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CES: Magellan Launches Switch Fitness Watches

With the expanding interest in both wrist top computing and integrated fitness watches it is of little surprise that CES would be host to some interesting new product announcements. Magellan, widely known for their handheld and in-car GPS solutions, launched their Switch and Switch Up series of fitness watches in a pre-CES press release this past Friday. As you might imagine, the functionality of ...

The New Timex Ironman Global Trainer GPS Watch

Timex has just launched what appears to be one of the most sophisticated training watches currently available. We have one incoming for a hands-on review so we'll have a lot more to share soon, but here's what we know so far: Integrated GPS. Calculates pace, speed, and distance in real-time....

Hack Your Watch: The EZ430-Chronos from Texas Instruments

Are you a software developer who loves watches and is curious about hardware? Have you ever wanted a watch that you could hack on? If so, this might just make your day: the TI EZ430-Chronos. Produced as a promotion for the MS430 line of low-power microcontrollers from TI, it's a...

Review of the Casio Lady-G LWA-M140-7ACF

A review today of a women's watch from Casio's Baby-G series that does it all. The LWA-M140-7ACF is quite the powerhouse, packed into a casually-styled look that belies its inner geek: Tough solar power (the dial is a solar panel). 5-band atomic timekeeping (US, UK, Japan, Germany). Water resistant (depth...

The New Timex Lap Brights Collection

Yesterday Timex announced a new collection of Ironman watches called "Lap Brights." Similar to the profusion of competitor G-Shocks, the Lap Brights have a competitive list of features: 30-lap memory. 100-hour stopwatch. Countdown timer. Alarm. Dual time zones. 200m (660ft) water resistant. Available in white (shown), yellow, violet, pink, blue,...

Casio brings G-Shock Mini to USA.

Casio has announced it is bringing the popular G-Shock Mini line to the USA. These are popular G-Shock styles designed to find a home with women buyers. They are available in a wide selection of "feminine" colors and sizes that span three models which are probably very familiar if you...

Review of the Suunto X10m

Up for review today is the Suunto X10m, an improved version of the X9i I reviewed in 2007. It's a GPS watch with a long list of features that belie its understated appearance: GPS: Routes, waypoints, tracks, speed distance, 1 meter (3ft) resolution. Plan and visualize tracks on a PC...

Review of the Nike+ Sportband

Today, a review of the unusual Nike+ Sportband, a combination watch, radio system and running companion. Paired with the coin-sized transmitter in your shoe, the Sportband measures distance, pace and time in a superlight package on a low-key rubber strap. As previously posted, the Sportband is designed for runners who...

Review of the Citizen Promaster SST (JW0010-52E)

So much of what we find appealing about watches goes beyond the case dimensions, the movement, the crystal, bracelet or strap, and into the details of the watch. It is the details that matter to watch lovers, things like the hands, lume colour, depth of the dial vs. the thickness...

Review of the Garmin ForeRunner 405

Up for review today is the Garmin ForeRunner 405, a sophisticated GPS training watch. This one has some new and interesting features both in design and use, so kick back for a long, detailed review. To get us started, here's a quick feature list of the 405: The 405 has...

Review of the Casio Pathfinder PAW1500T-7V

The face of a watch, like a person, often tells you quite a bit about what they are. Sometimes they're subtle and restrained, and sometimes their place in the world is writ large for all to see. The Casio Pathfinder, model number PAW1500T-7V is one of those "this is who...

The Nike+ SportBand

In January, we told you about the Nike Amp+ iPod watch which doubles as a remote control for your iPod Nano. Recently, Nike introduced the Nike+ SportBand which seems to be a variation on the theme with a slightly different focus. The SportBand answers the question "What if I don't...

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