Tagged: Analog watch

Moskito smartwatch turns into bike speedometer when needed

Moskito smatwatch

As reality has hit the tech community, it has become evident that smartwatches are not as popular as they were initially intended to be. But who says that a smartwatch should only do the fancy fitness tracking stuff? Moskito, a start-up company from Berne, Switzerland has created an analog watch that doubles as a handy accessory for your bike. It shows the current speed, distance travelled and the average speed over a designated route. While doing all that it stills beams notifications from your connected mobile device.
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Garmin Vivomove is classic analog watch with smart health and fitness tracking

Garmin Vivomove Watch

Garmin has been making headway into the fashion forward wearable market, and proof of it came with their announcement of Vivofit fitness tracker and Vivoactive HR activity tracker cum heart rate monitor. Now yet another announcement confirms Garmin’s stance on accessories that have form-factor and function aptly designed keeping in mind the requirement of urban users. They have revealed the Vivomove analog watch that comes with activity tracking functions. Preserving the essence of a classic analog watch, the wearable does things like analyzing your sleep, counting the steps, counting calories and keeping you motivated towards achieving prime health.
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Sony’s Wena Wrist watch has an invisible smartwatch hiding in the metal band

Wena Wrist smartwatch

Sony is no stranger when it comes to wearable technology as they introduced their maiden attempt at making an Android Wear powered smartwatch and fitness tracker. Now, they are on-course to making another smartwatch only for Apple devices (iOS 8.0 or higher), but through a detour. That by-pass being their own Japanese crowd-funding platform “First Flight” which has Wena Wrist up for funding. This chronograph is just another watch; that is until you reach the band section which has all the sensors to read your pulse or receive notifications from iPhone.
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CES 2015: Nevo Solar is a solar-powered smartwatch and fitness tracker for urban junkies

Nevo Solar is a solar powered smartwatch and fitness tracker

Nevo Solar, solar powered smartwatch and fitness tracker

This year’s CES was bound to show the world some really innovative ideas. And so were we expecting in the wearable tech market. So far the smartwatches that we have features here on DamnGeeky have all been innovative and impressive. So came along this solar-powered analog smartwatch that combines form and function perfectly bind together by the tradition of analog watches and modern day smartwatches that do everything from fitness tracking to popping-up notifications.
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Hotblack watch shows real time football scores of FIFA World Cup 2014

Hotblack Smartwatch Soccer World Cup goal display

FIFA fever is high and people around the globe are eagerly tracking the progress of their favorite teams during this World cup in Brazil. Probably high time to come up with a smartwatch that shows real time scores of your favorite team and their opponents. London-based Richard Hoptroff has been thinking along the same lines therefore he has made an analog smartwatch dubbed Hotblack watch which shows real time scores of ongoing matches in FIFA 2014 football world cup in Brazil.
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Span Smartwatch concept portrays how smart a watch should be

Span Smartwatch

All the smartwatches around are trying desperately to get as tech savvy as they can but without much realization that ultimately a smartwatch as to be more of a wristwatch than a smartphone or a tablet. Perhaps Moto 360 smartwatch has so been the most practical smartwatch design that appeals to the eye, and also manages to strike the perfect balance between a wristwatch and notification updating gizmo. Hang-on, Box Clever’s Span smartwatch concept might just nullify that statement. Designed to maintain an apt balance between analog clock and digital notifier, this smartwatch is the brainchild of Bret Recor and Seth Murray.
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Moto 360 smartwatch with latest Android Wear OS

Moto 360 smartwatch

Smartwatches like Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and Qualcomm Toq have followed a very symmetrical rectangular design to identify them from the generic watches. But now Motorola is getting back to the basics with it smartwatch dubbed as Moto 360 that has a very watch-like, round design. Keeping abreast the latest technology employed in smartwatches, Moto 360 has an interface that provides notifications, and alerts form your smartphone seamlessly. Along with all the latest smartphone features it also has a voice recognition feature which lets you search for things by giving voice commands, send texts, set alarms and schedule appointments.

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CES 2014: Martian Notifier smartwatch is an analog timepiece with smart features

Martian Notifier smartwatch

Thus far we have seen smartwatches that have digital display but deep down our hearts we were longing for a smartwatch that looked more like an analog watch with the goodness of a notification display. Martian Watches seems to have caught on that wish and made a very fashionable smartwatch dubbed as Martian Notifier. Compatible with iOS and Android devices (Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology) the smartwatch is showing at CES 2014 and to be frank is quite impressive. Bringing the essence of a stylish analog watch to the forte it amalgamates all the elements of a good smartwatch into one wristwatch. The integrated 96 x 16 pixel graphic OLED display shows everything from notifications, emails, text messages, fitness stats, bank account alerts and even triggering camera’s shutter remotely for taking selfies or group shots. Notifier can also initiate voice commands on your phone’s speakerphone which is a good feature.
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Kuranku Analog Watch is hand-cranked Tokyoflash wristwatch

Kuranku Analog Watch is hand-cranked Tokyoflash wristwatch

A perfect amalgamation of a digital watch and the good old analog chronometer, this concept watch designed by Patrick from France for Tokyoflash called as Japan Kuranku Analog Watch is actually a hand-cranked wristhwatch. Now you would ask that how would a hand-crank fit into such small form factor of a wristwatch. Well, the answer would be, right in the dial of the watch itself. Since there a LED’s for each of the hour and minute indicators therefore there is no need for the hour or minute hands. The inspiration for such a watch was the fact that Tokyoflash have never had a hand-cranked wristwatch that is completely suited to their cool theme for making all-together different watches.

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