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3 Must-Have Wearables for the Busy Gentlemen

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When it comes to men’s wearables, probably the only products that will cross your mind are those rugged sports watches. Lately though, we’ve seen an increase in stylish wearables that are designed exclusively for men.

Fashionable wearables, it seems, should not just be for women. After all, the busy gentleman needs to up his productivity without compromising his fashion. In fact, a lot of popular fashion brands like Fossil Q have infused technology into their product lines. Here’s a checklist of the tech gadgets every busy man should have.

The classic, yet smart wristwatch

The wristwatch is the only jewelry most men wear. It wouldn’t hurt if you splurge on a good one. But make sure it’s one of those classic-looking watches with smart functionality — ones that can track your fitness stats and discreetly notify you of important calls or emails. Fossil’s Q Grant is an excellently styled chronograph with smart functionality.

Casual clothing that is actually intelligent

You must be surprised at what smart coats (or smart belts) can do. Elem + Aris has a smart coat with revolutionary heat technology. It produces infrared heat energy that warms your muscles and increases your blood flow. And then there’s Belty, a high-end and stylish belt that helps promote your well-being. It increases your walking pace through rhythms, recommends breathing exercises, reminds you to drink more water, and more.

Hassle-free sports tracking

Increase your focus on your training and push your limits by using fitness trackers that don’t meddle with your activities. We’re talking about comfortable fitness shirts, which track your heart rate accurately and other sports-centered functional trackers like eyewear made for cycling with GPS and integrated sensors.

Men like wearables that do what they’re supposed to and ones that look sleek enough for normal, everyday wear. We happen to have a list of the best ones.

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The Only Wearables That People Will Actually Wear

The Only Wearables That People Will Actually Wear

Wearables are everywhere, but fashionable wearables? Not so much.

You may have cringed at a couple because they’re too dorky. Or too ridiculously bulky. Or too sporty you always have to be in your gym shorts to wear one. You probably have your list of the ugly ducklings of wearables.

But, thankfully, ducklings do evolve. The available options for fashionable tech are expanding. We’ve compiled the top categories of fashionable wearables that people will actually want to wear. Here they are.

Classic and elegant smartwatches

Have you seen Fossil Q’s Hybrids? At one glance, they’re just like your classic wristwatch, but they’re smart. They can control your music, track your steps, and more. Both men and women can enjoy these smartwatches because there are design lines intended for each.

Sporty, yet fashionable smartwatches

For the sporty who also care about fashion, Pebble has an excellent smartwatch model, the Pebble 2. It’s sleek and slender with an e-paper LCD screen. It can even track your heart rate! You can get one in stylish colors: Black, Black/Flame, Aqua/White, and White/White.

Modern and minimalist smartwatches

If you belong to the less-is-more spectrum, you may want to opt with the Pebble Time Round or the Misfit Phaze. They have this simple analog look and they are intentionaly thin.

Fashion and tech are beautifully merging. We have finally arrived at a time where wearables are slowly becoming fashionable items and we couldn’t be more ecstatic about it.

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Deal Of The Day: Smart Bluetooth Fitness Watch For $30

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Maybe you want a fitness tracker, or even some smart watch functionality but you don’t want it quite badly enough to pay a lot of money for it. That’s perfect, because the Smart Bluetooth Fitness Watch featured here is inexpensive AF.

You can take complete control of your health, all from your watch! The Smart Bluetooth Fitness Watch tracks steps, distance traveled, calories burned, and much more, sending the data directly to your smartphone. You can coordinate this watch to give you event reminders, act as an alarm, and even track your sleep. Everything you need to keep in peak health is right here in this watch!

– View the time, date & weekday on the LED interface
– Track your exercise & calorie consumption throughout your day
– Develop better sleeping patterns by tracking how long you’ve slept
– Time your walks or runs to track your progress
– Use as an alarm to start your day, or to remind you of important events throughout the day
– Stay connected on the run w/ call & message alerts

Normally this costs as much as a regular fitness tracker or some smart watches at $129. But with today’s deal, you’ll pay $29.98 and nothing at all for shipping. The Holidays are upon us, friends, and this makes for an awesome gift.

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A Review of Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire

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Need a sports tracking watch? Things don’t get far more extreme than with the Garmin Fenix 3. So, from tracking running, sprints, to skiing or swimming, it can do it all. In addition to the type of exercises and custom exercises you can add in, it features different work out modes. You can choose from interval training to weight lifting.

What does it track? Steps taken, calories burned, cadence for running, average heart rate, and nearly anything else you want to know about your workout. If you want to maintain a log of your improvements, or simply track your heart rate with each run to ensure you are working to the highest capacity, this watch will provide that information to users. If you’re thinking of buying one of these watches then you might want to consider a catalogue. They have a huge range of products to choose from and offer flexible payment options. Techcred.co.uk is a good place to check out to find the best catalogues in the UK.

