With its mechanical hands and e-ink screen, the Fossil Hybrid HR combines the style of a traditional watch with smart health connected features.
You've already been shown a preview of this hybrid watch in September. She is now official. For little, the result perfectly mimics a classic model while offering the latest technology as an always-on screen.
The Fossil Hybrid HR, a smartwatch that combines style and efficiency
Like the previous "hybrid" models of the brand, the new smart health connected watch uses physical hands. But unlike its predecessors, the Fossil Hybrid HR inserts a monochromatic screen in its round dial.
The result gives an extremely natural effect that does not overlook the features of a modern smartwatch. Thus, we can always check his notifications, SMS or the weather directly on his Fossil Hybrid HR.
But in addition to being aesthetic, this choice makes it possible to increase the autonomy by consuming less energy than a normal slab. According to Fossil, his smart health connected watch can therefore walk at least 2 weeks on a single chargewith all the functions enabled.
To ensure this performance, we can count on the battery of 50 mAh rechargeable in 60 minutes.
A heart rate sensor, but no GPS
The Fossil Hybrid HR does not run under Wear OS, but under a proprietary platform. However, it offers most of the features of Google's software. In addition to those mentioned above, the watch offers a pedometer option and embeds a heart rate sensor.
Still, we will not be able to count on the Google Play apps. In addition, it will be necessary to make a cross on the GPS and the payments without contact (no chip NFC). In fact, this watch is not made for sport. And with a sealing of 3ATM, the device will survive a downpour, but not a dip in the pool.
Compatible with iOS and Android, the Fossil Hybrid HR is available for sale today at a price of 199 euros on the brand's website. For greater personalization, the straps are interchangeable.
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