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The Ritot is a watch that will project the time on your wrist

We’re always on the lookout for interesting new watches, and there seems to be something innovative and exciting cropping up every week. TokyoFlash may be near and dear to my heart, but there are many other watches out there that are eye-catching. If you’re in the market for a new watch, but don’t want something every Joe Schmoe is going to have, then what would you want to snazz up your wrist?

If retina verification is your thing, then the FiDELYS smartwatch may be up your alley, but if you’d prefer projection display, then you might want to look into the Ritot. This is a crowdfunding campaign that is already wildly successful, hitting its goal several times over. They claim that this is the first-ever projection watch. While it may not be a new concept, I haven’t previously seen it for day-to-day wear. Whenever you want to see the time, touch the watch or shake your wrist, and the time will appear on your hand.

The light that it emits can be whichever color from the 20+ options that are available to choose from on the clock base. Messages it displays can also be color-coded to your specifications. It can display caller ID, when you have a text, email, reminder, calendar alert, Facebook message, and more. There is even a vibrating alarm if you want to wear this to bed. There are bracelet and sport versions of this watch, and you can guess which one can take a little more rough and tumble. You will be able to see the projected light no matter day or night, and it should be able to keep it’s light for 150 hours while on, or a month straight in standby on a single charge. It is waterproof, and can display in 12 or 24 hour modes. If you’re worried about being left or right handed, you’ll be happy to know that you can change the side it projects on to. This will cost you around $120, and should it reach another stretch goal, will also include activity tracker capabilities.

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IriTech introduces the FiDELYS smartwatch

Smartwatches are dime a dozen these days, and it does not seem as though there will be any slowdown whatsoever when it comes to the industry. We have seen the likes of the beautiful Moto 360 released, but this time around there is an Indiegogo project that will deliver something different thanks to the folks of IriTech, assuming it actually takes off the ground, that is. I am referring to the FiDELYS smartwatch, where it is touted to carry a ‘perfect form factor’ for iris recognition especially in terms of user experience (UX). Why so, you ask? That is because people are so used to glancing into their watches, that’s why.

The FiDELYS smartwatch is touted to be a breakthrough for the iris recognition industry as it sports a price point as well as form factor that are unprecedented – thanks to an estimated retail price of $250, although those of you who would like to place a pre-order on Indiegogo.com, it will cost only approximately $200 thereabouts. The coming together of both biometrics and wearables will ensure that both industries are elevated to a whole new level since it finally shows the possibility of iris recognition technology arrive in a widespread manner as a consumer device. Apart from that, the smartwatch’s user interface is also special since it boasts of a rotating-clicking bezel, making this a departure from touchscreen displays that IriTech believes is not the best choice for form factors as small as a watch.

IriTech claims that its iris recognition technology on the FiDELYS is said to be able to solve a trio of major problems that our current generation faces: The Password plague, Privacy issues and Authentication issues. In fact, the patented technology that IriTech uses will ensure that only “live” irises will work – high quality images, videos, as well as non-live irises will be deemed as unrecognizable to the FiDELYS.

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Increments Of Time LED Watch tells the time in style

I don’t know about you, but it does seem as though the smartwatch market is growing faster than ever before, with the likes of the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live spearheading this particular effort. Well, some of us might not want anything that is too fancy for our tastes, which is why a regular time piece will do. However, in order to gain an edge over the rest of your mates when it comes to style, why not settle for something that is slightly out of the ordinary in the form of the $129.95 Increments Of Time LED Watch?

This particular watch will rely on an array of LEDs which will illuminate in increments according to the passing passage of time. This is made possible thanks to an array of 28 LEDs, where a dozen hash-mark and numbered LEDs (12, 3, 6, and 9) are located on the face’s outer perimeter in order to help you tell the hour, while there are 12 LEDs that are located in the middle which represent 5-minute increments. In addition, there will be another four numbered LEDs located in the center that let you know the incremental minute from 1-4. As time moves on throughout the day, the illuminated LEDs will alter accordingly to form an ever-changing display.
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LG G Watch makes worldwide debut

Owning a watch can be a source of pride and joy for anyone, and after all, being punctual is definitely one of the better traits that one can exhibit, don’t you think so? While some of us rely too much on our smartphones to tell the time, perhaps it is time to jump aboard the smartwatch bandwagon that is starting to gain momentum. With a fair number of players in the market already peddling their respective wares, here we are with the LG G Watch that runs on Google’s very own Android Wear platform.

