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5 Best Hybrid Smartwatches for Women (That Aren’t Ugly)

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Women’s Hybrid Smartwatch Review by Watch & Bullion – Edited and updated for 2023

As technology grows, digitization will inevitably extend to our wrists, bringing sweeping changes to the watch market! But, for those who love traditional watchmaking, smartwatches have divided opinions. 

It’s hard to deny smartwatches are pretty cool. Syncing in with other devices gives you quick access to notifications, phone calls, tracking workouts, payments, and even keeping tabs on the kids (Check out our guide on the: Safest Smartwatches For Kids In 2023 here).

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The big criticism of smartwatches is the aesthetic. Unless your taste is futuristic, initial smartwatches left much to be desired in design terms. But in recent times hybrid smartwatches have sought to bridge the gap between digital functionality and traditional stylish design catering for every segment of the market including kids . And whilst hybrids are available for men and women, it’s the women’s ranges that have really boomed!

So, let’s take a look at some of the best women’s hybrid smartwatches on the market and where you can pick one up for a great price. 

Best Classic Design – Fossil Women’s Jacqueline

If you want to keep the look and feel of a classic watch with some handy digital functions thrown in, the Fossil Jacqueline is a great place to start!

Fossil has been making fashion watches for men and women since the 1980s and is a hugely popular brand worldwide. The Jacqueline incorporates the Fossil Women DNA with a 36mm case and a thin 14mm band.

Stay connected with a variety of notifications such as alarm clocks, app alerts, calendar alerts, email, multiple time zones, social media, and text messages. Take control of your day with valuable functions like an activity tracker, music, customizable buttons, and an interchangeable watch band for added versatility.

With Bluetooth Smart Enabled 4.2 Low Energy connectivity, the Jacqueline Hybrid Smartwatch effortlessly syncs with Android and iOS devices. Compatibility may vary between countries, and supported features are subject to change. The watch’s accelerometer sensor tracks your activity, while its storage can hold up to 2 weeks of data between syncs.

The battery life lasts up to 6 months, depending on usage, and is powered by a CR2025 battery type. The case is water-resistant up to 5 ATM, ensuring durability in various environments.

Upgrade your wrist game with the Fossil Hybrid Smartwatch Jacqueline Black Stainless Steel FTW5030. This timepiece combines style, practicality, and cutting-edge technology, making it a great option.

Best for Style – Withings Steel HR

If you’re looking to strike the perfect balance between a classic watch and digital functionality, the Withings Steel HR is a favourite of ours! Withings are a reasonably new brand, specialising in modern digital technology, and are known for its fantastic range of hybrid smartwatches.

This beatifully designed model is equipped with day and overnight heart rate monitoring, providing continuous tracking during workouts. With multisport tracking capabilities, the Steel HR effortlessly manages over 30 sports and maps your sessions with distance, elevation, and pace using connected GPS.

It is packed with additional digital features, incorporating activity, heart rate, sleep monitoring, app notifications, and voice commands. You’ll get an average battery life of 25 days and 50m of water resistance, so the watch also has some durability.

The Steel HR seamlessly syncs with the free Health Mate app via Bluetooth, ensuring all your data is easily accessible and compatible with Alexa, Apple Health, Google Fit, Strava, and over 100 top health and fitness apps. Stay connected in style with the Withings Steel HR Hybrid Smartwatch. 

Best for Sports – Garmin vívomove Style

For those interested in sports watches, Garmin will be a name you know well. The brand was founded on their innovative use of GPS making them a leading name in sport watches ( especially running) since 1989. If you’re looking for a watch that mixes style with sporting excellence, this one’s for you!

The vivomove Style represents a slight shift for Garmin, focusing on making this watch more ‘traditionally’ stylish rather than just great for matching with gym wear. As with the Steel HR from Withings, Garmin has a huge range of different models with different colours to suit every taste.

It incorporates a stylish and simple watch face with baton style-hands that aren’t impeded by any digital display when the watch is in ‘hidden’ mode.

This watch is also packed with digital features including tracking for heart rate, steps, sleep & stress alongside notifications, Garmin Pay and GPS. Despite the packed feature set you’ll still get 5 days use from a single charge and up to 10 days in ‘watch only’ mode. 

Best for Price – Skagen Women’s Hald 

If you want a budget smartwatch that doesn’t compromise style, we’d recommend taking a look at the Skagen SKT1204, it is the brand’s first-ever hybrid smartwatch exclusively designed for women. This chic timepiece combines the timeless elegance of a classic round analog watch with the cutting-edge technology of a smartwatch

Stay in control of your life with built-in activity tracking, customizable notifications, and automatic time and date adjustments – all within Skagen’s slimmest wearable design to date. By pairing this innovative hybrid smartwatch with your Android or iPhone device and the SKAGEN app, you’ll receive discreet, filtered notifications for texts, emails, and calls directly on your wrist. You decide which updates matter most to you, ensuring you’ll only be alerted to the things that require your attention.

The Skagen SKT1204 is more than just a stylish accessory – it’s also a powerful tool for tracking your daily achievements. With its intuitive design, you can effortlessly monitor your steps, distance, and calories burned. Plus, you can gain insights into your sleep duration and quality, enabling you to optimize your rest and make every day your best day.

Designed to keep up with your busy lifestyle, the Skagen SKT1204 offers a battery life of up to six months, based on usage. It automatically syncs to your smartphone, ensuring that your watch is always up-to-date and ready to go. With compatibility for Android OS 5.0+, iPhone 5/iOS 9.0+, and Bluetooth Smart Enabled / 4.1 Low-Energy connectivity, this hybrid smartwatch is the perfect blend of style, sophistication, and technology that every modern woman deserves.

Best for Standing Out – Kate Spade New York Metro

The last watch we’ll look at takes the mixing of traditional and smart watches and gives it a super quirky design twist. The Metro from Kate Spade New York is the perfect hybrid for those looking for something a little different!

Aesthetically, it matches a white face with a light gold case and marking colours for a soft but classy look. Kate Spade’s classic spade icons can be found across the watch including at the 12 o’clock position and on the buttons. At the 6 o’clock position there’s a champagne glass illustration alongside what looks like a power meter – we’ll explain what this is for later on!

Similar to the Fossil Jacqueline, the Metro utilises programmable hand gestures to manage notifications and calls from your phone. It also incorporates features such as step and sleep tracking, as well as being able to use the buttons on the side for functions such as taking a picture from your phone or silencing an alarm. 

For those with grand plans, the champagne meter at 6 o’clock is used to countdown your next big event. Simply program the watch using your phone and the meter will fill as your big event approaches – a nice feature for those that like the excitement of fun plans!

Fancy something different with the Kate Spade New York Metro? Take a peek below!

To Finish Up…

As the world continues to become more and more digital, hybrid smartwatches are combining great tech with classic and classy watch design! 

Obviously, there are some big names out there, such as Apple and Fitbit if you want pure tech, but some of the well-known fashion watch brands are offering a nice mix for those that want a smartwatch with a difference. 

Fossil and Garmin especially have a range of different hybrid watches above and beyond the ones we’ve shown – so make sure to shop around to find the women’s hybrid smartwatch that’s perfect for you!

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