Heart rate monitors have evolved into high-end health monitoring mini computers. A good illustration is the Forerunner 301. It’s the perfect companion for casual and serious athletes. Gary Kelley, Garmin’s director of marketing declares, "The Forerunner 301 is the ultimate fitness companion for elite athletes and weekend warriors alike. It's the first fitness device that simplifies the process of planning, performing and analyzing multiple activities like running, cycling, kayaking and cross-country skiing."
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Star designer Philippe Starck did a new watch for Fossil. The Fossil O-ring Digi is for the ladies.
In a ring shaped display, the hours are displayed as numbers while the minutes are displayed in segments. As time goes by, the segments build making a complete ring every hour. The center is completely see-through.
The O-ring watch comes in white (photo), black and grey. Fossil sells the fashion forward O-ring watch for $110.
I actually still prefer the first Philippe Starck Fossil watches that he did in 2004. This style is not selling on the Fossil store anymore. The LED variations came a bit later and is still selling.
A fresh face has arrived in the world of wrist watches. Linde Werdelin introduces two of their wrist watch models: The Elemental and Two-Timer.
The Elemental uses an ETA 2892-2 elaborée mechanical movement while the Two-Timer has an ETA 2893-2 elaborée mechanical movement offering two time zones. Both watches have a 42-hour power reserve, a calendar at 4 o’clock - and a custom-made LINDE WERDELIN oscillating weight.
The Japanese binary watch experts TokyoFlash offer a new very stylish model.
The 1000100101 wristwatch is a 60's sci-fi looking timepiece with a brushed metal face and leather strap with a carbon fiber style coating. For an LED watch, it is packed with features and uses 31 green, yellow and red LEDs to display the time, date and day of the week and an auto light up function every quarter of an hour between 6pm and midnight.
TokyoFlash sells this sweet looking watch for only 9800 yen ($83) plus shipping. TokyFlash ships international of course.
Throw your watch, MP3 player and voice recorder in the trash and wrap the FMP3 Watch around your wrist. At first glance this device seems to be a handsome wrist watch. But get close up and personal and you'll soon find that it's not only a watch but a MP3 player with many other features.
If you ever wondered which watches are the top sellers from Fossil, here are the most sold watches for men and women from this company.
Funny enough the new Bluetooth Watch is not yet under the top ten watches. The top selling wristwatch for men from Fossil is the Fossil Snap (see photo). It sells for $65. The top selling woman's watch is the elegant Black Textured Dial with a $55 price-tag.
Serving as the Premier Partner and official timekeeper for the Shanghai Tennis Masters Cup 2006 is the Swiss watch brand Rado. Noted for its unique design and world-class performance, Rado’s The Original will feature the words “Shanghai Master Cup” on the dial and the official Shanghai Masters blue and yellow colours. Its design entails the masters in action, automatic movement, and intricately imprinted curves.
Ikepod has risen from its slumber. After suffering a financial deprivation, Watch Designer Marc Newson has returned with his uniquely retro-design creations. We’re not sure if the price will continue to sell at $2,500 as the previous line.
Injecting itself into the MP4 watch population is the Brando MP4. Housing similar features to the Adragon Digitek MP4 (but, with only 65k color video), this gadget is doused with a 128 x 128 pixel screen, a USB 2.0 wrist PMP with 1GB of flash memory, and can record 8 hour of MP3s, MWAs and MP4s.
It’s time to get busy?? Well, evidently it is with the OV-Watch. This oh-so useful medical device is worn on the wrist and tracks fertility, and has a much better accuracy reading than the conventional method.
The OV-Watch also tracks a complete 6-day fertility period versus the other traditional methods’ 2 day prediction, and it has a salt level sensor feature that helps you predict when it’s that time to "get-down-with-the-get-down."
While others are thinking you’re obsessing over time, you’re actually watching your favorite video on your wrist.
Shenzhen Adragon Digitek’s eye-catching (versus the repelling Aigo F029) wrist watch and MP4 player swanks 256MBs to 2GBs of storage and plays MPEG 4 video clips, as well as JPEG still images AND MP3 or WMA audio. Its 1.5 inch screen is rather small and the resolution is 128 x128 with 260K OLED true color.