A modern problem, to be sure, how to balance smart functionality with traditional watch sensibilities. The Kairos Mechanical Smart Watch is one of the most interesting solutions we've seen. Instead of making a screen look like a watch or hiding smart functionality in a traditional face, this timepiece overlays a transparent OLED screen on top of a Japanese or Swiss movement-powered dial, giving you the best of both worlds. That is, fitness tracking, notifications, and more, with the precision, accuracy, and glance-ability of a classic wristwatch.
If you have a smartwatch, you know that most have a look and feel that more closely associated with a smartphone than a watch. The Helvetica No. 1 Smartwatch from Mondaine however, marries the design and feel of a classic Swiss watch with cutting edge technology. It features a brushed matte steel case, white dial, sapphire crystal and a soft leather strap. But its secret lies within, as this watch acts as an activity and sleep monitor using MotionX, which manages the communication between the watch and your mobile devices. The first Swiss smartwatch is here, and it may be setting a new standard across the industry.
You've got a great coat, gloves, boots, and maybe even a hat to ward off Winter's chill. But each time you step out into the freezing temperatures, your face and neck remain exposed. The Outlier Hood provides excellent protection from the neck up, with an inner layer of merino knit to keep things soft, a mid layer of Primaloft Infinity insulation to keep things warm, and an outer layer of cotton from Switzerland to repel the wind and remain breathable. A cozy headpiece that keeps Winter at bay, but won't make you look like a sweaty mess after it's removed.
Pebble's prior watches were long considered the best you could buy. So the expectations for the Pebble Time Smartwatch are high. Unlike most new LCD or OLED-based watches, it sports a color e-paper screen that lets it run for up to a week on a single charge. It also features a new microphone for voice replies to a host of Android notifications, compatibility with all 6,500 Pebble apps, and a new timeline interface that makes it easier to find what you're looking for.