Timex might be a brand you associate with regular timepieces, but with all the hype surrounding wearable technology, it does not come as a surprise to see Timex hop on board the bandwagon. The company has recently unveiled its wearables initiative in the form of the Metropolitan+ fitness watch.
Unfortunately there are no official photos released yet so we will have to make do with the one from the company’s presentation at the Qualcomm 3G/LTE Summit in Hong Kong. However as you can tell, the watch looks like a regular analog timepiece. There is a dial at the bottom that will be able to track your steps and count you towards you 10,000 daily goal.
There is another dial that seems to be a model selector, allowing the wearer to choose between steps or distance. Unfortunately apart from those features, not much else is known about the watch right now. However given the direction, it seems to be following in the footsteps of Withings and Sony, both of whom have launched similar analog watches but with tracking features.
This could also be what Fossil’s CEO was talking about last month when he said that we need smarter watches. This suggested that instead of creating brand new watches like the Apple Watch, Android Wear, and etc., we could instead give our current watches a tech upgrade.