To enable smart features, the watch needs to be charged everyday and tracks your fitness along with keeping you safe. This means that even if the technology goes obsolete and you no longer want to use smart features, you can still continue using it as a regular quartz watch.
For watch enthusiasts who like a hint of old school conventions, yet are inquisitive about smart watches, hybrids are a great match.
They bring the best of two worlds together — classic quartz movement and modern features. Besides striking looks, they feature an enormous battery life, Bluetooth connectivity, are gesture enabled and have an app of their own.
Most hybrid rely on traditional batteries, which means they do not require a charge for up to a year. The alerts are subtle — you’ll get call alerts, message alerts, the ability to track your phone, without letting anyone get a hint that you’re actually using watch with smart features.
The classic Indian watch brand was one of the earlier adopters of smart hybrid technology. And with Titan WE, the Tata group company goes a step further with a specialised women’s focussed around safety and well being.
The new Titan looks just like any other elegant offering from the company, with almost no signs of smart features on it. It is divided into two — quartz movement and smart movement. To enable smart features, the needs to be charged everyday and tracks your fitness along with keeping you safe. This means that even if the technology goes obsolete and you no longer want to use smart features, you can still continue using it as a regular quartz.
With safety in mind, Titan allows women to alert friends and family with a press of a button in case of an emergency situation. It also lets you track steps taken, distance covered, while allowing you to challenge friends using the Buddies feature. Another feature that is arguably useless, the lets your special someone know you are thinking of them using a dedicated button on the watch.
While it is a good attempt from Titan, we felt the mobile app that is required to customise alerts needs a lot of work. Plus, the need to charge the watch.