Isn’t it funny that in a time when pretty much everything is digital, analog watches have somehow managed to stand the test of time? While digi-watches definitely had their time in the sun in the early noughties (I remember begging my parents for a Baby-G watch when I was about 10), there’s just something so timelessly elegant about analog. In fact, Aussie brands like The 5th and The Horse are creating analog timepieces that are so chic, they’re more like special occasion jewellery than watches!
But what do you do when you want to check the time, wear a statement accessory and track your fitness at the same time. It feels a little OTT to wear a watch on one wrist and a fitness tracker on the other, right? That’s where a do-it-all smart watch comes in! Now, if that phrase makes you think of bulky, masculine watches that are big enough to have their own postcode, we don’t blame you. But there are actually plenty of sleek smart watches on the market that are both stylish and tech-savvy. Not only are they super Instagrammable, they also boast heaps of cool features like fitness and sleep tracking, music streaming and smartphone notifications. Oh, and they’ll also tell you the time! Scroll through the gallery for our top picks.
1. LG Watch Urbane
Thanks to its timeless design and unbeatable functionality, the LG Watch Urbane is the perfect blend of classic and modern. Boasting features like an in-built fitness tracker, calendar and GPS, it’s the ideal all-rounder for busy women.
Shop the LG Watch Urbane.
2. Michael Kors Access Bradshaw
It comes as no surprise that Michael Kors knows how to design a ridiculously gorgeous smart watch. This timepiece is just as functional as it is fashionable, offering an in-built fitness tracker, text and email alerts and smart help from Google. It comes in rose gold, gold, silver and navy, so good luck picking just one!
Shop the Michael Kors Access Bradshaw.
3. Pebble Time Round
If you like your watches to be on the light side, you’ll love the Pebble Time Round. At 7.5 mm, this luxe smartwatch is as thin and light as it gets — but that doesn’t mean it skimps on the high-tech features! It has a smart activity and sleep tracker, Bluetooth notifications, music control and various handy productivity apps.
Shop the Pebble Time Round.
4. Misfit Phase
With its stylish monochrome design, this smart watch is far more chic than geek. The offering from up-and-coming US wearable brand Misfit has heaps of cool features, like fitness and sleep tracking, alarms and vibration alerts for notification. Oh, and you can also use it to snap a selfie!
Shop the Misfit Phase.
5. FitBit Alta HR
Okay, so this one is more of a traditional fitness tracker than a smart watch. But it will tell you the time — as well as how well you sleep, how much activity you’re getting and what events you’ve got coming up! The sleek, lightweight wristband comes in a bunch of different colour, but our faves are the fuschia and lavender.
Shop the FitBit Alta HR.
6. Asus Zenwatch 3
I’m a sucker for anything that’s available in rose gold, but this smart watch has far more to offer than just good looks. Basically, it’s like having a personal trainer and virtual assistant on your wrist, thanks to the ZenFit and ZenWatch Manager widgets. It’s easily the most customisable watch on the list, with a FaceDesigner feature that allows you to create your own bespoke themes!
Shop the Asus Zenwatch 3.
7. Moto 360
Don’t be fooled by the minimalistic design of this smart watch — it can do a lot more than just tell you the time! From tracking your steps and heart rate and keeping you updated on your phone notifications to allowing you to stream your playlists, the better question would be “what can’t it do?”
Shop the Moto 360.