At the Qualcomm 3G/LTE Summit in Hong Kong on Tuesday, Timex teased their old-school style smartwatch called the metropolitan+. This will be the company’s first analog smartwatch, a bold move by a company that only makes digital sports watches.
This isn’t Timex’s first foray into the so-called smart world. They launched Timex Ironman One GPS+ watch back in February, which was a squarish digital watch. Since Metropolitan+ seems to be built for style rather than efficiency, we doubt if it will have as many fitness tracking features as the One GPS+ watch.
The design looks pretty similar to Withings’ offering: an analogue smartwatch with two additional quirky, semicircular dials that will probably show your progress and fitness tracking stats, while most of the processing will be done by your phone. And yes, it does look mighty fine.
No official release date of pricing info has yet been divulged about the Metropolitan+, though Timex has termed it a 2015 product – so we can expect to see it before the year ends.