By Andrew Liszewski
In a weird way I feel like this post is putting me in a ‘don’t shoot the messenger’ position. Because Flud’s new BPM watches are simply not as awesome as they look. You might think they’ve created a miniature retro drum machine you can strap to your wrist and use to create fresh bleep bloop beats wherever you are. But I’m sad to say that’s not the case.
What you’re looking at here is your run-of-the-mill ’80s era calculator watch that’s designed to only look like a miniature drum machine. The 4×4 grid of drumpad buttons do work, but only for entering numbers and mathematical functions. Everything else is just moulded rubber. Presumably created to get this writer’s hopes up, then cruelly dashed! Their limited functionality also doesn’t justify their $80 price tag as far as I’m concerned. And I find little solace in the fact they’re available in 5 different color schemes.