I love watches and technology, so I was thrilled to hear about the creation of a "horological smart watch" base by the Swiss watchmaking industry. One of the first examples of this new breed is the just-released Mondaine Helvetica Smart. I purchased one of these watches, the limited-edition "1 of 1957" variety, and have had a chance to evaluate it both as a watch and a … [Read more...] about How Smart Is the Mondaine Helvetica Smart Watch?
Note: This article is cross-posted to both my technology blog, Pack Rat, and my watch blog, Grail Watch Is the Apple Watch a personal communication revolution like the iPhone, a well-executed gadget like the Apple TV, or a total miss? Does it mark the end of the the world as we know it for watches? And what's it like to use one? I'm a watch guy and a gadget guy, so perhaps my … [Read more...] about A Watch Guy’s Review of the Apple Watch
This is the fourth in my series on the Apple Watch. Read the rest: Transformative Success — My Thoughts on the Apple Watch Hodgepodge: My Thoughts on the Apple Watch, Part 2 The Fashion Function: My Thoughts on the Apple Watch, Part 3 The Apple Watch we saw this week is not a transformative product. It’s simply a very well-executed smart watch, and like every other … [Read more...] about Selling Fashion: My Thoughts on the Apple Watch, Part 4
This is the third in my series about the Apple Watch. Read the others: Transformative Success — My Thoughts on the Apple… Hodgepodge: My Thoughts on the Apple Watch, Part 2 Apple previewed their 2015 Apple Watch this week, and I’m not entirely convinced that they have a hit on their hands. Rather than a transformative punch, Apple showed an unfocused product that … [Read more...] about The Fashion Function: My Thoughts on the Apple Watch, Part 3
This is the second post on Apple's Watch. Also read: Transformative Success — My Thoughts on the Apple… Although it won't be available for purchase for months, Apple just announced the new standard in smart watches and wearable computers. The Apple Watch is not yet a transformative product, at least on first look. Instead, it’s the leading entrant in the existing smart … [Read more...] about Hodgepodge: My Thoughts on the Apple Watch, Part 2