The Apple Watch is no longer just the world’s most popular smartwatch. It’s also currently the world’s number one watch.
For its third generation smartwatch, Apple has retained its iconic square face design but they have added more functions for greater freedom. In last year’s Series 2, Apple had added GPS and water resistance for swimming so that you can use your watch in more places than before. For this year, they are making the watch more independent and you can use it standalone almost anywhere without having to bring your iPhone.
Everything from our laptops, tablets, smartphones and wearables take hits from drops and our own carelessness more than we think. Whenever this happens, we’re left dreading the moment we take the first glance at it. Is the screen cracked? Can it function normally? Has it died forever?
When you have something on your wrist, the circumstances are slightly different. You won’t drop it since it’s attached to your hand but you’ll probably have it bump around when rushing through doors and corridors. I once had a stainless steel strap “break” as it got caught on an edge. It was a knock off Seiko.
But for Gareth Cross, it was his Apple Watch’s cracked display.
Local G-shock fanatics are probably already dropping the Nabu into their online carts. Weeks after being announced at CES 2016, Razer’s first “smartwatch” is now available on our shores. The manufacturer has not had a lot of luck in the wearable segment, with their first, the Razer Nabu X falling short of expectations.
But will, this time, be any different?
Have you ever looked down at your Apple Watch and thought it was simply waaay too digital? You’re not alone! Swiss watchmaker H. Moser & Cie, who are seemingly appalled by the smartwatch fad, have launched what is essentially a mechanical Apple Watch.
Remember that one guy saying that the Apple Watch looked like it was designed by students? Well, this Swiss company just took making fun of the Apple Watch to a whole new level.
For most manufacturers it takes a couple of tries before making a product that flies off the shelves. Razer hopes their second time’s a charm, releasing their second wearable: the Nabu Watch. And ironically the gaming brand chose a fitness-focused smartwatch, a gamble we never expected.
Born and bred in St-Imier, Switzerland, there has always been something special about TAGs to a layman consumer. On the other hand ,to a timepiece aficionado the brand is usually the butt of jokes but its heritage is world-renown. Same goes for their ability to innovate; streamlining the chronograph just one illustration. Somewhere down the line, they’ve lost their footing and are trying once again appeal to the wider consumer base. How can they turn it around with the TAG Heuer Connected? Read the rest of this entry »
Promised to help you integrate healthier habits and a fitness focused lifestyle, it aims to rival other heart-rate monitor (HRM) equip wearables like Fitbit, Garmin, Polar and Jawbone. Habitual behaviour can either make you fit as an ox with a diet to boot, or drown you to becoming a sluggish sloth but how does Sony’s sequal match up?
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Apple first started letting users experience Quick Reply on iOS 8 but only on their own Messages app. The feature allowed you to pull down on a notification and reply immediately without opening the app itself. Now since iOS 9 has come into play, Apple enabled other apps to access this feature – Skype and Facebook Messenger were given the go-ahead much earlier.
If you’ve ever felt the need to have the Apple Watch on-hand with a traditional one mounted together, Nico Gerard’s watch will run you back US $9,300 for the standard version. Want something even more elaborate? Go all out on and spend US $112,000 for the gold cased model, which obviously includes a bling-worthy US $10,000 solid gold Apple Watch.
The Apple Watch’s first ever swimming app has surfaced, but cannot be listed on the App Store because the Watch is not designed to handle an afternoon swim.
With an IP certification of IP X7, the watch can basically handle being submerged for up to 30 minutes in up to a metre deep of water with no issue but even then Apple doesn’t recommend wearing it to the pool.