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Martian Watches reveals the mVoice G2

The mVoice G2 is not any ordinary smartwatch, but rather, this is the first hybrid smartwatch of its kind that will boast of a smart display alongside traditional watch hands. It would make it quite the novelty, don’t you think so? This is exactly what makes us so enamored with the mVoice G2, where it features a timeless and preserved watch design that offers smart access to the wearer to virtual assistants, apps and others using all but a simple voice command.

After all, Martian Watches happen to be the ones behind the first smartwatch in the world with voice, and announcing the mVoice G2 is a statement of intent. This is the maiden hybrid smartwatch attempt that boasts of traditional watch hands with minute and hour markers over a full round power effective OLED display. With voice calling and commands available at a moment’s notice, you will be able to enjoy instant convenience on the wrist with Siri, Alexa and the Google Assistant. This allows consumers to freely experience the best of both worlds, especially when it concerns the preservation and adaption of a classic watch design onto a digital, connected lifestyle.

The mVoice G2 is already available for pre-order on Kickstarter with pledge levels starting from $99 upwards. The low battery-consumption smart display as well as a SII connected gearbox will offer traditional analog time, all the while being hooked up to a smart crown. This makes the mVoice G2 function even when it runs off a solitary lithium battery. With a full charge, users are able to enjoy anywhere from seven to ten days of smart features, in addition to two hours of talk time prior to sending it for another recharge. The smart crown itself has the ability to scroll through notifications by rotating it, or to and enable or disable menu settings via a push.

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DKNY Minute is the fashion label’s first smartwatch

Who would have thought that mainstream fashion label DKNY would end up churning out their very own smartwatch for the masses? Yet, this is exactly what happened, and the first smartwatch from them would be known as the DKNY Minute. Now available for interested parties, the asking price of the DKNY Minute stands at $155 and goes upwards from there. This is a representation of the dynamic synthesis of style and technology, where the latest hybrid smartwatch technology will work in tandem alongside a classic DKNY watch style. Oh yes, it is meant for the ladies only, so the men will have to sit out on the DKNY Minute.

Sporting the ability to synchronize to your smartphone through Bluetooth while using a dedicated smartwatch app, the DKNY Minute is able to provide you with the latest smartphone notifications through a range of vibration patterns and watch hand movements that will alert you of incoming calls, texts, and app notifications. Apart from that, it will also keep track of daily activity, distance, and calories burned. You are also able to gain full control of your music, snap a photo, or ring your handset with the push of a button, while fashionistas will love the fact that it has a pair of easy-to-remove straps that enables versatility in your watch look.

Since it runs off a coin cell battery, there is no need to worry about bringing around an additional charger, and you don’t have to lug around pesky cables either. The DKNY Minute is smart enough to automatically update the current time and date based on your location, while it keeps track of the hours of sleep you get each night. Arriving in three distinct looks, silver, gold, and rose gold-tone cases will be paired with black or white leather straps, or a red quilted strap. All styles come with an interchangeable quilted pinstripe silicone strap.

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PowerWatch begins to ship

powerwatchIt has taken less than a year after materials science pioneer Matrix Industries’ crowdfunding effort took off to great success, and now the shipment of its PowerWatch to initial backers has commenced. This highly sought after PowerWatch is touted to be the first device of its kind, in the sense where it is powered by the wearer’s body itself. This is the perfect demonstration of Matrix’s proprietary thermoelectric energy converter, where the energy harvesting performance of the PowerWatch can be attributed to a trio of key technical advances that are currently unmatched by existing technologies.

The PowerWatch will continue to work by feeding off your body heat, ensuring that recharging your timepiece is a thing of the past. When you take off the PowerWatch, your data will be stored in memory and it goes to sleep. Put back the PowerWatch, and the timepiece will turn right back on at the point where you left it. It is capable of figuring things out up to two years in idle mode, and there is always an always-on power meter which will inform you of the amount of electricity which your body heat is producing. This is starting to sound a whole lot like the Matrix, where we humans end up as batteries for the machines.

