions to give you directions on how to connect devices
After this the app syn's the time that is on you phone w you watch.. which is pretty neat.
One thing I found disturbing it only has a limited 2 year international warranty ... At this price point I would expect a much much LONGER Warranty on this watch that labels itself as a Smartwatch.
That could be a make or break point for some.
This is not a really smart watch.. as most people now expect... but rather a upscale Dress Up watch w a neat option to get notifications.. but smart watch is a bit of a stretch of a description. this would be a good watch for someone that doesn't need all of tech associated with smart watches. and would rather a more simple straight forward approach to notification..... You still have to have you phone near you to find out who is calling or who is texting.... You cannot even tell on the watch your activity steps or distance... All of that has to been seen on your phone............. sort of defeats the purpose of the 'smart' nature of the watch.
Several things it does have ...you can program the bottom button to ring your phone, control the music on your smartphone, trip the shutter on your phone's camera ...........Those can be useful in a few situations..
I would call this a mixed review.. I Love the Watch as a WATCH.... it has a a nice appearance., beautiful watch face and great watch band.......... the smart portion leaves me w wanting more..
The call of this one has to be w the user.. some of my a mixed review.. I Love the Watch as a WATCH...friends would love this low tech aspect.. Others would hate it for it lacking function....
1 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2017-06-30
Truthfully had higher hopes for a Michael Kors.
Everything is beautiful; the feel, the features, the style.
But the brown is slightly damaged. There are a couple scratches in the metal, which I thought was dirt at first. I took some alcohol wipes to clean it, but no change.
A lil pickier on this comment, but the 12oclock and 6oclock batons aren't collinear with the watch strap; it's about 1degree off. I'm a mechanical engineer, I'm sorry, but this bothers me :(
5 Stars By Lauren Vierra on 2017-03-11
Great styling, Synced to my phone with no problems. Comfortable band, and easy to understand instructions.