Watches and Clocks

News, reviews and articles about watches and clocks.

The Electricianz Blue Z watch review – A watch fit for a Blade Runner

REVIEW – A little while ago, I wrote up a news article about a new hybrid electric/mechanical watch by The Electricianz.  The Electricianz fancy themselves as creators of unusual watches that feature interesting colors and lighting. Electricity keeps the world moving. The Electricianz is on a mission to put that energy in the spotlight. We …

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Add some pizzazz to your wrist with a new hybrid mechanical watch by The Electricianz

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Watches seemed to be a dying thing a while back.  With everyone carrying cellphones, there didn’t seem to be much use for another way to tell time.  Innovative watch manufacturers are turning the tide by introducing interesting and unusual new timepieces that are as much fashion as they are function. The Electricianz …

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Function101 Heartsync for Apple Watch Review

REVIEW – My indoor rower has a heart rate function, and I’ve been on the hunt for the “just right” bodyworn heart rate transmitter. I’ve tried chest straps and arm straps. But what if I could use something I was wearing already: my Apple Watch? This is where the Function101 Heartsync comes in. What is …

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Tribit Home speaker review – it’s not just a speaker

REVIEW – It’s always fun when a smaller audio company comes from seemingly nowhere and begins besting the bigger boys in both price and audio quality. Case in point: Tribit. I‘ve reviewed some of their Bluetooth speakers and headphones and been impressed by both—the speakers more than the headphones. The Tribit line of speakers looks …

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Kungfuking Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers review – an alarm clock that can wake the dead

REVIEW: The Kungfuking Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers lives up to all of its claims. They should offer a discount on EMS resuscitation services should this clock not wake you up. The alert tone used for the alarm sound is distinct and appropriately unpleasant. I may have heard this tone from other clocks but not …

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NightWatch Apple Watch charger dock review – Turn your Apple Watch into a bedside clock

REVIEW – I’ve reviewed quite a few smartwatches over the years, but once the review was posted, I stopped wearing them because they always felt too bulky and uncomfortable on my wrist. But then I reviewed a fitness system that used the Apple Watch. They sent me a refurb to use with their system and …

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Atowak Ettore Drift wandering hour watch review – Channel your race car desires

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – At some point in our lives, many of us have fantasized about driving a race car at breakneck speeds, whipping around an oval, or perhaps conquering a road course, effortlessly drifting around a tight curve, keeping the vehicle in perfect alignment for that expert exit at full throttle.  Put that thrill on …

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Nove Trident Automatic dive watch review – dive watches go thin and stylish

REVIEW – I’m a watch guy.  It’s an addiction. I have Swiss, Japanese, and American watches. I have chronographs, plain-dial, skeleton, super-thin, and Mickey Mouse watches.  I have steel, gold, wood, ceramic, and titanium watches.  I have automatics, quartz battery-operated, solar-powered, and manual wind watches. But one thing I don’t have in my collection is …

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Steampunk your wrist with the Nixoid Next

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Are you a watch person? Do you dig a steampunk vibe? If so, there’s a Kickstarter you need to check out! The Nixoid Next watch uses actual nixie tubes to display the time. Three years ago, they launched the Nixoid Classic. Now, they’ve improved on it with more strap designs, a tilt …

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Mobvoi TicWatch Pro S smartwatch review

REVIEW – We’ve reviewed quite a few Mobvoi products here at the Gadgeteer over the years with their smartwatches primarily focusing on fitness, ruggedness, and bang for the buck. In such a crowded tech-space, they continue to hold their own by improving their smartwatch hardware, performance, and user experience. This year is no different, the …

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Lululook Alligator Leather Apple Watch Band review

REVIEW – If you’re looking for a sophisticated look for your Apple Watch, the Lululook Alligator Leather Band can add an exotic flair to your wrist. What is it? The Lululook Alligator Leather Band is an Apple Watch band made from real alligator leather and incorporated with color-matching stainless steel quick-release hardware. Hardware specs Made …

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CIGA Design X Series Mechanical Watch review

REVIEW – By now, everyone who reads my reviews knows that I am a big fan of the CIGA watch design. As a collector of watches and especially mechanical automatic watches, I am always intrigued by a new CIGA design. I am excited to now have another opportunity to review CIGA’s latest design which is …

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OneClock wakes you up with sonic science instead of harsh alarms

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Getting up in the morning to face a new day is tough enough, but when you’re jarred awake with a harsh noise, it can set you up to be grumpy from the minute you get out of bed. Sure, you can use pick a softer tone for your alarm on your phone, …

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Casio DW291H heavy duty digital watch review

REVIEW – I love tech but sometimes simpler technologies can carry big benefits. Enter the Casio DW291H digital watch with 10-year battery, 200 meter water resistance, and more great features. What is it? The Casio DW291H-9AVCF (black bezel version) is a digital watch in their Heavy Duty series, hence the red ‘HD’ on the face. The …

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Zepp Z smartwatch review – Luxury finish and price

REVIEW – Earlier this year I reviewed the Amazfit T-Rex smartwatch, and it was one of my favorites so far.  Since then I also tried out a Ticwatch Pro 3 GPS Wear OS watch, which had better features overall but a much shorter battery life.  Zepp (either a rebrand or sub-brand of Amazfit depending on …

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