I have absolutely been a fan of hybrid smartwatches since the days of Martian and Cogito as I for some reason can’t let go of a mechanical watch face. Fossil has in many ways answered my dreams with the introduction of their new hybrid HR smartwatch.
The Fossil Smartwatch HR is basically a normal watch with a fully functional e-ink screen. The benefit of the screen is that now you are able to display fully articulated notifications and other various smartwatch features without sacrificing “real” watch functionality. Also the e-ink screen gives the watch amazing battery life as it is advertised as being about two weeks.
This certainly seems like it’s perfectly suited for those of us that want a full smartwatch but not at the sacrifice of “normal” watch features. If are like me and find the watch quite fascinating, then check out the full specs at Fossil.com. Also take a look at this review by Mr. Mobile.