Undercover smartwatch blends new tech with classic styling

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A classic watch design, with all the modern trimmings.
Photo: NYSW

Do you want a smartwatch that works with your iPhone, but aren’t ready to give up on the classic stylings of an analog timepiece in favor of an Apple Watch?

If so, you may be interested to hear about New York Standard Watch’s (NYSW) newly launched series of semi-smart watches, blending classic design with digital functionality.

Named Manhattan, SoHo and Times Square after iconic New York City locations, the watches boast an analog dial, Italian leather strap, and Swarovski crystal. Visible features on the dial include a calendar, second hand and three sub-dials.

NYSW app
A look at how the watch interface appears on the iPhone.
Photo: NYSW

However, you also get a host of smart features which wirelessly sync with your smartphone (both iOS and Android) to offer fitness dashboard with step and calorie tracker, global time sync, fitness goals, smartphone notifications via haptic vibrations, daily reminders, and more.

The new NYSW timepieces are available for a limited time at $189 until mid-December, after which they’ll cost $380.

Given that the Apple Watch Series 3 is all about separating itself from the iPhone, and that these NYSW watches don’t offer any kind of screen, this certainly isn’t going to be a total Apple Watch replacement for most folks.

But if you’re still keen to hold on to classic analog watches, don’t need all the features of a smart watch, or just want something a bit more formal and traditional-looking for certain occasions, these could be the timepieces for you!

Source: NYSWwatch

  • MrCourtney

    If you go the watch company website and look at the extreme closeups of the various dial faces, there are a lot of small imperfections. I’ll leave it to you to judge for yourself but I’m not impressed.