Fossil Hybrid HR Smartwatch With 2-Week Battery Life, Always-On E-Ink Display Launched: Price, Features


One thing which people usually don’t like about smartwatches is poor battery life. Fossil smartwatches are no exception by any means. Fortunately, the upcoming Fossil Hybrid smartwatches will get rid of this problem. The company has finally revealed its new Hybrid smartwatch dubbed the Fossil Hybrid HR smartwatch which, as claimed by the company, would provide for up to 2 weeks of battery life on a single charge.

Fossil Hybrid HR smartwatch price

Depending on the band and the case style one chooses, the price of the Fossil Hybrid HR smartwatch will vary from $195 to $215. The watch is available both for men as well as women. You can get the smartwatch from the company’s official website, a select few Fossil offline stores, and some online stores as well.

Fossil Hybrid HR smartwatch specifications and features

The outer casing of the Fossil Hybrid HR smartwatch has a 42 mm diameter. Out of this, 27 mm is occupied by the display of the smartwatch. The overall thickness of the smartwatch is 11 mm. As of now, two models of the Fossil Hybrid HR smartwatch are available – gold Charter HR and the darker Collider HR.

Till now, there has been a lot of debate about whether or not the Fossil Hybrid HR will make use of Wear OS. Unfortunately enough, Fossil refrained from officially giving it any mention whatsoever. Plus, in order to pair the Fossil Hybrid HR smartwatch with a device, one would have to install the ‘Fossil Smartwatches’ app which further hints that the company is making use of its own software with the Fossil Hybrid HR smartwatch.

Talking about the durability of the Fossil Hybrid HR smartwatch, the watch is 3ATM water resistant and the strap is sweat resistant as well, so you can wear the watch during excessive workout conditions and can even take it for a swim.

As far as the battery of the Fossil Hybrid HR smartwatch is concerned, the company claims that the smartwatch will last at least 2 days on a single charge with all the features activated. Even if the watch lasts half of the claimed time, it’s still a win.

Moving to the features of the smartwatch, the Fossil Hybrid HR smartwatch comes with all the basic features like activity tracking, sleep tracking, heart rate monitoring, music control, alarms, displaying notifications, and always-on display.

It is worth noticing that the watch is indeed a hybrid watch, so one should expect it to function that way only. The watch hands are physical hands and the additional features that the Fossil Hybrid HR smartwatch has should be treated as add-on perks on top of a classy watch.

Furthermore, the Fossil Hybrid HR smartwatch comes with physical clock hands on top of a power-efficient display which appears to be an e-ink display of sorts. Because of this kind of a display, we will get an insane battery backup with the smartwatch.

What are your thoughts on the Fossil Hybrid HR smartwatch? Would you like to give it a try? Do let us know in the comments section below.