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L8STAR introduces StarVox walkie-talkie smartwatch

Getting lost in the jungle is no fun at all, and any survival specialist would tell you that you would obviously need to have some sort of survival kit with you before you head out, and a walkie talkie would also come in handy. However, not all walkie talkie sets are created equal, which is why you might want to consider this innovative new smartwatch from the folks at L8STAR — the StarVox. The StarVox is certainly an innovation to consider if you do a whole lot of outdoor traveling and adventuring, since it intends to change the way you communicate on your trails.

The StarVox was specially made with outdoor enthusiasts in mind. You no longer need to tote around expensive as well as bulky radio equipment, or even to go through the risk of living with spotty phone connections in order to communicate. With StarVox wrapped around your wrist, you can enjoy safe and easy communication on a full-featured smartwatch with a built-in walkie-talkie.

It does not matter if you are hiking, mountain climbing, camping or exploring, StarVox will still be able to offer reliable communication and safer adventures. All that it takes to talk to another person would be a simple push, and it has an operational range of 2km — ensuring that staying in touch is a cinch. You also do not need to fiddle around with complicated settings as well as difficult tuning procedures, since the range and sound quality happen to be excellent and will not be affected by mobile phone reception areas. Not only that, the StarVox comes with a unique and easy to use Group Chat function which will enable unlimited group chat without having to set it up. This is one great feature makes it useful for group events or to keep in touch with all family members simultaneously.

Right now, the StarVox is being introduced with special pricing and incentives on Kickstarter, where early birds can pick it up for just $59 a pop.

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Huawei Fit is a brand new smartwatch

Not all smartwatches are created equal, and we are more than pleased to bring you the Huawei Fit — a spanking new smartwatch which intends to not only help you keep abreast of the time, but also to be able to cater to your fitness needs. Touted to be the perfect companion for just about everyone, it does not matter what you fitness level is at the moment — the Huawei Fit will be able to cater to your needs in double quick time.

Sporting a stylish design as well as standard band sizes which allow you to easily swap them out for a customized look depending on the situation, the Huawei Fit will be equipped with a rugged, always-on LCD touch screen display that ensures you will be able to check out important information at a glance. Some of these information include time, steps, and heart rate, and you can also switch between preset dial styles. The time shown on the Huawei Fit will always remain visible even in the presence of strong light, courtesy of the reflective and backlit display that is controlled by an ambient light sensor.

Molded from a single aluminum component, the Huawei Fit’s chassis arrives in two finishes: Moonlight Silver and Titanium Grey. Specially manufactured to meet 5ATM water resistance standards, you can be sure that the Huawei Fit is more than an everyday timepiece, it will also relish the thought of heading out to the outdoors with you as you embark on more nature-fuelled adventures.

The Huawei Fit can figure out automatically when the wearer is walking, running and sleeping, as it keeps close tabs on such activities, recording the number of steps, distance, calories burned and duration of sleep every day. Working in tandem with the Huawei Wear app, users are able to set their goal, and let the Huawei Fit will track progress throughout the day. It has a powerful battery that lasts for six days with normal use and up to 30 days in standby mode, and charging it requires less than two hours. The Huawei Fit will cost you $129.99 a pop if you are interested in adding yet another smart timepiece to your collection.

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Polar M200 GPS running watch looks way too cool

When it comes to wearable sports and fitness technology, there is one particular name that has etched itself into the back of our minds: Polar. Polar has come up with its fair share of GPS training watches in the past, and here we are with another potential winner — the Polar M200 GPS running watch.

The Polar M200 GPS running watch is a device that is waterproof, making sure you would not have a single excuse not to suit up and head for your daily run even when it starts to pour on the outside. Equipped with Polar’s proprietary wrist-based heart rate technology, the Polar M200 will come with 24/7 activity and sleep tracking as well as stylish interchangeable color wristbands. Those who are interested can pick it up for $149 a pop or €149 across the pond, making it a highly affordable device when it comes to providing reliable training metrics as well as live, personalized training guidance.

