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Fossil's new watches are hiding some smart featuresThey may look like trendy analog watches, but Fossil's new hybrid smartwatches can alert you to incoming calls, track your steps and control your phone.
[MUSIC] Fossil watches are getting a little bit smarter. This is just one of 12 newer designs they launched this fall which combine smartwatch features with your traditional analog watch. Design is front and center in these watches while the tech is hidden in the background. They range anywhere from bedazzled displays to more masculine sporty designs and they all have easily interchangeable watch straps that you can exchange for different materials. And best of all the watch face is analogue which means you can always see the time no matter what conditions you're in. Under the hood they pair via bluetooth with a Fossil Q app Once inside the app you can program the watch to give you notifications via vibrations, or via the watch hands. Or you can even set it to view two different time zones. It also includes an accelerometer, which can track your steps. And it shows you your daily progress, based on your goal, on that secondary dial. You can even use it to control your phones. Press the side button to activate the ringer on your phone in case it's lost, or to activate the shutter on your camera. And if you prefer to go full smart watch Fossil also launch a new android wear of smart watch with a bulkier body and your traditional touchscreen. The hybrid smart watches are in stores now or available online Starting at $175 and for more information be sure to check out www.CNET.com. [MUSIC]