A hybrid smartwatch is very different from a normal regular smartwatch. Fossil’s Hybrid HR is a mixture of having the physical hands and an always-connected display showing notifications and information. It gives the essence of a traditional Pebble watch combined with the analog-style.
Fossil has got a wide range of smartwatches having physical hands other than the Hybrid HR. Fossil watches are used to track sleeping patterns, total step count, and finally, the results are displayed with the help of physical hands. Fossil’s Hybrid HR stands out from the rest because of its remarkable features which might continue to become the future of the smartwatch market.
The most annoying part of a smartwatch is to keep it charged. This hybrid smartwatch of Fossil found a solution to it, and its none other than E Ink. The added display of Hybrid HR feels more like an extension than a screen, and it has got all the features similar to a digital watch. It is somewhat similar to the WearOS watches of Google but with E Ink. It also resembles the TicWatch Pro, but the overall look of Hybrid HR is a lot better.
Forty million dollars were paid by Google this year to improve the smartwatch technology of Fossil in order to make hybrid watches. Google’s Fitbit and Fossil’s Hybrid HR are the representatives of how fitness watches are going to be in the near future.
The buttons present on the side lead to the menus, and one can scroll through the options present on the screen. It has not got the touchscreen facility, though. The mechanical hands don’t gleam in the dark, but the watch contains a middle button on the side which makes the rear screen glow.
Fossil’s Hybrid HR has got numerous mind-boggling features. It is waterproof, music playback can be controlled from a mobile phone, and it can also display the phone notifications. It can also measure heart rate.
Depending on what you choose- Collider HR or Charter HR design, the watches come in cases made out of stainless steel. It is the type of tech watch everyone thought Google to be interested in, and now Fossil made a significant jump on its way to pinnacle through this release.
It costs a whopping $195, which might not be affordable to all but it is certainly going to be the future of the smartwatches.