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 Tuesday 8:36am

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

Sony SmartWatch v. Galaxy Gear 2: Which Smartwatch Screen Is Best?

The floodgates for the next major smart device revolution are opening. And unless you have been living under a rock you already know that this time it's a smart watch, a long overdue update to what is essentially 19th century wristwatch technology. There are already a fair number of early players in this new… » 6/11/14 12:00pm 6/11/14 12:00pm

Report: Apple's First Wearable Will Arrive in October

The ever-reliable John Paczkowski is reporting that Apple's first ever wearable is slated to launch in October. There's supposed to be a special event just for the device, and the newly announced HealthKit platform and Health app will be prominently featured. And you can be sure people will be upset if this thing does… » 6/06/14 1:10pm 6/06/14 1:10pm