Those who are interested in picking up the LG G Watch will be able to do so now, where you can place your order via the Google Play Store. Of course, worldwide availability does not automatically translate to every single market getting this smartwatch, since it will still be subject to availability according to the various regions that LG is involved in. One thing is for sure – the LG G Watch happens to hold the status of being the first Android Wear device that boasts of a button-free design alongside a display that remains “always-on”, delivering maximum convenience and usability.

As for the hardware specifications of this chic yet modern timepiece, we are looking at a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor running proceedings from within, accompanied by a 1.65” LCD IPS display at 280 x 280 resolution, 4GB of internal memory, 512MB RAM, a 400mAh battery, Android Wear that is compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, all crammed into a 63 gram chassis that is IP67 rated for dust and water resistance, measuring 37.9mm x 46.5mm x 9.95mm. Interested parties will be able to pick it up in White Gold or Black Titan colors.

The LG G Watch has arrived both online and offline in a dozen countries: United States, Canada, France, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Australia, India, Japan and South Korea. Another fifteen countries, where among them include key markets such as Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Singapore and New Zealand, will hit retail stores in due time. Pricign varies from market to market.

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The Kisai Sequence LED Watch is a modern, yet eclectic timepiece

We become so used to our surroundings that we start to view everything as commonplace. Oftentimes we get bored of seeing the same things day in and day out. All we need is a break in the monotony, however small it may be. You can get a new trinket for your desk, or maybe even get a new watch that has a little bit of flare.

If you really like going overboard, but still want to have a stylish, modern feel, then the Kisai Sequence LED Watch might be the change you want. This is a digital LED watch that is both cryptic and easy to read. There are two time modes programmed into the watch, the first being a regular digital time which shows hours in the top portion, and minutes in the bottom. The second mode is cryptic, which removes some of the lines, but has the same setup. Once you understand how to read the cryptic, it is just as easy to read as the regular digital time.

The hours can be displayed in 12 or 24 hour increments with either blue or red LED lights. You’ll have the option of a black or white leather strap to accompany the highly-polished face and casing. The date and alarm time are shown in a similar fashion to the time. Should you choose, there is an animation mode which will let you choose an animation pattern to play which will display every 15 minutes between 6pm and midnight. This is a USB rechargeable watch, but will only need to be plugged in every month or so. Should you have interest in getting this snazzy watch, you’ll be looking a $109 price tag.

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LG G Watch unveiled

The world of wearable technology is surely changing, and it is up to the masses to embrace it of course. Smartwatches are seen to be the next generation of devices that will bring mobile electronics to a whole new level, and so far, we have seen examples released including the recently announced Samsung Gear Live, not to mention the soon-to-arrive and drool-worthy Moto 360 from Motorola. What does Samsung’s bitter rival, LG, have on the plate in order to provide some level of competition? Why, the LG G Watch, of course!

The LG G Watch will also run on Android Wear just like the Samsung Gear Live, whereby Android Wear is Google’s latest operating system that will extend the Android platform all the way to cater for wearables. As a wrist wearable device, it will boast of a button-less design, appealing to the masses thanks to its simple and minimalist design, accompanied by quick and “glance-able” access to useful information and seamless connectivity with other Android devices, so that users will be able to remain connected wherever, whenever.

Strip away everything on the outside of the LG G Watch, and you get a powerful and energy-efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor running proceedings from within with a clock speed of 1.2GHz. When it is paired to a low power consuming Always-On 1.65-inch IPS display that boasts of true-to-life color reproduction, you can be sure that your LG G Watch ought to live up to its reputation that enhances the functionality of Android smartphones as it provides quick access to useful information. Apart from that, the Always-On screen also makes life easier when it comes to telling the current time with but a glance.

