Swatch's Touchscreen Watch Gets Smarter With Fitness Tracking Features

Rumors of Swatch making a smartwatch of its own were recently confirmed to Gizmodo by the company, we just don't have any idea of when it will happen. So if you're tired of waiting to strap a genuine smart Swiss watch to your wrist, Swatch has just upgraded its touchscreen Swatch Touch with the slightly smarter Swatch… » 2/27/15 9:20am Today 9:20am

Skip-It and Twister Now Work With a Kid-Friendly Fitness Tracker

Remember Skip-It, the toy kids shackled and spun around their ankles in an attempt to rack up the high score on its built-in counter? It's back, and now packing some legitimate technology in the form of a kid-friendly wearable fitness tracker that remembers their high score, as well as other fitness-related metrics. » 2/20/15 1:52pm 2/20/15 1:52pm

Are We Doomed to Get Rashes from Our Fitness Trackers?

Constant 24/7 fitness tracking can have itchy, scratchy consequences. Those would be wrist rashes, as Fitbit users have been learning. But rashes aren't just a Fitbit problem—any wristband can leave you red, thanks to some basic biology. There may be no miracle cure for this malady of the quantified self. » 2/20/15 10:30am 2/20/15 10:30am

There's Smart Functionality Hiding Inside This Retro Pocket Watch

After reports of their demise at the hands of smartphones were greatly exaggerated, watches are becoming more and more popular again, especially as they start to gain smarter functionality. That goes for pocket watches too, with the Tissot Pocket Touch gaining an LCD display, a touchscreen interface, and a host of… » 2/19/15 12:51pm 2/19/15 12:51pm

Will.i.am's Puls Smartwatch: So Bad I'm Actually Kind of Impressed

"Call Will.i.am," you yell at your wrist cuff as you leave your trendy apartment. "Play Get This Party Started," you shriek into your other wrist cuff as you step out of a black car. A thin, tinny melody leaks out of the shacklejust as your ankle cuff buzzes. It's a text from Fergie. She's already at the club! You… » 2/11/15 3:00pm 2/11/15 3:00pm

Sony SmartWatch 3 Review: The Best-Performing Android Smartwatch Yet

Sony's been trying the smartwatch thing for years, but the original SmartWatch and the SmartWatch 2 both... what's the word I'm looking for here? Sucked? Yeah. But the SmartWatch 3 has solid performance and two nifty features you won't find on any other Android Wear. It's the first with built-in GPS and a screen you… » 2/11/15 11:00am 2/11/15 11:00am

The Apple Watch Will Bring Glucose Tracking to Your Wrist

With Apple Watch quickly approaching its April release month, app developers are giving us a better sense of the wearable's capabilities than the designers at Cupertino. For instance, we know how the watch will work with your car or draw up a to do list. Now its health merits are getting some attention. » 2/09/15 11:45am 2/09/15 11:45am

Blade Nano QX FPV Review: Leave Your Body Behind With This $480 Drone

I have a confession: I've been having out-of-body experiences. They feel like a video game. I'm a spirit in the sky, watching my flesh-and-bone self shamble about as I float on the breeze. How? Because I've been testing one of the coolest toys ever made: a tiny drone with a pair of wireless video goggles that let… » 2/05/15 2:45pm 2/05/15 2:45pm

Swatch's Cheapest Self-Winding Watch Has a Bunch of Great New Looks

Good things—or sometimes better things—come to those who wait. And if the designs of the first round of Swatch's innovative Sistem51 didn't ring your bell, the Swiss watchmaker has just announced five new designs that will be arriving soon, including versions with more classic and cleaner watch faces. » 2/04/15 4:25pm 2/04/15 4:25pm

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 1/30/15 12:40pm

The First Self-Charging Smart Bracelet Is Obscenely Expensive

As smartwatches get more and more capable, many have wondered how luxury watch makers will compete. Will Rolex eventually introduce a timepiece with smartphone notifications? One company that might have the answer is Britain's Christophe & Co. who's developed a smart bracelet called the Armill that blends luxury and… » 1/29/15 11:20am 1/29/15 11:20am

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 1/27/15 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