watches

The Best Smartwatch For Every Wrist 

I’ve been keen on smartwatches pretty much since day one. I get a lot of emails, texts and assorted notifications, most of them garbage but some vitally important. Having a glancable screen on my wrist makes life infinitely easier. But smartwatches have come a long way since they showed up a few years ago. Which watches are best at keeping me from pulling out my phone? I decided to find out.


Android Wear Is Getting An Awesome Facelift 

Android Wear is about to get prettier, better and more useful. In a new update that begins rolling out today, the smartwatch OS will not only be getting some much-requested functionality, but it will feature a bevy of new watch faces that are absolutely drool-worthy.


A Tiny Old Hard Drive Makes A Sweet Nerdy Watch

As the world becomes increasingly (and justifiably) dominated by flash storage, old fashioned hard disk drives are becoming increasingly (and justifiably) useless. But slap a set of hands and a quartz movement on one, and boom! You’ve got yourself a pretty awesome-looking watch.


It Turns Out Sony Was Behind That E-Ink Concept Watch All Along

A month after the E-Ink FES concept watch got people excited about an innovative wearable that didn’t care if it wasn’t particularly smart, rumours that Sony was working on a similar e-ink timepiece started to swirl. But according to the Wall Street Journal, Sony was behind the FES watch concept all along, and it’s just one of a few concepts the electronics giant has been working on for future wearables.


The Next Big Piracy Battle Could Be Over Your Smartwatch

Smartwatches enter a wearable realm that have long been dominated by luxury brands like Omega, Mondaine, Swatch, and Armani. It’s these same brands that are also none to pleased about their own designs slowly spreading throughout the internet and onto our smartwatches.


James Bond's Laser-Cutting Watch Is Finally A Reality

Thanks to some clever special effects, the gadgets that Q creates for James Bond and other MI6 agents are often well ahead of their time. So much so that it’s only now, more than 31 years after Never Say Never Again hit theatres, that we finally have a wristwatch with a built-in laser powerful enough to do some damage.


You Can Never Really Be Late With A Flux Capacitor Watch

You can cross a smartwatch off your wish list this holiday season now that ThinkGeek has revealed this utterly amazing compact Flux Capacitor Watch that really fluxes. The red LED readout on the bottom shows the current date, while the flashing LEDs on the flux capacitor do indicate the time, although deciphering it will take some practice, according to the folks at ThinkGeek.


The Random Scribbles On This Watch Face Actually Do Tell The Time

If you’re a fan of obscure and hard-to-read watch faces, you’ve just found another addition to your collection. The sleek $US180 Ora Unica is all black save for a couple of white squiggles on the watch’s face. It might seem like a non-functional fashion accessory, but if you look closely you’ll see those seemingly random scribbles actually do display the time.


Withing's Activité Is One Of The Most Expensive Wearables Yet

Pre-orders have opened for the Withings Activité, the beautiful-looking watch that also happens to be a fitness tracker. Unfortunately, the price is right in line with other quality watches: $US450.


Motorola's Gold Moto 360 Is Real, And So Is Its Activity Tracking App

First it was real, then it wasn’t. Then it appeared on Amazon for a hot second. Today, Motorola finally did us all a favour and confirmed their shiny gold white whale of a smartwatch, the gold-faced Moto 360 — along with some other design updates.