A smart watch without GPS would be pretty dumb, so of course the Ambit3 Peak from Suunto has one built-in. It also tracks speed, pace, & distance plus it has features like a compass, altimeter, weather info, & heart rate monitor—even while swimming. And linked to your iPhone with the Movescount App, you can share your watch data instantly.
The time has come for Apple Watch. Available in 2 sizes, 3 models and a choice of finishes, including aluminum, stainless, and 18-karat gold, some may think it looks a bit like a small iPhone you wear on your wrist. However, the list of features is extensive and some quite useful. And as you would expect from Apple, the polished design and use of premium materials is a step ahead of competing smart watches. The crown controls scrolling as you choose options for fitness tracking, messages & alerts, the built-in heart rate monitor, Apple Pay and more. A stack of dedicated watch apps are reportedly on the way.
Detroit Watch Company has created three limited-edition timepieces for their debut collection. The 1701, The Pride of Detroit Aviator, and the Woodward all celebrate the history of the city where they’re assembled and feature premium materials and Japanese and European movements.
Smart watches don’t have to look stupid. More proof is on the way with the forthcoming release of LG’s latest Android-Wear powered device. It’s got a round case and looks like a traditional analog timepiece but it’s compatible with apps in the Google Play Store and receives call notifications & alerts plus events, weather info, etc.
It’s no mistake that the faces of Autodromo watches look like the speedo in a vintage sports car. That’s the inspiration for this Italian brand. Their new Stradale is a 40mm automatic featuring a Japan-made Miyota 9015 automatic movement and clean, 2-level minimalist dials.
Smart watches that require you to carry your phone are never going to catch on with athletes. And that’s precisely the reason why the IRONMAN ONE GPS+ from Timex will catch on. This thing let’s you ditch the brick but still allows you to get music, messaging and track all your training data while running, riding, etc.
Two new models in Bell & Ross’s Vintage line are highlighted by their very Britishness. The 123 GMT features a dual time-zone display with a bright orange 24-hour GMT hand while the 126 Insigna is a special edition of their 126 Carbon adorned with British WWII aviation motifs. via
This is the Elementum Terra Stealth from Finnish watchmaker Suunto with an emphasis on the Stealth. This new digital sport timepiece is offered in neutral earth tone colors and features anti-reflective services that help you & it blend in. On the other hand, a muted lime-yellow display & the 3-D GPS make it a standout.
The compact, single watch winder from Barrington is unlike other winders that rotate continuously and can potentially overwind and damage your watches’ mechanisms. This design pauses between winding intervals and can also be set to wind clockwise, anti-clockwise and alternating as well as offering variable winding speeds to work for watches of all weights. via
The whole backstory on the creation of this new chronograph from TAG is too complicated to bother explaining here. Suffice to say it involves auto racing. And that explains the tire tread pattern on the rubber strap that surrounds its 43mm case. It’s powered by a CH1887 movement and features black gold finish on the hands. Available September 2014.