If you've been following CES, you'll know wearables have featured heavily. Gaming specialist Razer has waded into the game with its fitness-focused Nabu, while Casio has gotten involved with an Android Wear watch. Now Fitbit is taking its fitness-first approach to the smartwatch game with Blaze, which is priced to take the fight to more established smartwatch players.
Casio has been making watches since the 70s, and the company has taken that experience into the Android Wear market with its WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch. Introduced at CES, the WSD-F10 is designed with the outdoor enthusiast in mind, featuring applications optimized for trekking, cycling and even fly fishing.
Suunto has long designed watches for hardcore outdoor athletes, like divers, climbers and runners. It's now making bigger a play for more everyday lifestyle adventurers and explorers. A few weeks ago, we saw the Traverse GPS watch, and next Suunto will launch the Kailash, a watch for world travelers.
Back in 2012, Suunto set a high benchmark in outdoor navigation watches with the Ambit, now in its third generation. While the Ambit series has comprised some venerable performers, not every outdoor user needs a high-powered, multi-sport wrist computer. For "aspiring outdoor enthusiasts" Suunto has added the Traverse – a simpler watch with key features like GPS/GLONASS navigation.
Companies the world over are clamoring to release licensed merchandise ahead of the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The recent Force Friday saw numerous products
launched on an expectant public, but while most are priced between a
few dollars and a few hundred dollars, rarer items come with a heftier
price tag. One example of the latter is the limited-edition Star Wars
watch from Devon, which will set Star Wars fans with very deep pockets
For those that like to mix and match their jewelry to match their outfits, Covair is looking to make what it calls classic timepieces with interchangeable components. This means you can swap the face or strap out for another whenever and wherever style dictates or the mood strikes you.
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.
In the past, Michigan-based outdoor cooking enthusiast Jon Stein used
his dive watch to time the cooking of foods on his barbecue. Once he
realized that he barely ever used the watch for its actual intended
purpose, however, he set out to make one that was specifically designed
for use by his fellow grillers. The GrillTimer is the result.