It does not matter which particular level your running is at — the Polar M200 will still be able to offer key metrics such as pace and distance thanks to its integrated GPS capability. Not only that, it will also boast of Polar’s optical heart rate measurement, which is a unique algorithm that has been specially developed and optimized by Polar that can meet their industry-leading heart rate standards. When the Polar M200 GPS is fully juiced up, you get up to half a dozen hours of training time with GPS and optical heart rate.

Not only that, it will also be able to track your daily activity such as steps, burned calories, sleep time and sleep quality. A built in vibration function will inform users of incoming calls, messages, calendar alerts and social media notifications, while sending you reminders if you remain inactive for too long a period of time. Arriving with a choice of small/medium and medium/large changeable wristbands for the perfect fit, you can pick from red and black colors while other changeable wristband colors will be sold separately.

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Fibonacci Clock offers an interesting way to tell the time

When it comes to telling the time, there are many different ways of doing so, although the sundial has been more or less out of fashion for quite a while already ever since the clock and watch have made their presence known. Of course, you might want to wear a watch in addition to the digital clock on your smartphone, but this does not mean that you should ditch the clock altogether in your home. With the Fibonacci Clock that costs anywhere from $84.99 to $134.99 depending on the model, it is a truly unique — and of course, geeky method of telling the time.

This can be considered to be the ultimate clock for tinkerers and math geeks, where it boasts of 10 color palettes and a couple of lamp modes which will be able to show off the beauty of math. You can pick your DIY level, which is selected from a kit of parts to fully assembled. At the end of it all, three colors on the clock will matter: red and blue for the hours, and blue and green for the minutes. The minutes will be rounded to five minute increments, so a wee bit of brain power is required in order to perform some basic multiplication in order to obtain the precise timing.
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G-Shock reveals new S Series Dark Metallic Collection for the coming Fall

There are watches, and then there are watches. Some of us would just like a functional timepiece that does nothing more than to tell the exact minute and hour, while others would prefer something around their wrist that makes a statement, such as “I have arrived” when they are among their peers. Others still, prefer a timepiece that not only looks good, but is also suitable for their rough and tumble lifestyle. Now, the Casio G-Shock collection has over the years offered tough-as-nails watches without sacrificing on quality and accuracy, although they are not the cheapest options out there, but neither are they out of reach as with luxury names like Rolex and the like. This time around, the folks at Casio have revealed a spanking new S Series Dark Metallic Collection that is slated for release this coming Fall.

Casio’s announcement of the new S Series Dark Metallic Collection will boast of an understated metallic sheen to your eyes, and these watches will be able to add it’s fair bit of glam to just about any ensemble, where it can also be easily carry into the holidays to pair with a favorite party look.

One will be able to take the pick of rich colors that are nothing short of perfect for the fall, the Dark Metallic Collection will include the GMAS110MC-2A in dark navy, the GMAS110MC-3A in evergreen and the GMAS110MC-6A in burgundy – which is reminiscent of riverside blue, lush meadow and dusty cedar within Pantone’s 2016 fall palette. Similar to the rest of the S Series line, these watches are able to make the transition from the gym to a night out with friends at the switch of an outfit, where it delivers a casual, structured and sophisticated look for the active, contemporary woman.

All models will come with standard G-SHOCK technology, including 200M Water Resistance, Magnetic Resistance and Shock Resistance, Auto LED Light with Afterglow World Time with 29 time zones that include 48 cities + UTC, 5 Daily Alarms and 1 Snooze, 1/1000th second Stopwatch, Countdown Timer, and 12/24 Hour Formats, all in a 45.9 mm case, with an asking price of $130 a pop.

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New Casio G-Shock Gulfmaster boasts of quad sensor technology

When it comes to timepieces, there are three different categories. The first would be the functional one, where you do not have to spend too much money in order to acquire a regular timekeeping device on your wrist, while the second would fall under the luxurious range — one that costs a bomb, but is worth passing down to the next generation. Last but not least would be the tough-as-nails watches, and this is where Casio has long been an expert with their G-Shock collection. This time around, the spanking new Casio G-Shock Gulfmaster is touted to arrive with quad sensor technology, now how about that?

