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Titanium Elektron: An automatic watch that packs plenty of smartwatch features

The Titanium Elektron is an automatic watch with smartwatch features. (Image source: Sequent)
The Titanium Elektron is an automatic watch with smartwatch features. (Image source: Sequent)
The Titanium Elektron combines the benefits of an automatic watch with the health tracking features of a smartwatch. Hence, the Titanium Elektron could be a good alternative to the likes of the Apple Watch, which needs recharging almost daily.

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Hybrid smartwatches already exist, such as those produced by Fossil and Withings. However, these rely on chargers like conventional smartwatches, so they will need recharging eventually. Likewise, most smartwatches last no longer than two or three days between charges, unless you disable many of their features, as is the case with the TicWatch Pro 3.

By contrast, the Titanium Elektron relies on an automatic mechanism, so it should never need recharging. Sequent claims that its automatic mechanism provides up to 12 months of standby time, too. The company explains that the watch will pause its hands after 24 hours of inactivity and will auto-update the time once you place it on your wrist again.

Additionally, the Titanium Elektron can automatically synchronise its hands if you change timezones and is supposedly waterproof up to 50 metres. Sequent states 50 metres, rather than 5 ATM, for reference.

The Titanium Elektron communicates with your smartphone via the Oxygen app, which allows it to transmit sleep tracking, heart rate and activity tracking data. Sequent states that the watch supports distance tracking too, although it relies on your smartphone's GPS to plot routes. 

The Sequent Titanium Elektron has raised over US$1.2 million on Kickstarter, where it starts at US$351. Sequent hopes to begin delivering orders to backers in November 2021.

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Alex Alderson, 2021-06-24 (Update: 2021-06-24)