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Have you cracked your head to an extent where you are unable to figure out just what to get for your man as his birthday looms on the horizon? Surely another tie or belt is not going to cut the mustard, no matter how large the temptation to do so is. Perhaps he is in need of a timepiece, taking into consideration how he has been rather tardy as of late. If that is the case, you might want to get something which is far more functional than a timepiece that just tells the time – and nothing else. The $299.95 One Touch Trekometer would be a decent candidate as such.
This men’s watch will be able to help you remain abreast of conditions all the time with a single touch of a button even as you adventure outdoors. After all, it is capable of providing a constant flow of reliable data as you hike, ski, cycle, or sail, thanks to its digital display that provides separate compass, altimeter, and barometer sensors. Pressing each function’s button will be able to change the display in order to depict direction, altitude, and air pressure. There is also a thermometer that provide constant temperature readings on the display. In order to ensure precision timekeeping, it receives radio signals half a dozen times per day from radio clocks located in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Japan, and China, while making the necessary adjustments itself for daylight saving and when traveling between time zones.
Not only that, there is also a chronograph (1/100th second accuracy), world time, 24-hour time, and an 87-year calendar, among others. The rechargeable battery will be powered by a solar cell, which means it is capable of running perpetually without missing a beat. In fact, a full charge is said to offer up to five months of use. In addition, it is also water-resistant down to 328′.
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One Touch Trekometer for the adventurous man in your life
When it comes to the world of smartwatches, you can be very sure that this particular niche market is starting to grow real fast – where more and more players will enter the market in order to sell their wares and fight for a slice of the pie. LG has had other smartwatches in the past, but this time around, being the fourth outing in the smartwatch department, the LG Watch Urbane LTE would certainly have shed the baggage of its previous releases, and smoothened out any rough edges of yore to truly turn this into more than a decent wearable timepiece.
For starters, the LG Watch Urbane LTE happens to be the most ambitious smartwatch from the South Korean company to date, where it offers not only the style, but also sophistication of an actual analog timepiece, while introducing the highest level of micro-technology that are centered around a 1.3” Plastic-OLED display. Located underneath the P-OLED display would see the LG Watch Urbane LTE pack a slew of communication capabilities of a smartphone within the confines of a polished, metal wristwatch.
It will work just like any other 4G capable handset, allowing you to make and answer calls, not to mention send and receive text messages. With the right carrier support, this smartwatch offers push-to-talk (PTT) capability with other devices on the same cellular network – making you utilize the LG Watch Urbane LTE as a walkie-talkie, and best of all is, you end up with virtually unlimited range to talk to multiple parties at the same time.
There is also the all new LG Wearable Platform operating system that keeps the entire operation running, where it has been specially developed for the company’s proprietary wearable products. Apart from that, there is the display with an always-on ambient mode, a 700mAh battery to keep it going for days in standby mode, a trio of physical buttons on the right side of the smartwatch, connectivity options such as NFC technology, LTE support and heck, even a built-in heart rate monitor and advanced motion sensors that will let you achieve your fitness goals easier than using a smartphone.
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LG Watch Urbane LTE is a next generation smartwatch
Telling the time used to be a simple process – all that you needed to do was to take a pocket watch from our, er, pocket (where else?) and see what the two hands tell you – and as time progressed, we have moved on to wristwatches, be they of the analogue or digital varieties. Having said that, the watch pretty much remained the same in terms of time telling design for many years, but it looks as though the folks over at Hammacher have come up with a creative method of telling just what time it is – with the $149.95 Dashboard Watch, of course.
Ford might have unveiled an earth-friendly dashboard more than half a decade ago, but this particular timepiece happens to bring an aspect of the dashboard to your wrist. This particular timepiece will tell the time in a windowed gauge which is reminiscent of a 1930s automobile dashboard, and needless to say, this is a Hammacher Schlemmer exclusive. It will be similar in nature to the instruments on classic roadsters such as the Cadillac LaSalle and the Hudson Great Eight, where the watch’s arcing aperture will point to a couple of overlapping dials with large numerals. There is the top row that demarcates the minute while the bottom row tracks the hour; whereas the presence of a central vertical line will point to the current time.
