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 Monday 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 Saturday 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

Forget Exercise; This Fitness Tracker Just Wants You To See the Sun

It only took a few decades for us to realize that spending all our time in front of computers wasn't the most healthiest way to live. That's why the market is now flooded with fitness tracking wearables encouraging us to exercise. The Brite R450 sets its sights a little lower, though. It encourages more achievable… » 10/01/14 11:05am 10/01/14 11:05am

Garmin Forerunner 920XT: The Best Triathlon Watch Gets Even Better

Since early 2012, the Garmin Forerunner 910XT has been the best triathlon watch, period. Others have tried to step up, but to this date nothing has equalled its wealth of features. And now it seems Garmin has raised the bar for itself. The new Forerunner 920XT is everything the 910 was, and much more. » 10/01/14 7:00am 10/01/14 7:00am

Flexy, Wrist-Worn Concept Phone: A Real Life Buzz Lightyear Communicator

Indiegogo concepts are always a bit out there, and this one's no exception: Portal, a six-inch Android-powered smartphone that's impressively capable, waterproof, and flexible enough to wear on your wrist like Buzz Lightyear's communicator. Forget smartwatches, this baby's a goddamned gauntlet. » 9/27/14 5:30pm 9/27/14 5:30pm

Misfit's Flash Is a $50 Fitness Tracker That Packs a Punch

We first wrote about Misfit Wearables' first activity tracker, the Misfit Shine, back in 2012. Not only did it look absolutely gorgeous, but it never needed charging, and it was waterproof. It had some flaws, but for 100 bucks, it wasn't bad. Well Misfit's second wearable, the Flash, is here, and it just undercut its… » 9/16/14 11:00am 9/16/14 11:00am

9 Contenders For the Best Design of the Year

Each year the People's Design Award honors a groundbreaking design that improves daily lives. Last year's winner, the Pack H20 Water Backpack, was a more efficient way for people to carry drinking water long distances. This year's nominees were just announced, and they include mushroom bricks, smart lighting, and… » 9/11/14 9:00am 9/11/14 9:00am