Hublot make some very expensive, very interesting watches. Prices for the mechanical Big Bang range from a few thousand dollars to over a hundred thousand dollars. Celebrities love them and so do sponsors. Their lack of an entry in the smartwatch market hasn’t gone unnoticed though, with the likes of TAG Heuer mopping up the luxury crowd with the Connected Modular 41 and 45. However, that could now be about to change with the launch of the Hublot Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, a smartwatch which caused quite a stir at Baselworld this year with technology and sports fans..
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Alpina has shown off its latest smartwatch at Baselworld 2018. The AlpinerX is a rugged smartwatch that’s endlessly customisable, with some 3,200 colour combinations available online. It’s also got a great feature-set. Here’s what you need to know: Alpina AlpinerX Casio recently proved adventure and fashion can go together with the WSD-F20 smartwatch, and Alpina has done the same with the AlpinerX. We wouldn’t go so far as to call the AlpinerX a beauty, but it is certainly good-looking and remarkably rugged. Incredibly, there are 3,200 colour combinations to choose from. You..
Danish timepiece brand Skagen has somewhat of a collection of excellent hybrid smartwatches. They recently unveiled another at Baselworld 2018, in the name of the Holst. For those of you who want to wear a smartwatch without shouting about it, the Skagen Holst is perfect. This stylish, minimalistic hybrid smartwatch tracks activity down to a tee and is extremely versatile with its black or navy watch face. Utilising the same basic fitness tracking technology as the Skagen Hagen Connected range, the Holst tracks steps and calories burned accurately. Connect it to your iPhone or Androi..
If you like the idea of a Swiss-Made smartwatch, perhaps you’ll be tempted by the new Mondaine Helvetica Regular unveiled at Baselworld 2018. Although better-known for their Swiss railway watch design, which they have produced since 1986, Mondaine also have a watch line called Helvetica, a line which celebrates the sans-serif Helvetica typeface developed in 1957 by Max Miedinger. The Mondaine Helvetica range is available in a few different designs. The Regular models feature bold fonts, while the Light line throws numbered indices away for applied markers for minimalism. The new Mond..
Of all the fashion brands, Fossil have the most smartwatches. They’ve twice as many as the nearest competitor with over 30 models under the Fossil brand. The Fossil Group, who own Misfit and Skagen and license a dozen other brands, including Armani Exchange and Michael Kors, have over a hundred additional smartwatches on the market. Suffice to say, you’ve plenty of Fossil and Fossil Group smartwatches to choose from. But which are the best? In this article, we’ve rounded up the best Fossil smartwatches on the market. These smartwatches are all under the Fossil brand to keep things..
If you love smartwatches but prefer to wear a mechanical timepiece on your wrist, we’ve got the perfect solution - a new Swiss-Made mechanical timepiece with smartwatch functionality. It doesn’t compromise on smart features and looks great, and it’s available for less than $800. It’s called the X-ONE H1, and it’s a game-changer. X-ONE H1 The X-ONE H1 combines a Swiss-Made automatic calibre movement with a smart electronic module. The mechanical movement powers the watch hands and date function; the electronic module powers micro-motors to display information on the dial. The..
Market analysts love the Apple Watch. In fact, they just love Apple. That isn’t because they are brand biased or invested in Apple Stock. It’s because as a brand, Apple leads the way with smartphones, tablets, and smartwatch sales. Because of that, they give market analysts a great indication of market health, which is what projections are largely based on. One of the things that has come from these projections is the sheer domination that the Apple Watch holds over the smartwatch and wearables market. The Apple Watch was the 4th best-selling gadget of 2017 and looks set to repeat that ..
If you are looking for an affordable fitness tracker that offers more than basic step and calorie counting, it pays to look beyond the realms of Android Wear. A case in point? The new Suunto 3, a smartwatch that offers adaptive training plans and personalised workout data. Launched earlier this year, it offers features other smartwatches at its price point do not. Here’s what you need to know about it: Suunto 3 This unique fitness smartwatch runs software created in collaboration with Firstbeat Technologies, Suunto’s long-term partner in sports sciences. It automatically rec..
Every kid loves LEGO. Many adults do too, except when the blocks get trodden on. Eye-watering foot pain aside, it’s a barrel of fun building with those little plastic blocks. Now, you can bring that fun to your kid’s wrist with the Omate x Nanoblock, a smartwatch created in collaboration with Japanese toy manufacturer Diablock to offer the fun and retro good looks that only coloured plastic bricks can provide. Omate x Nanoblock With is LEGO-inspired watch strap, the Omate x Nanoblock is the most eye-catching kid’s smartwatch we’ve seen. Available with a white or black plasti..
Touchscreen? Check. GPS? Check. Heart-rate monitor? Check. No, we’re not listing features of the $399 Apple Watch. Amazingly, we’re listing features of the Huami Amazfit Bip, a smartwatch that costs $99 and boasts a stonking 45-day battery life. The Huami Amazfit Bip It’s easy to become disillusioned by price. What does cheap really mean? $200 smartwatches and $100 smartwatches could be considered cheap to somebody with a thousand dollars. Wherever you are with your money, you’ll probably agree that some things offer value, and some things don’t. A case in point is the Huami..