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Apple Watch Nike+ straps that match VaporMax shoes

Despite continued reports being published that say the Apple Watch is not meeting expectations, we continue to see them on the wrists of more and more people each day. Further, as new collaborations continue to pop-up, including the Apple Watch NikeLab that was introduced last April. Before that, there was the original Apple Watch Nike+. Now, Apple and Nike has taken their partnership even further, with the announcement this week of four new Nike Sport Bands for Apple Watch Nike+ in colorways inspired by the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit “Day to Night” collection. The “Day to Night” collection celebrates runners whenever they choose to run – at twilight, sunset and everything in between. Each of the colors is inspired by a shade of the sky, from dawn to dusk, and allows runners to – for the first time – make

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Baselworld 2017: Casio G-Shock Gravitymaster GPW2000

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Launched at Baselworld 2017, Casio’s new G-Shock Gravitymaster GPW2000-3A, is an ultra-rugged watch featuring 3-Way Time Sync, G-Shock Connected technology, and numerous additional features designed for pilots and frequent flyers alike. Highly accurate timekeeping is achieved by using three-time correction systems: terrestrial radio wave reception (Multi Band 6), GPS satellite signal reception and Bluetooth® transmission. The most appropriate system is selected automatically depending on the conditions, and the correct time is displayed for the current time zone anywhere in the world. Using the G-Shock Connected Smartphone App, which was designed exclusively for the Gravitymaster, the watch and app connect for automatic time adjustment, as well as to provide the world time for over 300 cities, and to act as a digital flight log. A three-dimensional dial layout that consists of phosphorescent 3D hour markers along with three inset dials and

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Hands-On with the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45

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Today, Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer launched its second generation of Connected watch, with its partners Intel and Google, at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco (as well as in Switzerland). The version two TAG Heuer smartwatch referred to as the Connected Modular 45, comes with a plethora of new functionality, as well as multiple customization options, two mechanical module options, and other additional enhancements over the original. Visually speaking, the watch case has been streamlined ever so slightly with sleeker lugs, as well as a reduction in case diameter down to 45 mm (from 46 mm). The result is a watch the is, even more, wearable. Look at the cover image, for example, and you can see how well it wears on a female wrist. In addition, the case is now truly water-resistant with a rating a 50

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Casio introduces "Pro Trek" Smart Outdoor Watch

Casio recently unveiled the second version of their outdoor WSD-F10 smartwatch – carrying the coveted “Pro Trek” moniker for the first time. The Pro Trek Smart Outdoor watch (Ref. WSD-F20) comes in a rugged resin case, measuring a large 56.4 mm x 15.3 mm, which also means the screen is quite large as well at 1.32-inches. Yet, because of the case construction, the total weight with strap is 92 grams, so it will not weigh you down when hiking, fishing, hunting, cycling, or whatever outdoor activity you buy it for. One really cool feature called “Casio Moment Link” allows you to use your watch to form a group, with the ability for up to nine people to connect. This means you can share your location data on a map, terrain, or satellite display. You can also send text messages or

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Alpina unveils its first smartwatch rated for diving

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We’ve covered the relatively young smartwatch niche since 2013, and in that short amount of time, there have been some genuine innovations and developments. Although the technology is still very new and so far innovation has come mostly in the form of evolving features on existing models. In the case of Alpina, this is their second generation of smartwatch, and it’s capable of withstanding water down to 100 meters, which is on par with the deepest diving smartwatch to date, the Nixon Mission Smartwatch. However, there are a number of caveats. One, the watch, does not feature a touchscreen, just like first generation Alpina smartwatches. And two, the case is made of fiberglass and steel as opposed to steel. Fiberglass is essentially plastic, so this is a significant downgrade compared to the Apple Watch or the TAG Heuer Connected watch,

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Apple Watch Series 2

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Like clockwork, almost exactly two years from the launch of the original Apple Watch – on September 7th, 2016 – Apple announced their second generation smartwatch/wearable: the Apple Watch Series 2. Now featuring water resistance down to 50 meters, built-in GPS, a 2X brighter display, faster dual-core processors, and the latest watchOS 3 – the new Series 2 is available starting today in most markets. The Apple Watch Hermès will be available later this month and the Apple Nike Watch+ will be available in October. Apple Watch Edition $1249 The new S2 chip with dual-core processor makes the Apple Watch up to 50 percent faster, along with a new GPU that delivers up to 2X better graphics performance. The screen is brighter too, at 1,000 nits, it is twice as bright, and according to Apple, it is the brightest display

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TAG Heuer Connected Watch Hands-On

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Yesterday, at LVMH tower – TAG Heuer, Intel Corporation, and Google unveiled their new Connected smartwatch – designed by TAG Heuer the watch, powered by Intel, and running Android Wear (it syncs with both Android or iOS phones). First off, this is arguably the best-looking smartwatch we’ve seen to date (if you like traditional round watches). At 46 mm in diameter, it is large but not gigantic. See the picture below on a thin ladies’ wrist. Moreover, the case is in grade 2 titanium, which is a premium material that is very strong and ultra-light. The surfaces of the case, including the black bezel which has a 0-60 scale, are brushed. And while it is clearly styled after one of TAG Heuer’s Carrera timepieces, it is not an exact replica of anything in their existing traditional mechanical or quartz timepiece

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Video: TAG Heuer Connected Watch

At the LVMH tower penthouse in New York City earlier today, Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer debuted their new “Connected” watch. TAG Heuer’s first foray into connected watches comes in a 46 mm grade 2 titanium case (the case resembles a TAG Heuer Carrera), with a variety of sporty perforated rubber straps to choose from. As you would expect, it has an alarm, timer, stopwatch and numerous other functions built-in. There is a wide variety of watch face designs to select from, including chronographs, 3-handers, and more. The TAG Heuer Connected watch is compatible with both Android and iOS phones. Battery life is estimated at about 18-20 hours per charge. You have the option of trading it in for a mechanical watch after 2-years (there is an additional fee). The TAG Heuer Connected Watch is available starting today in the United

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Apple announces watchOS 2, Hermes Watch and iOS 9

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In addition to the new Apple TV, the iPad PRO and the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus announcements – yesterday Apple unveiled the Hermes Watch, alongside a new release of the watch operating system watchOS 2. Further, they announced that iOS 9 will be available for download Sept 16. The Hermes Watch adds a nice twist to the Apple Watch saga, with a variety of new high-end leather strap options made from distinctive Hermes leather. And the updated watch operating will surely make the Apple Watch experience a little bit better for current and future Apple Watch owners. But it is the latter announcement, specifically that iOS 9 will be available next week that excited the most yesterday during the Apple keynote. Why? Professionalwatches.com has been selected as one of the “indie” publications who will be featured in Apple’s

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Frederique Constant Gold Smartwatch for Only Watch 2015

For Only Watch 2015, Frederique Constant has produced a special one-off 18K gold version of their horological smartwatch, which we originally showed you HERE. According to Frederique Constant, “The ‘Only Watch 2015’ model, created in unique piece, is a Horological Smartwatch with an elegant 18 carat rose gold case, combined to a unique dark green dial and with a delicate hand-engraved reminder of the reason of the watch on its caseback. The watch is delivered into a unique luxury gift box, together with an Apple iPhone 6 for you to enjoy right away the connected functions.”

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