The Timex IQ+ Move hybrid smartwatch is a worthy contender if you’re looking for some connected features plus an affordable yet quality timepiece from one of the oldest names in the business.
The ripened watchmaking skills of Timex are on display with the IQ+ Move, as the smart features are veritably disguised behind the traditional look of a charmingly elemental design.
The hybrid watch has a case made from low lead brass and comes in women’s and men’s sizes – 37mm and 41mm, respectively. There’s also a versatile range of case, hands and index colors to help you find your match, plus a variety of leather, metal, and rubber straps.
The watch uses Bluetooth to wirelessly connect with Android 4.4 and iOS 8.0 smartphones and tablets where you can keep tabs on your activity details with the Timex Connected app.
The Timex IQ+ Move covers the activity tracking essentials: steps taken, distance walked, calories burned, and sleep quality. The activity dial at the bottom of the main dial allows you to keep an eye on your daily goal progress without opening the app.
The hybrid watch lacks smart notifications( email, text, app alerts), but it does offer automatic syncing for the time and date. Also on board is the rather cool Indiglo backlighting feature which brings some electroluminescence in dark environments.
The watch’s smart analog display is protected by mineral glass, and will keep ticking and tracking your activities for 1 year + before the battery needs replacing – no charging needed.
The Timex IQ+ Move hybrid smartwatch isn’t as feature packed as some other hybrids. Instead, it’s a bantam bundle of basic beauty and takes care of the fundamentals. And it won’t bust your bank..