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Samsung’s Next Gear Smartwatch May Store Its Battery Inside The Strap

My watch is rubbish. It struggles to keep accurate time, the strap chafes my wrist, and the face is a bit scratched… which may or may not have anything to do with a heroic amount of vodka consumption one Friday night. By comparison, Samsung’s next smartwatch sounds so advanced, I’m contemplating selling my spleen so I can afford one. Read More >>

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You Can Finally Hide Your Addiction to Smartwatches

Despite attempts by companies like Apple and Fossil to improve their looks, no one really wears a smartwatch as a fashion accessory. Devotees of connected timepieces wear them as either a genuine devotion to fitness, or an unhealthy addiction to notifications. But Garmin’s new vívomove HR looks like like a classic analogue watch, and only reveals its smarts when you want it to. Read More >>

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Samsung’s New Water-Resistant Wearables Will Get You Laughed Out of the Pool

Not content just to let the Galaxy Note 8 make waves, Samsung is pushing out three new fitness-minded wearables this holiday season: the Gear Icon X 2018 wireless earbuds, the Gear Sport smartwatch and the Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness band. Read More >>

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Why Does Fitbit’s New Watch Skip a Feature Fans Were Clamouring For?

I’m a big Apple Watch user, and every time I strap on a Fitbit, I run into the same problem. Instead of opening the Fitbit app to look at my heart rate and sleep cycle, I open Apple Health and then am immediately disappointed because none of the data from my Fitbit actually syncs with Apple Health. Which means it doesn’t sync with my fluid tracker, WaterMinder, or Strava, the fitness app I use every few years when I decide I need to start cycling again so I don’t die. It’s kind of stupid, given that a Fitbit has all the sensors necessary to work with the Health app. It could integrate with Apple Health, and I’m not alone in feeling like, dammit, it should. Read More >>

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Scientists Create a Battery That Can Run on Salt Water, And Maybe One Day, Even Sweat

A Chinese research team has made a new kind of flexible battery that's not only free of dangerous chemicals, it can actually run on salt water. Read More >>

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This Self-Charging Smartwatch Tops Up Its Battery As You Move

Don't you just hate when your watch's battery dies? Mine gave up the ghost two months ago, and shamefully I've been far too lazy to get it repaired. Really, I should probably consider backing the Sequent: a self-charging watch powered by a battery system that charges as you move around. Read More >>

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I Am Lusting Over Sony’s New Paper-Thin E Ink Watch

Despite the added functionality that manufacturers keep trying to cram inside them, watches have always been, and will always be, a fashion accessory first. And that’s why we’re lusting over this new concept E Ink watch from Sony that can instantly change its design, but is also thinner than a credit card. Read More >>

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This Smartwatch Powered By Your Body Heat Never Needs Charging

The more features that fancy smartwatch on your wrist has, the worse its battery life will be. But what if instead of needing to be charged every night, your smartwatch harnessed and converted your own body heat into electricity to keep it running? Read More >>

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Do You Love Pokémon Enough to Spend Over £16,000 on a Pikachu Watch?

Watchmaker Romain Jerome has created some truly unique timepieces over the years featuring actual pieces of the Titanic, authentic moon dust, and even steel from the Statue of Liberty. But we’re having a hard time finding a way to justify the $20,000/£16,295 price tag on this RJ X Pokémon watch. Read More >>

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Withings Hides Top Fitness Tracking Features in Attractive Watch

The Withings Activité, and the far more affordable Withings Activité Pop, showed the world that fitness trackers don’t necessarily have to look hideous. And while the new heart rate-tracking Steel HR makes some aesthetic compromises to gain smartwatch functionality, it’s still one of the most beautiful wearables you can buy. Read More >>

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Double-Sided Strap Lets You Hide Your Apple Watch Shame Under a Nicer Timepiece

Like a horological version of a mullet, watchmaker Sinn has created something it calls the Dual Strap System allowing someone to wear both a traditional watch, and the Apple Watch, at the same time. It’s business up front with the analogue timepiece, and a party in the back with all of the added smartwatch functionality. Read More >>

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Is the Apple Watch’s Crown Dial Coming to the iPhone and iPad?

The thumbwheel was the signature feature of BlackBerry’s original handsets, and while touchscreens have made them mostly obsolete, the Apple Watch proves there’s still a place for physical dials. But is Apple finally planning to introduce that rotating crown to the iPhone or iPad? A recently published patent suggests that the company might be considering it. Read More >>

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You Can Now 3D-Print One of Watchmaking’s Modern Mechanical Marvels

Watchmakers are always striving to add more features to their timepieces, but it’s the most simple and obvious feature—accurately keeping the time—that’s the holy grail of horology. And now you can 3D-print a tourbillon, a complex device that improves a watch’s accuracy, and marvel at its mechanics. Read More >>

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The Best High-Tech Watches That Could Pass for a Regular Watch

In this day and age you don't need to resign yourself to having a traditional low-tech watch. Smartwatches are all over the place, as part of a growing industry of watches with built-in smart features for you to buy and enjoy. But what if you want the advantages of high-tech timekeeping gear, without walking around with what looks like a miniature computer on your wrist? Read More >>

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The Swiss Are Now Fighting Off Watch Counterfeiters With Holograms

As counterfeiters get better and better at faking expensive Swiss watches, the watchmakers themselves now have a new tool to help distinguish their genuine creations from fakes: nanoscopic watermarks that are invisible to the naked human eye, and impossible to fake. Read More >>