If Iron Man Wore a Watch It Would Look Exactly Like This

HYT Watches has made a name for itself in the horological world with timepieces that use fluids pumped through bellows and tubes to display the time. And while its new Skull watch is just a fun variation on its older HYT H1 and H2, superheroes and super-villains alike will no doubt be clambering to strap one to their… » 1/30/15 12:40pm Yesterday 12:40pm

A Hologram of Emperor Marcus Aurelius Floats Above This Watch

When you're spending just shy of $55,000 on a watch (or $60,000 if you prefer the look of white gold) you're going to want something that catches people's eyes so they know just how affluent you are. And as Back to the Future 2 proved, nothing grabs someone's attention like a hologram floating in mid-air. Or in this… » 1/27/15 9:15am Tuesday 9:15am

The Original Apple Watch Definitely Wasn't Smart

It's no secret that the original Apple watch was nothing like the connected touchscreen wonder the company revealed last September. In reality, it looked more like something Swatch's designers sketched on a discarded napkin, and back in 1995 it was actually given away to encourage Mac users to upgrade their operating… » 1/20/15 3:30pm 1/20/15 3:30pm

The First Watch With a Built-In Speedometer Is Absurdly Wonderful

As smartwatches gain more and more functionality, they're also gaining popularity. So it's more important than ever for makers of traditional mechanical watches to pack as many novel features into their creations as they can, like Breva, which has actually found a way to squeeze a pop-up speedometer into its new Génie… » 1/19/15 11:55am 1/19/15 11:55am

This Cheap 3D-Printed Rolex Would Be Perfect For Spendthrift Giants

There's no easier way to humblebrag about your success than by wearing a Rolex watch, and that's probably why the brand is also synonymous with knock-offs and replicas. Why pay tens of thousands of dollars for the real thing when you can get a close facsimile for less than $100? And why even spend that much when you… » 1/12/15 9:34am 1/12/15 9:34am

The Mio ALPHA 2 Heart Rate Watch Adds an Accelerometer and a Backlight

The original Mio ALPHA was the first fitness-tracking wearable to keep tabs on your heart rate using the same technology as the highly-accurate finger-worn pulse oximeters used at hospitals, instead of an awkward and uncomfortable chest strap. And now the company has finally revealed its successor, the Alpha 2, which… » 1/05/15 11:00am 1/05/15 11:00am

Garmin's Slim vívoactive Bridges Smartwatches and Fitness Trackers

At one time we all carried separate cellphones and MP3 players because there just wasn't a single device that did both well—and then the iPhone arrived. The same problem exists between fitness trackers and smartwatches. Neither does the other one's job particularly well, but it doesn't have to be that way. At least… » 1/05/15 8:00am 1/05/15 8:00am

Garmin's fēnix 3 Multisport GPS Watch Keeps Its Active Side Secret

With the third version of its popular fēnix adventure watch, Garmin has embraced the notion that when someone is spending half a grand on a timepiece, they probably want to be able to wear it all the time. So the fēnix 3 manages to subdue the rugged styling of the previous two versions even further, leaving a… » 1/05/15 8:00am 1/05/15 8:00am

Withings Activité Pop Fitness Tracker: Looks Nice, Right Price

Withings has been making some of the best fitness trackers for a couple years now. So when we first saw the Withings Activité—a lovely analog watch that was secretly an activity tracker—we were excited. That excitement waned, somewhat, when we found it it costs $450. Oh but hello, here comes the new Activité Pop,… » 1/04/15 11:30am 1/04/15 11:30am

It Turns Out Sony Was Behind that E-Ink Concept Watch All Along

A month after the E-Ink FES concept watch got people excited about an innovative wearable that didn't care if it wasn't particularly smart, rumors that Sony was working on a similar E-Ink-based timepiece started to swirl. But according to the Wall Street Journal, Sony was behind the FES watch concept all along, and… » 11/28/14 8:32am 11/28/14 8:32am

James Bond's Laser-Cutting Watch Is Finally a Reality

Thanks to some clever special effects, the gadgets that Q creates for James Bond and other MI6 agents are often well ahead of their time. So much so that it's only now, more than 31 years after Never Say Never Again hit theaters, that we finally have a wristwatch with a built-in laser powerful enough to do some damage. » 11/21/14 9:01am 11/21/14 9:01am

You Can Never Really Be Late With a Flux Capacitor Watch

You can cross a smartwatch off your wish list this holiday season now that ThinkGeek has revealed this utterly amazing compact Flux Capacitor Watch that really fluxes. The red LED readout on the bottom shows the current date, while the flashing LEDs on the flux capacitor do indicate the time, although deciphering it… » 11/19/14 12:29pm 11/19/14 12:29pm

The Random Scribbles on This Watch Face Actually Do Tell the Time

If you're a fan of obscure and hard to read watch faces, you've just found another addition to your collection. The sleek $180 Ora Unica is all black save for a couple of white squiggles on the watch's face. It might seem like a non-functional fashion accessory, but if you look close you'll see those seemingly random… » 11/11/14 5:00pm 11/11/14 5:00pm