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G-Shock and Futura collaborate on new timepiece design

While some of us prefer not to wear a watch for the very obvious reason that the smartphone more or less gets the job done already, here we are with another timepiece that is extremely pleasing on the eyes – the GDX6900FTR-1 timepiece. This is one watch that was birth in commemoration of Casio’s G-Shock third collaboration launch with legendary American Graffiti Artist Futura, and you can be sure that this is not only a mechanical device that tells the time, it also does a whole lot more than that by conveying the message to whoever sees such a watch on your wrist that you are someone with plenty of taste in your fashion sense, in addition to appreciating time that you would love to keep it accurate and be punctual always.

Futura first shot to fame in the 1970s and 1980s, being one of the pioneering innovators of graffiti. Alongside his contemporaries such as Basquiat, Haring, Dondi, and Scharf, Futura’s work has always been placed on a pedestal for its explosive style and powerful expression. This time around, his career has already evolved to produce highly collectible fine art and commercial collaborations, working alongside partners that include the likes of The Clash, the Men’s US World Cup Soccer team, LeBron James, the United Nations, (RED), and Converse.

This will no doubt be a limited edition timepiece, as the GDX6900FTR-1 comes designed with Futura’s iconic signature and acclaimed atomic pattern. Some of the other special technical features include Shock Resistance, 200M Water Resistance, Auto LED (Super Illuminator) Backlight, Flash Alert, 2 Multi-Function Alarms and 1 Snooze Alarm, World Time (29 Time Zones / 48 Cities + UTC), 1/100th Sec. Stopwatch (24Hr), Countdown Timer (24Hr), 12/24 HR Formats, Mute Function, a battery that lasts up to 10 years, and a case size of 53.9mm.

Available worldwide from June 1st, the G-SHOCK x FUTURA timepiece – GDX6900FTR-1 will come with an asking price of $180 a pop.

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Huawei Watch expands their collection for the ladies

Huawei does not only make smartphones, you know, as they also have jumped aboard the wearable tech category in recent times with the advent of the smartwatch. This time around, the company from China has decided to further expand their smartwatch collection that is famous for its classic and high-end design, where it will now include a couple of new luxurious models that will target the ladies over in the US. The two new models in question would be the Elegant and Jewel, where they are said to deliver the same timeless, uncompromising style and function that won acclaim for the original Huawei Watch models.

However, these have been specially designed with women in mind, where it boasts of a subtly curved watch body and a soft, thin Italian leather band that ensures the watch is even more comfortable on a woman’s wrist. Both of these models happen to be crafted in premium rose gold-plated stainless steel and available with a pearl white or sapphire blue band. Some of the elegant features include a clous de Paris pattern encircling the face, while Jewel sparkles thanks to being made with 68 SWAROVSKI ZIRCONIA. Not only that, both of these models happen to be preloaded with over 40 watch faces, where 10 of them will be exclusive to Elegant and Jewel.

Inspired by traditional timepieces from the finest Swiss watchmakers, these new Huawei Watch models have been designed to look heirloom-worthy, although you can be pretty sure that they are not going to be passed down from generations to generations, taking into consideration how the software that runs underneath the hood is what keeps people coming back for more. Similar to all Huawei Watch models, Elegant and Jewel’s bands can be easily swapped for a fresh look.

Seems that the ladies now have an even better excuse to pick up a spanking new timepiece and gadget at the same time, right?

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Outdoor lovers might spring for the new Casio Pro Trek

If you are going to head out to the great outdoors this summer, then you can be sure that it would be in your best interest to make sure that you are well equipped and prepared to get the job done – that is, having the right tools and what not. While city slickers would rely on their smartphones or tablets to tell the time (or a smartwatch), those who prefer to rough it out with nature would know the value of an actual watch, as opposed to relying on a smartphone to tell the time. Of course, if all else fails, common sense will let you know when is day and when night falls. This spring, Casio America, Inc. has expanded its rugged and versatile PRO TREK line of outdoor timepieces with the brand new PRW3510Y-1.

The all-new PRW3510Y-1 happens to be the very first PRO TREK timepiece that boasts of a super-twisted nematic (STN) LCD display in addition to Casio’s next-generation Triple Sensor Version 3 Technology, and Tough Solar Power, which would then make it a must-have accessory for outdoor enthusiasts. It is nice to see Casio use their timekeeping expertise to deliver something for the rugged outdoors.

Specially designed with a digital STN LCD, which is said to require less power compared to other LCDs, the PRW3510Y-1 will be able to deliver great visibility in highly bright or dark environments, and it also comes with a full auto LED backlight that illuminates in the dark with a simple tilt of the wrist. In addition to that, a silicone strap would make sure that both fit and feel are improved, and the PRW3510Y-1 also boasts of a bold stainless steel rotary bezel which can be positioned in order to help keep track of current and intended bearings. You know, just in case you get lost or something. The PRW3510Y-1 can be picked up for $320 a pop if you are interested.

