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Misfit Command is a smarter hybrid watch

So-called hybrid watches are often just glorified fitness trackers. The Misfit Command may be the first to combine the classic looks of an analog watch with some more advanced functionality than buzzing when your phone is ringing.

The command can vibrate on call, of course, but the sub-dial at 6 oclock offers more info. The hand will point at an appropriate icon when an event occurs a call, text, notification and so on (its customizable).

When theres nothing of note, the hand indicates your progress for the day. The watch can track steps taken, distance traveled and calories burned. Its also waterproof up to 50m (it tracks swim distance and counts laps) and can monitor the duration and quality of your sleep.

Misfit Command is a smarter hybrid watch

With the Smart button, you can trigger simple actions on your phone control the music player, snap a selfie and so on. It can also switch to a second time zone. The Misfit app will making sure the watch is set to the correct time.

All this and you get a full year of battery life (thanks, Bluetooth LE). Its a standard CR2430 coin cell.

Anyway, the Misfit Command itself has a 44mm case made out of stainless steel (its 15mm thick). The watch uses standard 20mm straps, so you can swap them out whenever you like. It comes in Black, Silver and Gold. The Silver version is available with a metal bracelet, the others come with a sport strap.

You can pre-order the Command now, it will ship in a week (November 28). It costs $112 / 150 with a sport strap. The metal bracelet brings the price up to $128 / 170 -it seems like theres a promo in the US.

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