• This FES Watch Is How E-Ink Watches Should Have Been Done All Along

    This FES Watch Is How E-Ink Watches Should Have Been Done All Along

    E-ink watches have been around for a while.  And they’re pretty awesome, with their long battery life, customizable dials, and reasonably slim watch cases.  The FES Watch steps up the game for e-ink watches, using electronic paper not just on the dial, but across the entire strap. Just like other e-ink timepieces, you can customize the faceplate to a variety of digitally-rendered dials, allowing you to change watch designs any time you want.  Unlike them, it comes with digitally customizable [...]

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  • Apple Watch Brings New Communication Methods, Complete Fitness Tracking Capabilities

    Apple Watch Brings New Communication Methods, Complete Fitness Tracking Capabilities

    We’ve seen the startups take their stab at smartwatches.  Then, we’ve seen Google and its manufacturing partners make their play.  This time around, it’s the big dog of mobile unveiling its wearable tech: the Apple Watch. Like most smartwatches, the device is meant to pair with a smartphone (in this case, any iPhone 5 or newer), sending notifications, calls, and messages on the phone directly to the wrist-mounted gadget.  As expected, however, that barely scratches the surface of what the [...]

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  • Samsung Gear S Smartwatch Shows Up With An AMOLED Curved Display

    Samsung Gear S Smartwatch Shows Up With An AMOLED Curved Display

    Both LG’s and Samsung’s previous releases both showed that a phone with a curved screen is just all manners of impractical.  From the looks of it, though, that impracticality doesn’t apply to smartwatches. At least, that’s the vibe we’re getting from the Samsung Gear S. A smartwatch with a curved display, the panel wraps around the wrist, creating a unique aesthetic we haven’t quite seen in the current crop of products in the burgeoning niche (although we have seen a [...]

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  • Meta M1 Smartwatch Focuses On Stylish Design, Simple Software Features

    Meta M1 Smartwatch Focuses On Stylish Design, Simple Software Features

    Originally unveiled at CES 2014, the Meta M1 is a smartwatch that puts a premium on style and fit over the more tech-focused considerations of other products in the category.  After all, it is still a watch you would want to look good wearing. Similar to the Pebble, the M1 uses a proprietary software and an e-paper display.  Unlike it, the latter corrals the software experience to the core features baked into the system, so there are no third-party apps.  [...]

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  • Moment Wraparound Smartwatch Is So Pretty Even Fashionistas Might Like It

    Moment Wraparound Smartwatch Is So Pretty Even Fashionistas Might Like It

    When you look at it, the Moment looks more like a clasp than a smartwatch.  And that’s a good thing.  While it looks just as geeky as the geekiest smartwatch out there when it lights up (seriously, it looks like a shackle from a space soldier of some sort), it really does blend in really well with both male and female outfits the rest of the time. Rather than put all the electronics on a watch case and hook on [...]

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  • This Is The LG G Watch And It Looks Absolutely Geeky

    This Is The LG G Watch And It Looks Absolutely Geeky

    That Moto 360 is beautiful and all, but you’re having doubts whether a watch that classy is going to go well with your everyday wardrobe of band tees, cargo shorts, and beat-up Jordans.  You need something a little less chic and a little more geek.  That’s exactly what you’re going to get with the LG G Watch. Yeah, it’s geeky.  With its boxy case (37.9 x 46.5 x 9.95mm), silicone strap, and dead simple design, it’s what the guys who [...]

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  • Garmin Approach S6 Golf Watch Will Teach You How To Improve Your Swing

    Garmin Approach S6 Golf Watch Will Teach You How To Improve Your Swing

    Garmin is no stranger when it comes to golf-focused sports watches.  With their latest Approach S6, however, they’re reinforcing the wrist gadget with tech to help analyze and improve your golf swing. Like their previous GPS golf watches, the new wearable comes with complete full-color maps for over 30,000 international golf courses, allowing you quick access to the terrain directly from your wrist.  It also comes with a dedicated CourseView button that lets you easily  locate the second shot view [...]

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  • Rip Curl Search GPS Watch Records Wave And Speed Metrics During Your Surf Session

    Rip Curl Search GPS Watch Records Wave And Speed Metrics During Your Surf Session

    Someday, we’ll have wearable trackers for every sport imagineable. Yes, even Footgolf and ChessBoxing. For now, though, we’ll have to content ourselves seeing dedicated trackers trickle out every now and again. The Rip Curl Search GPS Watch is the latest to drift ashore, adding metrics and data analysis to every surfer’s arsenal of tricks. Described as “the world’s first GPS surf watch,” it lets surfers track every wave they catch, registering a whole load of vital stats from your daily sessions at the [...]

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  • Q&Q SmileSolar Brings Citizen’s Eco-Drive Tech In A Youthful, Affordable Timepiece

    Q&Q SmileSolar Brings Citizen’s Eco-Drive Tech In A Youthful, Affordable Timepiece

    Take the technology behind Citizen’s Eco-Drive watches, cram it inside a hip and colorful case reminiscent of Swatch watches from way back, and slap it with an affordable pricetag.  What you get is the Q&Q SmileSolar, a maintenance-free timepiece that never needs winding or a fresh change of batteries. Sure, it brings none of the sophistication of full-fledged Eco-Drive timepieces with their satellite signal reception and premium construction.  It does get the same solar-charging abilty, though, able to replenish its [...]