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Zub Zirc lets you tell the time differently

If you have noticed, more and more people in your circle of friends are beginning to wear smartwatches, regardless of the brand. Of course, the Apple Watch would come to mind for many, but just because it hails from Cupertino, this does not mean that it is the best smartwatch around. Well, if you would like to somewhat join the crowd but not put your whole faith in a dedicated smartwatch, then perhaps the $129 Zub Zirc might be worth checking out.

It basically lets you think of time in a different manner, where you can choose for it to show the time in Black 20 or Blue Glow-In-The-Dark. There are different functions that should be considered to be staples for a modern timepiece, such as an Alarm, Chronograph, Date and Time. This is one timepiece that presents time in a more intuitive way, thanks to the clever use of linear and graphic representations. The visual mass will increase as time passes, which lends weight to an ephemeral and abstract concept. Hours will be shown as a familiar analog clock face, whereas the horizontal row counts minutes while a small window keeps track of seconds. It will feature a 0.8″ wide polyurethane band and boasts of an alarm mode as well as a chronograph mode as mentioned earlier.
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Casio EDIFICE timepiece simply loves the sun

Casio America, Inc. is more than pleased to announce that they have yet another timepiece that will hit the market, where it will fall under the EDIFICE banner. Targeting the men this time around, the model number of EQB-500DB-2A might be difficult to roll off the tongue, but that is all right, since it would be a whole lot easier to simply refer to it as the all-new Casio EDIFICE watch. This particularly new timepiece will come equipped with Smart Phone Link, Tough Solar Power, a 3D Dial and water resistance up to 100 meters, where the advanced functionality will be merged alongside a modern style which makes Casio’s EQB-500DB-2A ideal for any man’s professional or weekend lifestyle. It does not matter whether he is going abroad for work or a holiday, or is just a local traveler, the watch’s Global Time Sync functionality will be able to ensure that he remains on pace.

Thanks to the integration of Smart Phone Link technology, the EQB-500DB-2A will be able to hook up to a smartphone with a simple push of a button via Casio’s Mobile Link Technology. If you were to download the CASIO WATCH+ app, you can then connect it to a compatible smartphone via Bluetooth SMART, allowing the timepiece to access the correct time in its current location and for more than 300 cities worldwide, which will also offer correction for Daylight Saving Time if required. Users will also gain the capability to swap the specified home time and world time thanks to a simple press of a button, in addition to correct alarms and other time settings. Not only that, it has a handy phone finder function that is self explanatory — you can locate a lost device by connecting to it, letting it emit a sound to help find its location, even if the phone is on silent.

Not only that, the new EQB-500DB-2A will boast of Casio’s Tough Solar Power that does away with the need for battery changes. A full-charge without further exposure to light will allow it to run for approximately seven months, now how about that? To further enhance it, it boasts of a special power save feature which will let it power down when not exposed to light for a certain period of time to further conserve energy. Expect Casio’s EQB-500DB-2A to retail for $410 from next month onward.

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Casio reveals trio of new timepieces under G-Shock Master of G line

When it comes to owning a watch, many of the younger ones out there do seem to make more use of their phones as a timepiece than wearing a watch, where the thing on your wrist ends up more as a fashion accessory than a time-keeping device – unless of course, they decide to settle for a smartwatch like the Apple Watch, of course. Well, having a good watch is always a boon, since you can never quite tell just when you would need to tell the time when you are caught out in a thunderstorm and are soaking wet. Surely the average smartphone is not going to last in the showers, but Casio’s G-Shock range is going to shrug off all that water without missing a beat. Here we are with word that the Japanese firm will be introducing three new timepieces in a striking Rescue Red color theme for the G-Shock Master of G line.

This trio of timepieces in the collection will ensure that the Master of G spectrum of air, land, and sea are covered, and all of them have been specially designed in order to withstand extreme conditions. They will include the GPW1000RD-4A Gravitymaster, the GWG1000RD-4A Mudmaster, and the GWN1000RD-4A Gulfmaster. Each of these are advanced, durable timepieces that demonstrate the absolute toughness that G-Shock is known for, where they have also been paired with specialized functions and a modern style and feel.

The GPW1000RD-4A Gravitymaster has been constructed for the air with Triple G Resist construction, GPS Atomic Solar Hybrid technology and oversized numerical indicators for at-a-glance readability. The GWG1000RD-4A Mudmaster, as its name suggests, is mud resistant, as well as being shock resistant and vibration resistant. It will boast of a Triple Sensor (Altimeter/Barometer, Thermometer and Compass) as well as a carbon-fiber insert band. As for the GWN1000RD-4A Gulfmaster, this model will also come with Triple Sensor technology, but adds a barometric tendency alarm, Tide Indicator, and Moon Graph. Any takers?

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Phone Charging Atomic Alarm Clock gets the time right all the time

Have you ever wondered whether people are more time-conscious, as in punctual, back in the days when there were no smartphones or mobile phones? All you need to do is to agree on the time and place to meet, and both parties will most of the time, turn up early. Having said that, the smartphone revolution has allowed us to be more flexible with our schedules, and hence, appointments are not kept all that punctual any more. Perhaps you need something more accurate in your life, like the $49.95 Phone Charging Atomic Alarm Clock.

