watches

Arduino wristwatch plays Pong

Arduino wristwatch plays Pong

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

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Garmin FR60 Fitness Watch with ANT+ wireless sync

Garmin FR60 Fitness Watch with ANT+ wireless sync

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.

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Tokyoflash Kisai Keisan: numerically-challenged should not apply

Tokyoflash Kisai Keisan: numerically-challenged should not apply

Tokyoflash have debuted a new timepiece, the Kisai Keisan, and as usual it's pretty tricky to read.  Constructed from high-grade aluminium with convex, magnifying lenses over a choice of red, green, orange or yellow LEDs, each watch is finished with a polished alumite coating.

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EIN Cyber Heartbeat LED watch does not actually read your heartbeat

EIN Cyber Heartbeat LED watch does not actually read your heartbeat

Japan has gotten another odd yet stylish device, this time it’s in the form of an interesting watch. This watch does not use numbers or clock hands to tell what time it is, instead it uses a tiny electrocardiogram machine that doesn’t appear to be readable at just a quick glance.

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Tokyoflash Giveaway: And the winners are…

Tokyoflash Giveaway: And the winners are…

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 GD910 3G cellphone watch coming to CES before European launch

LG GD910 3G cellphone watch coming to CES before European launch

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.

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Tokyoflash Radio Active Watch Giveaway!

Tokyoflash Radio Active Watch Giveaway!

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!

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Torus concept watch tells time with colors

Torus concept watch tells time with colors

There sure have been a lot of new high-tech watches out there over the past few months. The newest concept comes from a Belgium Product design student by the name of Nicolas Meiresonne. The Torus concept watch uses color and a touchscreen to tell the approximate time.

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Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical Watch

Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical Watch

Distinctive, beautiful and just plain strange, the Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical is the brainchild of Vianney Halter and the engineering masterpiece of the DMC Group's Jean-François Ruchonnet.  A wrist-watch built around a winch-driven chain fusee movement, it has a tiny 450 link chain and nickel silver drums; altogether there are 1,352 separate components.

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Tokyoflash Waku watch: almost subtle

Tokyoflash Waku watch: almost subtle

We're used to Tokyoflash watches being huge slabs of blinking stainless steel, and attempting to transplant a little of the Japanese skyline onto our wrist.  That's why this new Waku watch from the company is such a surprise - almost subtle, even - with its minimal metal and neat punctured-leather finish.

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Sanko is analog wristwatch with digital video capture

Too many over the edge digital spy gadgets we’ve seen; but this one is kickin’ it old school, an analog wristwatch with full-feature digital video camera that is capable of capturing both images and sounds.

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Mobiado Professional 105GMT Gold is a Mechanical Watch Phone

Mobiado Professional 105GMT Gold is a Mechanical Watch Phone

A cell phone to me is a technology based electronic devices that hold no collective value compares to a sentiment item like a mechanical watch. I couldn’t see any value in a blinged-out handheld covered in gold or showered in diamonds. The connection fails as soon as the next technology rolls in with a bigger LCD screen, storage space or supports a faster communication protocol. But the Canadian has a unique way of making luxury cell phone worth more than its monetary value.

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