Telling time is easy — that’s what your phone is for. These smart and connected watches will help you sleep better, challenge you to exercise, send emails, and, not for nothing, still look like watches.
The new Connect ditches the hybrid mechanical face of the original for an all digital one, allowing you to customize the display and take full advantage of Android Wear 2.0’s capabilities.
Connect Android Wear 2.0 ($265) by Guess
The limited edition version of Citizen’s sleek Proximity features black ion plated stainless steel with bright green accents. The Eco-Drive technology means this watch charges itself using solar power, so you’ll never miss a notification.
Limited Edition Proximity ($1,100, available in June 2017) by Citizen
This hybrid smartwatch lives up to its diver heritage, with a 44mm fibreglass case the is water-resistant up to 100m. It also pairs with the Dynamic Coaching app to track your activity and sleeping patterns, and offer tips to help you improve in both areas.
Seastrong Smartwatch ($650) by Alpine
Apple answers people’s prayers by adding GPS functionality and water resistance to the Series 2 model. And for those looking for a luxurious touch, you can choose the Hermès edition that comes with a supple leather strap and exclusive digital faces.
Series 2 42mm Watch with Hermès Leather Strap ($2,050) by Apple
Breitling partnered with Bentley to create a limited edition timepiece which boasts a sturdy and light titanium case as well as a carbon fibre dial. The connected watch pairs with a proprietary app to enable extra functionality, while two LCD screens in the face display settings and notifications.
Bentley Supersports B55 ($9,440) by Breitling
Partnering with Google and Intel, TAG Heuer’s new smartwatch can keep up with the best on the market. You can also customize the watch to your heart’s content, including the choice of an extra Calibre 5 module that can be worn in place of the digital face when you’re feeling traditional.
Modular 45 Connected ($2,150) by TAG Heuer