Apple Watch? Whatever. Reviewing the Timex Datalink, the world's first ...
Stores up to 150 phone numbers (hence the “150” in the model name); Synchronize contacts, appointments, and to-do lists directly from your computer; Five separate daily alarms; Twelve loadable “WristApps” like stopwatch, countdown timer, and a golf ...
April 14, 2015
Historic Swiss Brand Angelus Is Back And Presents The U10 Tourbillon Lumière
Article updated at noon on March 9, 2015 with information and images of the U10 Tourbillon Lumière at the end. I remember well in 1998 when a group of Swiss investors brought two historical English watchmakers' names back from beyond to make modern, ...
March 6, 2015
LG G Watch Specs Show 36 Hour Standby Time, Price and Release Date ...
The LG G Watch is rumored to be the reference device for Android Wear, meaning that this is the device that Google has done most of its Android Wear development and testing on, but it is also the device that will set the table for other Android Wear ...
June 10, 2014
The smartwatch worth waiting for
One of the timeless principles of the technology industry is that if your product has to rely on users to do a lot of configuration, then it's doomed to failure. Most will spend very little time doing it. That's why out-of-the-box experience matters ...
September 5, 2013
Martian Watches G2G smart watch review
I wanted a light blue watch band similar to the one on my Seiko Coutura Chronograph watch, but Martian didn't offer a leather band in that color. I decided I'd instead test their claim that any 22mm Although the watch doesn't sound an alarm when ...
August 30, 2013
BillyTheTree Now Offers a Variety of Seiko Clocks
BillyTheTree offers over 140 Seiko clocks, which it categorizes into seven different types: alarm clocks, desk and table clocks, mantle clocks, musical clocks, pendulum clocks, travel clocks, and wall clocks. The clocks are currently being sold on ...
December 11, 2013
Apple becomes world's second most valuable company
With today's 7 point stock jump Apple Inc. (AAPL) has become the world's second most valuable publicly traded company -- after ExxonMobil (XOM) -- with a market capitalization of over $300 billion. Apple passed Microsoft (MSFT) in May 2010 to become ...
January 3, 2011
In related news, G Watch leaker @upleaks has given us a spec list for the Android Wear watch. According to images posted to Twitter, the LG G Watch will feature 4GB storage and a 1. 65-inch TFT LCD display, weigh 61g, and sport a standby time of 36 hours, thanks to a 400mAh battery. We already dug through the system dump from the G Watch , revealing all sorts of Android Wear cards for Google Now items, plus clock faces, potentially apps, and the full build. I know that the Moto 360 is still the early favorite to earn your cash, but we now know quite a bit about the G Watch. IDK, I’m still not convinced I want a watch with a standard LCD display in it. One thing I love about my Pebble is the always on display. I don’t have to worry about it mistaking normal movements to turn the display on, wasting battery, or not properly sensing my movement to turn on the display. And to see the real world battery life out of an LCD display. Im sure there will be some smart guy that says “i do”, but MOST people dont sleep with their watches on. So plugging it in at night like you already do your phone, is NOT a big deal. As long as the battery last a whole day with medium use (not just light), then that is good enough for now till we get better battery tech. For me, there is 3 things that will get me to buy one of these new watches.
Most will spend very little time doing it. That's why out-of-the-box experience matters. If you look at the Samsung Galaxy Gear and the Qualcomm Toq —each announced on Wednesday—they both get it wrong by trying to graft too much smartphone functionality onto a watch. Billy Crystal's character uses the time to explain to Daniel Stern's character how to record something on his VCR. Stern doesn't get it so Crystal patiently tries to break it down for him (unsuccessfully). I'd expect that kind of reaction if you strapped the Galaxy Gear or the Toq on the wrist of a random New Yorker today and tried to explain how to pair it with a smartphone and set it up so that it can do something useful for them. Most of them wouldn't get it or they'd ask why on earth they would want it. The winning move for a smartwatch is far simpler. If you have to constantly touch and flip and navigate on a smaller version of a smartphone screen ( see this tortured video of a Samsung rep demonstrating the Galaxy Gear ) then you're going to quickly get frustrated and just whip out your... Very few people are going to want to wear a big square screen on their wrists—even those of us who have ogled.
If you don’t want to wait, there are some smart watches already on the market. (You can see reviews done here at The Gadgeteer of some smart watches in the related links at the bottom of this review. ) I like the idea of a smart watch, but I hadn’t seen anything that really grabbed my attention until I saw the Martian Watches. Martian Watches remind me of Dick Tracy’s radio watch (before he got the television watch). They have an analog watch on the face, so you can tell the time at a glance without having to press any buttons to activate a screen. Martian Watches promise to act as a hands-free Bluetooth speakerphone and display incoming text messages and emails for most any Bluetooth-enabled smart phone, so you aren’t out of luck if you decide to change platforms. I was thrilled when Julie told the team that Martian was offering one of their watches for review. Martian Watches offers three different models : Passport, Victory, and the G2G. The Victory watch has a rounded case. Both are available in a variety of black and white combinations that seem masculine, though both watches do offer a white face/white watch band combination that seems more feminine. There’s also a white watch/white band combo.