In fact, the PowerWatch is deemed to be the most accurate measure of calories burned on the market. It is made from rugged aircraft-grade aluminum, and this wearable device will be able to wirelessly synchronize with your smartphone, and performs automatic adjustments to the current time zone, tracks your steps, calories and sleep, and is water resistant up to 50 meters.

PowerWatch as well as the special edition PowerWatch Black Ops will start to ship to initial backers and will be available for purchase later this month with a starting price point of $199. Expect the premium PowerWatch X slated to ship before the year comes to an end. Talk about a truly different smartwatch!

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G-Shock MR-G connected timepieces get a couple of new models

Casio’s G-Shock has long been the gold standard for affordable timepieces that are extremely tough and more than capable of handling just about anything that you throw at it. There is a constant improvement in the kind of G-Shock models that hit the market, and the newest two models under the MR-G connected watches from G-Shock will boast of 3-way time sync connectivity.

With the expansion of the elevated MR-G line, courtesy of a couple of 3-way time sync models, these watches will be able to receive radio waves, GPS satellite signals as well as Bluetooth transmissions in order to deliver the most accurate level of timekeeping available to the masses. These new models will also arrive with a premium feel to them, since it uses high grade materials in order to deliver the ultimate in luxurious, indestructible construction.

First of all, there is the MRGG2000CB-1A which comes with a bezel that boasts of a Cobarion finish. Cobarion is a totally new material that was developed in Japan in order to deliver a beautiful mirrored surface, not to mention a greater degree of scratch and allergy resistance. The MRGG2000HB-1A sports a black-dragon inspired bezel, arriving in deep black, with a specialty Marume-TSUIKI hammer tone finish. Regardless of which particular model that you decide on, both of them will feature evolved functionality alongside city codes and watch modes that are easily viewed on the right side of the watch face.

Not only that, both of these timepieces also sport G-Shock’s GPS Atomic Solar Hybrid technology that will be able to accurately measure time and location, regardless of where you are on earth. Tough Solar capabilities ensure that your battery function is not hampered in any way, while the non-reflective sapphire crystal and a black titanium case and bracelet provide premium construction quality. Expect the usual G-Shock technology of shock resistance and 200m water resistance, a high-brightness LED light, World Time display with 39 cities + UTC, daily alarm, stopwatch, countdown timer, date display and a full auto calendar to be part of each purchase, where the MRGG2000CB-1A and MRGG2000HB-1A will retail for $3,700 and $5,000, respectively.

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LunaR is a solar-powered smartwatch

A smartwatch more often than not comes with its very own collection of features apart from simply telling the time. It will, most of the time, be connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth, alerting you of any incoming messages or phone calls so that you know who is contacting you without having to go through the trouble of taking out your smartphone from your pocket. However, smartwatches have far less battery life compared to their standard issue counterparts, for one simple reason: the processor within, screen time, and other chips require plenty of juice compared to just having a few hands ticking away. Why not harness the power of the sun? This is exactly what the deal is with LunaR, a solar-powered smartwatch that has been launched on Kickstarter.

Touted to be the world’s first solar powered smartwatch, the LunaR will incorporate next-generation proprietary technology, integrating various smartwatch features and a solar charging system complete with traditional timepiece aesthetics. Thanks to the transparent solar panel, it does not look unsightly at all, harvesting all of the sun’s power in addition to artificial light around, so much so that if you were to use it on a daily basis, there is virtually no need for you to charge it, ever.

Specially designed for outdoor enthusiasts, avid travelers and lifestyle watch aficionados, the LunaR will arrive in a sleek design alongside discreet notifications for text, calls and social media. Not only that, it has valuable life-tracking and monitoring functionality too, including steps, distance, calories and sleep data.Dual timezone timekeeping makes it a snap for travelers to keep on schedule at home and on the road, and it is also tough enough to be water resistant up to 50 meters. Those who would like to secure the LunaR smartwatch on Kickstarter will be able to do so for $239 a pop.

