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Activity trackers as well as GPS enabled timepieces are extremely niche market products, and Polar is a company that has just rolled out their Polar M400 GPS training watch that comes with the ability to track your activity all round the clock. Wha makes the Polar M400 so special for runners (or basically anyone who is willing to get engaged in a healthy and active lifestyle) would be the fact that it has a slew of products and apps which will ultimately help one to understand one’s body, letting you get fitter – in a faster time period too, of course.
The Polar M400 is water-resistant and will merge the best of GPS and 24/7 activity tracking with advanced sports technology to make use of Bluetooth Smart. It will arrive in white and black colors, where the Polar M400 is capable of adding a new style to any outfit. You will be able to keep track of important training metrics such as speed, pace, distance and altitude thanks to the built-in GPS, so that you will be able to know that your effort is always at the right intensity (when used alongside a Polar H7 heart rate sensor, of course). Sporting a built-in activity tracker that will be able to provide you with a more complete picture of all daily activities, ranging from your steps to the number of calories burned and how restfully you slept.
Not only that, you will also be on the receiving end of alerts for inactivity directly on your wrist as well as through the Polar Flow app, where you will be given suggestions on how to achieve your personalized activity goals. Some of these suggestions might sound daunting to some, since it includes jogging for 50 minutes or walking for two hours. Of course, it is perfectly normal to many, but for those who have been couch potatoes all their lives, it can be quite a challenge. The $199.95 Polar M400 has a 9 hour battery life even with its GPS and sensors up and running, and up to 24 days if you use it just to keep the time.
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Polar M400 GPS training watch revealed
Now that we are well in the middle of autumn, not to mention the fact that winter too, will follow suit not too long after (especially when you take into consideration just how fast time flies these days), it is time to break out all of those various jackets and clothes that will help keep us nice and warm. Many jackets do come with a zipper as you wrap yourself up tightly in one of them, so why not augment the zipper on your jacket with the $12.98 Zipper Pull Watch?
After all, most jackets do come with a long sleeve, and you would want to do all you can to keep the cold out, so looking at your watch too often might not be a good idea. With the Zipper Pull Watch, you will not only be able to give your zipper a better grip, it also comes with a built-in clock for you to tell the time in a jiffy. Oh yeah, did we mention that this puppy also comes with an integrated light? That will certainly be handy if you need to rummage through your handbag in the cinema, or simply need an emergency flashlight. Using it is a snap – just twist to turn it on. The Zipper Pull Watch is waterproof and thankfully, it uses replaceable batteries, making this one for the long haul.
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Zipper Pull Watch tells the time in a jiffy
While much focus has been placed on the recent slew of smartwatch releases, such as the Motorola Moto 360 as well as the Apple Watch, this does not mean that a regular timepiece that you wear on your wrist no longer has any more value. No sir, far from it – in fact, here we are with what is known as the Kisai Vortex, which is a unique watch as it sports a spiraling time display that is located right under a sleek concave lens.
Not only that, the Kisai Vortex prides itself in being a limited edition touchscreen watch that will boast a slew of other features. There will be a couple of time zones that will help frequent travelers keep track of the time at home as well as what the exact time it is right there and then with but a single glance. You will also be able to know just what date it is after crossing way too many time zones to keep count, and there is also an alarm function, some animation, a light up LED as well as audio feedback – all of it housed within a stainless steel case.
Right now, the Kisai Vortex can be yours for just $179 with free shipping thrown into the mix, and this offer is good until October 2nd, 11am Japan time – whereby after that, do expect to see the price gain a jump.
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Kisai Vortex tells the time in style
Smartphones these days do seem to be a whole lot hardier than they were in the past, and for good reason, too, especially when you take into consideration how better quality materials have been used in the manufacturing process to deliver that premium look and feel as opposed to shiny plastic that tends to crack or even discolor after a while. Having said that, the world of alarm clocks have not really changed all that much significantly over the years, but there has been improvements made here and there to make the alarm clock more useful – and in some cases, such as with the G-Buzz, tougher.
