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Compare Movado Connect vs Apple Watch 4 vs Michael Kors Access Runway

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Last updated on February 23rd, 2020 at 11:13 pm

In today’s comparison, it is Apple Watch Series 4 vs Movado Connect vs Michael Kors Access Runway, all high-end smartwatches with fascinating designs, great specs and features that makes any of this a great choice. In this post we compare their specs as well their features to determine which of these three is the best choice.

Apple Watch Series 4 vs Movado Connect vs Michael Kors Access Runway Specs Compared

 Apple Watch Series 4Movado ConnectMichael Kors Access Runway
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4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
3.3 out of 5 stars (3.3 / 5)
2.5 out of 5 stars (2.5 / 5)
3.2 out of 5 stars (3.2 / 5)
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)




Device nameApple Watch Series 4Movado ConnectMichael Kors Access Runway
Device typeSporty/Classic smartwatchClassic smartwatchClassic smartwatch
PredessesorApple watch series 3----
Released dateSeptember, 2018June, 2017August, 2018
Ideal forMen 44mm, while the 40mm version will look great on womenMen, it will also look great on women. Men, it will also look great on women.


Display size1.78 inches1.39 inches1.19 inches
Screen resolution448 x 368 pixels(44mm)
324 x 394 pixels (40mm)
400 x 400 pixels390 x 390 pixels
Density326 ppi----
Input typeTouchscreen,
a button and a digital crown
Touchscreen plus 1 physical buttonsTouchscreen, (3 digital crown buttons)


Dimension44 x 38 x 10.7 mm46.5 x 46.5 x 11.9mm41 x 41 x 11 mm
Weight48 grams , 10.7mm thin--24 grams (without strap)
Casing materialStainless steel frame and all ceramic and sapphire crystal backStainless steel Stainless steel
Strap/band materialElastomerSiliconeStainless steel (Leather strap also available)
Bezel Material------
Band size125 - 210mm--18mm
Screen protectionSapphire crystal glassGorilla GlassCorning Gorilla glass
Waterproof RatingYes, IP68, 5ATMIPX8Yes, 5ATM
Color(s)Black, silver goldBlack, dark tanRose-tone, rose-gold and silver-tone


Internal storage16 GB4 GB4 GB
Memory card slot------


BluetoothBluetooth v5.0Bluetooth v4.0Bluetooth v4.1
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi
802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz
Yes, Wi-Fi
802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz
Yes, Wi-Fi
802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz


SIM slotYes, electronic SIMNoNo


Email alertYesYesYes
SMS alertYesYesYes
Calls alertYesYesYes
Event reminderYesYesYes
Weather forecastYesYesYes
Facebook notifacationYesYesYes
Twitter notificationYesYesYes
Whatsapp notificationYesYesYes


Sleep trackingYesYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesNoYes
Distance coveredYesYesYes
Calories burntYesYesYes
Calories ConsumptionYesYesYes


Bluetooth musicYesYesYes


Accelerometer YesYesYes
Magnetometer ------
Heart rate monitor (HRM)Yes, + ECG sensorNoneYes
Gyroscope YesYesYes
Ambient lightYesYesYes


Operating system (OS)WatchOS 5.0Google Wear OS Google Wear OS
ChipsetApple S4, 64bitSnapdragon 2100Snapdragon Wear 2100
CPUDual core----


Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ionNon-removable Lithium polymer batteryNon-removable Li-ion
Battery capacity --300 mAh300 mAh
Battery lifeStandby :2 days + , Mixed usage: 1 day+Standby: 2 days+ , Mixed usage: ~1 dayStandby :2days+ , Mixed usage: 1day
ChargingMagnetic charging cableMagnetic charging cradleUSB based magnetic charging
Charging timeAbout 2 hoursAbout 1- 2 hoursAbout 1 hour


Payment systemApple payGoogle payGoogle pay
Compatibility iPhone 5s or later with iOS 12 or laterAndroid and IOS Android 4.4 and later, iPhone 5 and IOS 9.3 and later
Companion appApple watch app--Michael Kors access app
Customizable watch faceYesYesYes
Interchangeable band YesYes, 20 mmYes, 18mm
Voice commandYesYesYes


Apple watch series 4Movado ConnectMichael Kors access runway
Magnetic charging cable Magnetic Charging cradleUSB based magnetic charging cable
USB adapter----
User manualUser manualUser manual


Estimated Price$400 - $500$600 - $700$295

The Differences

Apple Watch Series 4 vs Movado Connect vs Michael Kors Access Runway Features Compared
  1. Design
  2. No doubt, these three smartwatches all have really fascinating designs, they all look outstanding and great finish. However, the Apple watch series 4 seems to take it further. It is no longer the usual design, but this is quiet innovative. The apple watch with a bezeless display that stretches to the sides giving it the largest screen size of 1.7 inches yet not bulky a bit. It is innovative if we must say, you get to see more at a glance.

