Google Store drops Michael Kors' Access Bradshaw smartwatch

Google Store drops Michael Kors' Access Bradshaw smartwatch
Back in December, we told you that fashion designer Michael Kors' Access Bradshaw smartwatch had been listed in the Google Store. Today, we are sorry to tell you that the timepiece can no longer be found at the Google Store. The watch was priced at $350 and up, and featured a 1.4-inch AMOLED display with a 360 x 326 resolution. The dial wasn't totally circular, favoring the "flat tire" look popularized by the Moto 360 smartwatch.

The rest of the specs for the Access Bradshaw watch include 512MB of RAM and 4GB of native storage. A 400mAh battery keeps the miniature hamster wheel spinning inside the device, which supports Wi-Fi connectivity. The watch is still available from Michael Kors' own website, priced at the same $350. Powered by Android Wear, the Access Bradshaw includes voice-activated Google Search, a 44.5mm case and protection from water to as deep as 1 Atmosphere (33.9 feet).

If you head over to the Google Store right now, you won't find the Access Bradshaw but you will find LG's two new smartwatch models both powered by Android Wear 2.0. The LG Watch Style starts at $249 while the LG Watch Sport costs $349 and up. The latter features cellular connectivity, allowing you to make calls or use apps even if your phone is back home. Both of LG's intelligent watches come with Google Assistant.

While Google didn't give a reason for the departure of the Access Bradshaw from the store, the decision could have been based on lagging sales of the device which seemed to be more about fashion than function. The problem is that when a smartwatch is purchased from an online store like the Google Store, buyers are more interested in function.

source: GoogleStore, MichaelKors via MobileSyrup

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5 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"The problem is that when a smartwatch is purchased from an online store like the Google Store, buyers are more interested in function." But wasn't Google already aware of that ? Of course Big G must've been aware that consumers would care more about functionally, than about fashion, when ordering a smartwatch online though the Play Store. So, why did Google let the Access Bradshaw smartwatch sell through the Play Strore in the first place? There must be some other reason behind the suddenly removal of Michael Kors' Access Bradshaw smartwatch.

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Fossil is the one that made the two different Michael Kors smart watches in the first place. So maybe Fossil made a limited run of those smart watches. Other than the flat tire they are built solid with a stainless steel casing, and great band. The flat tire doesn't bother me, especially with black watch faces. Plus these have the new Qualcomm Wear 2100 SoCs, and will receive Wear 2.0 update.

2. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

I don't get it,this was suppose to be a smartwatch from a renowed design company, that happens to also make great looking watches among many other products yet somehow they gave is one of the ugliest looking android wears to date. Moto 360,huawei watch,fossil, tag heur,and even the zenwatch 3 are miles ahead in design,not to mention functionality.

3. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

It sucked...on Amazon not get more than three stars. It was not better than the Huawei watch .....end of story.

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Fossil is the one that made the Michael Kors smart watches. That is why there is a lot of similarities, from the displays to the same Qualcomm Wear 2100 SoCs. They are still solid smart watches with stainless steel cases. Not to mention they will be upgraded to Android Wear 2.0.

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