Hexagons LED Watch Concept

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on August 1st, 2011

This stunning watch design comes from designer Samuel Jerichow and is called the Hexagons LED watch concept. The watch uses neon tube-like hexagons to form shapes that display the time.

The hours are displayed in green, while minutes are in cyan. Users can also choose between 5 different difficulty settings. This one is nice and stylish and hopefully it goes into production one day soon. It stands out from the crowd.

Casio’s Bluetooth 4.0 G-Shock watch hits the FCC

Posted in Casio by Reuben Drake on July 26th, 2011

The Casio GB-6900 has passed through the FCC. The device features Bluetooth 4.0 that will last up to two years on a single battery assuming that Bluetooth communications are used for 12 hours per day. The device will feature Casio’s Touch Solar technology that will recharge the watch when it is exposed to sun or artificial light.

Casio’s prototype version of the device featured incoming call and email alerts, a finder function and wireless time synchronization via Bluetooth. Casio is also working on sports, heath, home entertainment and communications applications for the device.

Tokyoflash Right Angle LCD Watch Concept

Posted in Watches by Reuben Drake on July 19th, 2011

Tokyoflash has yet another neat concept watch in the Right Angle LCD watch. It takes some outside of the box thinking to tell the time with this one as usual. Just flick your wrist to change the angle and reading the numbers will become clear.

The time is shown digitally with Hours-Minutes-Seconds-Milliseconds, but the layout of the numbers on the display is stretched so it distorts the image. Pretty neat and we are sure this one will go into production at some point.

Tokyoflash Kisai Kaidoku LCD Watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on July 6th, 2011

Tokyoflash’s latest watch design uses words to tell the time. It is called the Kisai Kaidoku. No numbers here. Just a watch that Scrabble fans and vocabulary teachers will appreciate.

So how do you tell the time with words? Just read the flashing words and you will know what time it is. The date can be read in the same way by pressing the lower button. I prefer good old numbers myself, but it’s a neat watch.

Burg 5 phone watch

Posted in Watches by Reuben Drake on June 29th, 2011

Dick Tracy has had a phone watch for years. Now you can too. The Burg 5 Watch allows you to slip a SIM card inside and make and receive phone calls for 60 minutes at a time. It comes in Royal Blue, Lipstick Red, Jet Black, Baby Pink and Apple White. Around the outside of the dial are buttons numbered one to nine along with a call button and dismiss button. The SIM card slips into the side of the watch.

It also has a built-in microphones and speakers, but since there is no display you will have to be able to remember every phone number you want to dial. At least the speaker calls out the incoming phone number for you so you have some idea of who is calling. It can be yours for £99.99.

Space Invader Watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on June 23rd, 2011

We love us some Space Invaders around here and this watch is just awesome. The Romain Jerome Space Invaders Watch comes with either a color space invader face or a monotone black and white face. The watch uses a multi-level face which was very difficult to manufacture, but it creates the proper effect and makes the face look like it’s made from pixels.

It also has a mechanical self-winding movement, and lugs fitted with safety screws and integrated ball-and-socket joints for ergonomic wrist adjustments. Each style is limited to just 78 pieces, but sadly there is no information on pricing or availability.

How Drunk Are You? This Tokyoflash Watch Will Tell You

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on June 16th, 2011

Despite the fact that you should really act responsibly, this watch will tell you how drunk you are. And if you have to ask, you are probably too drunk. This LCD watch checks your blood alcohol content. Just place your finger on a dedicated button and have it check your BAC.

If you are sober enough to manage that anyway. Don’t try to do this and touch your nose at the same time, while walking a straight line.

i’mWatch Android-powered Watch

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on June 5th, 2011

The i’mWatch from Blue Sky Italy is the world’s first Android-powered watch. Because let’s face it, your watch needs apps too right? It is powered by a Freescale ARM9 IMX233 CPU with 64MB of RAM, 4GB of storage and a 1.54-inch TFT touchscreen display.

