The AlpinerX From Alpina Is the Outdoors Smartwatch You've Been Waiting For - Maxim

The AlpinerX Is the Rugged, Outdoorsy Smartwatch You've Been Waiting For

This sweet smartwatch is made for explorers.
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(Photo: Alpina/Kickstarter)

(Photo: Alpina/Kickstarter)

The luxury Swiss watchmaking world hasn't sat out the smartwatch trend. There are high-priced options coming out of Tag Heuer, Breitling and more.

Now, Alpina has debuted one that actually makes sense. The sports-minded watchmaker has a Kickstarter up to test the waters with its AlpinerX outdoorsy smartwatch.

(Photo: Alpina/Kickstarter)

(Photo: Alpina/Kickstarter)

If you pledge $555 or more, 40 percent off its planned retail price, you'll be sent an early edition in a customizable colorway. Design yours on the AlpinerX Watch Configurator.

Back to the cool stuff: it's not purely a smartwatch, although it will connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth to track your whereabouts, sleep, activity and so on. 

(Photo: Alpina/Kickstarter)

(Photo: Alpina/Kickstarter)

It also rocks a MMT-283-1 quartz hybrid movement with ticking hands so you will not feel like you're missing out on the benefits of a traditional watch. 

It also syncs up to your text messages and boasts a UV sensor, which will tell you how much sun you're getting.

(Photo: Alpina/Kickstarter)

(Photo: Alpina/Kickstarter)

The AlpinerX is made of fiberglass so it is built to last in the wild... and underwater down to 320 feet.

Pledge $550 on Kickstarter and get yours now. Or just $35 for one nifty "outdoors bag."

h/t HiConsumption