Alpina have announced the release of a new hybrid smartwatch described as a “new aesthetical execution” that presents a more casual look than their existing smart analog watches.
The new connected timepiece comes with a 44mm brushed stainless steel case and a swish, navy sunray blue dial with beige luminous clock hands and indexes. As a great choice of color to go with the blue dial, the watch comes with a brown-colored (somewhere between maroon and umber) premium leather strap.
Apart from the new finish and color combo, the watch offers the same features as its Horological brothers and sisters. It uses MMT movement and the MotionX fitness tracking platform to keep tabs on your steps taken, distance walked, calories burned, and sleep quality with industry-standard accuracy. You can set daily goals and see your progress on the activity dial just above 6 oclock.
The watch features a vibrating alarm, active alerts, and a smart coach that learns about you over time and offers fitness tips based on your activity goals. The watch can store up to 30 days worth of fitness tracking data, just in case you don’t sync with your smartphone in that duration.
A new function has also arrived on the Horological watches. It’s called Worldtimer and is designed for globe trekkers. It allows you to keep track of your hometown’s timezone by entering your city into the app.
One thing the Alpina and other Swiss made Horological smartwatches lack is smartphone notifications for calls, texts, emails, etc. So far, anyway.
The Alpina Horological Smartwatch, and the other Swiss made smart analogs, offer a level of quality and style that’s in a different league to smartwatches made by the tech giants. They offer attention to detail, Swiss quartz movement and a battery life of up to 2 years – no charging required.. Who can argue with that?
Swiss made Horological smartwatches exclusively use MMT’s MotionX-365 smartphone app; compatible with iOS 8.0 + and Android 4.4 + devices.
We don’t have a price or release date for the new blue watch yet, but the other Aplina smarts range from around $529 to $2,495 USD (at the time of writing) on Amazon.