Timex's New Ironman Smartwatch Lets You Leave Your Phone At Home

For those times when a rigorous run or other extreme outdoor activity has you leaving your smartphone at home, Timex has created a new fitness-oriented smartwatch that doesn't need a constant connection to your phone. The Ironman One GPS+ comes with its own 3G connection for uploading fitness data or your current… » 8/06/14 8:49am 8/06/14 8:49am

Casio's Latest Bluetooth Watch Puts Song Recognition on Your Wrist

As far as smartwatches go, Casio has been taking a relatively simplistic approach with its Bluetooth-equipped timepieces, happy to use its smartphone connection to provide notifications and brief previews of incoming messages and emails. The new GBA-400 goes a bit further, though, by telling you what song is playing… » 8/01/14 10:29am 8/01/14 10:29am

The Watch That Walked On the Moon Gets an Anniversary Upgrade

Believe it or not not, the watch that Buzz Aldrin wore as he took those first steps on the moon wasn't some custom contraption engineered by NASA to endure the vacuum of space. It was an Omega Speedmaster Chronograph, and 45 years later the watchmaker has released a commemorative follow-up called the Speedmaster… » 7/25/14 12:21pm 7/25/14 12:21pm

There's an Actual Piece of the Wright Flyer Inside Bremont's New Watch

Starting in 2010, Bremont has been paying homage to significant moments in the history of technology with a unique line of watches that includes the Codebreaker which celebrated the work of the WWII Enigma machine crackers. Now the watchmaker is honoring the Wright Brothers' achievements with a new timepiece that… » 7/24/14 10:26am 7/24/14 10:26am

iTime: Smartwatch Patent Shows Apple's Broad Ambitions

This morning the folks over at AppleInsider discovered that Apple was granted a patent today for the iTime, which can only be described as a device-connected smartwatch that offers advanced functionality like arm and wrist gestures, as well as advanced proximity sensing, through a sensor-laden smart strap. » 7/22/14 8:36am 7/22/14 8:36am

An Oversized 3D-Printed Tourbillon Reveals the Marvels of Watchmaking

Even though they're lacking the ability to notify you when a text message arrives, traditional mechanical watches still cost thousands of dollars more than the smartwatches released this year. And if you've always wondered why they're so expensive, this 3D-printed over-sized model of one of the components that makes… » 7/08/14 12:20pm 7/08/14 12:20pm

You Set this Analog Watch With Swipes, Not Dials

If you needed any further proof that buttons, dials, and knobs are slowly being completely replaced by touch-sensitive alternatives, Rado's new HyperChrome Touch Dual Timer watch is Exhibit A. Its old-school analog display looks traditional enough, but finger gestures have replaced dials when it comes to setting the… » 7/03/14 3:20pm 7/03/14 3:20pm

Swatch's Sistem51 Will Finally Be Available In the US on July 1

There's some great news for watch aficionados who haven't already found a friend in Europe to buy and ship them Swatch's new Sistem51 timepiece. The watch features a genuine Swiss mechanical movement that's assembled through an automated process that means it can be mass produced on the cheap, but not cheaply made. » 6/26/14 4:35pm 6/26/14 4:35pm

Garmin's Approach S6 Is Like Wearing a Golf Coach On Your Wrist

Slowly but steadily, Garmin has been updating its golf-specific Approach watches every year, taking them from a simple method of finding your way around a course to serving as a personal assistant while you're away from work. Now, the new S6 can even help you improve your swing and your handicap. » 6/19/14 2:42pm 6/19/14 2:42pm

Audemars Piguet's New Watch Museum Looks Like Frozen Clockwork

In way, the 149-year-old Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet already has its own museum: The town of Le Brassus, where it's located, is full of historic watchmaking workshops. But the iconic company is building its own dedicated museum anyways, and unsurprisingly, it looks just like the intricate movements inside its… » 6/13/14 10:40am 6/13/14 10:40am

Flexible Battery Straps Could Double a Smartwatch's Runtime

At Computex 2014, the folks over at Engadget stumbled across a clever solution to the battery life woes that have plagued smartwatches for years now. A company called ProLogium has developed a flexible lithium ceramic battery that can be shaped and worn like a watchband, adding an extra 500 mAh of power which means… » 6/04/14 9:07am 6/04/14 9:07am

An Anti-Kidnapping Watch Band Hides the Tools You'll Need to Escape

The odds of the average citizen getting kidnapped are pretty low, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be prepared for such a scenario. This $20 anti-kidnapping band that attaches to any watch strap should appeal to the well-prepared and paranoid alike, since it hides a set of basic tools for escaping from handcuffs,… » 5/16/14 2:40pm 5/16/14 2:40pm

This Bluetooth Buckle Adds Smart Functionality To Mechanical Watches

Ask any serious watch aficionado why they're hesitant to switch to a smartwatch, and their reasons will have nothing to do with functionality—but everything to do with how ugly the current crop of smartwatches are. The Modillian, a replacement strap buckle that adds Bluetooth, hopes to fix that by adding basic… » 5/13/14 3:20pm 5/13/14 3:20pm