Also known by its model number of GWNQ1000-1A, this is a brand new model that will introduce Quad Sensor technology into its shell, which will see the addition of a water depth sensor to the watch for the first-time ever alongside the atmospheric pressure sensor (altimeter/barometer), temperature sensor (thermometer), and magnetic sensor for compass readings. Specially designed for coast guard officers and others who are extremely active at sea, this new addition to the Gulfmaster range is equipped to track changing ocean conditions and help users during intense rescue activities. After all, it would be a pity if the rescuer is in need of some rescuing, don’t you think so?

The Gulfmaster GWNQ1000-1A’s atmospheric pressure sensor will be able to help predict a sudden change in weather conditions, not to mention having its temperature sensor read changes in air and water temperature. The timepiece will also be accompanied by a magnetic sensor to help detect bearing, while the water depth sensor can measure an individual’s current depth under water. When they all work together, Voltron will not appear, but rather, the five sensor modes (altitude, atmospheric pressure, temperature, depth and compass bearing) can let the user assess changing ocean conditions in real time in order to swiftly rescue a person in need. All of the sensor modes can be displayed on the watch’s face, where a button is used to toggle between sensors on its side.

Expect the Gulfmaster GWNQ1000-1A to arrive in black with blue accents, where it will carry an asking price of $850 a pop from the beginning of next month onward.

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Casio G-SHOCK introduces Vintage Gold theme To Master Of G

Casio is a name not to be reckoned with when it comes to two things — the calculator, as well as their range of G-Shock timepieces. Granted, these are not the only two things that the Japanese company is famous for, but this does not mean that they are darn good at the mentioned pair of areas. This time around, we will concentrate on the fact that a couple of new Vintage Gold models will make their debut under the Master of G collection.

The G-Shock range of watches have long lived up to their namesake, being tough as nails and more or less capable of surviving just about any extreme condition without missing a beat. The latest vintage-inspired black and gold color scheme would cover the new Gulfmaster model (GN1000GB-1A) and Mudmaster model (GG1000GB-1A), delivering a stylish, classic look and toughness at a price point that would not be a burden to your pockets.

The Mudmaster range of watches happen to fall within the Master of G Series that have been specially designed for land, sea and air, and are famous for their ability to withstand extreme conditions anywhere on earth — unless you decide to take a journey into the earth’s core and get burnt up along the way, of course.

With tools and machinery being the inspiration, the gold accents on both the GN1000GB-1A and GG1000GB-1A have been specially designed to arrive with a weathered look, presenting them as though they’ve gone through years of service.

For instance, the bezel on the Gulfmaster GN1000GB-1A does make one think of a ship’s porthole which has been unrelentlessly exposed to wind and rain, whereas the gold detail on the Mudmaster GG1000GB-1A happens to resemble that of tools that have been polished by digging in the ground.

Regardless of which model you select, both of them will come with Twin Sensor technology that makes them very unique. These sensors will be used to control compass bearing, not to mention to measure temperatures, while bearing memory that indicates the bearing from a starting point to a destination, so that you know you are not lost and on track. They will both feature an asking price of $320 each.

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Polar M600 sports watch runs on Android Wear

If you are really, really serious about keeping track of your fitness performance over time, then surely you would have had some contact with Polar’s range of watches. These are timepieces that do not only keep track of time, they will also come with GPS capability as well as help you in your long term fitness training, such as the Polar M400. This time round, however, we have Polar announce the Polar M600, which comes across as a waterproof sports watch that will run on Android Wear. It has been specially built on Google’s Android Wear smartwatch platform, where it boasts of Polar’s proprietary optical heart rate technology while offering wrist-based heart rate measurement through its 6-LED solution, making use of an algorithm that has been designed and tested for maximum reliability.

Not only that, the Polar M600 will also deliver integrated GPS, 24/7 activity tracking and Polar Smart Coaching features through the Polar App for Android Wear, now how about that when it comes to unprecedented versatility?

The Polar M600 has been specially designed for active training apart from making you look good and stylish whenever you go out, which is what the connected lifestyle is all about these days. To make sure that the Polar M600 lives up to its reputation, it will feature waterproof capability so that you cannot use a slight drizzle as an excuse not to run, while delivering high quality and sleek design via a 1.3-inch color touch display, a dedicated front button for quick and easy training control, and a battery life that should be able to last for more than 48 hours when it is hooked up to Android devices.

