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Let’s face it, smartwatches and fitness bands are trendy but somewhat less than fashionable. You know me, I lean toward the sporty side of life. But I do like a good-looking watch when I travel—especially on luxury cruises or European river cruises.
I recently had the opportunity to test a stunning fashion-forward smartwatch from Best Buy. The Access Runway stainless steel watch teams up a design from Michael Kors with the technology of Wear OS by Google.
Wear OS Technology by Google
With Google Wear OS you can make every minute count using Google Assistant, motivational health and fitness tracking with Google Fit, and an assortment of features that allow you to see your messages, calendar, and notifications on customizable screens. See it all at a glance or say “Hey Google” get the help you need. Speed through checkout lines with Google Pay while you keep an eye on your step count or your heart rate with two new activity trackers created in coordination with the American Heart Association and the World Health Organization. I especially liked the ability to include alternate time zones on the watch face—making travel a breeze.
Function meets fashion with an array of face options that let you customize both information features and colors to coordinate with your look. It offers the ideal way to transition from workout to work and out for the evening. It’s easily the only watch you’ll need for travel, handling everything from the airport on travel day, to cocktails with your cruise ship captain.
Here are my favorite faces:
Check out the multiple time zones!
This one has a classic look, with the option to change the color of the face to match almost any outfit.
And for the evening… a clean and “unplugged” look.
Here are the specs:
Compatible with Android phones and iPhone®
Wear OS by Google works with phones running Android 4.4 or later (excluding Go edition) or iOS 9.3 or later operating systems.*
Calendar, SMS, email and social apps notifications
Keep you updated on day-to-day happenings.
Touch, tap and swipe for easy menu navigation
1.19″ AMOLED touch-screen display.
Stainless steel case
Along with an 18mm stainless steel watch band ensures durability and an elegant look.
Defends your smartwatch against submersion in up to 98′ of water.
Wireless connection to your device
Bluetooth 4.1 LE connectivity and NFC technology enable simple one-touch pairing.
Tracks distance, calories burned, activity, sleep activity, heart rate and steps taken.
Quietly alerts you to a range of notifications, such as incoming e-mails, calls and text messages, as well as upcoming calendar events.
Offers up to 24 hours of use on a full charge for extended operation.