watch

  • Not Quite Smart, The Luminox ANU Chronograph Is At Least Quite Bright

    Not Quite Smart, The Luminox ANU Chronograph Is At Least Quite Bright

    This weekend’s watch review comes to us from Luminox, a manufacturer well-known for their amazingly bright luminescent hands and pips. Luminox uses small tubes of tritium coated with phosphor. As the tritium decays it excites the phosphor, allowing the tubes to glow for years without “charging” in sunlight. It’s a neat trick and it affords amazing readability in the dark. Read More

  • Withings Activité Pop Activity Tracking Watch Review

    Withings Activité Pop Activity Tracking Watch Review

    The $150 Pop is simply the best dedicated activity tracker that one can buy right now. For the simple reason that unlike the rest, it won’t just be shoved in a drawer and forgotten months, or even weeks after purchase. Basics Bluetooth 4.0 iPhone (4s or up) or iPod touch (5th gen or up) required, with Android coming soon Eight months of battery via CR2025 button cell 36.3mm face 100ft… Read More

  • Withings Activité Fitness Tracking Watch Review

    Withings Activité Fitness Tracking Watch Review

    Wearable tech has seemed on a fairly straightforward path throughout the course of its initial development – from the step counter, to the fitness band, to the smartwatch. But the wrist has long been a home for a more refined and storied piece of tech: The wristwatch. And while smartwatches attempt to reimagine that gadget for a modern age, only the new Withings Activité tracker nails… Read More

  • Defakto Detail Struktur Review: A Watch Designed With Design In Mind

    Defakto Detail Struktur Review: A Watch Designed With Design In Mind

    Defakto is a boutique German watchmaker that creates the cases for brands with more recognition and history, but which focuses on classic, modern designs for its own imprint. The case shapes themselves are largely traditional and without flourish, with smaller diameter faces that look good on most wrist sizes. Defakto’s watch faces are exercises in minimalism, but with enough detail put… Read More

  • Apple Rubs Elbows With The Fashion Elite For Paris Apple Watch Event

    Apple Rubs Elbows With The Fashion Elite For Paris Apple Watch Event

    Apple is at Paris Fashion Week, hosting a special event for the Apple Watch at Collette, a high-end boutique shop in France. This is the first time Apple has revealed its device in person to the public, after a press preview held in September for the wearable. Apple still isn’t letting anyone get their hands on fully functional prototypes, but the display of the anticipated gadget is… Read More

  • Hands On With The Apple Watch

    Hands On With The Apple Watch

    Apple’s wearable strategy is out there, and the way they’re looking to distance themselves from the crowd is by introducing a smooth, highly usable interface with unique control mechanisms, and creating a device that embraces apps and features beyond notifications, but in a way that makes sense for a small-screened device. The Apple Watch also cozies up to mobile payments, with NFC… Read More

  • Carbon Wants To Kick That Smartwatch Off Your Wrist – And Replace It With A Charger Instead

    Carbon Wants To Kick That Smartwatch Off Your Wrist – And Replace It With A Charger Instead

    Your wrist is a hotly contested new battleground, with a small fry like Pebble doing battle with giants including Samsung, and activity trackers like the Jawbone UP and Nike+ FuelBand fighting it out, too. A new Kickstarter project also wants to be a contender, with the Carbon wearable solar charger. The project debuted a couple of weeks ago, with a blank-faced wrist-mounted charger that had… Read More

  • Competitive Ruling Will Bring New Generation Of Swiss-Made Smartwatches

    Competitive Ruling Will Bring New Generation Of Swiss-Made Smartwatches

    The Swatch Group has long been the primary movement supplier to the majority of Swiss (and non-Swiss) watch manufacturers. These movements – essentially the guts of the watch – have powered 60% of the world’s watches in the past decade. That’s about to end. Read More

  • FiLIP, A Smartwatch For Kids, Will Be Home For The Holidays

    FiLIP, A Smartwatch For Kids, Will Be Home For The Holidays

    Just in time for frenzied family trips to the mall — i.e. the holiday season — wearable tech maker Filip Technologies is preparing to take its first product to market, a GPS and mobile-enabled watch that keeps children and their parents in communication. After three years in product development, AT&T has partnered with Filip Technologies as the device’s network… Read More

  • Kickstarter: The Coastliner Automatic Watch Is Brimming With Understated Retro Appeal

    Kickstarter: The Coastliner Automatic Watch Is Brimming With Understated Retro Appeal

    Kickstarter occasionally has a watch project, but they’re relatively rare, and even when one does pop up, it usually isn’t impressive enough to turn my head. The Coastliner, a project going on right now, is definitely a noteworthy exception. From independent graphic designer-turned-watchmaker Tim Hadleigh out of the U.K., the retro-cool Coastliner gets its design inspiration… Read More

