Why a Just-Smart-Enough Watch Is Better Than an Apple Watch
Neatest Trick: Activate its compass mode and the second hand will point due north while the digital display shows the cardinal direction that the watch's 12 o'clock position is facing. There's also a digital thermometer, five alarms, a stopwatch and a ...
March 12, 2015
Don't worry, the Apple Watch won't change your life… unless you want it to
This is really an old story that goes back at least to Lewis Mumford's identification of the mechanical clock as the real driver of the industrial revolution. The speed of industrialised society became identified with progress. And so it is today: this ...
March 15, 2015
Apple Watch's £120k luxury version is diamond encrusted and has a PYTHON skin ...
There are lots of things you could buy with £120,000 ($177,000): several new cars, a significant chunk of a house - and now a limited edition Apple Watch. The extravagant device is made with 24 karat gold, rose gold or platinum and your choice of strap ...
April 15, 2015
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
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
Before the Apple Watch: A history of smartwatches, in pictures
Updated: The Apple Watch isn't a new idea - tech giants have been trying to get smartwatches right for more than a decade. Take a tour from the earliest smartwatches to the very latest. Read Less ...
September 8, 2014
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
A few months ago I bought a “smartwatch”. I did so because there was increasing media hype about these devices and I don’t write about kit that I haven’t owned and used in anger. Now, several months on, I am back to wearing my old analogue watch. The Pebble experiment turned out to be instructive. The watch was well made and well presented. One could download a variety of virtual watch-faces, and so on. So why is it not still on my wrist. Well, basically most of its “features” were of little or no actual use to me. and for much of the time, even apps that I would have found useful – such as having the watch vibrate when a text message arrived – turned out to be flaky: sometimes... Which of course led to the thought that if anybody can make the smartwatch into a successful consumer product that “just works” it would be Apple. And indeed it was amusing to note how many people who, upon seeing the Pebble on my wrist, would ask me: “Is that the new Apple Watch. Well, now the Apple Watch is here and we will find out if the world really was waiting for a proper smartwatch to arrive. “The Apple Watch,” he writes, “will make mainstream the hitherto minority obsession with the ‘quantified self’.
£120,000 luxury version is diamond encrusted and has a PYTHON skin strap London-based firm has unveiled its luxury brand of Apple Watches The expensive devices are made with 24 karat gold, rose gold or platinum Others are encrusted with diamonds... The extravagant device is made with 24 karat gold, rose gold or platinum and your choice of strap - including python skin. And one version of the extravagant watch is also adorned with a one carat diamond plus hundreds of other smaller diamonds in the strap. In Australia, for example, the most expensive 38mm Edition costs $21,000 AUD, which converts to £10,832 - a difference of around £2,665 compared to the UK. The Apple Watch will go on sale in Apple shops and selected department stores on April 24....
I have used many fitness and running watches over the years, none of them perfect. Some came closer than others to running-Zen, but many never even left the gate. Unit dimensions (WxHxD): 1. 9” x 1. 9” x 0. 7” (4. 9 x 4. 9 x 1. 7 cm) Display size: 1. 2” (3. 1 cm) diameter Display resolution (WxH): 70 x 70 pixels Display type: transflective, monochrome LCD (negativemode-black) Weight: 3. 19 oz (90. 6 g)... 5 weeks in watch mode Battery type: Rechargeable 500 mAh lithium-ion Water rating: 5 ATM (up to 50 meters) GPS-enabled: Yes High-sensitivity receiver: Yes Interface: USB Built-in memory: 20 MB Training Features. Time, distance, pace: Yes Custom POIs: Yes Auto Lap, Auto Pause: Yes Alerts: Yes Calories: Yes Virtual Partner: Yes Auto time zone: Yes Alarm: Yes Cadence: Yes Vibration: Yes Indoor pace and distance: Yes Advanced workouts: Yes Heart rate...
Officials: Son of Boston Police Captain Arrested as Possible Terrorist
In a search of his apartment, officials reported they found it loaded with possible bomb-making equipment including a pressure cooker, a variety of chemicals, an alarm clock, along with ... Ciccolo initially planned to travel to “another state ...
July 12, 2015
Emerson CD Stereo Dual Alarm Clock Radio with Docking for iPod iC2196
AM/FM radio, and iPod. The time is easy to read from your bed and the settings are self-explanatory; our testers gave it a top score for effectiveness of the alarm. Also has battery backup. emersonradio.com. Oregon Scientific TimeLight Projection Clock ...
June 24, 2015
RCA Clock Radio Universal Dock for iPod RP5512i Alarm Clock
The basic RCA Clock Radio Universal Dock for iPod RP5512i is a budget iPod clock with a docking drawer that tucks away when not in use. It earned solid scores except for style, which was rated mediocre by some testers. But if you like the looks ...
June 24, 2015
Wake up to the smell of fresh-baked croissants, bacon with new alarm clock
Introducing SensorWake, an alarm clock that wakens sleepers with smells ... banana and hot croissantscan be placed into a rather ordinary looking clock and then the user can set his or her desired wake up time. “SensorWake makes the beginning of your ...
June 10, 2015
Timex 1440 Sports Watch Instructions
The Timex 1440 Sports watch gets ... stopwatch and alarm features. The watch synchronizes with the atomic clock, so you don't have to manually set the time. Setting up your 1440 Sports watch involves a one-time synchronization process.
June 2, 2015
Waterbury's Timex museum slated to close
The Timex museum is a step back in time with clocks of all different shapes and sizes, ticking and tocking and telling a part of Waterbury's past. The museum showcases the history of the watch and the beginnings of the Waterbury Clock Company, but it is ...
April 22, 2015
New smart alarm uses body-heat tracking to wake couples up individually
This app doubles-up as a standard alarm clock, if the Wake runs out of battery during the night. Kickstarter backers can get their hands on a Wake smart alarm by pledging $249 (£167) or more. If the campaign reaches its goal, the first Wake units will ...
April 6, 2015