Watches and Clocks

News, reviews and articles about watches and clocks.

Pad & Quill Lowry Cuff Edition Apple Watch band review

REVIEW – The Pad & Quill Lowry Cuff Edition Apple Watch Band is a tribute to the Lowry Ave Bridge that spans the Mississippi just south of PQ’s headquarters in Minneapolis. The band’s design is inspired by Bund-style aviator bands that protected WWII pilot’s wrists from extreme temps in the air. I recently received one …

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Polar’s new Ignite fitness watch puts a fitness coach right on your wrist

NEWS – Polar recently announced their newest fitness watch, the Polar Ignite. The Ignite is a GPS fitness watch that tracks your walks, runs, bike rides, heart rate, and offers advanced metrics, training recommendations right from your wrist, and five days of battery life. Other new features include: Sleep Plus provides insight into the amount …

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BluShark Pass-Through Watch Straps review

REVIEW – BluShark is a relatively young company that specializes premium pass-through (i.e. NATO-style) watch straps, but also makes traditional two-piece straps. I’ve been wearing pass-through straps on my watches for many years (for a variety of reasons discussed later) and have tried straps from most of the well-known brands. The opportunity to review BluShark …

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Mobvoi announces new TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE

NEWS – Supported by Verizon, Mobvio’s newly updated TicWatch Pro now comes in a 4G LTE version that is jam-packed with all the smartphone features you want and need, like GPS, NFC for Google payments from your wrist, built-in heart rate monitor, and activity tracking. It’s also IP68+ rated so you can wear it while …

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Casio PRO TREK WSD-F30 Android WearOS smartwatch review

REVIEW – Casio manufactures a wide range of electronic goods, from calculators to musical instruments. But I would argue, Casio is best known for their wrist watches…particularly their G-SHOCK line. For decades the G-SHOCK has been one of the goto watches for rugged dependability. A watch engineered to survive a march thru hell and back …

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Airpower Wearbuds Fitness Band and Earbuds review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Airpower, an innovative smart device developer, is unveiling their Wearbuds, dubbed the “world’s first wristband-housed true wireless earbuds.” They will be available for preorder on Kickstarter starting today June 20th, 2019. What is it? The Wearbuds are touted as the “World’s First True Wireless Earbuds Housed in a Fitness Band.” And indeed, …

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Strap this gauge on your wrist to tell time, instead of pressure

NEWS – Here’s a unique watch to add to your timepiece collection, it’s the PSI watch from Tokyoflash Japan, and it’s designed to look like mechanical pressure gauge. Available with a black or white dial and a black or silver stainless steel case, the PSI watch is a fun way to tell time because it …

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Shinola updates the classic Runwell with automatic movement

NEWS – Shinola, Detroit’s darling that produces high-quality watches, bicycles, audio gear, leather goods, and jewelry is updating their flagship Runwell watch line with the new Runwell Automatic. Automatic watches have a rotating weight inside the caseback.  As you wear the watch, the movement of your arm causes the weight to rotate, winding the watch.  …

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Mobvoi TicWatch S2 Wear OS android smartwatch review

REVIEW – Along with being a tech junkie, I’m definitely a watch guy thru and thru…mechanical, quartz, digital, fitness, smart, luxury, beater, etc. I have tried many flavors of timepieces and enjoyed the experience of wearing them all. Currently I waffle between nice mechanical watches and their high-tech, smartwatch brethren. Late last year Julie reviewed …

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Lenovo’s Smart Clock with Google Assistant will make sure you wake up on time

NEWS – At CES 2019, Lenovo revealed the Smart Clock with Google Assistant, the latest in its line of smart living products.  First and foremost, it’s a clock.  It has a four-inch display that tells the time and sounds the alarm in the morning.  It is, however, much more than just a clock.  It can …

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Design your own clock/speaker/alert system with Divoom Timebox Mini

NEWS – Don’t let the retro-feeling, pixelated display fool you! In just a few square inches, the Divoom Timebox Mini packs in a quality speaker, clock and notification system that’s completely customizable. An app lets you create a personalized system to match your needs and individual whimsy. Want Sponge Bob to rouse you in the …

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It’s January so it’s time to get fit in style with the Withings Move activity tracking watch

NEWS – January brings resolutions, and many of those revolve around fitness. Sadly, most don’t last much past mid-January, and if you’ve invested a ton of cash on what is now a very expensive clothes rack or jewelry cabinet ornament, it also leads to regrets. Enter the Withings Move activity tracking watch. Like other trackers …

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Withings announces 2 new fitness watches and a 3-in-1 blood pressure monitor

NEWS – One of my all-time favorite health and fitness brands is Withings and today at CES in Las Vegas, they are announcing 2 new wearables and an updated blood pressure monitoring cuff. Let’s start with the watches. The new Withings Move watch is a customizable and very affordable analog watch that will be available …

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Huawei Band 3 Pro fitness tracker watch review

REVIEW – I am a watch fanatic, and for many years I avoided any device other than the traditional analog automatic watch. It took quite some time for me to try a digital smartwatch, and when I did, I opted for a relatively expensive and higher end brand. Even then, I used it for time, and messaging, …

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