Smart Watch Gifts | Michael Kors Access & More

Smart Watch Gifts | Michael Kors Access & More

Treating a tech-lover this Christmas? We take you through our (rather varied) selection of smart watches – including the fashion-focused Michael Kors Access and the Swiss Made TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45.

What is a smart watch?

For those who need a little introduction to the world of wearable technology, a smart watch is essentially a wearable computer packed full of functions. You can pair your smart watch with your smartphone to make staying connected to the things that matter easier.

Which smart watch should I choose?

1.       Make sure the smart watch is compatible with your smartphone. Most are compatible with both Android and iOS, but double check! 

2.       Consider what features, functions and apps you'd like the smart watch to have. For example, do you want to be able to track your activity? If so, choose one with activity tracking. 

3.       Style and design are another important factor when deciding what smart watch to go for. If you want to change the look of yours to match different outfits, then customisable straps and watch dials are a must.

For more hints and tips on choosing a smart watch, visit our Smart Watch Buying Guide.

Here’s four of our favourites.

Under £450

Michael Kors Access, from £349

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For fashion icons and jet-set lifestyles

We’re a big fan of the second generation of smart watch from Michael Kors.

They debuted their first wearable tech in 2016, and have returned in 2017 with a slimmer, smaller design and a dazzling new display for crystal-clear clarity; the Sofie smart watch aimed at girls and the Grayson for the gents.

Perfect for the trendsetters amongst us, this stylish offering is pretty much on all of our wish lists at Beaverbrooks.

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Three favourite features:

Custom watch faces - Update your watch face with a photo straight from Instagram. You can also set your watch to automatically update the face at midnight for transitioning your look from day to night. HOW GOOD?!

Smartphone notifications – Get social media updates, text/emails and app notifications straight to your wrist

Activity tracking – Meet your personal fitness goals by automatically tracking your activity with Google Fit

View our Smart Watch Buying Guide for the full list of features. 

Emporio Armani Connected, from £339

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For the those who want both style and technology

As worn by popstar Shawn Mendes, the Emporio Armani Connected Touchscreen smart watch will keep you connected to your world – giving you control and style in one.  

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Three favourite features:

Custom watch faces – Swipe left or right to change your watch face to suit your mood

Smartphone notifications – Get social media updates, text/mails and app notifications straight to your wrist

AMOLED display – Experience crisp, full round viewing with an enhanced display resolution

View our Smart Watch Buying Guide for the full list of features. 

£1,000 - £2,700

TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45, from £1,200 

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For the Swiss watch aficionado and fans of TAG Heuer

A smart watch from one of the world’s most renowned luxury Swiss watchmakers? Yep, this TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 smart watch combines the best in Silicon Valley technology with the best in Swiss craftsmanship (hence the heavier price tag), whilst boasting complete customisability.

We’re suitably impressed with this piece of tech – you can read about this smart watch in full here.

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Three favourite features:

Personalised in up to 4,000 different ways – through watch faces and its interchangeable lugs, straps and buckles

Water resistant to 50m – protected from splashes and will work in shallow waters

Powered by Android Wear 2.0 – pay with your watch, use Google Assistant, Google Translate, Google Maps

View our Smart Watch Buying Guide for the full list of features. 

Not On A Budget?

Breitling Exospace B55 Connected, from £5,040

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 For professional pilots (or just aviation and gadget obsessed!)

Filled with original functions tailor-made for professional pilots, this Exospace B55 Connected is a smart watch with a difference from Breitling.

Designed to be used with the impressive app, you can access and control all the functions from your smartphone.

Complete with a COSC-certified SuperQuartz movement made entirely in-house by Breitling, this brings together the best of Breitling’s unrivalled watchmaking with the latest tech for pilots.

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Three favourite features:

Water resistant up to 100m – this, along with all its other features, makes it an instrument for men of action

Chrono Flight – keep track of flight times, take-off and landing times as well as airport codes

Chrono Add – record up to 50 intermediate times

View our Smart Watch Buying Guide for the full list of features. 


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