11 Alarm Clocks for Starting the Day Right
The Timex Simple Set Direct Entry Alarm Clock is notable for just how easy it is to set the time and the alarm; users tend to purchase it for children or the elderly. However This alarm clock from Quantys is radio controlled; it's also solar ...
March 6, 2015
Timex Ti700 Space-saving iPod Clock Radio with Dual Alarm
Pros: A clean rounded tower design for a single-speaker, dual-alarm AM/FM clock radio, delivering more than acceptable sound quality and volume, radio clarity, and features at a budget price. Includes good Infrared remote control, easy-to-read clock ...
February 13, 2007
Before the Apple Watch: A history of smartwatches, in pictures
As a Microsoft exec said at the time: "Imagine how handy it would be to have a travel alarm clock that, in addition to telling time very accurately and auto-adjusting to time-zones, could also wake you to your favorite WMA-encoded music, display ...
September 8, 2014
Traditional watchmakers turn to smartwatches as Montblanc unveils the e-Strap
But along with similar moves from Swatch, Timex and Fossil, it shows that smartwatches are no longer just the domain of technology companies. “We've seen interest in smartwatches from traditional watch manufacturers such as Fossil and Casio, which has ...
January 2, 2015
Vamping Teenagers Are Up All Night Texting
Temitayo Fagbenle, a teenage “rookie reporter” for WNYC, filed a radio report in May about how her friends were sleep deprived because of social media. She even bought Owen an old-style Timex clock so he wouldn't use his cellphone as an alarm....
July 5, 2014
Garmin fēnix 2 multisport training GPS watch review
garmin_fenix2-frontface Basic watch functions include: alarms, tones, vibration alerts, timer, stopwatch and world clock with the ability to display several times zones at once. The operating system Garmin employs on the fēnix 2 is easy to become ...
December 1, 2014
A Simpler Time for Men's Watches
JUST AS Silicon Valley is making a play for men's wrists with the anticipated iWatch and its kin, a decidedly more analog revolution is afoot in the higher echelons of horology. After a decade of muscular dominance, feature-packed sports watches and ...
July 27, 2014
As that meteorite hurtled towards the earth, the dinosaurs partied on, oblivious. Mammals will never catch on, they're ugly and hairy. Baselworld in Switzerland is the world's number one watch show. Its inhabitants are the dinosaurs, the Apple Watch is the meteorite and smartwatches (and wrist-worn wearables in general) are the mammals. Anyway, we just spent two days living it up at Baselworld - and boy do those old, rich, Swiss guys know how to party - and we learned some things. Here is the main one. Almost nobody who makes the high-end watches that dominate the show gives a hoot about smartwatches. In terms of organisation, opulence and the rich, strong smell of money, Baselworld - and in particular its three-storey main hall - is head and shoulders above any tech event. What they all had in common, from Rolex to G-Shock, is that none of them can quite see a compelling use or a way to make money out of smartwatches. They don't think customers really want it. They actually, visibly wince when contemplating the horror of having to charge up a watch daily. Fact is, in the entire main hall, there was nothing you could really describe as a smartwatch.
WICHITA WILLIAM. The angles distorted and yet symmetrical danced before the drunken eyes of Wichita William. Isn’t a break-up enough, now my car won’t start and I have to walk a mile in a stupor. ” William curled up his hand and struck his other palm. A wind was picking up and with it came the rain. “Now this can’t be happening,” said William to himself. Along came Melanie Baker. She was singing a made-up song about an old boyfriend, when she saw Wichita William. though she had a set of mean pipes, she was shy about who heard her, especially late at night, walking alone, though she wasn’t far from her Dad’s house. Her Dad worried, perhaps too much, about his daughter’s safety, but she reassured him with: “Dad, I’ll be careful. ” Her words didn’t really reassure him, but she was already nineteen, and besides she was out the door and practically to the sidewalk when he yelled, “Just be careful. ” Looking at his Timex watch, William saw that it was past midnight, to be exact: 12:47. “Yeah, I needed to get on the computers tonight to work on my take home midterms. ” Melanie stepped over to William. “You got a light. “Yeah, here you go,” said William, striking a match. The cool blue light lit up Melanie’s narrow face.
Since this watch was so well designed, in my opinion, none of its features fall into the “con’s” category therefore my review’s categories are all positive. >> Excellent <<. 1. Atomic clock sync: never once, during the night when positioned as instructed, has it failed to synchronize. Analog hands and digits: at a glance, in bright light or low light, it takes me less than two seconds to read the current time. Reason why: the neon-like yellow hands practically glow in bright light and low light conditions. LED function: exceptionally bright and therefore highly functional. Chronograph and countdown timers: while backcountry skiing and alpine climbing, the chronograph feature allows me to easily keep track of (and view) ascent and descent durations. >> Good <<. 8. Day and date display: initially, I thought the gray on black digital numbers would be too difficult to view in all but bright daylight. I was mistaken — the numbers are easily read under most light conditions. >> Acceptable <<. 9. In low or zero light conditions, while the LED adequately illuminates the hands and digits, it does not illuminate the two digital displays showing, for example, Day and Date. I bought this watch a month ago and I am very pleased with this watch.