watches

Matrix M6001 LCD Watch

Matrix M6001 LCD Watch

The Matrix watch is a little bit different then you’re normal run of the mill watch. It uses LCD bars at the top and bottom of its display to show you the time. Sound difficult? It isn’t.

CES 2008: Garmin Forerunner 405 Watch

CES 2008: Garmin Forerunner 405 Watch

Garmin showed off it’s Forerunner 405 watch and I must say it’s pretty awesome, and coming from someone who hates watches that’s saying something. Since it’s from Garmin, it is, of course, GPS enabled but it also has a lot of other good features like speed, distance and heart rate track.

WiFi detecting watch from ThinkGeek

WiFi detecting watch from ThinkGeek

Check out this watch that also has a WiFi signal strength indicator built into it. I love watches, even more than that, I love watches that can do other cool things, such as this one with a WiFi indicator built in, all you have to do is push the button and it will give you 0-8 bars for signal strength.

Watch with 1GB flash inside

Watch with 1GB flash inside

It connects via USB, and compared to some of the other USB watches I have seen, this one actually has some class to it. It’s still kind of ugly with that large blank space at the bottom of the face, but it’s a step in the right direction.

I don’t know if the USB cable is built in, or if there is a mini USB female port in the side of the watch where a cable would connect the watch to your PC. Regardless, I like the idea of combining flash storage with other objects of use, just carrying a flash drive, its easy to lose, but put that flash drive on your wrist and make it both a fashion accessory and a functional time-telling device, and you are far less likely to forget or lose it.

Nixon Makes Time With Tetris and Pong

Nixon Makes Time With Tetris and Pong

I don’t wear watches but this one just might change my mind. Nixon has put out a watch that allows you to play a couple of retro games, Tetris and Pong. While normal watches just tell time, the Nixon watch actually lets you waste it. Just think of all the hours you can see pass you buy while living out the dream of gaming 24/7.

Seismic Watch – Warns you of impending earthquakes

Seismic Watch – Warns you of impending earthquakes

I live in Indiana, which for those that don't live here, we don't exactly get earthquakes. I remember getting a tremor once that barely even registered on the Richter Scale and people talked about it for months. However, those that live in areas like Japan have to worry about them quite often. In places like that, every few seconds can make a difference. That's why someone created this cool watch.

The Seismic Watch was developed by Citizen of Japan to give you a small warning of an impending quake so that you can alert others and get to someplace relatively safe. When a quake is detected by the Earthquake Early Warning system, it transmits a signal to the watch to alert you. It actually goes a step further, and sets the minute and second hands so that they give you a countdown to when the quake will hit. Now that's an awesome watch.