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Timex Ironman GPS watch

Timex is well known for rolling out GPS watches for the sports enthusiast, and with the $99 Timex Ironman GPS watch, their latest effort is no different. In fact, Timex claims that it is going to be the most simple GPS watch that they have launched to date, and we are simply not surprised at all with that claim. In fact, it boasts of the latest antenna technologies alongside an easy to use interface which would appeal to just about anyone, be it a seasoned triathlete or your everyday fitness enthusiast who would like to get a spot of running, swimming and cycling in from time to time.

TIMEX President & CEO Tobias Reiss-Schmidt, shared, “Our IRONMAN collection has been helping athletes cross finish lines since 1986, and we know that athletes want to do what they love, not stand around and push buttons, so we made it simpler without any compromise. TIMEX antenna technology is top of the line, and there are no hassles or extra frills to get in the way of your run. It really is the simplest GPS watch you’ll ever use.”

With the latest satellite acquisition technology within keeping track of your progress, you can also opt to share your fitness record with popular running tracking apps. Charging the Timex Ironman GPS watch is a snap — just use a micro-USB cable to hook it up to your computer and you’re good to go. No more hassles with looking for an extra charger, or to scrounge around for yet another cable. Being lightweight and easily accessible, the Ironman GPS features multisport training functionality for swimming, biking, and running, in addition to a slew of other metric displays, interval timers, and a race mode. Regardless of how far you have come in your fitness adventure, it should still have enough left in its tank to help the most dedicated of athletes complete their goals.

Expect the Ironman GPS watch to arrive in black and white styles that can be further enhanced via $14.95 interchangeable colorful straps.

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Carah timepiece offers safety to boot

Not all timepieces are created equal. Some of them happen to be far more advanced than the others, and K-ICT Born2Global Centre’s vision for a unique device that is not only capable of telling the time, but also to ensure protection for the wearer arrives in the form of the Carah safety watch. Of course, the Carah safety watch will continue to remain a dream if it is not fully funded on Kickstarter, but we do believe that it is definitely on the right track. The Carah comes across as a real analogue watch that features smart capabilities as well as a built-in SOS safety alert.

Carah, should it drop the ‘h’, would mean ‘friend’ in Irish, and ‘beloved’ in Latin. This is the unique fruit of a computer science professor and a mechatronics expert’s collaboration, resulting in a smart safety watch which delivers not only style, but also functionality and personal security. While it looks like any other elegant analogue timepiece at first glance, there is more than meets the eye with Carah. It is more than able to sound an alarm in the event of an emergency. In order to activate the alarm, all that the user needs to do is to instigate a two-second push and hold of the watch, where it will then alert the watch holder’s guardians and emit a loud siren.

This means it is extremely easy and fast to activate such an intuitive action, while GPS information of the person seeking help is also sent out. This will allow the chosen guardians to be able to respond accordingly. Depending on the configuration beforehand, these selected guardians can be virtually anyone, including campus police or their community of helpers. This will definitely provide the owner with a sense that help is but a touch away. Other features in Carah include the ability to find your phone, audio recording capability and a one-touch timer.

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New Blackjack watch is a beauty to behold

Timepieces are more of a fashion accessory these days than a tool that we use to tell the time. Sure, watches are useful to wear, but the traditional time telling method has been more or less made obsolete in the cities and urban areas thanks to our smartphones and computers that provide a constant reminder on what time it is. However, there is still room for watches, as smartwatches have proven that it is not going to phase out the old school timepieces, which is why we are excited to bring the Todd Snyder + Timex Blackjack Watch to the consciousness of everyone else.

Sporting a stealthy and sophisticated look, the all new Blackjack Watch from Todd Snyder and Timex has been inspired by a sporty 1970s style from the Timex archives. Of course, since we are in the new millennium and are about to call the second decade to a close, it has been updated in a modern blackout palette. This timepiece does have an edgy look to it, being the latest in an ongoing collaboration between the celebrated menswear designer and the iconic American watch brand. In fact, the Blackjack watch would pay homage to the stylish drivers of Formula One in the 1960s and 70s.

