Our guide of the best hybrid smartwatches features the top offerings from the leading brands.

Hybrid smartwatches, a.k.a. smart analog watches bring the quality craftsmanship of a fine traditional timepiece (especially the Swiss made ones), plus many of the new-age features that come with wearable tech, such as activity tracking, smartphone notifications and connected apps. One terrific trait with most hybrids, is that you can give your rhinoceros a rest, as they never charging..

Best Hybrid Smartwatches – Swiss Made

Movado Motion

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The Movado Motion collection consists of some mighty fine smart analog talent. Our favorite being the Museum Sport – pictured above.

Activity Tracking

Steps taken, distance walked, calories burned, move reminder, goals, sleep quality, smart coach, vibrating alarm.

Smart Notifications

The Movado Motion watches (except for the Bold Motion) don’t feature smart notifications (calls, texts, emails, social media apps, etc).

Water-Resistant

3 ATM (30 meters).

Battery Life

Up to 2 years – no charging required.

Mobile App

Compatible with iOS 8.0 + and Android 4.4 +.

Price

Starting at around $995 USD.

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Movado Bold Motion

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The Movado Bold Motion does things differently from the Museum Sport, above. It’s in the same price range, but instead of the Motion X activity tracking package, this Swiss made hybrid watch is more geared towards notifications. Also, the classic watch look has been switched for the neoteric style display with LEDs around the edge of the dial.

Activity Tracking

Steps taken, daily step goal progress (displayed by the LEDs around the edge of the dial).

Smart Notifications

Incoming call, text, email, app notifications.

Water-Resistant

5 ATM – (50 meters).

Battery Life

Up to 1 week – rechargeable

Mobile App

iOS 8.0 + and Android 4.4 +.

Price

Starting at around $695 USD.

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Alpina Horological Smartwatch

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Alpina are known for their high-caliber offerings in the classic watch world, and their Horological hybrids expeditiously assimilate and delineate the Swiss brand.

Activity Tracking

Steps taken, distance walked, calories burned, move reminder, goals, sleep quality, smart coach, vibrating alarm.

Smart Notifications

The Alpina Horological smartwatch doesn’t feature smart notifications (calls, texts, emails, social media apps, etc).

Water-Resistant

10 ATM (100 meters)

Battery Life

Up to 2 years – no charging required.

Mobile App

Compatible with iOS 8.0 + and Android 4.4 +.

Price

Starting at around $479 USD.

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Mondaine Helvetica No. 1 Smart

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Sticking to the philosophy of elementary aesthetics, Mondaine’s smart analog watch strikes symmetry into the eye of the beholder.. If you know what I mean.

Activity Tracking

Steps taken, distance walked, calories burned, move reminder, goals, sleep quality, smart coach, vibrating alarm.

Smart Notifications

This minimal Mondaine talent doesn’t feature smart notifications (calls, texts, emails, social media apps, etc).

Water-Resistant

3 ATM (30 meters).

Battery Life

Up to 2 years – no charging required – no rhinos needed.

Mobile App

Compatible with iOS 8.0 + and Android 4.4 +.

Price

Starting at around $478 USD.

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Frederique Constant Horological

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Fred’s Horological smartwatches sit on the periphery of posh and would be fittingly tasteful to wear for those suited and booted occasions.

Activity Tracking

Steps taken, distance walked, calories burned, move reminder, goals, sleep quality, smart coach, vibrating alarm.

Smart Notifications

The Fred watch pictured above doesn’t feature smart notifications (calls, texts, emails, social media apps, etc), but there is also another model that does.

Water-Resistant

5 ATM (50 meters).

Battery Life

Up to 2 years – no charging required.

Mobile App

Compatible with iOS 8.0 + and Android 4.4 +.

Price

Starting at around $598 USD.

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Breitling Exospace B55 Connected

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Breitling’s cream of connected hybrids is tailored for the aviation enthusiast. Spared no expense, It’s 100% Swiss made, even the smartphone app.

If you’re into flying, the Exospace B55 Connected commands a spot on your wrist, because in the unfavorable event that you find yourself plummeting towards the Earth at supersonic velocity, you can remind yourself that you really did well in life by admiring the exquisite $7k USD watch. If you’re lucky, you even might receive one last smart notification before impact.

Activity Tracking

No activity tracking features are on board this pilots hybrid, but it does have some specialist aviation functions, including Chrono Flight, Chrono Add, Time Zone, and Lap Timer.

