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

This Wearable Counts Calories For You From the Comfort of Your Ear

There are more options than ever if you're in the market for a wearable fitness tracker that will encourage you to get off the couch and get active. But what if you really enjoy the couch? For those who want to get healthy minus all the physical fitness, researchers at the University of Alabama are working on a… » 11/06/14 10:01am 11/06/14 10:01am

Basis Peak Review: The Best Activity Tracker Yet

The original Basis B1 Band was damn near the greatest activity tracker in the land, but it wasn't. It had all the sensors (and then some) it took to get there, but its performance was inconsistent, and perhaps more importantly, it was bulky and ugly. Well, the Basis Peak is here now to right those wrongs, and guess… » 11/05/14 10:00am 11/05/14 10:00am

Of Course This Six-Figure Watch Was Inspired By a Space Captain Cartoon

You can say what you will about the subdued stylings of the Apple Watch, but deep down we're probably all a little glad it perfectly married form and function—a balance that not all watch makers strive for. MB&F has just revealed its latest creation, the HM6 Space Pirate that more than lives up to its moniker, at… » 11/04/14 9:43am 11/04/14 9:43am

This Retro Watch Has a Simple Solution to Battery Life For Wearables

The miniaturization of technology has hit a bit of a wall as of late, thanks to the limitations of batteries. Smartwatches could easily be packed with even more functionality, but who wants to have to charge it multiple times a day? John De Cristofaro's retro-looking ChronodeVFD watch has the solution with swappable… » 10/27/14 10:32am 10/27/14 10:32am

This Filmmaker Reviews Google Glass Using Google Glass

By this stage, Google Glass has been around in its kinda-beta kinda-on-sale format for a solid 18 months, and the internet is awash with more reviews than you can probably tolerate. But it's still interesting to see wizard filmmaker Casey Neistat's opinion on everyone's favorite face computer, especially when the… » 10/25/14 5:00pm 10/25/14 5:00pm

Casio Taps the 1980s for Its Retro Line of Smart (Looking) Watches

These days only people going for the ironic look would consider a gold digital watch a classy way to spruce up an outfit, but back in the 1980s they were cutting edge technology and high style. So Casio is bringing back a small collection of its swankiest designs in gold and silver for all you hipsters looking to… » 10/16/14 5:00pm 10/16/14 5:00pm

You Can Customize This E-Ink Watch Down to the Strap

If there's one group that will surely embrace smartwatches, it's those who like to change their background image and the look and feel of their devices every day. But the FES Watch doesn't just let you change the watch face whenever you tire of the current design, using E-Ink technology it actually lets you change the… » 10/15/14 8:52am 10/15/14 8:52am

Smartwatches Fulfill Their True Destiny With a Game Boy Emulator

Google and Apple can pitch them as productivity tools all they want, but the real reason anyone would strap a smartwatch to their wrist is as a more covert way to kill time and avoid boredom. So it's good to know that when your Twitter and Facebook feeds run dry, you can always boot up a Game Boy emulator on your… » 10/14/14 8:50am 10/14/14 8:50am

This Stress-Sensing Fitness Tracker Won the Nation's Top Design Award

The National Design Awards were last night in New York, where 20 products were vying to be named the country's best. The winner, chosen by public voting, was a fitness tracker called Spire, which claims to keep tabs on your overall well-being by measuring heart rate and breathing patterns to monitor stress. » 10/10/14 4:24pm 10/10/14 4:24pm