The 600mAh battery will deliver 2 hours of talk time or 48 hours of standby time. The i’mWatch can also be paired up with your iPhone, BlackBerry or Android phone. The i’mWatch Android-powered watch retails for €249 (or $360). Want one?

Kisai RPM Acetate White Watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on May 31st, 2011

Last year Tokyoflash debuted the Kisai RPM watch. It had a black case and blue LEDs that mark the time. Well now it has arrived in a special white edition. The Kisai RPM Acetate White version is available now and it looks good.

The watch shows the time in groups of three with the lights. It does look very striking in white. It charges via USB and one recharge takes 3.5 hours and should last for a month. It will cost you just $159.99. I still can’t figure out how to make out the time myself.

Eole concept watch with turbine bezel lets you blow for the time

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on May 16th, 2011

Is your own watch feeling a bit too practical? Not silly enough? Well, if that’s the case, check out the Eole watch concept from designer Julien Moise. This watch is powered by blown air, displaying the time only when you want to see it, thereby saving battery power.

It’s easy to say that this watch blows, but the truth is it’s a neat concept to conserve battery life. Even so, you will look pretty damn silly blowing for the time. The only thing that could make it worse would be if it made a kazoo type noise with each blow. There’s also a weather indicator and alarm function.

Casio ProTrek PRW5000Y-1 Watch

Posted in Casio by Conner Flynn on May 9th, 2011

Here’s another sporty looking watch from casio. It doesn’t look half bad with the blue and black combo. This is Casio America’s new ProTrek PRW5000Y-1 watch. Okay, it looks pretty sweet, but what else does it do?

The watch features solar charging, an atomic time sync, a compass and altitude/barometric pressure differential pointer. Adventurers can now have a watch that is stylish. The Casio ProTrek PRW5000Y-1 watch will be released this month for $480.

Tokyoflash radiation level LED watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on April 28th, 2011

With the recent disaster in Japan, many radiation detection devices have recently surfaced and here’s another. Though this one is less useful in letting you know if there is radiation in the area or not. It just uses the same theme. Right now it’s still just a concept, but the radiation level LED concept watch looks pretty cool.

The watch face looks amazing. You can tell the time using the colorful bars which light up. There’s also a charging indicator to let you know when it is charging. Cool watch, but some people may not want reminders about radiation every time they look at their watch.

LIP Mythic Jump Hour Watch has no hands

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on April 17th, 2011

Look ma, no hands! The LIP Mythic Jump Hour Watch has no hands at all. The minutes, seconds and hour hands are replaced by discs for each that rotate as time passes. The bottom loop shows you the current time.

It uses a Swiss quartz movement, features a square stainless steel outer body and is waterproof up to 3 ATM. The LIP Mythic Jump Hour Watch manages to look pretty elegant despite having no hands though. Looks like a James Bond watch.

Garmin Forerunner 610 GPS Watch

Posted in Garmin by Conner Flynn on April 13th, 2011

You know Garmin for all of their fancy GPS devices and watches. Well, now they have a new watch in the Garmin Forerunner 610 GPS sport watch. It features a weather-proof touchscreen and is designed for serious runners looking for an extra advantage. The Forerunner 610 is good to go in rain, safe from your sweat and any other splashes you can throw at it.

This one is responsive enough that it can be operated while wearing running gloves. It sports features like pace, distance and time meter, a heart rate monitor, and you can even race with friends in other countries.

Bell & Ross Red Radar Limited Edition Watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on April 5th, 2011

That is one good looking watch. The Bell & Ross Red Radar watch is made to look like a radar screen, the kind in air traffic control towers, submarines and other military vehicles. This timepiece uses a disc system mounted to a traditional ETA movement. That’s what gives it it’s unique look.

Just be prepared to drain your bank account, as the Bell & Ross Red Radar watch will cost you $5500 and only 999 pieces will be produced.