Back when they launched the FR60 Fitness Watch in January, Garmin promised all manner of compatible equipment that would use the ANT+ wireless connection standard. Tanita are one of the first to announce such an ANT+ equipped device, in the shape of the BC-1000 Body Composition Monitor, that can send multiple stats about your physique to both the FR60 and your PC.
Last week it was their first netbook; before that, Android smartphones. Now Kogan have set their sights on our wrists, but be warned: you'll have had to do some serious arm exercises before wearing the Kogan GPS Watch. Billed as "the most feature packed watch on the market", it's a combination Bluetooth, GPS, pedometer and altimeter timepiece, among other things.
Tokyoflash are back with their latest timepiece, and the Hanko looks to be perhaps the company's most confusing watch to date. Apparently inspired by a Japanese signature stamp, the Hanko has a polished stainless-steel case and bracelet and twenty-three LEDs hidden under the black acrylic lenses.
Rumors have been circulating regarding the eventual street price of the LG GD910 watch-phone that will hit Europe with carrier Orange. Although neither LG nor Orange have publicly stated the likely selling price for the touchscreen handset, which uses Bluetooth to communicate with a hands-free headset, it's expected to be priced at £500 ($725) with a minimum £40 ($58) monthly contract.
One of the reasons the Arduino is so successful is because of its flexibility - there's plenty of very complex ways you can implement the microprocessor board into a project - but that doesn't mean it can't do simple tasks just as well. Psycholinguist Franklin Chang used his Arduino to make a fetchingly homespun wristwatch.
Video overview of the Arduino watch after the cut
Garmin have announced their latest GPS-enabled exercise trainer, the FR60 Fitness Watch. Thanks to the ANT+ wireless fitness equipment standard, the FR60 can track time, calories burned, heart rate and other data from linked fitness equipment, then - with the supplied ANT+ USB stick - wirelessly transfer that information to your PC when it comes into range.
SlashGear's Tokyoflash Radio Active Giveaway ended yesterday, and we now know the three winners. Taking away first prize - a limited-availability Radio Active Active Reactor watch, no longer officially on sale - is Kathy Schreiber; our two runners-up got to pick a timepiece from the current Tokyoflash catalog. M.J. Coward, our first runner-up, selected the Pimp Star Performer IP Black, while our second, Andrea Woodworth, chose the Nekura Progression.
Congratulations to all three winners, and thanks again to Tokyoflash for sponsoring this giveaway!
LG have confirmed that their 3G cellphone watch, the LG GD910, is going into production. The concept was originally demonstrated as a concept at CES 2008 in January, but will be among the products on-show by the company at CES 2009 next month. In addition to 7.2 Mbps HSDPA compatibility, the GD910 has a 1.43-inch touchscreen and a front-mounted camera for video calls or still/video capture.
The Sleek Audio and Plantronics Giveaways may be closed to new entries - we'll be announcing the winners later on today - but that doesn't mean there are no more opportunities to win prizes. Tokyoflash have given us a piece of history from their watch museum, in the shape of the classic Radio Active Active Reactor. No longer available to buy, we're giving one reader the opportunity to win what's perhaps the most iconic timepiece Tokyoflash have produced. In addition, a further two people will win their choice of watch from the current Tokyoflash collection.
Find out how to enter after the cut!