TotalWatchRepair showed me how much was in a quartz movement

When it comes to watches, many of us find the complex mechanical watches to be technical marvels, and we’re of course drawn like moths to the flash and dash of the smart watches out there. But what of the “lowly” quartz movement? I recently got to see just what all was comprised of one when I sent my Mido Ocean Star President over to TotalWatchRepair for some TLC.

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Withings watches your heart ticking as your watch does

Heart rate tracking is quite the trendy thing to pop into watches these days. Most commonly, these take the form of optical sensors embedded in the back of the watch, and can provide a directional – if not medically accurate – representation of what your heart is doing. But what if you want something more precise, and accepted by your doc? Until recently, the Apple Watch Series 4 was the one to get. Withings is looking to challenge that with the Withings Move ECG.

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Timing frequencies with the Teslar Rebalance T1 Chronograph

When we think about technology embedded in watches, we tend to think of things like smartwatches, or perhaps some of the cleverer mechanical pieces coming from Europe (say, like Hyt or Ressence). Well, that’s not the only option. What about a chip embedded into the watch that isn’t for anything to do with timekeeping? That’s precisely what the Teslar Rebalance T1 Chronograph has on tap.

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The Polar Ignite is available in some other colors

Hey, so remember the Polar Ignite that we reviewed earlier this week? While I thought there were some technical shortcomings that firmware and app development could overcome, it’s not a bad fitness watch. It just needed some more time in the usability labs. That aside, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more compact fitness-oriented watch.

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Light a fitness fire with the Polar Ignite

As I mentioned in the earlier article about the new Fitbit releases, my main training partner over the last few years has come from the folks at Polar. I’ve reviewed a variety of their watchesand it seems that each one has been better than the last. Will the Polar Ignite keep that trend going? We went hands-on to find out.

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It’s not vaporware – it’s the Misfit Vapor X

I’ve reviewed a number of fitness and smart watches over the years (in fact, I’ve got Polar’s latest in the works for a review), but Misfit is a brand I’ve just not managed to get a hold of. Will that change? Time will tell. However, if you want to get your hands on their latest, the Misfit Vapor X is currently up at a discount.

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Go for a heart-healthy hike with the Casio ProTrek WSD-F21HR

Over at WWR, we’ve looked at a number of Casio ProTrek watches. In my eyes, if you’re on the hunt for an outdoors-focused watch with a lot of technical capabilities, the ProTrek lineup is the place to be. If you’re also fond of tracking your exertions, you’ve had to go for a fitness watch that also had GPS built in. That is, until the Casio ProTrek WSD-F21HR was announced.

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The Zodiac Astrographic is back from outer space

Zodiac has been on a tear. As evidenced by how quickly their Basel release (which we wrote about here) sold out, they know how to take their “old” designs and refresh them for modern consumers. If a pure dive watch isn’t your thing, how about something from the Space Age era? The Zodiac Astrographic made its debut back in 1969, and it’s back again now, 50 years later.

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