Fossil Hybrid HR smartwatch with always-on readout display, heart rate sensor, 2-week battery announced

Fossil, the company that is known for its watch lineup has announced its new Hybrid HR smartwatch which was spotted back in September on a new platform. It comes after the launch of Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch and this Hybrid HR comes with a full round read-out display, integrated heart rate sensor, rapid charging, and more.

Fossil Hybrid HR smartwatch comes with a 42mm dial, always-on readout display that allows users to view notifications like calls, text, check commute time, social media messages and more alongside using it like a traditional watch with integrated mechanical hands. It comes with an integrated heart rate sensor for wellness tracking and also has activity tracking.

The physical buttons on this hybrid smartwatch are customisable and users can control music, check the date, etc and assign the functions they use most to the buttons. Other features include customisable watch face dials,  custom goal tracking, different workout modes, auto-time, second-time zone, music control, alarm, timer, stopwatch, ring your phone, front light for low visibility, etc. It comes with 16MB storage, has Accelerometer, Heart Rate sensors, and the company claims that it delivers 2+ weeks of battery life. It also supports rapid charging with up to 80% in one hour.

It connects via Bluetooth 4.2 LE, is powered by Fossil Smartwatches app, is compatible with iPhone 5/ iOS10+ and Android 5.0+. This hybrid smartwatch is compatible with all 22mm straps and is also water-resistant up to 3ATM.

Pricing and Availability

Fossil Hybrid HR comes in Collider Smoke stainless steel and Charter Rose Gold-Tone stainless steel variant, which is priced at US$ 215 (Rs. 15,275 approx.) and the Charter Black Leather, Collider Black Silicone, and Collider Dark Brown Leather variants are priced at US$ 195 (Rs. 13,850 approx.). It is available for purchase now on Fossil’s website, and it will be available in India starting November 18th 2019. 

Commenting on the launch, Steve Evans, EVP Fossil said:

We know our customers desire both form and function. They have loved how our hybrid smartwatches look like a watch, but act like a smartwatch, but have requested additional ways to stay connected. We are so excited to bring to market this version of hybrid that adds features like heart rate tracking and an always-on read-out display to make notifications easier to see—two big unlocks for our customers. They want to stay connected while enhancing their personal style and these new hybrid smartwatches do both. We pride ourselves on being innovators in the fashion watch space, and we believe that the hybrid smartwatch is the future of fashion watches.

Author: Manoj Nagendra

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