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Dashboard Watch targets petrolheads
You do not have a second chance to make the first impression, or so we are told. Hence, it is nice to know that the folks over at LG Electronics (aka LG) of South Korea has decided to go all out in making sure that their very first Android Wear device would be one that oozes with luxury. I am talking about the LG Watch Urbane, which is LG’s maiden foray into the luxury smartwatch world, sporting an all-metal, luxury look that is all set to debut at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 which is happening early next month.
The name of this particular piece of wearable tech says it all – it has been designed to target the sophisticated and cosmopolitan wearer, where it will be able to deliver unparalleled technology alongside performance. LG Watch Urbane would be the perfect timepiece for those who are tired of their regular analogue watches, and would like to see the introduction of not only style, but also high-tech flair.
The LG Watch Urbane is not the first smartwatch from the company, but it is the first luxury smartwatch, and yet it does follow closely in the footsteps of the LG G Watch R, which so happens to be the first smartwatch with a full circular Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display that was introduced to the masses in October last year. The LG Watch Urbane, however, is a whole lot more formal since it sports a thinner profile that makes it ideal for either gender.
Expect it to carry a similar 1.3-inch full circle P-OLED display as found in the LG G Watch R, although you would have a more narrow bezel that sports sleeker lines. Bearing all of the hallmarks of a fine watch, it is the perfect fashion accessory with a stainless steel body that arrives in polished silver and gold finish, being complemented by a beautifully stitched natural leather strap that delivers a more classic look.
This Android Wear device will sport a photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor which is able to measure a wearer’s heart rate and average pulse during exercise, too.
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LG Watch Urbane merges a classic look with modern day features
For some people aesthetic choices are part of their style. They consciously make an effort to look a certain way, possibly even for the reason of being perceived a certain way. Then there are some who only want to wear what they think is visually compelling to them alone, and don’t care what the finished product looks like so long as they’re happy with each piece.
If you have very specific tastes and fit the description of the latter, then there’s a good chance your wardrobe and accessories are a bit lacking. If you’re in the market for a new timepiece, but can’t seem to find the one that fits you perfectly, TokyoFlash may have you covered. They’re always keen on making watches the world has never seen before, and have done it again with the Kisai RPM Wood LED Watch. This is inspired by a DJ turntable, and the wood elements give it a perfect balance of old and new.
This is quite simple to read in comparison with some of the other Kisai watches we’ve seen in the past. The inner ring will represent your hours, while the outer ring will show you 5 minute intervals. It’s quite similar to the long and short hands on a normal clock face. If you want to know the exact time, there are 4 single dashes on the outer ring that will show you the specific minute. This can last for a month on one charge of 3.5 hours, and the battery is replaceable (which you will need to do after 300 full recharges). This will cost you $109, and only comes in dark sandalwood with red LEDs.
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The Kisai RPM Wood LED Watch – time re-imagined
There’s something about having a wall clock that is both comforting and terrifying. When you’re constantly aware of the time, minutes seem to drag on like years. On the other hand, there are also moments where minutes and hours alike skip away from you if you so much as blink. While we wish we didn’t have to care so much about schedules and exact times, it is rather inescapable.
If you’d prefer to view the time only when you feel like it instead of having it constantly within your field of vision, the Click Wall Clock may be able to help. While this seemingly blank wooden circle will add some warmth to your work space, it can also be a digital LED clock that will reveal the time in green digits whenever you snap your fingers. Over a few seconds the numbers will fade away into nothingness. Of course, any loud jarring sound is going to set this off, so there will be times where it will activate when you don’t want it to.
There is a rechargeable built-in lithium battery, but there is no note as to how long it can last before needing to be juiced up again. This is no paltry purchase, coming in at $90-100. If this doesn’t fit your aesthetic, there are always other clocks that are certain to dazzle any who enter your domain. Of course, none of us really need a wall clock what with smartphones sitting in our pockets, digital time on our computer screens, and time pieces on our wrist, but what’s one more clock in a sea of time-telling devices?
