Can the Swiss Watchmaker Survive the Digital Age?
A watch hand is “glanceable,” as he puts it, because it's only semi-accurate; we peek at an analog wall clock to get a general sense of the time of day, not a precise one. “You're not interested if it's 23 percent or 27 percent.” Bernheim said. “You ...
June 3, 2015
Will the Apple Watch Eclipse the Classic Swiss Watch?
Will Apple Watch dominance some day force them to abandon their craft and jump into the smartwatch business to stay afloat? In many ways, their reaction amounts to little more than the brushing away of a mildly bothersome fly. “I don't believe [the ...
April 16, 2015
Why a Just-Smart-Enough Watch Is Better Than an Apple Watch
Neatest Trick: The Apple Watch may be accurate enough, but this analog timepiece synchronizes directly with the atomic clocks in the 24 GPS satellites orbiting the earth. Just landed, and not sure if it's happy hour yet? With a button push, the hands ...
March 12, 2015
Apple Watch ships April 24, 18k gold Edition starts at $10000
More specifically, Tim Cook estimated 18 hours of use for a "typical day." That does't Starting on that April 10 pre-order date, Apple Stores will also have display units, letting customers try them on and sample the different variants and band ...
March 9, 2015
Aviator Buffs Yearn for Watches, but Few Pilots Actually Use Them
With a $1.1 million RM 039, a pilot can calculate fuel burn, flight times and ground speed. The titanium-encased assembly of gears and springs can convert gallons to liters and pounds to kilograms, and even measure altitude. It also tells the time ...
December 25, 2014
Apple Watch faces battery life challenges -- report
Apple has aimed for its upcoming smartwatch to last a full day on a single battery charge, but the reality may fall short of the goal, according to news site 9to5Mac. Apple chose to use a fairly The watch's animated clock face will last for around ...
January 23, 2015
In praise of the hour
Yet the Seiko watch with a TV screen displayed alongside the latest technological marvels dates back to… 1983. And the futuristic looking Girard-Perregaux from 1976 was actually the inspiration Marti Guixé's Time to Eat is an “olfactory” wall ...
May 29, 2015
The 38 mm stainless steel Apple Watch (no suffix) starts at $550, and jumps all the way up to $1,050 – depending which band you go with. and as for that 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition. It starts at a whopping $10,000. It's clearly Apple's attempt to invade the luxury, high-end fashion sector. Apple also detailed its battery life estimates for the Apple Watch, describing it as an "all-day" device. More specifically, Tim Cook estimated 18 hours of use for a "typical day. Starting on that April 10 pre-order date, Apple Stores will also have display units, letting customers try them on and sample the different variants and band styles. The Apple Watch is the company's first new product category entry since 2010's iPad. For a more detailed breakdown on what the Apple Watch is and does, you can revisit Gizmag's coverage from back in September , and visit the source link below. Will Shanklin is Gizmag's Mobile Tech Editor, and has been part of the team since 2012. Before finding a home at Gizmag, he had stints at a number of other sites, including Android Central, Geek and the Huffington Post.
Apple has aimed for its upcoming smartwatch to last a full day on a single battery charge, but the reality may fall short of the goal, according to news site 9to5Mac. Apple chose to use a fairly beefy processor and high-quality screen for its Apple Watch , sources told 9to5Mac in a story published Thursday. Apple initially planned for the watch to run 2. 5 to 5 hours based on active use. It was also eyeing a goal of three days on standby mode and four days in sleep mode. But the wearable device may last only two to three days in either standby or low-power mode, according to 9to5Mac. Battery life is critical to smartwatches since device owners expect such a device to last through the day. In October, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that he expects people to charge the watch on a daily basis. The watch's animated clock face will last for around three hours straight, but that's only when the watch is in use.
Watches and clocks naturally have their place, but those on display are primarily there to show different ways in which the time can be displayed. It also reserves space for some of the watchmaking world’s UFOs, such as the Hublot La Ferrari, where displaying the time is secondary to a display of mechanical watchmaking prowess. How about a “grandfather” (and “grandmother”) clock, for example, where it is the image of a grandfather or grandmother that stares back at you as he or she draws each individual minute (in reverse) on an imaginary clock face ( Grandmother Clock... The objects in the exhibition seem to play with our perception of time, particularly the immediately recognizable presence of a “small” and “big” hand, twisting these into mind-boggling interpretations that force us to think about what we are... It is a simple wall clock by that rotates on its own axis once per second: although it displays the correct time, its movement cancels out that of the seconds hand, which appears to remain “stuck” at 12 o’clock. Yet the Seiko watch with a TV screen displayed alongside the latest technological marvels dates back to… 1983.
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July 15, 2015
Seiko to launch Astron Dual-Time in September
The Seiko Astron Dual-Time adds a 12-hour register at the six o’clock position with separate am/pm indicator ... situated under the chapter ring for enhanced reception. Current day and date are also displayed on separate registers. The date will be ...
July 15, 2015
Sports Page Lounge and Deli: Don't underestimate the food at this cozy, funky bar
Outside it's a sun-drenched summer afternoon but inside the Sports Page Lounge & Deli it's difficult to tell if it's day ... may date back to the era when headband-sporting Canadian rockers Loverboy ruled the charts. A drum-cymbal hung on a nearby wall ...
A Night of Horror Recalled
Those who visited my home at Mainland Park Estate (a.k.a. Pentagon Estate), Mowe, on this particular date last year when the Ramadan broke ... While one snored away, awaiting the clock to rouse one from slumber by 4.30am for the sahour (early morning ...
July 13, 2015
These 8 coffee-making gadgets are the secret to a perfect cup of Joe
The easiest way to ensure top-notch beans is to use coffee within two weeks of the roast date." "Maybe you made an incredible cup of Joe one day, and you want to make ... your grind is by keeping an eye on the clock." "When you're not using great water ...
July 13, 2015
Diary of a first-time dad: Inside the labour room
The next day was our wedding anniversary and the following night ... She told me this meant anything, tomorrow or two weeks. Two weeks on was the due date. But lately she had felt the head move around near her cervix. She could also feel a bone, like ...
July 13, 2015
Eurofudge Or Eurodisaster? D-Day For Greece
They may be out-of-date by the time you read them ... The more Greece suffers (preferably with wall-to-wall coverage across the European broadcast media) the more likely their voters are to think twice about voting for Podemos or Beppe Grillo.
July 12, 2015