Our Favourite Hybrid Smartwatches

Smartwatches have become by far one of the newest and innovative markets to come to the digital technology industry. With the Apple Watch having done brisk and modest sales around the world, the smartwatch industry is only looking to get bigger and better. The following is a look at some of the top hybrid smartwatches that are out on the market in 2015. Hybrid smartwatches combine the look and functionality of a traditional watch and combines it with abilities that are evident in today’s smartwatches.

 

Frederique Constant

Frederique Constant

Frederique Constant is a Swiss made hybrid smartwatch that has all of the classic look of a high end watch but has the functionality of a smartwatch. It touts itself as a horological smartwatch. What this means is that the watch has a lot of things that it can do. It has a patented Motion-X sensor which allows for the watch to have a SleepTracker. The technology that goes with this has 50 exclusive patents and is said to be 95 percent in accuracy for tracking sleep. Federique Constant hybrid smartwatches have a low power battery which allows for long user time.

This watch has a companion app which can be accessed through iOS and Android devices and is also BlueTooth capable. The SleepTracker for this is very precise and is by far the main draw of this smartwatch. Through the app you can track sleep patterns and there is also information there can help with getting a good night’s sleep. The price for this watch and its various models range from $299 to $799 and can be purchased on their website and other high end stores and online retail sites.

www.frederique-constant.com/

 

Kairos Hybrid Watches

Kairos Hybrid Watches

At the BaselWorld 2015 technology conference, Kairos Hybrid Watches were noted as being the best smartwatch that is out on the market. Kairos offers four types of hybrid watches and they are the MSW 115 and SSW 158 Dot Matrix Toled, the MSW 115 Icon Toled, and the SSW 158 Icon Toled. Each one of the watches have their own personalities and they also have between 40 to 60 percent transparency on the face of the watch.

The Kairos watches both work with iOS and Android operating systems devices and is BlueTooth compatible. It has a microphone and also allows for the user to send out pre-set and typed text messages and also allows to receive notifications. The Kairos Hybrid Watches also have the patented T-Band accessory which has a GPS which helps with running and keeping running stats through a companion app. This watch has not been released as of yet but more information can be found at www.kairoswatches.com where you can ask developers inquisitive questions about the various products.

https://kairoswatches.com/watches/

 

Cogito Watch

Cogito Watch

Cogito likes to tout itself as the new generation in smartwatches. The first look and glance at this hybrid watch and one could easily see it being a regular timepiece. It is far from that. The Cogito Watch comes in two wristband types and they are stainless steel and genuine calf leather. There are two different varieties of the Cogito Watch and they are the Cogito Classic and the pinkish colored Cogito Pop. The Classic sells for $179 and the Pop retails for $129.

Again both of the Cogito Watches are iOS and Android compatible and BlueTooth capable. There are the message notifications and the companion app. The companion app has the activity tracker that is the norm with smartwatches these days where a person can check their real time vitals and exercising stats. Another great thing about this watch is there is no need to recharge it and it does it by itself. The price here is outstanding for the things that it is able to do. The Cogito is also waterproof up to 10 ATM which means you can shower with it. Certainly a good buy here for the Cogito Watch.

http://cogitowatch.com/

 

Proximity by Citizen

Proximity by Citizen

Citizen Eco-Drive watches are well known throughout the world. Here citizen enters the hybrid smartwatch business with the Proximity. The watch here is BlueTooth 4.0 capable and will work with Apple and their iOS mobile devices. Through the companion app through an iPhone a person will be able to get texts, emails, incoming calls, and alerts. The look of this watch is very spectacular and stunning.

