On the smaller side, smart watches have become increasingly popular, and the Middlebury manufacturer Timex Group has expanded its technological reach in that realm. The company’s Metropolitan collection is the latest competitor in the smart watch world. 

With a battery life of up to 12 days, the Metropolitan can sync and give wearers notifications from social media, text, WhatsApp, email. The water-resistant watch has on-board GPS, optical heart rate sensor, a 24/7 activity and sleep tracker for health and fitness goals.

“This new collection delivers on performance and one of the longest battery life on the market today. The Metropolitan collection for men and women combines the ease of soft touch navigation and performance monitoring, delivering beauty and brains, as is expected for today’s smart watches,” said Shawn Lawson-Cummings, Timex senior vice president for advanced technology and sports.