It will use Bluetooth to hook up to a compatible smartphone so that you can check out incoming messages, see who is calling, control music playback and more, all without having to remove your smartphone from the pocket or bag. Other hardware specifications include 4GB of internal memory, 512MB RAM, a 400mAh battery, and dust- and water-resistance.

Available for pre-order on the Google Play Store, it will arrive in key markets such as the United States, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, South Korea and Japan. Expect it to arrive in 27 markets after that, although pricing details have yet to be determined.

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Seiko introduces Novak Djokovic Limited Edition Astron timepiece

Not all watches are created equal, this you can be sure of. The thing is, not everyone is able to afford one of those expensive designer watches, and will have to settle for something that is more within their budgets. Seiko does have its fair share of entry level timepieces, but this does not mean they do not cater to the mid-range and higher end market. In fact, Seiko has just launched its Novak Djokovic Limited Edition Astron watch, where this timepiece will be based on the new chronograph caliber that was introduced at Baselworld 2014 to great acclaim.

The new Seiko Astron GPS Solar Novak Djokovic Limited Edition is so remarkable that it is capable of adjusting itself to every time zone on earth with but a single touch of a button, which means regardless of where Novak’s game takes him, he will be able to have the exact time on his wrist. It is estimated that Novak’s 2014 global travel schedule might need him to adjust his watch a minimum of 60 times, but with the Seiko Astron, he does not even have to think about doing so, now how about that?

Apart from that, with its 8X82 caliber, there are two new functions thrown into the mix, namely a six-hour chronograph and an electronic function in the crown that paves the way for even easier adjustment of the secondary functions. Not only that, it is 30% smaller in size than the current 7X caliber, where this reduction is made possible thanks to a new advance in Astron’s energy-saving technology, as it enables the timepiece to hook up to the GPS network with a smaller antenna.

The Novak Djokovic Limited Edition sports a black ceramic bezel, an extra-strength silicon strap and the rose-gold tone of the steel case. The case itself will see Novak’s name and signature appear on the back, while each watch has its own serial number engraved beneath. Rolling out this November, there will only be 2,500 of these bad boys made available to the masses.

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The Kisai Rogue Touch Silicone Watch is hard to read at first glance

We’re all very common with a double-take. It’s usually tied to seeing something so out of the ordinary, that we look a second time to try and get a better understanding of it. When it comes to making watches, Tokyflash will almost always have you turning your head just to try and understand how to read it.

This time around, they have made the Kisai Rogue Touch Silicone LCD Watch. It looks like something you would see in a Sci-Fi movie, with intricate patterns that seem random to the naked eye. Once you look closer, you’ll notice that one of the twelve large blocks on the outer rim is missing, and that will indicate the hour. Just inside of that are 60 smaller dots, which indicate the minutes. The two internal rings indicate a second time zone in a similar fashion of hours and minutes.

There is an animation feature and audio feedback which you can keep on or turn off. The wrist strap is made of silicone, which makes it lightweight and comfortable. You can choose red, green, blue, or a natural LCD face, and the strap comes in black or white. There are touchscreen controls which will allow you to customize the time, alarm, date, and a light up feature. To use these controls, swipe your finger across the screen from left to right, and a small dot will indicate when the screen is unlocked. This will cost you around $109, and is sure to be a conversation piece.

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Hotblack is a timepiece that shows off football results as well as the time

I know that some of us are still reeling from the shock of seeing how defending world champions Spain fell to a four goal deficit to Holland, not to mention how Portugal capitulated to Germany in such a manner just yesterday, losing by a similar deficit of goals. Well, World Cup fever is upon us again, and it is nice to see how the passion of the masses are displayed for an entire month, all the way through different ups and downs. Having said that, we have different ways to keep ourselves up to date with the different scores various matches, with the Internet being the primary medium for many, I believe. How about a watch? Well, certainly I must be referring to a smartwatch, but no, the Hotblack timepiece does not work that way.

