Fossil has today updated its smartwatch lineup with the introduction of the Fossil Hybrid HR. Essentially, the Hybrid HR, as its name suggests, is much like a traditional watch, but with a bunch of new smart features, to make it stand out. One of the interesting highlights of the new watch is that it is the first watch from the company to come with an e-ink display.
The Hybrid HR features a 42mm dial upfront with a 22mm strap running between the lugs. It offers an always-on readout display, which allows users with the ability to view calls, texts, alerts, etc while still maintaining its traditional watch demeanor. Towards its right, the watch includes three physical buttons that can be customized and assigned to different actions as need be. Talking about one of the crucial deciding factors when it comes to smartwatches, the Hybrid HR comes with a 55mAh battery, which the company claims to deliver more than two weeks of battery life on a single charge. And when it does die eventually, the rapid charging kicks in and helps to juice it back up to 80% in one hour.
Although the Hybrid HR is not exactly a smartwatch, it still offers are a bunch of features like custom goal tracking, different workout modes, auto-time, second-time zone, music control, alarm, timer, stopwatch, etc which can be found on almost all smartwatches these days. What’s even interesting is that the watch also comes with an integrated heart rate sensor that can be used for in-depth wellness tracking.
Fossil Hybrid HR: Pricing and Availability
The Fossil Hybrid HR comes in Collider Smoke stainless steel and Charter Rose Gold-Tone variants and is priced at USD 215 (INR 15,259) and USD 195 (INR 13,837) respectively. It is now available for sale on Fossil’s official website. As for availability in India, the watch will go on sale in India starting November 18.