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  • Moto 360: Sorry Pebble, Someone Else Just Made The Hottest-Looking Smartwatch

    Moto 360: Sorry Pebble, Someone Else Just Made The Hottest-Looking Smartwatch

    We love the Pebble Steel’s classier take on the smartwatch.  More than anything, it gave us hope that even prettier wrist computers will find their way into the market soon.  If the Moto 360 is any indication, that could be happening even sooner than we thought. Sporting a round face and a whole load of style, it’s the first smartwatch that genuinely looks like a fashion accessory rather than a utilitarian computer, making for a fashionable replacement to your wrist [...]

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  • Android Wear: Meet Google’s Smartwatch OS Platform

    Android Wear: Meet Google’s Smartwatch OS Platform

    Just like they did with smartphones, Google won’t be getting into the smartwatch market by building their own wrist-gadget.  Instead, they’re choosing to focus on the software the wearables will run on with the freshly-announced Android Wear. A modified version of Google’s mobile OS, it extends the power of Android into the growing world of smartwatches and wearables.  As with regular Android, it’s designed to run on hardware from different manufacturers, lowering the barrier to entry for any company looking [...]

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  • Filip Is A Wearable Phone Watch Designed With Child Safety In Mind

    Filip Is A Wearable Phone Watch Designed With Child Safety In Mind

    Giving your young children a phone can be helpful in many ways.  Not only will it allow you to communicate via calls and SMS, you can also turn on the GPS to track their location in real time.  Provided they don’t drop their phones while climbing a Pirate Ship Playhouse or destroy them from doing any of the raucous things little children do, that is.  The Filip offers a less troublesome alternative. Made by Filip Technologies, it looks like a [...]

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  • CES 2014 Wearable Tech Gadget And Gizmo Roundup

    CES 2014 Wearable Tech Gadget And Gizmo Roundup

    Wearables, Wearable tech, gadgets, gizmos, sensors: What ever you want to call them, they’re gonna be everywhere in 2014. While the amount of options consumers are bound to have is definitely exciting, the lack of unique features in most new offerings is definitely a little disappointing. Regardless, it’s going to be a busy year for fitness monitors, smart watches and the occasional fringe wearable that belongs in neither of those two categories. 1. Metawatch Made by Fossil spinoff, Metawatch, the Meta [...]

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  • Pebble Steel Classes Up The Popular Smartwatch

    Pebble Steel Classes Up The Popular Smartwatch

    The Pebble Watch is still, arguably the best wearable consumer gadget available today. And while we love its functionality, the design could definitely use a little style injection. That’s exactly what we seem to be getting with the Pebble Steel, which casts the pioneering smartwatch in a more elegant material. Instead of the plastic body of the original, this new version is forged in CNC-machined stainless steel, taking the device’s refinement to a whole different level. That means, you no [...]

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  • Tokyoflash Kisai Rorschach ePaper Watch Shows The Time In Interesting Inkblots

    Tokyoflash Kisai Rorschach ePaper Watch Shows The Time In Interesting Inkblots

    Everyone knows Rorschach tests, those inkblots on a card they show a serial killer that has him saying, “I see a girl hanging by the neck over a volcano with smoke coming out of her nose.”  Or something like that.  Well, Tokyoflash decided to turn those same inkblots into a time-telling mechanism with the new Kisai Rorscharch. Finally, you can look at your wrist any time of the day and see a butterfly about to be eaten by a three-headed [...]

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  • Garmin Tactix: A Superhero Watch For Land, Air And Sea Missions

    Garmin Tactix: A Superhero Watch For Land, Air And Sea Missions

    Superheroes with no superhuman powers need all the gadgets they can get their hands on to give them an edge.  And while the Garmin Tactix lacks any weapons to effectively become a de facto superhero timepiece, it brings a whole load of features that make it suited for adventurous vigilantes all the same. Packed with features inspired by various tactical law enforcement and military operations, the watch should make a handy companion whether you’re hunting asylum inmates who escaped through [...]

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  • LEGO Watch System: Colorful, Whimsical Timepieces For Adults

    LEGO Watch System: Colorful, Whimsical Timepieces For Adults

    LEGO’s line of watches has been out a few years now.  So far, however, they’ve been aimed strictly at younger fans of the popular construction toy.  But what about the grown men who love their LEGO with the same deep affection as an 8-year-old putting his first set together?  Well, they’re about to get you covered, too, with the LEGO Watch System. A line of LEGO-themed watches for adults, it brings construction brick swag into your daily fashion accessorizing.  Sure, [...]

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  • Arcade Button Watch Is Cute As A Button

    Arcade Button Watch Is Cute As A Button

    There’s no shortage of geeky watch designs available out there, from math geek pocket watches to circuit board timepieces to endless numbers of Tokyoflash creations .   If you’d like something that reps your lifelong love for arcade button-mashing, we can’t imagine anything more appropriate than the Click Arcade Button Watch. Sporting a dead simple but unmistakably geeky style, the timepiece sports nothing but a large button for a face.  Sized similar to the button controls on your Ion Audio iCade [...]

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  • Samsung Galaxy Gear: Samsung’s Smartwatch Is Here

    Samsung Galaxy Gear: Samsung’s Smartwatch Is Here

    Been holding out on getting a smartwatch until the big companies get in on the action?  While we’re yet to see Apple’s take on the wearable gadget (and, let’s be honest, that’s what everyone is waiting for), Samsung has unveiled their first foray into the category in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Gear. Sporting a relatively underwhelming design, it’s far from the hottest timepiece you can strap around your wrist.   If you can embrace the aesthetics, though, then the [...]

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