G-Project happens to be a company that is specially dedicated to evolving accessories when it comes to smart devices which would be on the receiving end of a “ruggedization” process, ensuring that whatever device that goes through their hands are more than capable of being ready to rock and roll in the real world. Here we are with the G-Buzz, which is best described to be a rugged, portable alarm clock complete with an FM radio as well as delivering USB phone charging capability, now how about that? Those who are interested in picking up the G-Buzz will be able to do so from the likes of Walmart, Amazon.com and on G-Project’s very own website for $29.99 a pop.
It does not really matter just what kind of place that you will bring the G-Buzz to, as it ranges from dorm rooms to camping trips, as the G-Buzz is said to be the perfect alarm clock that will be able to help one wake up as well as go to sleep in double quick time. All right, so this alarm clock does not come with any kind of aroma diffuser, but it still packs quite a punch with its range of sleep and wake up sounds.
Expect the G-Buzz to run on a standard AC adapter, and you also have the option of having it being powered by a quartet of AAA batteries whenever you travel to a remote area.
G-Buzz portable and rugged alarm clock
It does look as though even watches are getting smarter by the day, judging by the slew of upcoming smartwatches in the market, as well as those that are well on their way. These certainly offer a throwback to the comic Dick Tracy, and the idea of merging a phone with a watch has been around for quite some time already, where even LG has toyed with it a good half a decade ago. Well, we are pleased to bring you word that Epic Cellular will be introducing its new range of groundbreaking watchphones which will, fingers crossed by Epic Cellular, be able to replace one’s day-to-day cellular devices.
These upcoming watchphones are touted to be able to send and receive phone calls, compose text messages, browse the web, snap high quality photos, and even download popular apps while storing music, among others. Apart from that, the Epic Watchphones will be worn on the wrist, or for those who want to take on a more fashionable approach, you can do so wearing it as a necklace, so no worries about dropping or losing your phone ever again.
What makes the Epic Watchphones different from other smartwatches is this – there is no need for it to remain synchronized or tethered to a handheld device so that it can function. The watchphones will operate on unlocked GSM SIM cards, and will play nice with any carrier and offer service regardless of where you are around the world. I would like to say that such a claim ought to come with a pinch of salt – this is no satellite phone, so do expect the usual dead spots such as in your basement to strike the Epic Watchphone, too.
You can choose from the Epic Signature Edition as well as the Epic Mini, where the latter has been specially designed to be worn around the neck in the same vein as that of a piece of jewelry. Both models are able to track vital signs, making it ideal for fitness buffs, too. Pre-orders for the Epic Watchphones stand at $220 for the Epic Mini and $249 for the Signature Edition.
Epic Cellular announces new watchphone
No one particularly enjoys getting up in the mornings. We know we have a full day ahead of us, and somehow sleeping just 10 more minutes seems like it will make the day easier to handle. Of course, the worst part is being jolted awake by your alarm tone. Sometimes that dreaded noise can even seep into your dreams and ruin them.
If you’d prefer to be woken up with the sun, but have to wake up before it’s actually light outside, then you might want to find a way to simulate that experience. We’ve seen several different gradual light alarm clocks in the past, but there’s always a new one on the horizon. The Philips HF3520 Wake-Up Light is a colored light that will turn on 20-40 minutes before your alarm and reach full brightness when it’s time for you to truly be awake. This gentle method of taking you out of sleep is supposed to help you wake up feeling more alert and calm.
That’s a pretty stark contrast to the wretched blaring buzzer of most alarms which will scream at you until you shut them off. This clock has 5 different natural wake up sounds and 20 brightness light settings which will help you to wake up exactly how you want to. If the slow light turning on isn’t enough, and you just can’t live without a few extra minutes of sleep, you can touch anywhere on the light and get in an extra nine minutes of snoozing. Whenever you’re winding down to go to sleep in the evenings, you can also use the light-responsive dimming feature (sunset dimming) which will help you get more restful sleep. This is going to cost you $180 should you be interested, though there are two other versions that are cheaper, but don’t have as many features.
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How the universe as we know it came into existence is a hotly debated topic. One truth that we know for sure, is that we’re all going to die one day. Well, we know our bodies will stop functioning and will slowly return to being part of the Earth. The theories on what happens after that are varied and sometimes insane. However, we know when we’re close to dying that we often stop paying so much attention to the pettier aspects of life, and what really matters comes into focus in a big way. We’ll say things we’ve always wanted to say but didn’t think we could, take more risks, and try to see more of the world.