    Going further, the Apple watch once again has the slimmest design, it measures just 10.7 mm in thickness compared to 11mm of Michael Kors access and 11.9mm of the Movado connect. No doubt, all of these three have thickness sizes that fall within industry average of 12mm. Apple watch weighs the least perhaps due to the all ceramics crystal back while Michael kors even though with stainless steel body still has a very much light weight. The Apple watch 4 less weight and appearance makes it the most ideal to wear for workout sessions

    Both Michael kors access and Movado connect have Corning Gorilla glass on the screen for protection while Apple watch has a sapphire glass. The sapphire glass is tougher but not necessarily stronger. These two materials are some of the smartwatch industry best.

    Overall, the Apple watch 4 is the most innovative in design, however we must also acknowledge the fact that both Movado connect and Michael kors access have that fascinating design that defines a classy smartwatch.

  3. Cellular Connectivity
  4. Apple watch is a standalone smartwatch, it has support for cellular connectivity which allows you to make and receive calls directly from the watch without reaching out for your phone. This feature is lacking on both Movado connect and Michael kors access.

  5. Battery Life
  6. All of these three smartwatches have battery life that falls within the industry standard which is 1-2 days. However, Apple watch series 4 has a slightly longer battery life which easily exceeds a day on regular usage. This could well be attributed to the Apple S4 64bit chip which the company claims is their most advanced technology. Battery life to a great extent is dependent on the efficiency of the chipset and processor.

  7. Memory/Media
  8. Looking at the storage, Apple watch series 4 is far ahead, it is one of the modern smartwatches with a massive 16GB ROM while both Movado connect and Michael Kors access gives you only 4GB ROM. Obviously you will be able to store more file on the Series 4. A very nice feature that comes handy when you really need to entertain yourself without necessarily reaching out for your phone. In same vein, both the Series 4 and Michael kors access have loudspeakers but not on Movado connect.

  9. Fitness Tracking
  10. Fitness tracking is a very serious business. It is the main driving force behind the increasing popularity of smartwatches. People want to know more about their body and its fitness trackers to the rescue. In this regard, Apple watch series 4 can do more, it goes as far as having an ECG sensor that lets you take ECG readings similar to what you get in the hospital. It is not necessarily an alternative, but it gives you a clearer picture which you should consult your doctor for further assistance.

    We don’t see the Movado connect as a choice for fitness tracking, it lacks both heart rate sensor and GPS. These sensors are present in Apple watch and Michael kors access.

    While you can track your activities with any of these smartwatches, accuracy is a major concern. Apple watch with a better OS and more advanced chipset is most likely to give you more accurate readings than any of the other two watches powered by Snapdragon 2100 which is already considered outdated, though there is a new snapdragon 3100 which Qualcomm says will improve fitness tracking accuracy to a great extent as smartwatch makers will now be able to write their own algorithms.

  11. Operating System

While Google Wear OS got redesigned of recent it still quiet behind the Apple’s Watch OS and Samsung’s Tizen OS which sort of offer better user experience. However, you can’t take away the diversity that comes with Wear OS which give you a wider option to choose from. We hope to see further improvement on Wear OS.

The Best Choice

Based on design, any of these three is a great choice. All of these three smartwatches have fascinating designs. However Apple watch is a better choice no doubt, it has more features. It is a comprehensive smartwatch. The only downside is the price and the fact that it is only compatible with iPhones.

On the other hand, Michael Kors access runway has a spectacular design and also offers a great deal of value for money plus the Wear OS advantage of diversity.

Movado Connect has a fascinating design no doubt, it is the best choice to wear for your official outings.

Here is a summary;

MICHAEL KORS ACCESS RUNWAY Best value for money, a great choice for fitness tracking and a perfect wear to any occasion.
APPLE WATCH SERIES 4 The most advanced and a comprehensive smartwatch that will suit your lifestyle. Exclusively for iPhone users.
MOVADO CONNECT Top notch design, fascinating and elegant. A classic luxury smartwatch that adds that needed prestige.
Our Pick

We choose MICHAEL KORS ACCESS RUNWAY, it is a great choice, has a fantastic design plus great specs, features and it is compatible with both Android and iOS phones. It gives the best value for money.

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