While most wearable manufacturers have been releasing smartwatches that focus on fitness, Fossil Group, Inc. has seen more value in fashion. Across their brands, which include DKNY, Emporio Armani and Michael Kors, they have released over 70 smartwatches over the last year with 60 of those tailored to the fashion market. Models include the Fossil Q Commuter, Michael Kors Bradshaw and more recently, the DKNY Minute. Another one of Fossil Group‘s brands is Misfit, a fitness wearable brand whose history started on Indiegogo in 2012. Fossil Group acquired the brand for $260 million in 2015 ..
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Looking for a sporty, stylish smartwatch with GPS and heart-rate tracking? The new Fossil Q Control, Fossil’s first stab at a fitness smartwatch, should fit the bill nicely. Powered by the latest-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 CPU, the Q Control boasts lightning speed and lets you cycle through activity readouts, so you can see heart rate data and your step count in real-time. The heart rate functionality is courtesy of an optical heart rate sensor built into the case of the device. We’ve seen the same technology before in the Fitbit Charge and it works well. GPS, on the ot..
The New York Standard Watch Company (NYSW) has been making watches for a long time (since 1885, in fact). They are perhaps most famous for their classic mechanical pocket watches, which consist of both simple and more elaborate designs. Some of their antique models are extremely desirable, and can go for thousands at auction. And now, NYSW has entered the smartwatch market with a new collection of hybrid smartwatches that boast attractive, classical designs. NYSW Smartwatches The new collection consists of the Manhattan and SoHo smartwatches, which are all analogue wa..
Epson is a technology brand best-known for its printers and scanners. They also make projectors, but for the most part, they specialise in inkjet printers, large-format printers and scanners. In other words, they specialise in office equipment. They have attempted other things, though. For example back in 2011, they announced the Moverio Smart Glasses and back in 2014, they launched the Runsense GPS running watch. The latter was no great success, but it proved that Epson could put together a wearable. And now, they’re back with another. Epson ProSense When we say another,..
Nokia has this week unveiled two new limited-edition hybrid smartwatches, which will join the Nokia Steel smartwatch range immediately. The Nokia Steel Limited Edition is available in two colours - ‘Rose Gold’ with a grey leather or pink leather strap, and ‘Full Black’ with a black leather or brown leather strap (you can choose which one you’d like at the checkout on the Nokia website). Curiously, the Full Black Limited-Edition model has silver hands and a contrasting silver activity progress dial, so we’re not sure why it’s been called ‘Full Black’ when it really isn’t. The Nokia St..
Fitbit’s shares rocketed in price recently after the company announced a partnership with diabetes-tracking company DexCom. Their share prices went up 10 per cent last Thursday at mid-day, as the market reacted well to the news. In their announcement, Fitbit said that the Fitbit Ionic smartwatch is the device that will aim to bring diabetes management to the wrist, by using a sensor that sits just under the skin to measure a person's glucose levels. The sensor would then transmit information to the Ionic, so that the patient’s glucose levels can be managed. This technology, which is mad..
American watch maker Nixon has announced the Mission SS, an all-new smartwatch with GPS and real-time surf and snow condition tracking. It also boasts an eye-catching, rugged design and comes with a unique bungee cord magnetic charger. Here’s what you need to know about it: Design and features The Nixon Mission SS has a 1.39-inch, 400 x 400 AMOLED display and runs Android Wear. It is available with a stainless steel, black or gold finish. As with all smartwatches, the Mission SS’s design is dominated by the display when it’s turned on. When it’s off, you’re left with a ch..
If you like the idea of a hybrid smartwatch but want slightly more from yours, the mVoice G2 offers a stylish alternative to the norm. Made by Martian Watches, the company that made the world’s first smartwatch with voice control (for the record, that device was aptly named the Martian Watch), the mVoice G2 has mechanical hands, regular watch indices and two central displays, which display information and notify you when the A.I assistant is listening for your voice. Those displays are the mVoice G2’s unique features, although it is the voice control functionality that’s much cooler...
If you love Casio’s G-SHOCK line but feel more attracted to smartwatches due to their features, the Casio G-Steel B100 is an excellent compromise. This new smartwatch is one of the toughest G-SHOCKs ever made and boasts Smartphone Link technology. Technology Smartphone Link is a mobile application and sync technology that connects to the Casio G-Steel B100 through Bluetooth. It offers the ability to access the current time in over 300 cities around the globe, and it also adds automatic time correction to the watch. Usefully, the B100 also has a phone finder button. Press it, an..
Back in January, we reported on a hybrid smartwatch from Kronaby called Nord that had a stonking two-year battery life and a premium design. Since then, a variety of upper-market hybrid smartwatches have come to market, but none of them have matched the battery life of the Kronaby, which is some feat. Kronaby’s outstanding battery life has done the brand well, with their hybrid smartwatches selling beyond expectations. And now, they are expanding their range with nine new models, which will be introduced to the Sekel and Carat ranges with new finishes. These will offer new case finishes..