Skip to main content

HP and Titan reveal the Juxt, an analog watch with smart features

hp titan smartwatch news juxt
Image used with permission by copyright holder
HP has partnered with watchmaker Titan to produce a new smartwatch it says is innovative, filled with custom technology, and based on a software platform that won’t intrude on our lives. It’s called the Juxt, and it’s an analog smartwatch that performs basic activity tracking and vibration-based notifications.

Neither HP nor Titan are big names in the world of smart wearables yet, but this is the third such announcement from HP in a short space of time — it recently teamed up with watch brand Movado to make the Motion and Bold Motion smartwatches, and two years ago partnered with designer Michael Bastian to make the MB Chronowing.

India-based Titan is the world’s fifth-largest watch maker, and sells its products in 27 countries. The company describes the Juxt as a “unique lifestyle offering,” and it certainly looks the part. Modeled after Titan’s luxury timepieces, it’s very much an analog watch retrofitted with smart features. It sports a rectangular, monochromatic OLED screen that displays notifications of incoming calls, texts, and emails, a variable vibration motor for alarms and more obtrusive alerts, and a basic sensor array that tracks fitness activities. It’s water resistant up to 50 meters, and lasts up to a week on a charge.

Related: Read our review of the gorgeous Vector Luna smartwatch

Titan and HP refer to the Juxt as a blend of tradition and technology. The name implies as much — it’s short for “juxtaposition,” as in a merging of digital intelligence with classic design. Demonstrating this point, the watch packs its electronics in a curved case made of steel and “toughened mineral glass,” and features a genuine leather wrist strap.

It’s hardly a new approach, and certainly subscribes to the same ethos that drove TAG Heuer to make the newly unveiled, $1,500 Carrera Connected smartwatch. Unlike the Carrera Connected smartwatch, though, the Juxt is relatively affordable. It’ll retail for between $235 and $295 (depending on the model). That’s significantly under HP’s other recent smartwatch partnerships — the MB Chronowing starts at $349, and the Movado Bold Motion is $695.

The Juxt will launch in three styles — titanium, stainless steel, and rose gold-plated stainless steel — when it goes on sale later this year. It’s compatible with both Android and iOS devices, and is available for pre-order now.

Editors' Recommendations

Andy Boxall
Senior Mobile Writer
Andy is a Senior Writer at Digital Trends, where he concentrates on mobile technology, a subject he has written about for…
The Google Pixel Watch is finally getting a long-awaited feature
Daily steps shown on the Google Pixel Watch.

The Google Pixel Watch has been routinely adding new features for owners to enjoy ever since it first launched last year, and now it appears that it'll be getting a long-requested health feature.

Spotted first on Reddit, it seems like the Pixel Watch is now able to track blood oxygen levels (SpO2.) SpO2 tracking is a pretty common health feature on most other flagship smartwatches like the Apple Watch and Galaxy Watch, so the fact that it wasn't included at launch on the Pixel Watch made it feel like it was missing a major feature.

Read more
The Pixel Watch has been utterly crushed by its latest rival
A Pixel Watch and TicWatch Pro 5 side-by-side.

After using the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 5 for the last two weeks and being seriously impressed by it, I wondered what it would be like to return to the Google Pixel Watch — a smartwatch I wasn’t so taken with.

A few days with the Pixel Watch reminded me why it was a disappointment. Make no mistake: If you’ve got $350 to spend on an Android smartwatch, there’s only one model that should be on your list.
A step back in performance

Read more
Samsung smartwatches are about to steal these Apple Watch features
Someone wearing the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5.

Samsung's Galaxy Watches are getting a major update that adds a slew of health-related features later this year. Announced today, One UI 5 Watch will be launching with a focus on helping Galaxy Watch owners understand more about their personal wellness, specifically by offering new insights into a user's sleep habits and sleep health.

The One UI 5 Watch update is broken into three main categories: sleep health, general health, and always-on safety features. And, yes, many of them are taken right from the Apple Watch.

Read more