Timex is about to “re-enter” the Connected Wearable market. The company teased a new analog activity tracker called the Metropolitan+ today at the Qualcomm 3G/LTE Summit. Rather than a full smartwatch, Timex has opted to go the route of the “smarter watch” where a traditional watch is enhanced with some features typically found on a smartwatch.
Timex unfortunately only revealed this single image. It reveals a stylish analog watch with two sub-dials. One could clearly function as a progress indicator while the other could be used to display what function is currently being tracked. It also appears to feature a traditional crown at the 3 o’clock mark and a push button at the 2 o’clock mark. The latter could be used to start and stop certain functions much as the buttons on a chronograph do.
Timex is certainly not the first to introduce such a “smarter watch.” The Withings Activité and Activité Pop, the Mondaine Helvetica No 1 Smart and Runtastic Moment all feature very similar designs where analog sub-dials track progress against a goal. Each pairs with a smartphone app that provides additional details.
Timex did not provide any details about pricing and availability. The slide itself identifies the Timex Metropolitan+ as a 2015 product so an announcement may not be too far away.
Timex earlier this year launched the Timex Ironman One GPS+ digital smartwatch which offers cellular connectivity.
Source : Engadget