From the Pebble to the Toq, multi-tasking sports watches have recently gained popularity among the techie set. Among athletes, they’ve been used for over a decade. At their most basic functionality, athletic smart watches measure pace and distance, though most also have an optional heart rate monitor and offer enough technological bells and whistles to make Siri swoon. We got our hands on the TomTom Multisport GPS ($200 USD), an intuitive little offering that provides metrics for running, cycling and swimming. [Read More]
Inspired by speed and torque measuring instruments, lifestyle brand Nixon presents the 48-20 Chrono in a brand new colorway this season. Modeled after the brand’s 51-30 Chrono, the 48mm case is the perfect size and proportion for any occasion. Delivering a stainless steel case with hardened mineral crystal and dial accents, the Nixon 48-20 Chrono in all gold is available at Nixon for $500 USD.
Casio has released a new six-color pack of its G-Shock GLS-8900 model. The style variations incorporate black and white LCDs with cases in either sky blue (2JF), magenta (4JF), yellow (9JF) and black (1BJF and 1JF) to create five distinct combinations. The sixth, the 2JR, is a special variant produced together with pro snowboarder Louie Vito, who joined Team G-Shock back in 2012. This model features a sky blue case paired with a black band, watch face and LCD. Fine details include grey buttons and accents on the watch face as well Vito’s logo appearing just above the date display. [See & Read More]
Although LEGO watches for children have been around for some time now, a collection geared toward adults has remained conspicuously absent given the brand’s popularity among people of all ages. That’s why we’re happy to hear the Danish toy company finally got around to designing a series of wristwatches which feature as many fully-swappable parts as the kids’ versions. The collection is officially being dubbed the LEGO Watch System because pieces such as the bracelet links and bezels can be interchanged with each other. Both analog and digital watches are included as part of the first series, with some featuring additional functions such as day/date complication, chronograph and calendar. Look for the watches to retail between $85-$185 USD beginning November 2013here. [See More]
In this latest short video for Casio, BMX pro Nigel Sylvester demonstrates the G-Shock Bluetooth Smart Technology. Aside from some great real-life examples of what the technology can actually do and how it can be useful on a daily, Nigel once again shows off his skills on the bike, nicely highlighted with slow-motion sequences in the above video. Grab your own G-Shock GBX6900B-1Bluetooth Watch that was featured in the video at their online shop today. Enjoy.
Our primer on perfecting your autumn wardrobe, from versatile coats, cozy knits, and all-purpose boots, to the color you'll be wearing till spring. From Fall to Spring, New York to Paris and everything in between, Blueprint has you covered with the latest 2013 fashion trends for men from the runway straight to your wardrobe. [See & Read More]
HyperGrand may be a relative newcomer to the watch scene but it’s already building up quite a mature following thanks to its classic designs with a twist. Its first timepiece, the HyperGrand 01 NATO Watch, is a riff on a classic military watch and features a minimal face design — no numbers here — and a precise Miyota three-hand quartz movement. What sets HyperGrand apart from the rest of the competition are its straps, which feature a fine weave allowing for precise, high-resolution prints. The 01 NATO watch’s 38mm case comes in several colors and can be paired with any one of HyperGrand’s numerous strap designs. Find more information at HyperGrand’s site. [See More]
Bridging time-telling with the feasibility on weather or not one’s sober enough to drive, Kisai has invented the Breathalyzer Watch. After breathing into the side of the watch, an LED backlight responds, turning green if you’re sober, yellow if you’re tipsy, and red if you’re drunk, in addition to displaying your BAC percentage. Crafted with stainless steel, the watch features an adjustable band and a USB-rechargeable battery that lasts up to a month. The Breathalyzer Watch also comes with usual digital watch features so you’ll know when it’s last call at the bar. Kisai Breathalyzer Watch is now available for pre-orders at Tokyo Flash for $100 USD. [See More]
Sean “Diddy” Combs has successfully transferred his hustle in music to his newest ventures in entrepreneurship. Today, CIROC and Casio’s G-Shock have announced that they will be collaborating on a Breathalyzer Watch. CIROC and Diddy have always been advocates for responsible drinking – hence, the side of the transparent watch will feature a built-in breathalyzer that shows your blood alcohol content on the watch’s face. The watch is set to be featured in three colors – all of which resemble CIROC’s signature color gradient found across its bottles. With brash CIROC branding on the watch mixed with the functionality of a breathlyzer, the collaborative watch will surely be a conversation starter next time you’re out on the town. The CIROC x G-Shock Breathalyzer Watch will be available at select G-Shock retailers starting August 2nd.
Conceptually driven towards durability and functionality, Casio G-Shock has worked on evolving and perfecting those aspects since its inception into the watch world back in 1983. To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the brand releases the DW-6930BS-8JR — a rendition of the DW-6900 — that was designed to epitomize the pursuit of toughness. Cast in classic silver metallic paint, the DW-6930BS-8JR uses inverted liquid crystal with a blackened dial to enhance visibility on the face. Other notable specifications include G-Shock’s Shock Structure, 20 BAR water resistance, battery life of around 2 years and all your expected digital functions. The watch also sports a special 30th anniversary logo on the back cover, as well as three marks for additional commemoration and the signature G-Shock seal placed in front. The G-Shock DW-6930BS-8JR can be purchased for ￥15,000 JPY (approximately $150 USD).
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