In my mind, it was not all that long ago that I reviewed the first version of the Alpina AlpinerX – but it was. Just about 2.5 years ago, to be precise. In the watch world that doesn’t necessarily mean a long lapse of time, but in the tech and gadget world, that’s a much different story. Given that, we were quite happy to have a look at a loaner of the latest Alpina AlpinerX Alive.(more…)
TAG Heuer did it. Hublot did it once before, with the Big Bang Referee smart watch. And now, they’re doing it again. They’re making an
Android Wear WearOS smartwatch. The question has to be, what makes a Hublot smart watch worth above 5 grand?
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.
The Moto360 was a beloved addition to Android’s original smartwatch lineup. One of the first with a truly round dial, the 360 was a direct assault on Apple Watch hegemony.
After Motorola began its slow sell-off of much of its mobile technology it looked bleak on the Moto360 front. Now, however, a relatively unknown company call eBuyNow has licensed the name and the design and is bring the 360 back.(more…)
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.(more…)
Sleep tracking is an odd thing. It’s something I never really thought about, and then way back when I got my Fitbit (which I’m now over) I got interested in those numbers. I had grand plans, but it just basically was a way to quantify why I felt as tired as I did. While the DreamOn band will indeed track your sleep, it’s goal is to help you get to sleep more easily.(more…)
I’m late to the Apple Watch Series 5 game and I only bought mine last night. I’ve been putting off the purchase primarily because I’ve seen the 44mm on multiple wrists and the most common face, called Infograph, looked so odd. What was this abomination? Why were people using it? Why were there so many little circles?
I finally bit the bullet and ordered one and now I can unequivocally say that Apple’s watch face designs are awful.(more…)