Casio’s Utility Color G-Shock GA-2000 should be in your everyday carry

Casio makes amazing and amazingly rugged watches. For under $200, you can get one of the hardest-to-kill timepieces around. That’s why we love the new Utility Color GA-2000, a capo colored G-Shock multi-function piece with massive water resistance and great style.

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Smartwatches are outselling Swiss watches

According to Morgan Stanley smartwatches are spanking Swiss watches. In 2019 the firm said that 67.3 million smartwatches were sold versus 20.6 million Swiss watches.

Apple sold 26.3 million alone, up from 23.4 in 2018.

Further, even smartwatch revenue is up. The Apple Watch sold $11.7 billion in revenue for Apple, while Rolex, the second largest watchmaker, sold $5.2 billion.

The next biggest smartwatch maker, Garmin, saw sales of $2 billion last year, beating both Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet in terms of revenue.

Photo by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash

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The Hamilton PSR is a literal blast from the past

Perhaps this is just a matter of my own childhood, but I remember being fascinated by those calculators that had the light-up red numerals on their displays. When I found that those also showed up in watches, well, it was just a matter of time till I had one (and I did in the late 90s, a second-hand Fossil one that I found). They were cool, but viewing it in daylight was a disaster. There’s a newly reimagined version – the Hamilton PSR – that has a slight twist on that display technology, so here’s to hoping daylight visibility is better.

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TAG Heuer’s new Connected Modular Golf Edition focuses on the links

TAG Heuer has released a new smartwatch, the third generated in its Connected timepiece line. The watch, a 45mm Android Wear piece, features a heart-rate monitor, GPS, and sports sensors. Their latest model focuses on the back nine thanks to special apps and features for golfers.

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Prompt tells you the time without distractions

In the olden days, the a tact watch was all the rage. These watches told the time by buzzing or chiming silently in your pocket, allowing you to tell the time without looking away from your paramour or the King. The complex little timepieces were quite delicate and the complication barely made it past the 17th century.

Now, however, a new watch, the Prompt, replicates the a tact concept with some high tech trappings.

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The Withings Scanwatch can detect sleep apnea

As a consummate snorer I’ve always wondered how much I’m killing myself/annoying my wife at night. I found out by going to a doctor but the folks at Withings might have a better way.

Their new Scanwatch can sense when you’re suffering from sleep apnea and watch for heart arrhythmia, two silent killers. From the release:

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UAG wants to strap *clap* you up

Is Urban Armor Gear (UAG) headed up by Hans and Franz? I have no idea, but that’s what popped into my head while coming up with the headline. And for all you 80s kids, I’ll pop a video in down at the end for your enjoyment. Any which way, we’ve told you about stuff from UAG before (here and here), but they don’t just have stuff for phones – oh no. They’ve even got straps (which we first wrote about here) for your smart watches! That’s what we’re talking about today.

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Going stealthy with the Casio Edifice ECB900PB-1A

I feel like I have looked at a lot of watches from the Casio Edifice lineup (protip: this one is my favorite so far). In fact, in some ways, the lineup is sort of like the weather. Don’t like what you see? Well, just wait awhile, because another one will come along that you might like the looks of. On the most recent ones I’ve spent time with is the Casio Edifice ECB900PB-1A.

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