The Timex IQ+ is definitely one for the watch lovers. It shines in design, with accurate step and sleep tracking, but that’s all you’re getting. If you want something that does the basics, the IQ+ may fit the bill; if you’re after a watch to really get you fit – or something packed with smart features – then move along.
Hybrid smartwatches are taking off and Timex wants a piece of the pie. The Timex IQ+ Move is the watchmaker’s move into the connected future, but like Fossil, Misfit and others it’s fusing classic looks with tracking smarts.
It’s interesting to see the degree to which this varies across hybrids right now, and the result of the IQ+ Move is more “proper watch” meets basic fitness tracker. It’s less feature-fit than the Withings Steel HR and even the Hugo Boss Smart Classic; it doesn’t even do notifications. But it does a couple of things solidly.
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