The watch should not be overlooked as a crucial and stylish fashion item that can be worn by everyone and anyone, adding a dash of elegance to the wearer while providing the all-important aspect of timekeeping. Technology in recent times have made it possible for the ordinary watch to be smarter, as it keeps track of your heartbeat, take into account the number of steps that you have taken each day, provide variable watchfaces to suit your outfit of the day, among others. Casio’s foray into the smart watch market takes a slightly different route with the Pro Trek PRW3100YB-1.
The smartwatch market continues to evolve, with high street brand names jumping aboard the bandwagon as well. Casio’s pedigree in the field of horology has been proven time and again, and their latest attempt in an Android-powered smartwatch that will not shirk at the sight of adventure would be the Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20A. Following Japanese wisdom, this is the second iteration of an outdoor Android-powered timepiece by the Japanese company, targeting those who live an active lifestyle and want a rugged timepiece that does more than just keep track of time.
When it boils down to wearable sports and fitness technology, there is one name out there that has continued to break new ground for more than 40 years: Polar. The company’s latest offering arrives in the form of the Polar Vantage M, which is an all-in-one multisport watch that will enable serious athletes to enjoy advanced performance metrics alongside a new Smart Coaching without having to break a bank. Accompanying the Polar Vantage M, Polar would be the all-new Precision Prime wrist-based heart rate sensor technology that enables an enhanced degree of accuracy, offering goal-oriented athletes a reliable, customizable running and multi-sport training device.
Casio continues to forge new ground with the brand new addition to their Pro Trek series of smart watches that target outdoor enthusiasts, delivering the all-new Casio WSD-F30 that allows users to take full advantage of offline maps as well as GPS log recording that stashes away data for up to three consecutive days. This is certainly a vast improvement over the first iteration, the WSD-F10 wrist device that was released a couple of years ago, and it continues to carry the proud tradition of having water resistance of up to 50 meters as well as environmental durability built to military specifications.
The world is a very dangerous place these days, and it makes perfect sense to take the necessary precautions when it comes to one’s personal safety. GPS trackers can be useful devices to bring around, but why not go one more step further with a personal safety wearable device? SEAM has come up with the Lotus, which is very discrete in its design, and this new personal safety wearable device will also be extremely affordable with an asking price of just $129.95.
We live in an extremely busy world these days, which makes it far more difficult to keep track of items and other events on the calendar. With so many different aspects of life to juggle, it can become overwhelming at times. Can you remember the last time you misplaced your wallet or smartphone, only to realize that it was left in the freezer or underneath the sofa? Those heart-in-your-mouth moments are definitely not something anyone would like to experience on a daily basis, which is why Tail It decided to come up with its range of four small, modestly priced GPS trackers that can be applied to virtually any item that has the possibility of being lost or stolen.
Do you love cycling? Well, if you simply go around the neighborhood on your bicycle, chances are you do not need to own a cycling computer of any kind, but the more serious ones who would love to check out their performance statistics or explore new places would certainly be able to do a whole lot better with the Refactor Fitness RF-1 GPS installed on their rides. This is an advanced GPS system that does a whole lot more than just provide directions, it will also incorporate an HD camera alongside ultra-efficient LED lights, all rolled into a single, convenient design.
Every dog deserves its very own collar, and this is exactly what the folks over at BLACK+DECKER have done, coming up with the all new Smart Dog Collar. This is a path that is less traveled by BLACK+DECKER, where through their licensing program, they have taken the step to expand into pet technology. Wagz, Inc. is their new partner in its licensing program, and apart from the Smart Dog Collar, other kinds of connected pet products include the Smart Dog Feeder and a Smart Dog Door. Let us take a closer look at the BLACK+DECKER Smart Dog Collar for now, which will be different from a regular dog collar.
Timex is well known for rolling out GPS watches for the sports enthusiast, and with the $99 Timex Ironman GPS watch, their latest effort is no different. In fact, Timex claims that it is going to be the most simple GPS watch that they have launched to date, and we are simply not surprised at all with that claim. In fact, it boasts of the latest antenna technologies alongside an easy to use interface which would appeal to just about anyone, be it a seasoned triathlete or your everyday fitness enthusiast who would like to get a spot of running, swimming and cycling in from time to time.
Are all bike computers created equal? Not really, as Polar has come up with the Polar M460 which will be the culmination of wearable sports and fitness technology knowledge which has been amassed since the past four decades. The Polar M460 will arrive in a sleek, all-black and fiber-like surface texture that will deliver an improved button grip, while being equipped with integrated GPS, additional power meter compatibility, advanced power metrics and smart coaching, and Strava Live Segments. In other words, the $179.90 Polar M460 is being marketed as the ideal training tool for cyclists who would like to achieve their fitness or cycling goals. There is far more value to that price point than meets the eye, since it will be accompanied by a two-month Strava Premium membership.