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The Click Wall Clock gives you the time with a snap of your fingers
Telling the time can be done in various ways, and most of the time, we tend to take a quick look at the computer’s clock on the screen, and at other times, it would be the smartphone that would inform us of the current time. The wall clock? That’s so passe, and more often than not, it would be more of a piece of decoration than anything else. Having said that, the £19.95 Orbit Planet Clock might just help you make a decision in brightening up the surrounding area, and it could even be part of your home remodeling plans.
After all, time does revolve around the sun – in one way or another, which is why we end up with 365 and a quarter days in a year. It does not matter whether you are a keen astronomer or a celestial novice, the Orbit Planet Clock is one cool looking timepiece to have on parade – whether you are at home, or be it at the office. Specially designed to look like that of the solar system somewhat, it will feature a trio of planets that will revolve around the sun, and several magnetic fields that are shown in the backdrop. It is rubber coated, so no worries about the rotating planets scratching the surface as they persist on their travels in, er, clockwork precision.
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Getting enough sleep is one thing – but to be able to wake up in the morning is another, especially when you have not obtained the right amount of sleep in the night before, hence leaving you with extremely heavy eyelids that are reluctant to open up the next day. Well, the right kind of alarm clock – one that gives out an almighty din would definitely be worth checking out, and even more so if it is difficult to shut off. We have seen some cool alarm clocks in the past, and this time around, here is the $79.95 Clap Or Tap Block Clock.
Specially disguised to resemble that of a simple block of wood, this is a cordless digital clock which will show off the time whenever you activate it. How does the Clap Or Tap Block Clock get activated? The answers are in the name itself – you can rely on touch, or to clap your hands, which would result in sound. This is perfect for those who find that the constant glare of an ordinary clock could prove to be a stumbling block when it comes to sleep, while the wood cuboid’s innocuous exterior would be able to conceal its true purpose nicely. Time is shown in large, easy-to-read blue LED numerals, and you can set it to alternate between the time, date, and room temperature, or simply to show off the current time only. There are three separate alarms and the all important snooze function to boot.
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Clap Or Tap Block Clock – either way, it will be silenced
Time is a major point of interest for us. We have meetings and gatherings to attend, and that keeps us on a strict schedule. Of course, the entire world does not run on the same time as you. Some places are many hours ahead or behind, and should you work internationally it’s part of your job to keep track of who is where and when. While your phone has a world clock that you can open, it can take a while for you to find the exact time zone you’re looking for.
It seems easier to keep a clock on your desk that will tell you when in the world another time zone is. The 11+ World Clock is a clock that displays multiple time zones at once. There is a rolling mechanism that will change every time you wheel it towards another city, which is displayed all along the outside circle. Moving it in this fashion will change the noon position while the hands stay in place, giving you the new time with little more than a flick of your wrist.
When you’re done looking at the time in another part of the world, simply release the clock and the counterweight will roll it back to what is set at your home time zone. This will cost you $50 unless you have a MoMa membership, in which case this would cost you $45. While it would certainly be useful in a professional setting, it would also be quite helpful for those who have family sprinkled all over the world and want to do phone or Skype calls at an appropriate hour for both sides.
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The World Clock shows the past, present, and future happening simultaneously
Smoking is not an admirable habit. While it has acquired a status of being “cool” by the mere fact that it is inaccessible to those beneath a certain age, it ends up being an unwanted authority over your life after prolonged use. It is now seen as far more socially acceptable to smoke pipes or cigars on special occasions. If however, this vice is more part of your everyday and you have no intention of stopping any time soon, then you are likely somewhat regularly in need of a lighter.
If you’d rather use something with a little more panache than a gas station lighter or Zippo, then this Novelty Butane Cigarette Lighter Watch might be of interest to you. It is exactly what it says, functioning both as a timepiece to wear on your wrist, and a butane watch that can light up your smoke. The strap is made of rubber, which is likely to offset the heat transfer. While this aspect may not look very appealing in contrast to the metal and quartz face, it is surely better than giving yourself a serious burn.
The strap is adjustable to fit a variety of wrists and there are no alternative sizes. This will only cost you around $9, so you can imagine how the quality would stack up against something like a Tokyoflash watch. While this will certainly get some comments, make sure you’re overly conscious of long sleeves lest you find yourself in a toasty accident.
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