For the impact of a high-end women’s accessory and the functionality of a smart device, Michael Kors smartwatches fit a unique bill. Pull together form and function, (as well as any outfit), with one of our top picks.
Like their analog counterparts, Michael Kors smartwatches are top-shelf arm candy. With rings of bling, metal finishes, and oversized faces, they’re fashion-forward accessories meant to impress. What makes them break from tradition is what’s under the hood, Google Wear OS, and a host of fitness tracking features.
The best Michael Kors smartwatches for women
Not everyone is into the sporty vibe of most smartwatches. Michael Kors offers a more stylish option, a smartwatch housed in the classic style of a luxury timepiece. Devices from this brand prioritize aesthetic and glamour with the iconic design details customers love. They don’t necessarily run the latest tech, but they pack plenty of smartwatch features to keep you active and organized.
Browsing our picks below, try to decide which specs and style align best with your intentions. Do you want a flashy watch for the gym or a formal watch hiding smartwatch specs? There is an easy pick for either answer, plus a brand new option packing the latest tech. Like with Michael Kors traditional watches, expect a hefty price tag.
Michael Kors Gen 6 Bradshaw: The smartwatch with the best tech
Big and bulky, this watch is a statement piece. It’s also the only Michael Kors watch with the latest hardware and software, making the Gen 6 Bradshaw an investment in the future. The device currently runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 4100+, and it will likely be upgraded to Wear OS 3 in 2022. That is something no other watch on this list can tout and is an important factor considering their price tags. The Gen 6 Bradshaw comes in four different styles, each with a 44 mm case and 1.28-inch AMOLED touchscreen display. The options start at $350 and increase based on design details.
Current features include notification support and offline music support, fitness tracking, SpO2 monitoring, built-in GPS, and improved charging specs. It can also access Google Assistant, make payments with Google Pay, and make or take calls over Bluetooth via a paired phone.
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Michael Kors Gen 5E Darci: The best smartwatch for women with small wrists
The Darci is the ever-classy but still showy smartwatch for dainty wrists. With Fossil’s Gen 5E specs, the watch isn’t running the absolute newest tech, but it is still a very solid smartwatch. Plus, it’s a show-stopper readily paired with anything from a t-shirt to a tea-length gown. Its features include a built-in Bluetooth speaker, connected GPS, NFC for Google Pay, and access to a host of apps. The Darci also boasts an estimated 36 hours of battery life and 4GB of RAM.
However, because it is powered by the Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset, this watch won’t be upgraded to Wear OS 3. In other words, at $350, this is the option for someone who doesn’t want the bulk of the Gen 6 Bradshaw and is willing to settle for older tech to avoid it.
Michael Kors Gen 5E MKGO: The most versatile smartwatch for women
A sleek yet sporty option, the MKGO Gen 5E is the Michael Kors smartwatch for women on the move. With a 43 mm aluminum case, silicone strap, and pave-studded detailing, it’s the epitome of sports-luxury. Running Wear OS and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100, this option offers the same specs and features as the Darci, just in a different style. Both will track your steps, caloric burn, heart rate, and sleep, but the MKGO is slightly better suited for pairing with your activewear. Additionally, it’s also a bit cheaper at just $250 and is available in black, pink, or gray.
Overall, with a mix of smartwatch and fitness tracking features, this watch is an attractive accessory. It can’t compete with the top fitness trackers in terms of accuracy, but for looking good while keeping tabs on your overall wellness, it’s an impressive pick.
See also: The best fitness trackers for women
Michael Kors Gen 4 MKGO: The best budget smartwatch
The original athletic option of the Michael Kors line, the MKGO is a lighter, fitness-focused option aimed at women who want to hit the gym in style. Interchangeable bands and boldly colored cases replace the pave-studded, high-class look of the brand’s more fashion-forward options. Like the newer MKGO 5E, the design is swim-proof with a variety of fitness tracking features. What keeps this older version in the running is the significantly lower price point. The MKGO 4 is for the practical shopper who wants a sporty, name-brand fashion smartwatch at a fraction of the cost.
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