Timex unveils a stylish new collection of smartwatches with awesome battery life
That brings us to the brand-new Timex Metropolitan collection, which can be considered the company's rookie attempt at a "mainstream" smartwatch with a stylish design. The "collection" includes two main variants and several different eye-catching designs, all of which are up for pre-order right now on Amazon at a recommended price of $179 apiece ahead of an actual release later this month.
The cool thing about this line of Android and iOS-compatible smartwatches is that you can choose between a circular Metropolitan R variant and a rectangular Metropolitan S design. The latter is billed as a "unisex" timepiece, arriving on June 30 in a black hue and a swanky blush/rose gold combination, with a relatively large and sharp 1.65-inch AMOLED display in tow sporting a resolution of 348 x 442 pixels.
Meanwhile, the Metropolitan R is available in a brown leather flavor for men and a blush silicone model with a pink ceramic top ring that should primarily appeal to the ladies. Interestingly, the "manly" version is scheduled to start shipping on June 14, with the "feminine" smartwatch due out more than a couple of weeks later.
One important thing to note before pulling the trigger here is these affordable bad boys don't run Google's Wear OS software, instead opting for a proprietary operating system developed by Huami, the manufacturers of those relatively popular and incredibly cheap Amazfit smartwatches. This OS is mainly focused on saving energy while helping display all the smartphone information you need on your wrist, contributing to a phenomenal battery life rating of up to two weeks.