In fact, the Hotblack watch happens to be a new timepiece that shows off football results as well as the time simultaneously. This new timepiece has been specially designed to showcase real-time football scores, where it will first need to raise the necessary amount of funding in order to become reality. Sure, it might miss the World Cup this year, but it should be in good stead for the next edition of the Euros.

The Hotblack is the brainchild of experienced watchmaker and designer Richard Hoptroff, where it prides itself in being the first luxury watch of its kind that will display not only time, but also football results in an analog fashion. Sporting a minimalistic look, the Hotblack boasts of clean numbers and a simple black-and-white contrasting color scheme. The band and casing have been constructed from brushed stainless steel, while the face is hand-cut from sapphire glass.

Four dials will carry different functions each, where the primary dial will tell of the current time, while there are sub-dials on the top, left, and bottom. These sub-dials all have different tasks, depending on whether there is a match underway or not. Whenever it is connected via Bluetooth to an iPhone or Android device with a special Hotblack app, the top and left-side sub-dials show the score of the match, with the bottom dial letting you know just how much time there is left on the clock. Neat, no?

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Tokyoflash Kisai Uzumaki Review

Brandishing a timepiece is not something that we would do every single day, and watches are more or less pretty ordinary looking, regardless of whether you decide to settle for a digital or analog face. Having said that, there are some timepieces out there which would represent the upper scale of things such as Rolexes and Tag Heuers, but what about the working class who would want a reliable timepiece without having to break the bank? I managed to pick up a Tokyoflash Kisai Uzumaki recently that managed to fulfill two criteria of mine – being accurate in its timekeeping, while turning heads whenever I wear it out.

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The Tokyoflash Kisai Uzumaki is a truly unique creation, where it sports a unique vortex shaped lens alongside a colorful spiralling display. Need to tell the time when it is dark? Not a problem at all, thanks to the extremely bright EL backlighting that will work as and when the situation calls for it. The Tokyoflash Kisai Uzumaki started off as a fan concept that has gained enough votes in order for it to roll off a production line, where it sports a totally new custom case as well as strap. It will tell the time in the same vein as that of a conventional analog watch, although the spiralling display adds a touch of class and panache.

“Uzumaki” happens to be the Japanese word for whirlpool, which is clearly what this timepiece illustrates as it tells the time. There are colored swirls which point out the time in an analog format, making this one of the easier Tokyoflash pieces to “read”, so to speak, without requiring you to crack your head in order to figure out just what time of the day it is. The hours can be depicted via the outside, while on the inside, you will be able to know just exactly what minute it is. As for the hand of this timepiece, it shows off the exact second for precise timing.

The Tokyoflash Kisai Uzumaki is made out of stainless steel, where you can pick from either black or silver shades, alongside a choice of a blue or green display. The amount of attention given to the Uzumaki’s construction is intense, where the custom curves and brushed surfaces on the case will go a long way in enhancing the vortex theme and the EL backlight. Each time you want to tell the time with the EL backlight on, just press the crown, and for a short moment, a glow will let you do so.

Each time I wear the Tokyoflash Kisai Uzumaki out to a social event, folks are naturally drawn to its custom made acrylic lens that boast of concentric circles which will descend from the edge of the case into the centre of the watch, making it look like that of a whirpool. Some might think that this is a wee bit too thick to look good, but I clearly like the balance between attention and class. It will be powered by standard SR626SW watch batteries that ought to last up to a year before a replacement is required, and adjusting the time is as simple as turning the crown.

This is a limited edition design that ought to make you stand out from the rest of the crowd, and although there is no built-in alarm function, this does not mean you should avoid picking up the Tokyoflash Kisai Uzumaki. Do bear in mind that this is water-resistant, but it is not advisable to wear it while you bathe or go for a swim – at least according to the user manual. Better safe than sorry, I guess, especially when you have to fork out $139 for this puppy. The Tokyoflash Kisai Uzumaki works best in a fun and social setting, and is less appropriate at formal events.

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