To make it all the more comfortable, it has a soft, silicone wristband that will arrive in either black or white shades, while those with a little bit more patience can enjoy the new red band that is set to arrive later in the year.

Smart Coaching features will keep the Polar M600 company, including the likes of Activity Guide, not to mention other Android Wear capabilities. It has 4GB of of internal storage, allowing customers to sync their music through Google Play and listen to it also without their smartphone. You can pick up the Polar M600 timepiece for $329.90 a pop or €349.90 if you live across the pond.

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G-SHOCK reveals new MUDMASTER Limited Edition Timepiece

Casio is a name that we are all very, very familiar with when it comes to quality timepieces that are able to take a beating. Their G-Shock range is one as such, where we have seen our fair share of G-Shock timepieces over the past few decades. Having said that, this absolutely does not mean that the G-Shock series will call it quits — it’d be an extremely sad day if that happens, but rather, there is a new MUDMASTER Limited Edition Timepiece that is ready and waiting to hit the market.

This unique timepiece is set to see action at the pop-up store and event at Ron Robinson in Los Angeles at the end of this month. Such a custom limited edition MUDMASTER GG-1000 has been thought up of in partnership with the street-style oriented fashion label known as Midnight Studios. This particular watch will boast of a custom metal clasp with engraved Midnight Studios and G-Shock logos, where the exclusivity is limited from August 31st to September 7th at the Fred Segal center located at 8118 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, California.

Just what can one expect from the MUDMASTER GG-1000? For starters, it will arrive outfitted with rugged capabilities that include Shock Resistance, 200M Water Resistance, Twin Sensor Technology of Digital Compass and Thermometer, Auto LED Light (Super Illuminator), World Time (31TZ / 48 Cities + UTC), 4 Daily Alarms & 1 SNZ, 1/100th Sec. Stopwatch (24Hr), Countdown Timer (60Min), 12/24hr Format, all crammed into a case size of just 55.3mm.

Since this is a limited edition timepiece, you can be sure that it is not going to come cheap. No sir, not at all. It also goes without saying that the limited edition G-SHOCK MUDMASTER GG-1000 designed by Midnight Studios will arrive with a tote bag and T-shirt, sporting an asking price of $450 a pop. Of course, this is a far cry from the other luxury timepieces that are more of an heirloom than anything else, but at least you know this one will see you through even your toughest adventures.

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Casio’s G-SHOCK range sees MTGG1000AR-1A join the family

If you are on the lookout for a timepiece that is not only tough as nails, but will also look good when you wear it around your wrist, then the Casio G-SHOCK collection is a name that should be considered by all and sundry right from the get go. This time around, the Japanese company has revealed the Rose Gold MTGG1000AR-1A, being an advanced timepiece that will arrive equipped with GPS Hybrid capabilities and made with G-SHOCK’s legendary resilience.

Forget about machines putting the MTGG1000AR-1A together — it has been specially hand assembled in the Yamagata factory in Japan, where it boasts of the self-adjusting GPS Atomic Solar Hybrid technology that will be able to capture time calibration data using a complementary system for receiving GPS signals and standard terrestrial radio wave signals. Not only that, it will harness the power of the sun thanks to a Tough Solar module that will be protected by a core guard structure that features metal and fine resin for its components.

Other G-SHOCK tools have been adopted, where among them include a Smart Access Crown and a Triple G Resist. You will find that this timepiece arrives with an anti-glare sapphire glass and a Panel Composite Band that is made of solid SS/Fine Resin. The timepiece itself will have a beautiful Rose Gold hue that results in a vintage, yet perfectly finished look.

Some of the key features that showcase its versatility include Airplane Mode, World Time (27TZ, 40 Cities+UTC), LED (Super Illuminator), Daily Alarm, Full Auto Calendar, Stopwatch 924Hr), Countdown Timer (24Hr), Day/Date Display and a case size of 56.0mm. It will not come cheap, however, as the MTGG1000AR-1A will hit the market for $1,900 a pop next month. This is definitely a watch that not only gets the job done, but with aplomb as well, while making you look really, really good.

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