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This Swiss Watch Has A Drop Of The World’s Oldest Cognac In It

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Why? We don’t know. But it looks like independent Swiss watchmaker Armin Strom, and its chief horologist Claude Greisler, decided it would be a good idea to convince the owners of the world’s oldest known Cognac bottle, the Cognac Gaultier 1762, to part with 40 drops of its content. Each drop was then carefully inserted in the mechanism of the Cognac Watch. It serves no functional purpose, other than to perhaps impress your rich friends, kind of like Romain Jerome’s Moon watch. We don’t know how much each of the 40 pieces cost, but all have been sold in an exclusive resale event prior to the official launch at Baselworld on March 20, 2016.

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Behold The Richard Mille RMS05 $105,000 Fountain Pen

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We’re used to seeing Swiss watches fetching six figures and more, but it’s the first time we come across a fountain pen created like a precision, luxury watch. The Richard Mille RMS05 is a work of art, for sure, but it’s also a marvel of mechanical engineering, like most sophisticated luxury watches.

According to Richard Mille, it took the Swiss watchmaking company four years to develop the RMS05, which incorporates a mechanical movement on par with an RM watch calibre. The Grade 5 titanium, 12-jewel movement sits inside a barrel of NTPT (North Thin Ply Technology) carbon, which is a laminate of thousands of parallel layers measuring less than 30 microns thick. The layers are built up out of resin-impregnated carbon fibers that are woven on a special machine that modifies the direction of the weft between layers by 45°, then heated to 120° C (248° F) at a pressure of 6 bars to create a distinct pattern before moving on to a CNC machine for forming.

Other components are PVD treated and micro-blasted, while the gears are Rhodium plated. The baseplate on which the mechanism sits is electroplasma treated, and the entire thing is visible thanks to a pair of 1800 Vickers sapphire crystals with antiglare treatment.

But, it’s a fountain pen. There’s a fancy mechanism inside, sure, but… what does it do?

It extends the hand-polished 18K white-gold nib automatically from the barrel at the press of a button. That may seem simple in a world of retractable ballpoints, but Mille wanted the action to be smooth and precise, and hence the mechanism, which is regulated by a recoil-type escapement to keep the speed of extension under control.

So there you have it. $105,000, and you have yourself the fanciest pen money can buy. Well, probably not, but it’s the fanciest we’ve come across so far.

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Prime Strap Gives You Apple Watch Replaceable Batteries

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Did you buy an Apple Watch? Aw, we’re sorry to hear that. Now you’re stuck with a marginally useful smart watch with a battery that barely lasts through the day. Not all hope is lost though, since watch band makers are getting increasingly ingenious and designing products that go beyond aesthetics. The Prime Strap is a rather chunky band that houses two 150mAh swappable batteries, which can externally charge your watch through its 6-pin port. You can carry extra batteries with you in a slick case, and simply switch them out once you’re running low on power. The case, incidentally, also charges the batteries in 2.5 hours, so you can redo the cycle once they run out.

Granted, you’ll have to have thicker wrists for the ensemble not to look weird on you, but if you’re really concerned about getting the most out of your questionable purchase, you’ll likely want to pony up the $199 pledge.

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Romain Jerome Releases $18,950 Super Mario Bros. Watch

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Romain Jerome is known to make some eye catching and obscenely expensive watches. Whether it’s a DeLorean themed watch with actual pieces of the car, its Moon Dust watch, containing dust from the moon, or the Titanic DNA watch, containing (you guessed it) actual pieces from the sunken ship, the timepieces always stand out. The same holds true of the ‘Super Mario Bros.’ watch, although it contains no parts of Mario, for obvious reasons. Released as a tribute to the game’s 30th anniversary, it will be produced in a limited run of 85 pieces, each fetching an eye watering $18,950. Made from PVD-coated back titanium, the 46mm case features a three-layer face meant to recreate the pixelated look of the seminal game.

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This Star Wars TIE Fighter Watch Costs $28,500

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That’s a lot of dollars to spend on a timepiece, but then again, some people really do have too much money. They might even be delighted to splurge on the Darth Vader/TIE Fighter wristwatch, which is made by Devon, and is limited to 1,500 pieces. Aside from the Star Wars aesthetic, it’s got a bunch of features that presumably make sense to the discerning watch enthusiast. Here they are:

– 16L stainless steel
– True black diamond-like coating
– Scratch-resistant polycarbonate lens with bulletproof durability
– Numbered 1-500 on back plate
– Four interwoven 2-micron thin nylon time belts
– Lubricant-free ruby bearings
– Four micro-step motors
– Multiple high-tech optical recognition cells
– Temperature-compensated crystal
– Onboard microprocessor
– 313 electrical contacts
– Lithium-polymer rechargeable cell
– Powered for two weeks on one charge
– Recharge wirelessly through inductive charging tower

So yeah, sure, it costs as much as a new car, but you should know it comes with a complimentary pair of TIE Fighter cufflinks, so… that’s a deal, right? You can pre-order it right now with a $2,500 down payment, but there’s no mention of how long you’ll have to wait to get it, exactly.

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