  • Rumor: Apple Building Bluetooth Smart Watch

    Rumor: Apple Building Bluetooth Smart Watch

    According to Chinese gadget news site Tech.163, Apple may be in the process of developing its own smart watch that connects to your Apple devices via Bluetooth. Based on the report, Intel will be working with Apple to create the smart watch, with a 1.5-inch PMOLED display made by RiTDisplay with ITO-coated glass. Apple has long had a small hold on the watch market thanks to its iPod nano, which… Read More

  • Garmin Announces Thinner, Lighter Garmin 10 GPS Watch

    Garmin Announces Thinner, Lighter Garmin 10 GPS Watch

    The $129 Garmin 10 is a new GPS watch by Garmin. Designed as a direct competitor to “grab and go” sport watches from Nike and Polar, the new watch offers training features like “Virtual Pacer” and auto pause settings as well as run/walk break setting for beginning runners. Read More

  • Romaine Jerome Targets The Wealthy Arcade Lover With New Pac-Man Watch

    Romaine Jerome Targets The Wealthy Arcade Lover With New Pac-Man Watch

    This watch probably costs the equivalent of all the money I put into arcade games as a kid. Swiss watchmaker Romain Jerome helps you once again recall your video-game addicted youth with a limited edition luxury watch. RJ started mining our nostalgia veins with the Space Invaders watch that we covered here and now Inky, Blinky, and Clyde have their day on your wrist. Read More

  • Weekly Wrist Watch Round Up

    Weekly Wrist Watch Round Up

    Zurich-based Maurice de Mauriac timepieces are now available with an optional upgraded movement purchased by high-end watch movement maker Concepto. The cool new chronograph movements are mostly black with compelling decor. Girard-Perregaux’s very respectable Sea Hawk II diving watch model gets reviewed. The famous durable diver has some of the best luminant on the market in a very… Read More

  • Phosphor Releases The World Time Sport

    Phosphor Releases The World Time Sport

    Phosphor has just announced a new world time/dual timezone model, the World Time Sport. The company is well-known for their e-ink watches (we reviewed a few here) and this one uses a unique touch interface to scroll through multiple timezones as well as various screens including a dual-time screen for travelers. Read More

  • LM1 Watch Review

    Hands On With The MB&F LM1: The Coolest Watch You’ll See Today

    I got to sit down with Steve Hallock, the North American president of MB&F and driving force behind the Swiss watch brand’s western expansion. The watch he brought for us is the LM1 aka the Legacy Machine #1, a new piece we wrote about earlier last month and that is just now shipping to oligarchs and captains of industry around the world. Read More

  • Waterproof Nano Watch Concept Will Keep Your Nano High And Dry

    Waterproof Nano Watch Concept Will Keep Your Nano High And Dry

    Hey, broham, hitting the waves today? You better go pledge $49 to get the Proof Nano case, a case that turns your Nano into a waterproof watch. Designed by the folks at Boombotix, the watch will completely protect your Nano and even supports a small Bluetooth adapter that will stream tunes to your wireless headphones automagically. The Kickstarter project will be funded at $17,000, so get… Read More

  • Video: A Look At The Fastest Chronograph Watch Ever Made

    Video: A Look At The Fastest Chronograph Watch Ever Made

    The video below shows TAG Heuer’s Mikrotimer Flying 1000 Concept watch in action. This mechanical watch times things to 1/1000th of a second – 300 times faster than a human blink. As the watch spins maniacally, it’s actually meting out 1/1000ths of a second at 500 Hz. That means the small balance wheel inside pops back and forth 3.6 million times an hour – a speed… Read More

  • Weekly Wrist Watch Round Up

    Weekly Wrist Watch Round Up

    How does Switzerland do US patriotism? With a watch of course. Like it or not, Perrelet has just released this spinning stars and stripes version of their Turbine watch called the Turbine XL America. We don’t care that this watch is made for a Dutch soccer team – what we do care about is that this highly limited edition Netherlands-made Pellikaan Timing FC Utrecht timepiece is… Read More

  • You Know, For Triathlons: Polar RCX5 Heart Rate Watch Review

    You Know, For Triathlons: Polar RCX5 Heart Rate Watch Review

    I’ve used quite a few heart rate monitoring watches in my day. I’ve played with Suuntos and Nikes aplenty, with whosits and whatsits galore. But the RCX5 is different in its utter simplicity. Designed to be worn while swimming, running, or biking, all of the smarts are actually in the optional sensors, leaving the watch itself as basic as a $20 Timex with a few tricks up its… Read More

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