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 Yesterday 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

I Tried Sony's Do-It-Yourself Google Glass

Wearable computers are the hot trend in technology, and the holy grail for any electronics company is augmenting your vision with crazy computer glasses. Google started it, Microsoft's allegedly working on it, and Sony's got one too—fashion be damned. But at least Sony's new cyborg eye can attach to your existing… » 1/05/15 8:30pm 1/05/15 8:30pm

Qualcomm Says Wearables Aren't a Fad, And It Might Just Be Right

"This trend is not going away," says Pankaj Kedia, the head of Qualcomm's new wearables business unit. "This is not a fad." Of course he'd say that—his job depends on it. But who other than Qualcomm—the company which dominates the mobile industry—would know for sure? So I grilled Qualcomm's wearables boss about our… » 1/05/15 1:35pm 1/05/15 1:35pm

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 vívofit 2 Fitness Band Shames Your Laziness With Audible Alerts

What really set Garmin's original vívofit apart from the myriad of other fitness trackers already on the market at the time wasn't its always-on screen or its battery that was good for an entire year. It was the use of a thin red bar on the display that grew longer and longer while you were inactive. And Garmin's new… » 1/05/15 9:00am 1/05/15 9:00am

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 epix Puts a Rugged Touchscreen GPS Navigator On Your Wrist

A hike deep into the woods or unexplored territory is only fun if you know you can find your way back out. And to ensure that adventurers can safely get to or from their destinations without a pack weighed down with gadgets, Garmin's new epix watch straps a full GPS navigator to your wrist, complete with touchscreen… » 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

These Augmented Reality Glasses Are James Bond-Worthy

Ever heard of Ralph Osterhout? He's known as the real-life "Q." He created underwater vehicles featured in two James Bond movies. He's the guy who shrunk down night vision goggles to a size soldiers could afford to wear. He invented some of the most popular toys of the '90s, including the Yak Bak, the TalkBoy F/X+ » 1/02/15 11:55am 1/02/15 11:55am

SMS BioSport: Earbuds That Read Your Heartbeat But Don't Make It Thump

Sensors are everywhere—in our phones, watches, and shoes. And now our earphones, too. The SMS BioSport heart rate-sensing earbuds aim to be the audio companion of choice for all you marathon runners, mountain bikers, and other hardcore athlete types who need to know your beats per minute on a daily basis. » 12/23/14 10:20am 12/23/14 10:20am