Watches and Clocks

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The best thing about a wrist watch is that they can tell you the time whenever you look at your wrist. But the worst thing about most watches is that they run on batteries and batteries need replacing or recharging. I say "most" watches run on batteries because not all of them do. Today I [...]

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IPEAK wake up light review

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Many years ago I created my own "wake up light" by setting up a timer to a lamp next to my bed.  It was clumsy and blasted full light in the morning.  Now there's a more refined way to achieve the same results with the IPEAK wake up light. I noticed the box was unbranded. [...]

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Popular fitness tracker manufacturer Misfit has announced the Phase Hybrid. It's an activity tracker wearable that records all the same data that the Misfit Ray and their other trackers track, but adds an analog watch face and smartwatch features that include vibration alerts for call and text notifications, alarms and custom app notifications. The Phase [...]

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Analog meets digital with the Calendar Watch from What? Watch. Available in several styles, this wristwatch pairs with an app on your phone and displays the next 12 hours of your scheduled appointments as darkened segments on the LCD face behind the analog watch. The watch runs for up to 2 months per charge which [...]

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We've shown you several Nixie tube clocks, chess sets, and thermometers over the years, but they all were steampunk in style.  Many of them were also kits that you needed to assemble yourself.  ThinkGeek has two Nixie tube clocks from Nuvitron that don't require assembly, and they aren't steampunk.  Both clocks use new old-stock tubes [...]

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I recently reviewed a unit that I've been using for almost a year to recharge my Apple Watch on the go - the Pod from Nomad. This week, though, I was sent a test unit of a similar device that not only does what the Pod does, but also fixes the few qualms I had [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iOS, Reviews, Watches and Clocks
skagen-smartwatch

Most smartwatches look like smartwatches. But the SKAGEN Hagen Connected Hybrid Smartwatch looks more like a classic analog watch and as far as I'm concerned, that's not a bad thing. SKAGEN's watches are available with four traditional analog style watch faces, 20mm wristband styles, and have digital features that include: Automatic date and time adjustment [...]

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Most of us aren't independently wealthy and are forced to wake up and go to work every morning. Whether you like your job or not, there are few sounds on Earth worse than an alarm clock's beeping. Witti hopes to make your morning a little less dreadful with the Beddi intelligent alarm clock. The front [...]

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Posted in: Android, iOS, Reviews, Watches and Clocks
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One of the most interesting innovations that the Apple Watch brought, in my book, is the method for attaching bands to the main unit. Rather than loop materials through a spring-loaded pin inserted into the ears of the watch body, you simply slide the band into place and it locks there. To remove it, there [...]

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About a year ago, Nomad, those folks who understand wandering Gadgeteers and their need for on-the-go charging, released a product called the Pod for Apple Watch. It's basically a battery that has an internal spool to hold a charging puck (not provided) in a compact, hockey-puck sized case. I was working at Apple at the [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iOS, Reviews, Watches and Clocks
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I upgraded my first generation Apple Watch the night after updating all my iOS devices to iOS 10. (For those who have never done it, you have to have the watch charged to at least 50% and it has to be on the charger. Also, your phone has to be on wifi.) While the initial [...]

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Garmin's been on fire the last few months with several new product announcements. In May they announced the Vívomove fitness tracking watch, then a few weeks ago it was the fēnix Chronos watches, and just a couple days ago it was the VIRB Ultra 30 action cam. If you thought they were done, you'd be [...]

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Withings, my favorite health gadget company, has just added two new activity tracking watches to their existing line of wearable fitness trackers. The new Steel HR watches will be available in a 36mm and 40mm case version and will have all the features we've come to expect from Withings activity trackers including automatic step, run, [...]

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fenix-chronos

Check out these new fēnix Chronos watches from Garmin. Designed for outdoor adventures, keeping track of your epic workouts and everyday wear, these watches have a premium metal housing and a scratch-resistant sapphire lens that protects a 1.2-inch high-resolution, sunlight-readable Garmin Chroma Display. The fēnix Chronos also feature a built-in omnidirectional EXO antenna with GPS [...]

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I don't have an Apple Watch. It's not that I don't want one, mind you. It's just that for years I've been wearing watches like G-Shocks that are water-, dirt-, and shock-resistant---really tough watches. And as much as I'd like to have an Apple Watch to pair with my iPhone, I just don't see the [...]

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