The Cool Promise Of Machines That Run On Body Heat

The human body at rest radiates 100 watts of heat — heat that does nothing other than make crowded rooms stuffy. But body heat can be converted to electricity, and new technology is always improving the process. With the rise of wearables, the body heat-powered device becomes an ever more tantalising promise.

Buy It For Life: Will Your Technology Purchases Last A Decade?

I own one pair of boots. They’re great boots. I know they’ll last me a decade, if I take care of them. I also own a backpack — a very expensive backpack — with a lifetime guarantee that I’m sure I’ll never have to use, because it’s built to last. I’m not really so sure that I can say the same for most of the technology that I own, though.

Adorable Justice League Watches Grant You The Power Of Punctuality

Unless being late to a dinner date is a felony, Nooka’s new line of DC Comics-themed watches won’t give you any crime-fighting powers. What they will give you is the ability to show off your allegiance to one of five different DC universe characters including Superman, The Flash, Batman, The Green Lantern, and Wonder Woman.

A Watch That's Made For Wasting Time And Telling It

Smartwatch makers can boast about how their devices will boost our productivity, but eventually they will all mostly be used for gaming when it’s inappropriate to access our phones. But as Valbray’s Oculus Minotaurus demonstrates, your watch doesn’t need to be particularly smart to be entertaining.

You Don't Need To Know Maths To Read This Mathematician's Watch

Even if the mention of trigonometry, calculus or algebra gets your heart racing and your palms sweating, you still might appreciate this watch that demonstrates the first proposition in book one of Euclid’s Elements. Because even if you don’t know what that means, you can still look like you do, while still easily telling the time.

Cheap, Colourful Solar-Powered Watches That Require No Maintenance

Based on the same technology that lets Citizen’s high-end watches with Eco-Drive stay perpetually charged by the sun, Q&Q (a company founded almost 40 years ago as part of Citizen) has finally made its once Japan-only SolarSmile watches available internationally. So for just $40 — with free shipping — you can get a simple timepiece that never needs winding, charging, or a new battery.

TomTom Squeezes A Heart Rate Monitor Into Its GPS Watches

Running watches are great for tracking distance and elevation you’ve travelled on your workout, but not for pushing your body to its limit while you’re exercising. For athletes looking to seriously train their bodies, simple metrics on how fast or far they’ve run, swam, or biked aren’t enough. So TomTom has updated its sportswatch family with a new Cardio version that now includes an integrated heart-rate monitor.

Victorinox Tested This Durable Watch By Driving A 58-Tonne Tank Over It

For years now, if you wanted a watch that could survive almost everything up to a nuclear war, Casio’s G-Shock line was your goto timepiece. But Victorinox, maker of the venerable Swiss Army Knife, wants a piece of that market. So it’s just unveiled its Inox line of ‘Tonka-tough’ watches that can seemingly survive any hardship.

Tissot's Rugged Touchscreen Watch Uses The Sun To Charge

Long before Samsung’s Galaxy Gear entered the picture with its colourful LCD display, Tissot introduced a touchscreen watch to help alleviate button clutter. It was far from what we would now consider ‘smart’, but it made accessing the T-Touch’s various functions a lot easier. And while the latest version still doesn’t connect to your smartphone, it’s now able to soak up the sun for near-infinite battery life.

Tokyoflash Japan's Latest Space-Age Watch Is The Console Acetate

Tokyoflash is a Japanese watchmaker with a penchant for high tech. It has had some beautiful designs in the past, including the Tron-esque Kisai Seven, and the data-storing Kisai Upload. The latest Tokyoflash watch is the Console Acetate, and it looks like it belongs on Robocop’s wrist.