Time After Time: 70 Years of Broken Smartwatch Dreams

Welcome to the future! a Samsung rep proclaimed during the company's new product presentation in Berlin yesterday. Yes, something out of sci-fi! he beamed. The rep was wearing the new Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, proudly showing it off for the journalists in the room and the tech geeks watching along at home. The… » 9/05/13 3:55pm 9/05/13 3:55pm

An Excellent Starter Seiko Watch Is Your Deal of the Day

Although Seiko was founded in the 19th century, it wasn't until the 1960 that they started challenging Swiss watchmakers with mass-produced mechanical timepieces. Sure, they weren't as elegant as some handmade watches, but they were much less expensive, and they were pretty damn nice in their own right. Leading… » 3/28/13 3:00pm 3/28/13 3:00pm

Seiko Epson Designs Simple 3D Display for Cellphones

Seiko Epson has designed a new glasses-free display that really has the potential to bring 3D-displays to cellphones and PMPs sooner rather than later. It's a bit similar to the old kid's classic lenticular images (you know: they come with a lined plastic face, and when you twist them you see a changing picture,) and… » 8/06/08 8:15am 8/06/08 8:15am

Seiko SlimStick Fitness Aid Explains Why You're Fat

Seiko's Slimstick is a fitness device that will detail calories burned across a day, length of daily activity, total number of steps taken, as well as offer up a relative fitness score to keep you in check. The Slimstick will store 12-weeks worth of data and the aluminum clad gizmo will set you back ¥6,984 ($55.)… » 4/26/08 2:00pm 4/26/08 2:00pm

Seiko Spring Drive Spacewalk Watch Brings Out Your Inner Space Cowboy

Just 100 of Seiko's Spring Drive Spacewalk watches, space-proof wristwatches being developed with a little help from the Russian Federal Space Agency, are expected to be made. Designed for Richard Garriott, the video-game honcho-turned-future space tourist, the titanium-encased timepiece weighs just 92.5 grams and is… » 4/05/08 11:00am 4/05/08 11:00am

Varioptic and Seiko to Bring Liquid Lenses to Cellphones, Finally

Varioptic has been talking about bringing liquid lenses to cellphones since 2005, but now they have teamed up with Seiko and the watery dreams look to be coming alive. Liquid lenses have the added benefit of being speedier and less power hungry than conventional lenses, but the release of Varioptic's pioneering… » 3/15/08 7:30pm 3/15/08 7:30pm

Seiko's E-Ink Spectrum Watch: Hands-on, Video & Gallery


We clued you in to the Seiko Spectrum for women last month, but a still photo doesn't really do justice to its extra-smooth E-Ink display. That's why we've got video and a series of still photos. What we don't have yet is a ship date or a price on this, but it's likely to be sometime this fall, and at a price that… » 5/22/07 3:10pm 5/22/07 3:10pm

$5,700 Formula One Seiko Sportura Ultimate Kinetic Chrono


F1 racers are lucky sons o' guns. They make more than baseball players, get first pick of the hottest Euro models, drive really really fast without fear of the highway patrol, and get cool special edition crap. Seiko just unveiled this year's Honda special edition Sportura Ultimate Kinetic Chrono, and announced that… » 5/22/07 2:35pm 5/22/07 2:35pm

Seiko SKZ213K1 Monster: Big, Blue, Beautiful

Normally I am not one to wet myself over a watch, but look at this thing. It is sexy as all sexy can get. This is the limited edition Blue Monster, or SKZ213K1, diver watch from Seiko. The Blue Monster is water resistant up to 200 meters. The large face is surprisingly bright and easily read in low-light situation.… » 7/07/06 12:36pm 7/07/06 12:36pm

Seiko Kinetic Scubamaster "Stingray" Reviewed (Verdict: Hotness)

It may not be the most high-tech watch out there, but Seiko makes a good diver and this is no exception. This watch has a kinetic movement, which is a quartz movement powered by the motion of your wrist, and a 24-hour hand to show a second time zone. The case and band are made of titanium and it's actually quite a… » 5/10/06 5:30pm 5/10/06 5:30pm