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Casio is a well known watchmaker from the Land of the Rising Sun, and if there were to be a defining timepiece from the Japanese company, I would definitely say that it is the G-Shock range that has captured the imagination of the masses for many years now. However, it must be noted that Casio does not just dabble with G-Shock timepieces, they too, have rolled out watches of varying models and functionalities from time to time. This time around, we see Casio raise the bar with the introduction of the rugged and versatile Casio PRW-3500 watch. Part of the PRO TREK range, the PRW-3500 is the first model from that line to boast of 200-meter water resistance, Casio’s next-generation Triple Sensor Version 3 Technology, and Tough Solar Power, which means this is a must-have accessory for outdoor enthusiasts.
Those who have a penchant for adventure will definitely appreciate the fact that the Casio PRW-3500 comes with a high level of water protection, allowing one to wear the PRW-3500 with full confidence regardless of the kind of outdoor activities that one would indulge in, including surfing, diving, kayaking, and rafting.
The 200 meter water resistance found in the PRW-3500 will enable one to plumb new depths in their outdoor adventures, where the Triple Sensor Version 3 Technology that comes with a direction sensor and pressure sensor for compass and altimeter/barometer readings will definitely be handy to have around. Apart from that, the atmospheric sensor will also boast of a pressure trend alarm so that users will remain informed of any sudden pressure swings which might be overlooked otherwise. Not only that, this timepiece will allow the user to effortlessly check and record all of the required information on outdoor conditions.
There is also no need for battery changes courtesy of Casio’s Tough Solar Power technology, where a full charge using the sun’s powers will offer a battery life of approximately 23 months – and this without further exposure to light, mind you! Heck, it can even be charged in low or fluorescent light, making this a truly unique and durable timepiece. The asking price for the Casio PRW-3500 would range from $300 to $450, depending on the colors that you pick.
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Casio introduces PRW-3500 timepiece
And so, the long wait is over, as Apple has just announced the spanking new Apple Watch – which would be the company’s most personal device (other than the iPhone) to date, and yet offers a new level of innovation to the Apple ecosystem. Basically, this timepiece will be made available on April 24 to those who happen to reside in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US. The Apple Watch is more than a timepiece, never mind that it is an accurate one, being touted to be an intimate and immediate communication device, not to mention a groundbreaking health and fitness companion.
It is highly customizable when it comes to personal expression, where you will be able to embark on a whole new way of receiving information at a glance, not to mention being able to interact with the rest of the world via third-party app experiences which have been specially designed for the wrist.
Some of the revolutionary technologies that will come with the Apple Watch would include the Digital Crown, which offers a unique method to scroll, zoom and navigate fluidly without having to obstruct the display. The Retina display with Force Touch on Apple Watch can sense the difference between a tap and a press, which in turn provides a new method of quickly and easily accessing relevant controls. This is made possible thanks to the all-new Taptic Engine.
The Apple Watch is said to be able to keep time to within 50 milliseconds of UTC, which is the universal time standard. You can also personalize Apple Watch with watch faces ranging from traditional analog such as the Chronograph face, to the information-rich Modular face, or beautifully animated butterflies and jellyfish on the Motion face. It is a whole lot more than just telling the time for sure.
There will be three collections to choose from – the $349 Apple Watch Sport, the Apple Watch which will retail from $549 to $1,099, and for those with plenty of money to burn, the Apple Watch Edition that has been crafted from custom rose or yellow 18-karat gold alloys with prices that start from a whopping $10,000.
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Apple Watch out this April 24th
Do you happen to be in the market for a watch at this point in time, but have not quite figured out just which particular timepiece would do its best to adorn your hand? Well, if you have been on the lookout for something that is understated and yet elegant at the same time, perhaps picking up this $274.95 Minimalist Watch might be a good idea.
Specially designed in Finland (and not by the Swiss, for once), this particularly minimalist timepiece has even picked up the prestigious Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design for its sleek, modern construction. All that is required to tell the time would be a pair of rotating disks, and this has also helped the Minimalist Watch earn the International Forum iF Product Design award. Forget about all of the complicated clutter found in some of the modern timepieces, as though you were being hard pressed for time. The Minimalist Watch would go back to basics, relying on clean lines and geometric shapes instead. There will be simple hash marks that adorn the dial at five-minute intervals, whereas the striking orange disk points to the current hour with the smaller, superimposed black circle depicting the minute. This splash-resistant timepiece will feature a high-quality mineral crystal, a precise quartz movement, and a black polyurethane strap.
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Minimalist Watch does its job well
Don’t you just love convergence devices, where you will be able to gain access to a variety of functions, albeit all on a single piece of electronics? No longer do you need to tote around a GPS navigation device, a portable media player, a voice recorder and a mobile phone in this day and age, even a mid-range smartphone will do. Well, how about the clock in the house then? Introduce something special and different with the $49.95 Cloquarium, where by the name alone, you would be able to make an educated guess as to what is in store.
The Cloquarium happens to be a unique clock which will provide lovers of aquatic life a Betta way to track the passing of time. Right at the front of the clock would be a 1.2-gallon freshwater tank, which happens to be a low-maintenance, non-aerated environment that is perfect for a Betta, where it will also feature billowing fins and distinctive colors that stand out as it swims across the white clock face. There is an opening above the numeral 12 which paves the way for easy filling and feeding, while shatter-resistant plastic forms a watertight seal which will separate the tank from the clock’s analog hands and precise quartz movement. Even when it is fully filled with water, the aquarium clock will weigh a mere 11 lbs., and it can be easily supported using the included wall-mounting hardware. The clock will run on a single AA battery.
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Cloquarium does more than just tell the time
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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