8 Elegant Hybrid Smartwatches

Unless you’re auditioning for the next Star Wars movie, a lot of today’s smartwatches just look a little too high tech to suit your style. Enter the hybrid! These elegant hybrid smartwatches keep you digitally connected while still grounded to the time-honored analog world of fine watchmaking.

1: Skagen Connected   

With a minimalist design that captures the essence of elegance in its truest and simplest form, Skagen Connected is a formidable entry into the hybrid realm. And that’s before considering the price tag of under $100! Sounds too cheap? No, don’t turn your nose up at the budget Danish watchmakers without considering their wares. On the hardware side, Skagens have sturdy titanium cases that are water resistant up to 100 feet. Enjoy software that manages your music, camera, and phone contacts. For price, value and looks, Skagen watches stands apart.

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2: Fossil for Him

Fossil has also made strong entries into the hybrid universe with watches that span class, gender and convention. For a guy in want of something bold on his wrist, there’s the Fossil Q Men’s. A black metal case measuring 45mm connects to a luxurious leather strap. While it may appear to be a traditional watch, this high-tech timepiece is Bluetooth enabled and has many of the features of a smartphone.

3: Fossil for All

And most everyone seems to favor the Fossil Q Commuter, a minimalist smartwatch with a built-in fitness tracker, music and camera control along with a host of smartphone apps.

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Like a smartwatch in disguise, the Fossil Q Commuter gives you notifications and fitness tracking with style. See our full review over at TechRadar.com. #fossilwatch #fossilqcommuter #smartwatch #review #techradar

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4: Frédérique Constant

Take a step way up in both price and quality of craftsmanship with the Frédérique Constant Hybrid Manufacture. The Swiss makers of affordable luxury watches have been pushing forward with a hybrid line that retains the workings of a true automatic. In fact, many say this is a first of its kind, a true hybrid in which technology is integrated with the mechanics of the watch. While the app integration and overall technology are impressive, what lifts one to accept the $3000-plus cost of this watch is its styling. Roman numerals give a sense of stately grace to the face that lies under Breguet hands. The classic contours of a round 42mm case with an onion crown serve as sophisticated camouflage for the tech that lies beneath.  

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Meet the new #FrederiqueConstant #Slimline Power Reserve Manufacture introduced during #BaselWorld 2019 last week ! The watch is available in four models and boasts a 40mm case either in stainless steel or in rose gold-plated stainless steel with different dial colors (silver, dark grey or navy blue), Roman numerals and sunray decoration with hand polished white or black hands. Learn more about this new collection now by clicking the link in bio !

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5: Michael Kors Access Slim Runway

Back among the lower price range for a solid go-to timepiece, there’s Michael Kors. Notably elegant, the Michael Kors Access Slim Runway comes in a smart stainless steel case with a metal band to match. Or swap in a stylish black or pink silicon strap on the versatile timepiece. Then get ready to connect because this is a true touchscreen-enabled smartwatch with a screen at the face’s center. Powered by Google Wear OS, the watch can do a multitude of smartphone tasks and track your activity each day. It’s also water resistant up to 50 meters. And it all comes for less than $100!

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Just in time for spring. #MichaelKors #AccessItAll

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6: Mondaine Helvetica

Mondaine has long been known for honoring Swiss railroad clocks with their designs. With a name that pays tribute to an elegant font, Mondaine Helvetica looks like a traditional watch to the unassuming eye. An understated 44mm stainless steel case meets a soft leather strap. But Mondaine’s foray into the world of hybrids is technologically impressive. True, it doesn’t have the capabilities of full-on smartwatches such as Apple or Google, but still packs in digital pluses. Enjoy compatibility with iOS and Android, track your fitness and view the results on the watch face’s second dial.

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7: Kate Spade Grand Metro

It’s likely that nobody will guess you are wearing a hybrid watch when you are sporting the Kate Spade Grand Metro on your wrist. True to Spade’s iconic and cheerful designs, the hybrid comes different colors. Including sleek black, rose gold, silver and with an assortment of straps. As for its technology? It’s got all you need without committing to a full smartwatch: music control, and a remote hookup to your smartphone’s camera and apps.

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На прошлом #CES трекеров было какое-то безумное количество, сейчас вроде чуть-чуть меньше. Я уже говорила, что отношусь к трекерам без симпатии. Ок, если ты спортсмен, следишь за пульсом, скоростью, количеством км, которые пробежал, полезная в хозяйстве вещь. Но для всех остальных это игрушка на неделю. "Основываясь на ваших данных, приложение будет давать рекомендации по сну, активности и проч." Спасибо, конечно, но я и без трекера знаю, что ложусь после полуночи и это неправильно. Короче, готова смириться с этими устройствами, только если они выглядят интересно. Fossil group сегодня показывало гибридные часы – устройства, которые никак себя не выдают внешне, но при этом умные (я тоже иногда говорю, что я блондинка, но все мониторю! ?). Мне понравились варианты "умников" от Kate Spade. Я спать (без напоминалок от приложений и трекеров), а своим утром – вашим вечером – расскажу при интересное устройство, которое обещает усыпить ровно за три минуты. Но расскажу, только если вы будете как следует лайкать #ces2017cilantro. А то прямо ощущаю какую-то недолайканость! ? #зожнеточемкажется #cilantroblog #CES2017 #katespade #fashion #smartwatch #hybridwatch #katespadehybridwatch #всемкинза

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8: Kronaby Nord  

If you’re willing to spend a bit more than average to get a well-crafted hybrid you could step up to Kronaby. The Nord 38mm is one of the most elegant minimalist hybrids on the market. It has an understated sterling silver-plated dial and subdued numerals enclosed in a polished stainless steel case. Control music and manage phone calls with the power of a virtual world that lies just underneath the traditional face. Kronaby can get you into a higher-end hybrid for anywhere from $250 to $1000.

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Combining style and technology ?@eliasnieto_ ▪️ Watch: Sekel 43mm – A1000-0715 ▪️ #kronaby #connectednotdistracted

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Maybe you’re not really a “smartwatch person.” Maybe you want your watch to reflect your personality and not tell the world you have stored 12 terabytes of Star Trek episodes. If you want to be connected to both the wireless age and the timeless art of watchmaking, maybe a hybrid is right for you.  

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