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Gone are the days when a smartwatch was all function and no form. There is never a need to give up on your favourite style of watch in favour of smart features anymore. Top brands are embracing a new kind of smartwatch and designing them to be more fashionable without losing out on the ever important functions.
The hybrid watch allows a wearer to take a step away from the original touch screen smartwatch but keep the connectivity. Merging analogue displays with special features hybrid watches are being created by top brands including Timex, Lacoste, and Guess.
New in, fashionable, and super smart here’s a look at 5 top brands with hybrid watches on offer.
Compatible with iOS and Android operating systems Guess Connect have men’s and ladies’ smartwatches available.
The C1003L3 is designed for the busy person on the go. With the ability to send and receive texts and emails, voice activation features, and more apps that are available to download this hybrid watch has everything needed for a busy lifestyle. The watch display can be changed to suit your needs and style so you are always in control and connected.
The glamorous C2001L2 is a fashionable and smart watch for the ladies. The outer shell of this watch gleams in rose gold and crystal stone decorations while the inner workings truly impress. Sync with your phone, either Android or iPhone, to create fitness goals, track activity, set alarms, and all without the need to charge your watch battery.
Timex offer the IQ move range that contains their take on the hybrid watch. Within the clever watches there are men’s and ladies’ timepieces.
For the modern man the TW2P81700 is a fashionable black and silver watch with hidden talents. The special features include Bluetooth capabilities, a pedometer, activity tracking functions (including sleep), alarm, and calorie counter. Working with Android or iOS this contemporary watch is finished off with 50m water resistance and interchangeable strap and 2 years warranty from Timex.
Offered in the ladies’ section of the IQ move collection is the TWG013500. The quartz powered watch is presented with a choice of straps to easily make a quick fashion change should you wish. The hybrid special features are all very stylish too with Bluetooth connectivity syncing activity tracking, a timer, sleep tracking, and other sports features with any smartphone.
Kronaby take the hybrid watch one step further as they add more than connectivity and activity tracking to their list of special features. Their unisex watches include an auto time zone function, music control, the ability to set dual time, the option to decline calls with just a tap, personal notification settings that can be filtered, a camera, a Geotag option, a built in pedometer and activity reminder, a find your phone tool, and many more functions. The only thing left for the buyer to do it chose if they like numerals or indexes on their dial.
When it comes to hybrid watches you can’t get any cooler than the Lacoste 12-12 range. Available in a variety of colours it’s easy to find your favourite. The special smart features of these stylish watches include customizable notifications from your synced smartphone, activity tracker functions including goal setting, a pedometer, Bluetooth capabilities, and much more through the Lacoste app. The 12-12 watches are compatible with Android and iPhone and are finished with a digital and analogue display.
Casio are a huge name in the watch world and create robust watches with an array of functions and features. It seems only natural that they would add a hybrid watch to the catalogue. They have done so by creating a connectable watch for their men’s Edifice range. The already action packed watches are upgraded with connectability with iPhone and Android operating systems.
The EQB-501DB-2AER is given solar power, activity tracker, World time settings, smartphone notifications, and a find your phone tool along with its 100m water resistance and day/date functions. The EQB-501XDB-1AER is awarded the same impressive smartwatch features as its brother with one extra touch in the tachymeter it possesses. Both watches are finished off with Casio’s 2 year warranty for added peace of mind.
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