michael kors access sofie vs sofie 2.0

Michael Kors Access Sofie vs Sofie 2.0 Compared

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Michael Kors announced at the CES 2019 that the popular Michael Kors access sofie which has remained one of their best selling smartwatch will be receiving a revamp and will be called Michael Kors access sofie 2.0. The new Sofie 2.0 just like the Sofie is fashion focused however it comes with lots of additional features to make it a more complete smartwatch. So we are comparing Michael Kors Access Sofie vs Sofie 2 specs and features to find what the differences are that sets these two apart.

Michael Kors Access Sofie vs Sofie 2 Specs Compared

 Michael Kors Access SofieMichael Kors Access Sofie 2.0
Michael kors access sofie vs sofie 2michael kors access sofie 2.0 vs sofie compared


Design: (4.5 / 5)
Battery: (3.0 / 5)
Fitness tracking: (2.5 / 5)
Features: (3.5 / 5)
Price: (3.0 / 5)
Average: (3.3 / 5)
Design: (4.4 / 5)
Battery: (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking: (4.2 / 5)
Features: (4.3 / 5)
Price: (3.5 / 5)
Average: (4.0 / 5)




Device nameMichael Kors Access SofieMichael Kors Access Sofie 2.0
Device typeClassic smartwatchClassic smartwatch
Predessesor--Michael Kors Access Sofie
SuccessorMichael Kors Access Sofie 2.0--
Released dateSeptember, 2017January, 2019
Ideal forWomenWomen


Display size1.19 inches1.19 inches
Screen resolution390 x 390 pixels390 x 390 pixels
Density--249 ppi
Input typeTouchscreen, 3 physical buttonsTouchscreen plus 3 physical buttons


Dimension42 x 42 x 11 mm42 x 42 x 11 mm
Weight24 grams (without strap)--
Casing materialStainless steelStainless steel
Strap/band materialStainless steel (silicone straps also available)Stainless steel (silicone straps also available)
Bezel Material----
Band size18mm18 mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass--
Waterproof RatingYes, 1ATMYes, 5ATM
Color(s)Rose-tone, rose-gold and silver-toneRose-tone, rose-gold and silver-tone


Internal storage4 GB4 GB
Memory card slot----


BluetoothBluetooth v4.1Bluetooth v4.1
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi
802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz
Yes, Wi-Fi
802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz


SIM slotNoNo


Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
Weather forecastYesYes
Facebook notifacationYesYes
Twitter notificationYesYes
Whatsapp notificationYesYes


Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringNoYes
Distance coveredYesYes
Steps climbedYesYes
Calories burntYesYes
Calories ConsumptionYesYes


Bluetooth musicYesYes


Magnetometer ----
Heart rate monitor (HRM)NoYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Ambient lightYesYes


Operating system (OS)Android Wear OS 2.0Google Wear OS 2.1
ChipsetSnapdragon Wear 2100Snapdragon Wear 2100


Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ionNon-removable Li-ion
Battery capacity 300 mAh300 mAh
Battery lifeStandby :2days+ , Mixed usage: 1dayStandby :2days+ , Mixed usage: 1day
ChargingUSB based magnetic chargingUSB based magnetic charging
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours


Payment systemGoogle payGoogle pay
Compatibility Andriod 4.4 and later, iPhone 5 and IOS 9.3 and laterAndroid 4.4 (excluding Go edition) or later.
iOS 9.3 or later.
Companion appMichael Kors Access AppFossil Q App
Customizable watch faceYesYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 18mmYes, 22mm
Voice commandYesYes


Michael Kors access sofieMichael Kors access sofie 2
USB based magnetic charging cableUSB based magnetic charging cable
User manualUser manual


Estimated Price$295--
Where to Buy BUY AT AMAZON--

What are The Differences?

Michael Kors Access Sofie vs Sofie 2 Features compared
    The major difference between Michael Kors Sofie 2 and the Sofie is that the Sofie 2 has GPS, HRM and NFC inbuilt plus it now rated 5ATM instead of 1ATM of the sofie.

  1. Michael Kors Access Sofie vs Sofie 2: Design
  2. Michael Kors Access Sofie and Sofie 2.0 are both fashion foucused which is still inline with the manufactures ideology. However ther are slight differences in the design, the Sofie 2.0 has three physical buttons instead of one button on the Sofie. This off course means that navigating the watch interface will be much easier on the Sofie 2 than the Sofie.

  3. Michael Kors Access Sofie vs Sofie 2: Waterproof Rating
  4. With Snapdragon 3100 available, new Wear OS smartwatches will be powered by the new chip, but that’s not the case with Sofie 2. We actually don’t expect any much difference in the battery life of these two and that’s just because they are both powered by Snapgragon 2100 which already is considered outdated. However on mixed usage, battery life is about a day with any of these two. The Sofie would however have a slight longer battery life since there hasn’t been any upgarade in both chip and processor or change in battery capacity of Sofie 2, but on average you will get a full day of battery with any of these two.

  5. Michael Kors Access Sofie vs Sofie 2.0: Fitness/Activity Tracking
  6. The Sofie had a great design but it is not the ideal choice tracking your active life. In the new Sofie 2 there is a heart rate monitor HRM and GPS which are vital features that will help you achieve more fitness goals plus being rated 5ATM which makes it a more complete choice for tracking your activities..

  7. Michael Kors Access Sofie vs Sofie 2.0: Connectivity
  8. The Sofie 2.0 has NFC technology supported which powers Google Pay. So you can easily make payments on the go, but cant do that with the Sofie.

  9. Michael Kors Access Sofie vs Fossil Gen 4 Venture: Waterproof Rating

While the Sofie is rated 1ATM the new Sofie 2 is rated 5ATM which has now become industry standard even if Garmin Fenix 5s plus and Lenevo Watch plus are a few rated 10 – 8ATM. However you can track your swimming activities in the pool or ocean, but the Sofie 2 is the best suitable for that.

Michael Kors Access Sofie vs Sofie 2: Which is Better?

Obviously the Sofie 2 is a better choice, it has a better design and more features and the price difference between it and the Sofie is very inconsequential. So, the Sofie 2 is far better choice which allows you do more and it gives the best value for money.

Here is a summary;

MICHAEL KORS ACCESS SOFIE 2Fascinating and elegant design with more features. It gives the best value for money.
MICHAEL KORS ACCESS SOFIE 2Great design no doubt, a great choice if you are buying because of design, but we don’t recommend it.
Our Pick

Michael Kors Access Sofie 2.0 is our preferred choice. It has a more stylish design plus comes with HRM, GPS and NFC sensors which lets you track your active life. It gives the best value for money.

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