Michael Kors Access Sofie review

Shahriar Siam

An update to 2016's Michael Kors Access Bradshaw smartwatch, the Michael Kors Access Sofie shows the design brand has accepted past reactions and taken a stab at delivering a glitzier and more jazzy style smartwatch than we've seen previously.

The oversight of a couple of key highlights will prevent some wearable fans, yet there's no denying this is a breathtaking if costly smartwatch alternative for some.


Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Michael Kors
Model number MKT5021
Display Type Analog-Digital
Case material Stainless Steel
Band Material Stainless Steel
Item weight 8 Ounces
Water resistant depth 100 Feet

Michael Kors Access Sofie price and availability

The Michael Kors Access Sofie has been in progress since March 2017. Directed towards ladies, it's appropriately charming if significantly more of a design embellishment than a functional smartwatch wearable.

With a RRP beginning at $350/£349/AU$599 it's a top notch section to the wearable world, with the watch now on special through Michael Kors stores and on the web, just as at outsider retailers. A few shops stock it for not exactly the RRP, however it stays an expensive recommendation.

The Michael Kors Access Sofie isn't immensely include rich, however it is an enticing choice for those searching for something that wouldn't watch strange when high end food.


Michael Kors has a settled notoriety inside the design world, and such style tails it with regards to smartwatches. The Michael Kors Access Sofie has a completely round presentation, shunning the 'punctured tire' impact of its ancestor - the Michael Kors Access Bradshaw - and looking all the better for it.

A solitary catch decorates the right-hand side of the face and is the sole methods for working it in a material manner. In the same way as other different smartwatches including the Misfit Vapor, and LG Watch Sport, the crown doesn't turn, nor does the bezel. Looking through the rundown of applications is exclusively down to utilizing your fingers.

The bezel is decorated with gemstones, with the tempered steel tie additionally giving gemstones at customary spans inside the connections. It's basically the mark style of Michael Kors and precisely what fanatics of the design fashioner will appreciate. Such excitement won't be for everybody however.

A 42mm tempered steel packaging nearby such huge numbers of gemstones mean this isn't the lightest of watches.

It feels profound in your grasp just as on your wrist, yet that does promptly pass on the inclination this is a costly smartwatch instead of the more easygoing structure of something like the Fossil Q Venture or the excessively plasticky appearance of a large number of the fundamental Apple Watches accessible.

It's conceivable to trade out the extremely impressive gemstone tie, in spite of the fact that it is a little fiddly to re-connect new lashes. It's advantageous requesting options however as the standard structure would peer somewhat strange when getting things done for the duration of the day.

It looks increasingly like something you'd need to grasp while on an upscale night out than essentially surging around a store.

As standard, the gemstone tie is a little on the enormous side. Modifying it requires a visit to a watch fix place or a Michael Kors store, so remember this minor burden before making a buy.

Appraised for IP67 water insurance, you ought to have the option to take the Michael Kors Access Sofie into a shower without an issue, and it will withstand being submerged in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes.

None of this we'd suggest, given this is a design explanation as opposed to a rough wearable, yet it's valuable to realize that a minor water episode won't ruin things.


Abstaining from the punctured tire approach of old, the Michael Kors Access Sofie has a completely roundabout presentation. The 42mm width watch face is remarkably top of the line with its 1.19-inch AMOLED screen offering a goals of 390 x 390.

It implies that clearness and brilliance is at the front line here, with all content, warning symbols and watch faces looking clear, regardless of how splendid or horrid the climate around you may be.

It's conceivable to change the splendor level to whichever setting you need, just as whack on Always On with the goal that the watch face simply goes monochrome while as yet showing when you're not utilizing it.

Clearly, battery life is affected on the off chance that you leave splendor on full, however it guarantees that the Michael Kors Access Sofie is extra simple to peruse.

We were likewise intrigued at how well it took care of direct daylight, with apparently no survey edge causing it an issue. Its high clearness likewise implies you'll feel like you own a premium smartwatch that mirrors the sticker price.

Regardless of the thick outside of the Michael Kors Access Sofie, the watch show itself isn't as large as certain other options, for example, the Apple Watch 3, however it is on a standard with direct contenders like the LG Watch Style and Huawei Watch 2.

On the off chance that you have enormous fingers, you may discover it at times hard to tap and select little symbols, however it is anything but a major issue when you consider that proprietors of ladies' watches will normally have littler hands at any rate.


The Michael Kors Access Sofie isn't a watch that has been intended for wellness. Only five minutes of wearing it will help you to remember this. It's stout, looks too brilliant to even consider risking messing up while running or at the rec center, and simply sometimes falls short for anything tough.

That is reflected in its highlights. There's no locally available GPS so you can't get a precise perusing of your courses without your telephone close by. There's additionally no pulse screen, so you won't have the option to perceive how your heart is performing while at the same time working out.

Obviously the Michael Kors Access Sofie isn't for wellness addicts, yet there are some lightweight highlights for the at times dynamic client.

Google Fit and Google Fit Workout are pre-introduced, and sensibly valuable. Google Fit shows what number of steps you've taken every day, the separation voyaged, and calories consumed. While Google Fit Workout is ideal for following your reps on the uncommon occasions you should take this watch to the rec center.

An IP67 water-safe rating implies you can be consoled that sweat or a short downpour shower won't wreck your snappy watch, yet you shouldn't take this swimming.

Battery life

Charging the Michael Kors Access Sofie is easy, which is handy because you'll be doing it a lot.

It comes with its own magnetic charging puck that you place underneath the watch body. Thanks to being magnetic, there's hardly ever any risk of it falling off and not charging correctly. It also means no unsightly ports to contend with.

The Michael Kors Access Sofie's 300mAh battery promises a battery life of about one day. In practice, this will vary massively depending on what you're doing with it.

On our first day of use, which involved plenty of setup and trying out many apps, it only actually lasted about 7-8 hours. However, on a regular day, where you're only using it occasionally, around a day sounds about right.

It's not quite a full 24 hours but the idea of charging it at the end of the day, on your bedroom nightstand, feels about right to us. This isn't a watch you'll want to wear overnight anyway, due to how chunky it feels.


Pros Cons
Distinctive design No GPS, NFC or heart rate monitor
High-quality display Limited features
Feels expensive Strap requires professional adjustment


The Michael Kors Access Sofie is an eye-getting smartwatch with an extraordinary showcase. Wellness fans will regret the absence of key highlights however, and everybody will miss Google Pay.