Suunto’s next generation sport watch just landed and its a merging of their outdoor watch expertise with smartwatch technology. From cycling to running, the watch is perfect for a multitude of athletic disciplines and built-in GPS, compass, and navigation make for the perfect smartwatch for outdoor exploration. No compromises have been made to build quality either, the watch is everything you’d expect in a Suunto with a outdoor-proof touchscreen, titanium bezel, sapphire crystal, and Bluetooth connectivity. The watch will come in four styles and will launch next month.
For surfers, determining the right time to paddle out is part of the never-ending quest to finding the perfect wave. And for those who aren’t aware, tide swings and depths play a significant role in wave quality, either increasing your chances of scoring or once again leaving you skunked out in the lineup.
Luckily Nixon feels this pain and, thanks to their Unit Tide watches, looks to ease in the struggles of surf prediction. Their waterman-inspired design features a large graph on the face displaying current tide conditions and 48 hours of past and future tidal swings. This perk isn’t just for your local break either. Its custom digital module provides pre-programmed tide info for 270 beaches worldwide through the year 2023. The Unit Tide also boasts style in addition to surf appeal with an aluminum dial ring for color and a large 45mm case with a free swing band. And don’t forget the polycarbonate case, silicone bezel, and molded silicone band locking looper for enhanced durability and comfort, especially when chasing that endless summer. Prices start at $120.
When Rolex introduced a beautiful new update of the iconic Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona back in March, it was always expected to generate waiting lists around the world. But with the vintage watch market having exploded of late, combined with the Rolex Daytona’s immense popularity, the watch has become almost impossible to purchase.
The bezel on this newer model features Cerachrom, a proprietary material that’s corrosion-resistant and scratch-resistant, boasting a deep black color that won’t fade. Naturally, orders for the watch shifted quicker than a swipe of a black card.
The problem is that Rolex is making them in such limited amounts that even people who can afford way more than the $12,400 cost have had to join the queue. Which means that the retailers selling these coveted watches are having to be more selective when it comes to choosing buyers than perhaps ever before. In fact, the The New York Times reports that if you join the waiting list now, you’re looking at a two to five-year wait.
In essence, unless you’re super connected, rich enough to tempt a current owner, or a professional jewel thief – you can forget about it.
Apple debuted the Apple Watch almost exactly a year ago to much fanfare. However, the device continues to be derided by critics despite it being a popular item for Apple with impressive sales numbers — in its first year, Apple sold nearly twice as many Apple Watches as iPhones. Speculators posit that the next iteration will include a faster processor and cellular connectivity, according to The Wall Street Journal. Apple is reportedly working hard at amending these shortcomings, given the fact that competitors have long offered smartwatches that could function and stand on their own, as opposed to the Apple Watch which must be tethered to an iPhone to function. Expect more news in the coming weeks, with Apple likely to unveil the next-generation Watch at its WWDC event from June 13-17.
If you have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning, this device might be for you. The Shock Clock is touted to be “the first device that uses effective, tested sensory inputs to wake you up and keep you alert.” What that means is that the band uses vibrations, beeps and electric shocks to get you up and going. Eventually, the conditioning will train your brain and body to wake up naturally without making you feel tired or irritated in the morning.
Apple will finally start selling its Apple Watch in retail stores later this month, but if you’re desperate to pick up the timepiece, there’s now another ordering method to consider. The company is rolling out a “Reserve & Pickup” system which allows you to choose a Watch online and, as the name implies, ultimately buy and collect your order in store. It’s a departure from the current appointment system, which requires that you order on the web — even if you’ve just handled the device in a shop. Instead of waiting for the mailman to deliver your Watch, you can now choose an almost immediate booking at your nearest store and walk out with the hardware sharpish. As 9to5Mac reports, the option is already live in the UK, China and Australia, and we expect other countries will follow later today. It seems Apple is finally starting to catch up with its pre-order backlog from May.