Smart Notifications

Incoming call, text, email, app notifications, vibrating alarm.

Water-Resistant

Up to 100 meters

Battery Life

Needs a recharge every 2 months or so.

Mobile App

Compatible with iOS 7.0 + and Android 4.4 +.

Price

$7K+ USD.

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Best Hybrid Smartwatches – Designer Brands

Skagen Hagen Connected

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The Skagen Hagen Connected offers an overture of modish swank in alliance with some orthodox timepiece architecture.. Nice.

Activity Tracking

Steps taken, distance walked, calories burned, move reminder, goals, sleep quality, vibrating alarm.

Smart Notifications

Incoming call, text, email.

Additional features onboard this trendy hybrid includes the Skagen Link feature so you can remotely control the music player and camera on your smartphone.

Water-Resistant

3 ATM (30 meters).

Battery Life

Up to 6 months.

Mobile App

Compatible with iOS 8.0 + and Android 4.4 +.

Price

Starting at around $195 USD

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Tommy Hilfiger TH 24/7

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Equipped with technology born out of a partnership between HP and Movado, Tommy Hilfiger’s first hybrid smartwatch does things a little differently to most of the others, with its OLED display built into the analog dial.

Activity Tracking

Steps, goals.

Smart Notifications

Incoming call, text, email, app notifications.

Water-Resistant

5 ATM (50 meters).

Battery Life

Tommy’s hybrid smartwatch uses two batteries: one for the smarts which needs a recharge every 5 days or so, and one for the analog movement which lasts up to 2 years – no charging required.

Mobile App

Compatible with iOS 9 + and Android 4.4 +.

Price

Starting at Around $195 USD.

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Emporio Armani Connected

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The Emporio Armani hybrid is ablaze with a bounty of beauty, making it one of the most popular smart analog watches. It also has a feature set to match its good looks. The EA Connected is our favorite of the designer hybrid bunch.

Activity Tracking

Steps Taken, distance walked, calories burned, goals, sleep quality, vibrating alarm.

Smart Notifications

Incoming calls, text, email, app notifications.

Additional features include using the buttons on the side to remotely control your smartphone’s music playlist and camera.

Water-Resistant

3 ATM (30 meters)

Battery Life

Up to 6 months – no charging required.

Mobile App

Compatible with iOS 8.1 + and Android 4.4 +.

Price

Starting at around $295 USD

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Diesel On DZT1003

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The rugged but handsome Diesel On wouldn’t look out of place if you wanted to track how many calories you burn during a saddle bronc contest.

Activity Tracking

Steps taken, distance walked, calories burned, goals, sleep quality, vibrating alarm.

Smart Notifications

Incoming call, texts, app notifications.

Additional features on board the Diesel include a customizable link button which allows you to remotely control your smartphone’s music and camera.

Water-Resistant

5 ATM (50 meters).

Battery Life

Up to 6 months – no charging required.

Mobile App

Compatible with iOS 8.2 + and Android 4.4 +.

Price

Starting at around $225 USD.

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Michael Kors Access Hybrid Smartwatch

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Michael Kors has been busy on the wearable tech scene. The brand has already released three snazzy fitness trackers, an Android Wear watch, and now this classy smart analog number.

Activity Tracking

Steps taken, distance walked, calories burned, goals, sleep quality, vibrating alarm.

Smart Notifications

Incoming call, text, email, app notifications.

Additional features with the MK hybrid watch includes remote control for your smartphone’s music and camera.

Water-Resistant

3 ATM (30 meters).

Battery Life

Up to 6 months – no charging required.

Mobile App

Compatible with iOS 8.2 + and Android 4.4 +.

Price

Starting at around $250 USD.

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Fossil Q Collection

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Fossil have been the busiest firm in wearables over the last year , releasing several co-branded designer hybrid watches as well as their own Q collection with tech backed up by Intel innovation.

Activity Tracking

Steps taken, distance walked, calories burned, goals, sleep quality, vibrating alarm.

Smart Notifications

Incoming call, text, email, app notifications.

Additional features include Fossil’s Q-Link button which allows you to control your smartphone’s music player and camera.

Water-Resistant

3 ATM (30 meters)

Battery Life

Up to 6 months – no charging required.

Mobile App

Compatible with iOS 8.2 + and Android 4.4 +

Price

Starting at around $195 USD.

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