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Samsung's Mysterious Gear S2 Smartwatch Looks Downright Wearable

Samsung showed us two jumbo phones today that were, you know, more or less what we were expecting—and frankly not all that interesting. At the end of the show, though, Samsung teased the Gear S2 smartwatch, set to be announced on September 3rd at IFA in Berlin. Now that’s what I’m talking about! » 8/13/15 12:40pm 8/13/15 12:40pm

How the most beautifully complicated watch movements in the world tell time

Tick, tock. Tick, tock. With these watches, telling time is so much more beautiful and intricate and complicated than that. These are some of the most sophisticated watch movements in the world with a ton of complications added to them and just to see all the fancy ways the mechanical engine moves is a delight. It’s a… » 8/11/15 9:15pm 8/11/15 9:15pm

You Can Pay $9,300 to Attach an Apple Watch to an Even Fancier Watch 

Here’s an innovation so impractical, uncomfortable, and expensive, that I can’t stop looking at it. Of course the world has produced a luxury Swiss timepiece that has space on its band for an Apple Watch. It’s a goofy two-faced hybrid watch that packs a gloriously unnecessary double-whammy of bling into a single… » 8/03/15 4:00pm 8/03/15 4:00pm

The Best Smartwatch For Every Wrist 

I’ve been keen on smartwatches pretty much since day one. I get a lot of emails, texts, and assorted notifications, most of them garbage but some vitally important. Having a glancable screen on my wrist makes life infinitely easier. But smartwatches have come a long way since they showed up a few years ago. Which… » 7/21/15 4:21pm 7/21/15 4:21pm

A Super Mario Bros. Watch Reminds You It's Always a Good Time To Play

It’s impossible to count how many artists, designers, and Nintendo fans have been inspired by Shigeru Miyamoto’s work, but you can add the folks at Mr. Jones Watches to that list. Their latest timepiece is this Super Mario Bros.-inspired creation featuring the side-scrolling landscape from the original NES game. » 6/10/15 11:44am 6/10/15 11:44am

Steal This Idea: A Smart Band For Your Dumb Watch

Watches are awesome, ancient technology. They’re simple, often beautiful, completely functional tiny clocks we strap to our arms and wear out into the world. I love watches, but I think making them “smart” makes them worse. Instead, we should be making smart bands for the dumb, beautiful watches that already exist. » 5/13/15 4:10pm 5/13/15 4:10pm

Garmin Has Finally Put a Heart Rate Monitor In a GPS Running Watch

Over the years, Garmin has managed to shrink and squeeze its GPS hardware into a running watch that doesn’t look monstrous on your wrist. But heart monitoring always required wearing an awkward chest strap. With the new Forerunner 225, Garmin delivers the whole fitness tracking package in one sleek wrist-worn package. » 5/12/15 9:40am 5/12/15 9:40am

An Adorable Felt Apple Watch That Never Needs Charging

You caved on the iPod Touch, and maybe even bought your kid a cheap tablet, but how are you going to explain to them that there's no way you're buying them a $500+ Apple Watch? Easy, you just make an adorable felt alternative like Hiné Mizushima did and tell them it's powered by their imagination so it never needs… » 4/24/15 5:30pm 4/24/15 5:30pm

This Watch's Random Mess of Numbers Still Manages To Perfectly Tell Time

The weapons race in the world of complicated mechanical watches inches towards a horological doomsday as DeWitt reveals its new Academia Mathematical that replaces a pair of hands with a visible hodge-podge of numbered dials—which somehow manage to continually align themselves to perfectly display the time throughout… » 4/06/15 2:20pm 4/06/15 2:20pm

Your Best Apple Watch Glimpse Yet In Four Official Videos

Will the Apple Watch be so radically different we won’t understand how to use it at first? Perhaps so: Apple has produced a series of videos to teach Watch-wearers how the interface will work—videos which give us the best look yet at what our wrist-computer future might hold. (They also double as handy marketing… » 4/03/15 7:30pm 4/03/15 7:30pm

A Key-Sized Pebble Watch Charger You'll Never Forget At Home

The Pebble smartwatch boasts vastly superior battery life to Apple's upcoming wearable, but that doesn't mean you still don't have to regularly keep it charged. So following up on its key-sized smartphone chargers, Nomad is introducing the tiny NomadKey Pebble that includes a magnetic connector for attaching to and… » 3/25/15 11:25am 3/25/15 11:25am

There's an Incredibly Complex Clock Inside This Miniature Mechanical Man

In the world of watchmaking, MB&F has always had a soft spot for creating the occasional mechanical marvel that can't be strapped to a wrist. Such as the company's latest creation, a robot named Melchior that can't vacuum floors, clean windows, or open doors, but can keep track of the time while serving as an awesome… » 3/19/15 7:05pm 3/19/15 7:05pm