Though timepieces are an accessory so classic we sometimes take them for granted, every now and again a new trend comes around that changes everything. One of the biggest developments in this arena as of late was the smartwatch, a futuristic device that not only tells time but also does things like track your activity and monitor your sleep.
We love the versatility these hero pieces offer us busy girls, but there’s one problem—sometimes you want a watch that can do it all but still retains the sleek, classic look of an analog. That’s where the next big timepiece trend comes in, one we’re predicting every fashion girl will be wearing in 2017… Enter: the hybrid smartwatch, the stylish smartwatch that doesn’t look like a smartwatch. No bulky silhouettes or glowing digits here. We’re talking chic rose gold, sleek stainless steel, and supple leather.
Here’s how hybrid smartwatches work: Each watch has Bluetooth® connectivity that allows you to sync it up with your phone; that way you can receive alerts for calls, texts, and smartphone notifications right on your wrist. Each hybrid watch is different, but most of them include functions like activity tracking, sleep monitoring, and custom goal setting, and dual time zones. The battery lasts up to six months, so you won’t have to worry about having to charge it up daily.
With a wide array of silhouettes and finishes, you’re sure to find a hybrid smartwatch that matches your personal style. Keep reading to shop some of our favorite styles from Macy's.
Michael Kors Michael Kors Access Women's Slim Runway Hybrid Smartwatch ($250)
We’re so into the classic silhouette of this menswear-inspired hybrid smartwatch. It looks great with any all-black ensemble, too.
Emporio Armani Men's Renato Hybrid Dark Brown Leather Strap Smartwatch ($295)
Need a holiday gift for a man in your life? Opt for a classic leather band with a rose gold face, especially if he considers himself a risk-taker. (Plus, you could totally borrow this for yourself.)
What part of the hybrid smartwatch excites you most? Tell us in the comments below.