The Fitness Tracker That Won’t Ruin Your Outfit… But Is Still Totally Legit

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This post is sponsored by Watch Republic 

Being tech-savvy doesn’t mean you have to look like a walking computer or a villain from an 80s Sci-Fi thriller.

Still want to count your steps even though you’re out on the town in your LBD?  An elegant hybrid solution marries the styling of top-of-the-line timepiece with the powerful building blocks of a future-proof smartwatch. Fashion meets technology —  a whole range of other neat tricks to suit your lifestyle.

Perfect for those who want to stay connected discreetly whether at work; home, outdoors or on the go. Now, let’s take a look at the parts that make up a hybrid smartwatch and the features of each:

6 Reasons These Trackers Rock

1/ It’s CHARGELESS… hybrid smartwatches are so savvy that it comes with a standard coin cell battery.

2/ You get to have your own personal assistant who doesn’t need to take time off. The sub-eye shows your activity progress, lets you know of an incoming notification and indicates whether you are in alarm, date or alert mode. You can use the app to customise the notification you receive and how you receive them.

3/ As it’s a fashion-first piece with embedded technology, you’ve found the perfect fashion wearable as the straps are interchangeable. A simple change of the strap could give your smartwatch a brand new look and complete your ‘look’, whether you’re heading on a girls trip or running a race.

4/ When it comes to tracking your fitness feats, you can automatically track your physical activity throughout the day and set your goals easily. Once your goal is reached, the hybrid smartwatch will clap in celebration of your achievement. How cool is that? Your own cheerleader…

5/ For those who like to capture scenery on the go, you can use your watch as your remote to snap a photo from your phone. Did we say Hybrid? It’s way more than that. Selfie time!

6/ This hybrid also lets you learn more about the duration – and quality – of your sleep. No more restless nights.

The Hybrid Smartwatch is what you’ve been looking for in a watch: style meets stealth, health meets tech. If you’re looking for a high-functioning tracker with a bad-ass watch, it’s time to go Hybrid. And BTW, if you’re worried these new watches won’t sync up with your Apple or Android products, you can rest easy — it wirelessly syncs data from your device to your smartphone.

The best news? Three of your favourite brands are now offering Hybrids as part of their stylish range. Check out the Fossil Q Hybrid Smartwatch, Skagen Connected Hybrid Smartwatch and the DieselOn.

Women’s Health readers get a special discount if you use this code: WH20 and get 20% off any smartwatch only and excludes all sale items. This code expires 17 December.

BUY: (Q Modern Pursuit, FTW1135 R3999) WH price R3 199

Say “Hello!” to Fossil’s newest collection of wearables, where stylish sensibility meets modern functionality—with a dash of curiosity.


BUY: (Hald Connected, SKT1204 R3799) WH price R3 039

SKAGEN Connected has a dedicated app that communicates directly from a smartphone to the hybrid smartwatch. This app is where all the information about sleep, activity and notification settings are kept.


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