Truth be told; as much as I love watches– you probably haven’t seen me wear one very often. I’ll invest in a beautiful watch, but then forget to set it… resorting, instead, to my iPhone for time-telling. When wearable technology was first introduced, I was slow to adopt. As a techie, I appreciate all of the features and functionality of smartwatches, but as a fashion industry professional, I couldn’t jump on board with the style.
Enter Fossil’s line of “hybrid” smartwatches — their collection of beautiful Fossil Q non-display watches marry traditional design with smart technology. Aka, a fashion technologist’s dream come true! As the holidays approach, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite hybrid smartwatches of the gift-giving season.
Today’s post features the Q Tailor from Fossil. I fell in love instantly with the soft light brown leather and rose gold case. The Arabic indices and high-tech functionality are the perfect combination of vintage and modern.
Like all the hybrid smartwatches in this collection, Bluetooth® technology allows you to sync with your smartphone via the Fossil Q App (download for free) to receive notifications, track fitness progress and sleep– even push a button to take a photo from your phone.
The Q Tailor is the perfect everyday watch — the leather strap is so comfortable to wear (I even sleep with it on) and the large typeface of the numbers is easily legible for telling time. With the convenient step-tracking feature enabled, I wore the watch for a walk in the park and a quick photo session with Holden. Visit his blog today to see his favorite hybrid smartwatches for the men in your life!