If you wish you could have that kind of perspective all the time, then why not wear a constant reminder that nothing is permanent? The Death Watch uses your geographic location, age, and some other health and lifestyle questions to calculate your approximate time of death. It counts down everything from years to seconds. Of course, it also tells the local time, otherwise it would be sort of silly and somewhat depressing to wear a death counter watch.
This has a silicone strap, and is available in either black or white. It will cost you around $81 should you be interested in having your ego constantly in check. Some may view this as a bit morbid, but really it’s the best way to make yourself realize that the actions you make in this life should be the ones you would make on your deathbed. Creepy, but awesome.
Available for purchase on Firebox
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The world of smartwatches have certainly grown by leaps and bounds in recent times, and Apple too, did manage to state their intent in this particular department through the unveiling of the new Apple Watch. Sure, Samsung of South Korea has its fair share of wearable technology, smartwatches especially in the vein of the Samsung Galaxy Gear, and it does not look as though they are going to quake in their boots anytime soon with the Apple Watch. In fact, the initial reaction has been rather underwhelming, not to mention Tim Cook not saying anything about the Apple Watch’s battery life which has led to speculation that the battery might not even last through the whole day. Still, let us see what there is in store for the Apple Watch underneath the hood, shall we?
The Apple Watch has been dubbed to be Apple’s “most personal device ever” (and we do not doubt that), where it features revolutionary new technologies as well as a pioneering user interface, all delivered in a design which will pay homage to the rich tradition of precision watchmaking. Apple Watch would usher in a specially designed and engineered Digital Crown which will offer an innovative method to scroll, zoom and navigate. The Digital Crown happens to be an interesting navigation tool that is reminiscent of the leaps made by the iPod Click Wheel and iPhone Multi-Touch, where user interaction is concerned.
With the Apple Watch, you will be able to communicate in new ways right from your wrist by sending and receiving messages, being able to answer calls to your iPhone, and with Digital Touch, send something as personal as your own heartbeat to another person. Not only that, it also includes comprehensive health and fitness apps which would encourage the wearer to lead a healthier lifestyle. One can choose from three distinct collections, namely Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition. Expect the Apple Watch to arrive in early 2015 from $349 onward.
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Apple Watch revealed
The Star Wars franchise has certainly seen its fair share of releases in the past that will definitely keep you wondering just when will George Lucas get tired of milking this particular franchise for all that is worth. Today, we have something else that deals with time – where the richest and poorest man in the whole world have an equal amount of each day, 24 hours – no more, no less. If you already own a Star Wars alarm clock of sorts, and would like to bring some Star Wars love with you on your wrist, then the $129.99 Star Wars Imperial Chronometers would certainly make plenty of sense.
With a couple of iconic Star Wars watches that will help you tell the time, you might be coaxed to be punctual from now on thanks to Vader’s design that sports plenty of red details, or if you happen to have an aim in life but somehow never really managed to hit the target, then the Stormtrooper model with white details would definitely come in handy. After all, the Imperial army did not manage to rise to its position of power without making sure that everything else ran like clockwork, could they? The Star Wars Imperial Chronometers are officially licensed Star Wars timepieces, where the multiple dials depict day, date, and time, and it sports Japanese movement instead of something from the planet Naboo.
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Without vision, people will perish, or so the good book says. Having said that, those of us who actually wake up without any kind of hope at all might wish that we could drift away into an eternal sleep, so that the cares and concern of the world will be able to simply pass over without bothering us any longer. If you have a mission in life, however, it works great in your favor regardless of the day’s tasks that are ahead, as you would then gain a passion to wake up and tackle whatever is on your plate. To make sure that you get into the right frame of mind, how about picking up the £17.99 Secret Agent Alarm Clock?
This is no ordinary alarm clock, just like the Star Trek Enterprise Projection Alarm Clock, you will be able to play the role of being a super spy. Of course, you might not be as famous as that super spy whom everyone knows his name already, in addition to his preferred alcoholic drink, but at least it puts a spring in your step. The Secret Agent Alarm Clock will allow you to line up your shot with this pistol shaped clock, where you can then aim and fire to project the time onto any surface. This timepiece features a time function, an LED projector and a snooze button, where you can keep it holstered underneath your pillow in order to vibrate so that you can wake up each morning – jumping rather than dragging yourself out of bed.
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