The Phone Charging Atomic Alarm Clock is an always-accurate alarm clock which will also double up as a smartphone charger, where it will show off the time in 1.25″ high numbers with an illuminating backlight that allows it to be clearly read at night. With the use of colorful LEDs, the day/date, temperature, humidity, and moon phases will also be shown with 0.75″ high letters and numbers, offering precise time across the entire lower 48 United States, while the clock’s radio receiver synchronizes with NIST-F1, the United States’ atomic clock which will never gain or lose a second in 60 million years. Devices that hook up via an existing USB cable to the 1-amp port on the side allows for overnight charging, and it comes with automatic Daylight Saving Time adjustment, alarm, and a 12/24 hour time format.
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Nixon’s Mission Android Wear smartwatch targets surfers, snowboarders



When it comes to tough-as-nails timepieces, there is only one particular name that many of us look forward to, and that would be none other than that of Casio’s G-Shock range of timepieces. However, it looks like Nixon intends to bring a little bit of rough and tumble into the world of wearable technology through the unveiling of their Mission smartwatch.

What makes a smartwatch, well, a smartwatch? Certainly running on an operating system would help, and the Mission would be powered by Google’s Android Wear platform, where it has laid claim to being the world’s first action sport smartwatch. This will not be a smartwatch for everyone, as it would narrow down its focus to target those who are surfers and snowboarders in particular.

After all, it does come bundled with a fair number of apps that are powered by Surfline, Snocountry, and Trace. These tend to be apps that lean heavily in the direction of action sports, enabling activity-tracking in addition to allowing the timepiece to obtain real-time information along the way. This would certainly go a long way in helping those who would like to improve in their respective snow sports and for folks who always have an analytical mind and would like to figure things out on their own.

Expect a Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset to keep it running underneath the hood, where you will also be able to find an AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass protection to boot. The asking price for the Mission would be approximately $400 a pop as it arrives in a bevy of color options and up to 20 bands. Do you think that Gorilla Glass is enough to handle all the potential shocks and drops? After all, we have seen our fair share of mobile devices with Gorilla Glass not really saving the day where drops are concerned.

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Research Firm: Apple Watch To Capture 50% Of Global Smartwatch Market This Year

apple-watchIt looks like there is a spanking new report that hails from research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), and in this particular report, it cites that Apple would have a strong reign in the smartwatch market this year, but they should look over their shoulders with predictions that Android Wear will catch up at the end of the decade. In the report, Apple is tipped to sell up to 14 million smartwatches in 2016, earning itself 49.4% of the global smartwatch market along the way.

To make matters more interesting, this would translate to an estimated growth of 32.8% year-over-year to 28.3 million units. While Apple has so far declined to share information on the total number of Apple Watch sales, analysts have firm reason to believe that Apple managed to sell 11.5 million units in a matter of 8 months after it was released last year, which allowed it to capture 63% of the global smartwatch market.

Perhaps the second generation Apple Watch will see sales of Apple Watch rising again, after demand for the original Apple Watch declined. The IDC did also gaze into their crystal ball, predicting that Apple will continue to lose market share as its competitors begin to roll out more and more products for the masses to enjoy on their wrists.

As for Android Wear, this particular operating system for smartwatches is tipped to pick up momentum by the time 2020 arrives, which would be far more than what Android Wear has at this moment with a 21.4% smartwatch market share. Not only that, Samsung’s very own Tizen is also tipped to progress all the more this year, with the FCC citing that Samsung’s wearable OS could jolly well ship up to 3.2 million smartwatches this year, which would make it bite a 11.3% chunk from the smartwatch market. Interesting times are definitely ahead for all the smartwatch players – may the best product win!

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World’s Brightest Phosphorescent Watch makes it easy to check the time

A watch is a watch, or so this is what many people have thought for a long time now. However, it looks like things have definitely changed with the advent of the smartwatch, and one no longer needs to have a timepiece that does just one thing – tell the time, and perhaps, the date as well. Well, some watches do have a small light so that you know what time it is when it is dark, but the $349.95 World’s Brightest Phosphorescent Watch brings things to a whole new level.

The World’s Brightest Phosphorescent Watch, as its name suggests, did not end up this way by chance, as it claims to be the only timepiece that merges the self-powered glow of tritium with the brilliance of Superluminova to produce the brightest, longest-lasting phosphorescence of any timekeeper available. It will be safely enclosed in protected vials within the watch face, and the tritium emits a constant glow which does not require any kind of charge from another light source, and is able to shine for more than a dozen straight years. The brighter Superluminova, happens to be painted on the hands and hour markers to boost the watch’s phosphorescence and aid adjusting eyes when a user moves from a lit space to darkness. It will sport a lightweight, scratch-resistant exterior that is made from fiber glass reinforced ballistic plastic, accompanied by a sturdy 316L stainless steel core that offers water resistance for the quartz movement and other components down to 660′. As for the internal lithium battery, we are looking at a battery life of ten years.
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