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Casio reveals new G-SHOCK G-STEEL Street Vintage Style Collection

When it comes to timepieces that are tough as nails that is also affordable to the average Joe, you won’t go wrong with Casio’s range of G-SHOCK timepieces. This time around, we have a spanking new G-SHOCK G-STEEL Street Vintage Style Collection that will merge the look of leather without sacrificing on the legendary toughness that the G-SHOCK name carries.

This marks the very first time in the G-SHOCK watch history that something like this has happened. It will arrive as part the new G-STEEL Street Vintage Style Collection this coming March, where the tough leather will be made up of a special blend of hybrid synthetic leather as well as resin, and has been specially designed in order to withstand abrasions through the course of time. The new watches will also complement the diversity of men’s streetwear without sacrificing on the legendary G-SHOCK toughness.

There will be three out of four new Street Vintage Style models that boast of the Tough Leather hybrid band – available in shades of dark brown (GSTS130L-1A), light brown (GSTS120L-1B) and black (GSTS120L-1A). Those who want the GSTS130BD-1A will end up with a classic, black IP stainless steel band. In comparison to genuine leather, Tough Leather is more than able to withstand significant abrasion while experiencing a minimal amount of scratching or damage to the material. Not only that, it is also water resistant, and the new band lets you have a comfortable and stylish look without having to compromise on damaging a leather band.

It will be equipped with Tough Solar Power, Shock Resistance and 200M water resistance, a high level of visibility in the dark thanks to a full-auto double LED Light, a neon illuminator for the dial as well as a super illuminator for the digital display. There is also 48-city World Time, 5 daily alarms, 1/100th-second Stopwatch, countdown timer and 12/24hr formats, all crammed into a 52.4mm case with a recommended retail price of $300 a pop.

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Vobot reveals Amazon Alexa-enabled clock

At each CES, you can be sure that there will be interesting new devices that will be introduced to the market. Of course, many of us are interested in the latest and the greatest, but these are not necessarily found in the flashiest of booths. Vobot has worked out quite a charmer of a device, which is the Amazon Alexa-enabled clock.

This new timepiece will be Vobot’s latest AI smart home product, aptly known as the Vobot Clock which will be integrated with Amazon Alexa Voice Services (AVS), and you can expect it to debut at CES 2017 that is kicking off later this week. With Artificial intelligence (AI) and voice interaction being a hot topic last year, it does not look as though the hype and technologies surrounding AI will die down this year. Rather, it should even increase all the more. Amazon Echo is one of the most successful models of implementation, being the first smart home hub that hit the market. Vobot has decided to take advantage of the open platform known as Alexa (by Amazon), making use of AVS (Alexa Voice Service) and ASK (Alexa Skills Kit) as a third-party developer in order to deliver voice experiences for the Vobot Clock.

Based on the Amazon ecosystem, the Vobot Clock is a cost-effective smart alarm that comes with a slew of creative features. Where the sleep coach programme is concerned, you can be sure that the pre-set wakeup and bedtime solution will assist users to fall asleep faster and wake up earlier. The proactive reminder function will then inform or show users the right things at the right time. Not only that, there is a customizable alarm that allows consumers to wake up from their favorite tunes, a dot matrix display that makes everything clear at first sight; an internal 5W speaker which delivers crystal clear sound, all without having to hook up to any external amplifier.

The Vobot Clock is tipped to arrive with an asking price of a mere $35 a pop with an early February release.

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Casio Edifice EQB500 and EQB600 add some style to your wrist

You might have updated your wardrobe for the new year, but what about the rest of your fashion accessories? You might want to take into consideration picking up something that does not lean towards the luxury timepieces line, and yet does not look out of place. The Casio Edifice EQB500 and EQB600 are two of such examples which are the perfect timekeeping devices for trendy jetsetters.

The Casio Edifice EQB500 and EQB600 will cater for the guys, and they function as a great accessory which offers features specifically for travelers. To make sure that the EQB600 will seamlessly keep track of things at home, the EQB600’s main dial showcases the Home Time (the time and date of the user’s current home city), letting its inset dome-shaped dial display the current time zone in the selected World Time city in a 24-hour format over a world map. This is a 3D globe dial which has been installed at the 3 o’clock position, and it will rotate once a day in time with Earth’s rotation, where there is a small round hand that showcases the time zone of the selected World Time city. The EQB600 boasts of a high-torque dual-coil motor which can deliver the power to drive the 3D globe dial, and it also reproduces an image of the earth’s rotation on the dial.

As for the EQB500, it will feature advanced functionality and merges with a modern style which is perfect for any man’s lifestyle. Regardless of whether one moves around domestically or abroad, the EQB500 is sure and stedfast in helping him keep on pace. A keen-edged dial in a tough, rugged 45mm stainless steel metal case merges to deliver a simply elegant and highly functional design, and it will also come with a mode dial that is combined with a speedometer at the 4 o’clock position.

Both models sport Bluetooth connectivity that can be linked to a smartphone with a push of a button. They are also solar-powered, meaning there is no longer any more need for a battery, and the asking price for the Edifice EQB500D-1A stands at $380, with the EQB500DB-2A retailing for $410, while the EQB600 is going for $400 a pop.

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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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