The Proximity is low power battery operated so the charge and battery life is optimal. The Proximity companion app can be purchased through the iTunes app store. It has a perpetual calendar, 12/24 time, and 1 second chronograph. The body of the facing of the Proximity is made of a high quality anti-reflective mineral crystal. This watch simply exudes elegance. The Proximity by Citizen retails all around the world for $495 at various retailers.

http://www.citizenwatch.com/en-us/watches/watch-detail/?model=AT7030-05E

 

Michael Bastian Chronowing

Michael Bastian Chronowing

In the hybrid smartwatch business for 2015, the Michael Bastian Chronowing stands out because the technology and computing engineering is done by Hewlett-Packard. Michael Bastian is the award winning designer of menswear and he certainly does a good job with this hybrid smartwatch. The Chronowing is both iOS and Android compatible. Some of the smart features that comes with this watch are calendering, music player control, automatic time zone adjustment, and live sports scores. The Michael Bastian Chronowing is certainly for the sporty and sophisticated gentleman in the family.

The Chronowing is waterproof up to 50 meters. The crystal face of the Chronowing gives it that sophisticated look that any consumer would want in a hybrid smartwatch. The Chronowing also allows for email reading, notifications, and alerts. There are two versions of the Chronowing and they are the MB Chronowing that retails for $349 and the limited edition black version which retails for $649. They both can be purchased from the company website and other high end retailers.

http://engineeredby.hp.com/michael-bastian/index.html

 

Martian Victory Voice Command

Martian Victory Voice Command

The Martian Victory Voice Command hybrid smartwatch certainly has the elegant look for the smartwatch functioning market these days. This watch is BlueTooth capable and will work with both iOS and Android devices. Some of the smart features that come with the Martian Victory Voice Command watch is text notifications, Twitter updates, scrolling readout and vibration. Once a notification appears on the face, it will disappear but if you tap the face within a minute it will reappear again.

The voice command feature is by far the biggest draw of this smartwatch. Such commands as ‘send text’ and ‘read text’ allows for the user to do just that. The voice commands will allow you to get the score of a sports game and give you driving directions. The camera on your smartphone can be used and manipulated directly from the watch. Caller ID is with the Martian Victory here and with its wireless harnessing you will be able to take calls without even looking at your phone. The Martian Victory Voice Command hybrid smartwatch comes in four different varieties that have different case and band colors but they all have the same price at $299. They can be found at the Martian Victory website and at various retailers online and all across the world.

http://www.martianwatches.com/voice-command/victory-watch/

 

Veldt Serendipity

Veldt Serendipity

The Veldt Serendipity hybrid smartwatch likes to tout itself as an elegant watch that affords the user the simplest of smartwatch functions that are out on the market. The patented Vivid Loop with the Veldt Serendipity is a technology that illuminates the watch in sync with information from online. When a person gets a notification, the face lights up so there is no unwanted attention brought on. When the weather is sunny, the loop will light up orange and when the weather in rainy and stormy the loop will light up blue. Notifications will also cause the Vivid Loop to light up and will also give you a short text message. The Veldt Serendipity has a companion app that will work only with iOS devices.

This smartwatch is made in Japan and is made of high quality material. A single charge of the battery here will last one week and the rechargeable battery itself is said to last up to five years. The app has all of the fitness tracking features and sleep counting features as well. The Veldt Serendipity is certainly a high end watch for the 2015 hybrid smartwatch market and retails for $900. It can be found at www.veldt.jp and it is here where you can ask more and inquire firsthand more questions about this special hybrid smartwatch.

http://www.veldt.jp/en/serendipity

 

Creoir

Creoir

Creoir is a name that started to make a solid name for themselves in the hybrid smartwatch industry for 2015. Creoir is a company that pairs up and partners up with companies from all over the world to help with digital and wireless services with smartphones, smartwatches, and other mobile devices. Creoir works with all phases of development of products from the design right down to the operating hardware, software, and the cloud based services that help with running the smart technologies.

Creoir has been able to develop over 50 different mobile devices and hybrid smartwatches are one of them. They also help with the sales and services of their devices as well. Creoir is a company that has all of the minds and engineers that will help the hybrid smartwatch industry sustain itself during 2015 and years to come. Consumers should certainly be on the lookout for Creoir products in the near future.

http://www.creoir.com/#about

 

CooKoo 2

CooKoo 2

The CooKoo 2 hybrid smartwatch is one that likes to say that it is ‘sporty chic’. The Connected Watch companion app here is one that will work with both Android and iOS devices. Some of the other features here are notifications, caller ID, email, Skype, Facebook, Twitter, calendar, remote camera control and music control, and also an alert for low battery. The life of the battery for the CooKoo 2 is one that does not have to be recharged because it has a standard cell button battery.