Sporting speed dials and roulette wheels, the Blackjack evokes the noir glamour of fast cars, hot tires and midcentury Monaco casinos, all encapsulated in a sleek New York style. The Todd Snyder + Timex Blackjack Watch will borrow distinctive details from that archival original, where there will be urbane updates in the form of a black finished case as well as a military inspired nylon strap. Looking good is not the only thing, as it has to function well, which is why it comes with features such as 50 meter water resistance and quartz movement.

The Blackjack Watch will retail for $138 apiece and is extremely versatile to be used regardless of the environment you are in.

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Sequent is the first kinetic self-charging smart watch in the world

When it comes to smart watches, most of the time we would think of the Apple Watch. After all, it is the marketing juggernaut from Cupertino that has pushed smart watches into mainstream consciousness, and while Apple continues to maintain a level of secrecy over the sales numbers of their Apple Watch, other industry players such as Huawei have also jumped aboard the bandwagon. However, there are other players that are in the smart watch market as well, and Sequent is one interesting proposition for those who intend to get their feet wet without wanting to commit a whole wad of cash upfront. What makes the Sequent smart watch so special?

For starters, the Sequent smart watch is touted to be the first kinetic self-charging timepiece in the whole world from the smart watch range. In other words, there is no need for battery power to keep this thing chugging, which does away with the need to tote around an additional charger whenever you travel, and neither do you need to hunt down those pesky cell button batteries from time to time. As long as the Sequent smart watch is able to detect a level of movement, it should be able to generate enough juice to keep it chugging along just fine.

This revolutionary “SuperCharger” hybrid smart watch boasts of a major breakthrough in technology, where it claims to be able to deliver infinite power supply. Apart from that, being a smart watch it will arrive with a slew of integrated sensors, from a heart rate sensor for fitness buffs, to GPS tracking and a notification system, all of which are connected via Bluetooth 4.0 to your smartphone using its proprietary Biofeedback health & sport app. The asking price for the Sequent smart watch stands at $149 apiece, which makes it highly affordable but bear in mind that it does not have the kind of apps ecosystem that Android Wear and WatchOS have.

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G-Shock reveals new G-Steel collaboration with Robert Geller

Casio’s G-Shock is a brand name that is always synonymous with quality timepieces — and this is the latest version of their G-Steel watch that they are about to unleash on the world, except that this is a first time collaboration with Robert Geller. The new G-Steel timepiece which carries the model number GST200RBG-1 is a limited edition men’s model that was designed with inspiration by the Tokyo city landscape.

Robert Geller is no stranger in the world of timepiece fashion too, having previously partnered on five consecutive runway presentations at New York Fashion Week: Men’s. Robert Geller shared, “I have been working with G-SHOCK for several years, and was very pleased when we decided to create a watch together. I wore a G-SHOCK watch throughout my teenage years, so it is really exciting to be able to make my own, more grown up version. For the past ten years, I have been producing my ready to wear collection in Japan because I love the quality and care of Japanese craftsmanship. G-SHOCK shares this same love, which is why this collaboration is a natural fit for us.”

The GST200RBG-1 is one of Geller’s “babies”, so to speak, boasting of a black ion plated stainless steel metal band, case and buttons, complete with gold accents on the face as well as a dark fuchsia second hand which makes up his most recent collection. All of the elements will come together to compose of an image of the Tokyo city lights against the buildings at night.

Apart from having G-SHOCK’s legendary structure of shock resistance and 200M water resistance, there are also other technologies thrown into the mix such as an auto super illuminator LED light, neo-brite luminous hands, world time (31 time zones + UTC), five daily alarms, 1/100th second stopwatch and countdown timer and 12/24 hour formats, all crammed in a 52.4mm case. Expect the GST200RBG-1 to cost $420 a pop from this month onward.

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