Fitbit just unveiled the Blaze, its new generation smart fitness watch. With its color touchscreen Blaze looks a lot like Apple Watch. It’s got its own OS & tracks everything from running to cycling to basketball. It offers five-day battery life, connected GPS & a PurePulse heart monitor. It provides call, text & calendar notifications & is compatible with more than 200 devices. A variety of custom styling options, accessories & various bands are available with more on the way.
This hoodie has a secret. In addition to its clean good looks, it’s got an inflatable pillow built into the hood. The integrated pillow means more comfortable sleep during air travel or naps anywhere. A hidden blow-up valve in the hood inflates the supportive pillow in just 3 seconds and when you’re ready to wake up & carry on, just deflate. Another funded Kickstarter.
IWC’s aviation-inspired Big Pilot’s Heritage 55 and Heritage 48 draw directly on the Swiss brand’s classic 1940s-era 52-calibre T.S.C. And though these two new watches feature retro-revival styling, their construction & components are thoroughly modern.
Casio’s new Android Wear smart watch is built for outdoor action. It’s water resistant up to 164 feet with a pressure sensor, compass and accelerometer & has a bunch of built-in apps. RunKeeper for running & cycling, ViewRanger GPS gives you location data, route info, & altitude graphs and MyRadar provides instant weather updates. Available April 2016.
What good are gloves if they don’t work with your touchscreen? Exactly. Mujjo’s Leather Touchscreen gloves do it. They’re made of Ethiopian Lambskin & feature a snap closure at the wrist, allowing you to take calls in style, in any temperature.
This doesn’t happen too often: Ray-Ban just released a new frame. The Clubround is fresh but looks familiar, based on the classic Clubmaster silhouette, with a slightly more rounded outline. Available now in black and tortoise.
Japan’s Nanamica brand has created a scarf that combines two of nature’s best insulators: wool & down. The navy blue scarf features 100% wool with a backing layer of quilted down and a snap to keep it snug around your neck.
Ketums began as a bespoke rainwear-maker in Paris in the 1920s. Then the family business dissolved when Germany invaded France in WWII. Today, the great grandson is reviving the label with his first new piece: a traditional waxed cotton twill jacket with a flannel lining. The Bondy jacket is named for the street in Paris where Ketums began.
With a titanium case completely filled with oil, The TYPE 5 from Ressence is the first mechanical watch to be perfectly readable underwater regardless of the viewing angle. The oil eliminates refraction & reflection to create a crystal-clear display in all conditions.
From the makers of some of the world’s finest outdoor adventure gear, The North Face’s HyperAir GTX Jacket is a big deal: it’s the most breathable waterproof jacket they’ve ever created. Utilizing a new fabric called GORE-TEX Active, it offers better breathability, reduced sweat accumulation and faster moisture transport than ever before. Available December 15.