Cadence Ecomatic sport watch offers twin charge options

Sep 21, 2011
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Cadence's binary watches are endearingly geeky if you're of the 8-bit persuasion, but the company's new Ecomatic sport eschews gimmicks in favor of dual-power. If you're an active sort, you can charge the Ecomatic sport via movement for up to 36hrs of runtime; those desk-bound and sedentary can top the charge up manually (by turning the dial, rather than shaking their arm around like a drunken windmill).

Otherwise there are "super luminous" hands to leave you suitably dazzled in darkness, a rotating inner timer ring just as you'd find on a diver's watch, and 10 ATM water resistance. Inside is a Miyota 8215 Japanese movement powering day, date and time.

A leather strap and a choice of bright yellow or more subdued black faces round out the main specs. They're handsome things, with a little of the Cyrillic about Cadence's font choice to our timepiece-jaded eyes. Up for pre-order now ahead of a launch in October, priced at $225.


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