Beauty meets power on the hot new Michael Kors Access Gen 6 smartwatch collection
If you’re the least bit familiar with the Fossil Group’s work in the extremely crowded and incredibly competitive smartwatch space, you shouldn’t be shocked to see the Michael Kors Access Gen 6 lineup unveiled at the same time as the fashion group’s own-brand Gen 6 roster.Compared to the Fossil Gen 6 family, this collection of absolutely beautiful Android and iOS-compatible intelligent timepieces is slightly costlier, starting at $350 and going up to $425 for the four Bradshaw styles initially available stateside.
We can also expect the US-based Fossil Group to use the Gen 6 hardware for devices sold under various other brands like Skagen, Diesel, Emporio Armani, Puma, and Kate Spade New York further down the line, but for the time being, let’s take a look at what the latest Michael Kors Access has going for it.
Powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon Wear 4100+ processor, this bad boy will undoubtedly be faster than all of its forerunners while promising to last anywhere between 1 and “3+ days” on a single charge (depending on your “usage mode”) and impressively getting from 0 to 80 percent battery capacity in just a little over half an hour.
Then again, we’re fairly certain most Michael Kors fans are primarily interested in eye-catching stuff like stainless steel bracelets and “sparkling pavé” accents, caring a lot less about smartwatch software and hardware than, say, hardcore Samsung or Apple enthusiasts out there.