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Swimmo helps swimmers improve their personal records

Going for a swim is always a good exercise to indulge in – especially when you take into consideration how it works out all of you major muscle groups, without having any kind of negative impact on your joints to boot. Well, if you swim for leisure, chances are you are not too hot and bothered about beating your previous lap times, but if you were to crank up the serious notch by a bit, surely a regular sports watch is not going to cut the mustard, taking into account the amount of time that you will be spending in chlorine infested waters. Enter the Swimmo, a smartwatch and personal swimming coach that intends to break down the barriers of current monitoring devices available to swimmers. So much for the regular exercise watch!

How does the Swimmo work? For starters, it will offer personalized training and real time progress, as swimmers can then begin to train smarter by tracking distance, pace, heart rate and calories burned all from one simple, waterproof device. Not only that, Swimmo’s innovative technology will ensure that users remain within their ideal training zones – if you were to push yourself too hard, then the Swimmo will alert your through vibrations, informing you that you should slow down. The same thing happens, too, if you were to take things too easy.

Swimmo CEO, Mateusz Heleniak shared, ‘There are many apps and devices that support training for runners and cyclists, but very few are created specifically for swimmers. We decided to change that with Swimmo, a smartwatch that overcomes all the challenges of using a wearable device underwater. Swimmo focuses on developing the strength and power of muscles through customized training. We have outfitted the device with a number of proprietary technologies such as Rotate&Tap gesture control, a waterproof hear rate sensor, IntensityCoach and PaceKeeper. All of these features help keep your swimming pace in line with your current training plan.”

Made of high-grade materials, the watchband will rely on a modern polymer material that is smooth to the touch, anti-allergic, and will also ensure no discomfort or chafing occurs, while the bezel has been designed to eliminate itching or scratching.

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Casio G-SHOCK limited edition HUF timepiece revealed

The brand G-Shock should be extremely familiar to just about everyone, even if you do not happen to be one who likes to wear watches. In fact, Casio’s G-Shock timepieces have carved a legendary name for itself over the years, delivering performance that does not wilt under pressure, and is more than capable of brushing off drops to the floor without batting an eyelid. Perhaps you feel that a regular G-Shock timepiece is not going to cut the mustard any more, which is why a limited edition model might be more right up your alley – and Casio does not disappoint with their latest limited edition Casio G-Shock GD400HUF-1 model.

This particular limited edition HUF timepiece will be built on the platform of the skate-inspired GD400, where it will boast of a bold metal face protector, an extra tough lug band attachment, and a super illuminator LED. This particular collaboration would bring an etched band inspired by “cracked concrete”, an all-over black out colorway with black IP metal parts, and HUF logo etched on case back as well as appearing in the LCD display when the light is activated.

Not only that, you will also be able to enjoy other functions such as 48-city world time, 5-daily alarms, countdown timer, stopwatch in addition to military 24-hr time format option. Needless to say, this purchase will offer standard Casio G-Shock toughness, which means it will be shock and 200-meter water resistant.

Of course, there will be some out there who grew up on a ’diet’ of G-Shock watches from Casio, and have since migrated to far more expensive and luxurious brands like Rolex and a Patek, but then again, those are not the kind of timepieces that you wear whenever you have that kind of adventuring spirit within you, unless you do not mind some minor scratches turning up once in a while on the strap or other places of the watch. The Casio G-Shock x HUF timepiece (GD400HUF-1) will come with an asking price of $190 a pop later this May.

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Casio introduces PRW-3500 timepiece

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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Apple Watch out this April 24th

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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Minimalist Watch does its job well

minimalist-watchDo 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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Cloquarium does more than just tell the time

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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One Touch Trekometer for the adventurous man in your life

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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LG Watch Urbane LTE is a next generation smartwatch

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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Dashboard Watch targets petrolheads

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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LG Watch Urbane merges a classic look with modern day features

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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