The Kronaby successfully marries beautiful watch design with smartwatch features you’ll actually want to use. Yes, it’s very, very pricey, but in return you do get a watch that looks the part and discreetly adds in those smarts. It’s also bringing new ideas to the table and proving that there’s more to hybrids than notifications and fitness tracking. It’s definitely not perfect and there’s room for improvement, but overall this is one hybrid smartwatch we’ve really enjoyed living with and should be food for thought when Fossil, Movado and the rest approach making a hybrid smartwatch.
Kronaby is a hybrid smartwatch collection that promises to marry traditional watch design with some familiar connected features as well as a few new ones we’ve not seen crop up on a hybrid before.
The core of the team at the Swedish startup cut their teeth at Sony Mobile. They helped design and develop accessories for the Japanese tech giant including the Sony SmartWatch and Smartband fitness tracker. So they know a thing or two about building wearables.
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