Wisely abandoning its proprietary approach, Sony is back in the wearables arena with the Sony SmartWatch 3. It's powered by Android Wear, making it compatible with a huge number of devices and, presumably, tons of upcoming apps. Spec-wise, it offers IP58 waterproofing, a quad-core ARM processor, 4GB of storage, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, battery life of up to two days with normal use, and the requisite sensors, including an ambient light sensor, an accelerometer, a compass, a gyroscope, and GPS. Available in black, white, pink, and lime.
Inspired by classic Japanese sci-fi cartoons and 1970s biomorphic design, the MB&F HM6 Space Pirate Watch is a fantastically weird timepiece. Inside its solid titanium case, a new calibre made up of 475 different components, 68 jewels and a complex web of gears, turbines, and rotors keep the vertically-revolving hour and minute spheres moving underneath four of the watch's 10 domed sapphire crystals. Limited to just 50 units, it's finished off with a handsome black calfskin strap that no one's going to notice because they'll be too busy staring at the top of your wrist.
It makes perfect sense that a company that is already associated with American perseverance would create a timepiece that personifies that same quality. The Black Blizzard from Shinola was inspired by the Dust Bowl of the 1930s and those who were to determined to overcome tough times. The latest in the Runwell series features sapphire crystal printed dial details, a brushed titanium case finish, an interchangeable solid titanium bracelet and custom-made rubber watch strap.
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