The CooKoo 2 is BlueTooth Smart ready and is simply one highly sophisticated hybrid smartwatch. All of the industry wide fitness trackers are here with the companion app and the CooKoo 2. When it comes to a hybrid smartwatch, the CooKoo 2 is certainly one in 2015 that represents the market for the consumer very, very well. The CooKoo 2 comes in various color combinations but the best thing here is the price. For only $149, the consumer will be able to get their hands on the CooKoo 2.

http://www.cookoo2.com/

 

Breitling B55 Connected

 

Breitling B55 Connected

 

Breitling is known for aviation so what better way to bring pilots and hybrid smartwatches together than the Breitling B55. The smartwatch here is paired with the first chronograph to be offered by the company and it gives the pilot more control over the preciseness of their flights. The Breitling B55 Connected works with an iOS device and offers such things through the companion app as a tachometer, mission elapsed time, take off and landing times, and will automatically adjust to the different time zones that a pilot may be travelling in. A sturdy rubber strap is attached to a titanium case and has a black carbon based coating.

The Breitling B55 Connected has the patented SuperQuartz movement which means that the watch is ten times more accurate than any other quartz watch that is out there. The two way communication between the smartphone and the watch works so well that they alone can help a pilot fly themselves through any conditions and with any plane. The Breitling B55 Connected is certainly an industry changer and will be highly sought after by pilots during 2015. This product has just started to become unveiled by the company and no exact price is known at this time.

http://www.breitling.com/en/campaigns/b55-connected/

 

TAG Heuer, Google, and Intel

TAG Heuer, Google, and Intel

Back at BaselWorld in March in Switzerland, a groundbreaking announcement was made. TAG Heuer, Intel, and Google announced that they were coming together to develop and make a smartwatch. While it is not known for sure if this watch will be a hybrid smartwatch or not, one thing that is for certain is that this product should be innovative.

This partnership only makes sense as it will bring together one of the most iconic Swiss watchmaking brands with two of the biggest computer hardware and software companies in all of Silicon Valley. This smartwatch will no doubt be an Android Wear device so it will run on an Android operating system. As TAG Heuer CEO Jean Claude-Biver said during the news conference at BaselWorld, ‘Swiss Watchmaking and Silicon Valley is a marriage of technological innovation with watchmaking credibility’.

http://newsroom.intel.com/community/intel_newsroom/blog/2015/03/19/tag-heuer-google-and-intel-announce-swiss-smartwatch-collaboration

 

MontBlanc Timewalker Urban Speed e-Strap

MontBlanc Timewalker Urban Speed e-Strap

 

MontBlanc is known for their high end smartwatches and their Timewalker watch has been very popular among that consumer base. Here the company makes the device even better with the MontBlanc Timewalker Urban Speed e-Strap. The strap here takes the smart technology to the strap as it offers notifications, activity tracker, Find-Me functions, and other alerts. The companion app here will work with both Android and iOS mobile devices.

It is able to connect via BlueTooth through its patented low powered technology. The MontBlanc Timewalker Urban Speed e-Strap is made of very high quality leather which only adds to the elegance of the Timewalker piece. The MontBlanc Timewalker Urban Speed e-Strap has yet to been released but when it does, consumers can go to the MontBlanc website and get updates and other product specifications and news.

http://www.montblanc.com/es/discover/specials/montblanc-introduces-e-strap.html

2015 certainly looks like it will be a big year when it comes to the hybrid smartwatch market. Some of the best designers and watchmakers are coming together with the best in smart technology to bring a highly innovative product to the market. It will certainly be interesting to see just how much innovation and progress will come to the hybrid smartwatch market in 2015 and for years to come.