Then you have the so-called "hybrid" smartwatches that aren't generally... very smart, but that usually cost significantly less than their feature-packed, touchscreen-sporting cousins. One such incredibly stylish but also relatively affordable product is the Emporio Armani Connected (model number ART3013), which typically fetches around 250 bucks.
Believe it or not, Macy's is running a pretty crazy sale until Wednesday, February 27, on this beautiful 43mm men's hybrid smartwatch with a black leather strap, charging a measly $98 both on and offline. That's a whopping 60 percent off the list price of a device that rocks a premium stainless steel case, withstanding water immersion up to 50 meters, and requiring no battery charge or swap for up to a full year of use.
At first glance, this is your typical "distinguished analog stainless steel and croc-embossed leather watch", which would actually be enough to justify a purchase at under 100 bucks. But if you look closely, you'll notice a subdial can help you keep an eye on your activity goals, while a side-mounted button allows you to control the music playing on a connected smartphone.
Naturally compatible with both iPhones and Android handsets, the Emporio Armani Connected ART3013 is capable of automatically monitoring your sleep patterns as well, not to mention it also does subtle notifications by vibrating whenever something important is going down on your mobile device. That's... not a lot of smarts, but you won't be paying a lot of money either if you hurry.
Something tells us this killer deal may not last for two more days, especially considering the hybrid smartwatch is currently listed as "sold out" on Armani's own US website.