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— Wearable Electronics

Supercar-inspired HMX watch signals MB&F's 10th anniversary

By - June 5, 2015 5 Pictures

We've seen some pretty interesting timepieces from MB&F (Maximilian Büsser & Friends) over the years, including the airplane-aping Horological Machine No. 4 (HM4) "Thunderbolt" and utterly distinctive HM6 "Space Pirate". The latest effort – released to celebrate the company's 10th anniversary – is no less stunning, offering an automotive theme and suitably unusually method of display.

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— Outdoors

Ultratide watch puts surf alerts on your wrist

By - April 20, 2015 1 Picture
Surfing is one of those sports where you don't just go out at a scheduled time – you go out as soon as you hear that conditions are good. Surfline is an established service that provides information on those conditions, in the form of alerts on a smartphone app. Now, Surfline has partnered with Nixon to provide such alerts on an easier-to-access sports watch, known as the Ultratide. Read More
— Wearable Electronics

In pictures: Baselworld 2015

By - March 26, 2015 61 Pictures
Given the premier nature of Switzerland's watchmaking industry, the level of excitement, glitz and glamor that surrounds Baselworld should come as no surprise. The town of Basel, nestled as it is just minutes from the French and German borders, was littered with banners, flags and posters this month, signalling the arrival of the biggest event on any watchmaker's calendar. Once again, Gizmag joined the thousands of trade, press and public attendees in search of the latest and greatest in wrist-worn fashion and innovation. Read More
— Wearable Electronics

Breitling B55 Connected watch puts smartphone at its service

By - March 15, 2015 5 Pictures
Is the mobile phone threatening to kill off the wristwatch? Not if Swiss watchmaker Breitling has anything to say about it. With an apparent motto of "if you can't be 'em, then make 'em work for you," the Breitling B55 Connected combines smartwatch technology with haute horlogerie in a partnership where the phone serves the watch instead of the other way round. Read More
— Wearable Electronics

Dual-personality iFit Duo fitness tracker flips between digital and analog faces

By - February 25, 2015 8 Pictures
For years, fitness monitors and smartwatches have packed a lot of cool functionality into rather unflattering packages. Unlike a stylish analog timepiece, a bulging digital watch with glow-in-the-dark numbers doesn't necessarily look great with a suit or even casual-Friday ensemble. To get the timeless look of a true analog face, however, you have to give up some of the smartwatch convenience of a digital display. Or do you? IFit has another solution: a rotating watch case that has a digital display on one side and a traditional analog face on the other. Read More
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