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Definition: hybrid smartwatch


A device that looks like a traditional wristwatch but has notifications, phone call alerts and other features typical of modern smartwatches. Hybrid smartwatches do not have to be charged every night and can either last several weeks on a single charge or use a non-rechargeable battery like a mechanical watch. See smartwatch.




The ZeTime Watch With Classic Hands
The first watch to combine mechanical hands and a color touchscreen, there is actually a hole in the screen to accommodate the rods that rotate the hour and minute hands.






The Hands Get Out of the Way
When a message is displayed on a ZeTime watch, the hands become horizontal to make an unobtrusive border. (Image courtesy of Kronoz LLC, www.mykronoz.com)