Why Hybrid Watches Are The Smartwatch Solution You’ve Been Looking For

This post is sponsored by Watch Republic

Being tech-savvy doesn’t mean you have to look like a walking computer or a villain from an 80s Sci-Fi thriller.

An elegant hybrid solution marries the styling of top-of-the-line timepiece with the powerful building blocks of a future-proof smartwatch. Fashion meets technology – plus a whole range of other neat tricks to suit your lifestyle. Not only do you get to keep your identity but it also takes on the role of wingman. Ready. Set. Go.

Worried if these new watches will sync up with your Apple or Android products? Put that worry to bed, as it wirelessly syncs data from your device to your smartphone.

Perfect for those who want to stay connected discreetly whether at work; home, outdoors or on the go. Now, let’s take a look at the parts that make up a hybrid smartwatch and the features of each.

It’s CHARGELESS… hybrid smartwatches are so savvy that it comes with a standard coin cell battery.

You get to have your own personal assistant who doesn’t need to take time off. The sub-eye shows your activity progress, lets you know of an incoming notification and indicates whether you are in alarm, date or alert mode. You can use the app to customise the notification you receive and how you receive them.

As it’s a fashion-first piece with embedded technology, you’ve found the perfect fashion wearable as the straps are interchangeable. A simple change of the strap could give your smartwatch a brand new look and complete your ‘look’, whether you’re heading for the weekend or pitching a deal.

When it comes to tracking your fitness feats, you can automatically track your physical activity throughout the day and set your goals easily. Once your goal is reached, the hybrid smartwatch will clap in celebration of your achievement. How cool is that?

For those who like to capture scenery on the go, you can use your watch as your remote to snap a photo from your phone. Did we say Hybrid? It’s way more than that.

This hybrid also lets you learn more about the duration – and quality – of your sleep. No more restless nights.

The Hybrid Smartwatch is what you’ve been looking for in a watch: style meets stealth, health meets tech. If you’re looking for a high-functioning tracker with a bad-ass watch, it’s time to go Hybrid.

The best news? Three of your favourite brands are now offering Hybrids as part of their stylish range. Check out the Fossil Q Hybrid Smartwatch, Skagen Connected Hybrid Smartwatch and the DieselOn.


Men’s Health readers get a special discount if you use this code: MH20 and get 20% off any smartwatch only and excludes all sale items. This code expires 17 December.

BUY: Fossil Q Hybrid Smartwatch (QGrant- FTW1122, R3799) MH price: R3039

The Fossil Q Hybrid Smartwatch has all the functionality of a world-class tracker, but the design of a traditional watch. Not
to mention a few other tricks up it’s sleeve.


BUY: Skagen Connected Hybrid Smartwatch (Hagen Connected SKT1109, R4599) MH price: R3 679

SKAGEN Connected has a dedicated app that communicates directly from a smartphone to the hybrid smartwatch. This app is where all the information about sleep, activity and notification settings are kept.


BUY: DieselOn (DZT1000, R6999) MH price R 5 599

Add high-tech style with signature Diesel flair to any look with the Diesel On Time hybrid smartwatch.


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