Look Smart with Wearable Tech

Wearable technology is quickly becoming a staple of modern life, with 1 in 7 Brits already owning a wearable device, be it a smart watch, fitness tracker or pair of smart glasses. Predictably, millennials are the key consumers and show the strongest interest in this new technology. The myriad of devices available offer convenience, connection and style. Whether you’re a fitness addict desperate to record your every step or an entrepreneur scheduling your latest meeting, wearable technology has something to offer for everyone.

Watches fall into two main categories; smart and hybrid. Simply put, a smart watch mirrors the functions of your smart phone with customizable touch screen, speaker, microphone and wireless connectivity. This is the perfect choice for the true tech lover who wants their wearable all-singing and all-dancing. The hybrid offers more subtle style; from its appearance, you’d be hard-pressed to notice any major differences from a ‘normal’ watch. On the inside, however, the smart tech offers activity tracking, notifications and more.

With several high profile lifestyle brands introducing variations of both types in recent years, the most popular choices have been the Michael Kors Access, Emporio Armani Connected, Fossil Q and Skagen Hagen.

Our favourites from the Michael Kors Access ladies range are the Bradshaw smart watch, and the newly-released Slim Runway hybrid. The Bradshaw is rose gold plated and presented on a crystal-set bracelet to make the dynamic statement Michael Kors is renowned for. The Slim Runway is stylish in sable; the clean look features an understated single sub-dial with tracking and notification indexes.

For gents, the Emporio Armani Connected hybrids in Matt Black and Stainless Steel are professional, sleek models. Both offer the same functionality, tracking activity, providing notifications on messages, calls and email, and controlling music and photos on your phone.

In the Fossil Q collection, the ladies Tailor hybrid in rose gold and light brown leather, and the gents Marshall smartwatch in stainless steel both offer Fossil’s classic, vintage look, suitable for any occasion.

Skagen lead the way with unisex hybrid watches; our top picks are the Hagen Black Dial and Tan Leather, and Stainless Steel Mesh Bracelet models. The minimalistic Danish designs that define Skagen suit the hybrid watch perfectly, with one large sub-dial providing the additional tracking information.

Our entire smart watch collection is available here.

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