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 part 1 of a series of posts on the Apple Watch. Although it won't be available for purchase for months, Apple just announced the new standard in smart watches and wearable computers. It's as far ahead of the status quo as the iPhone was from the "smart" phone pack on its introduction back in 2007. But as it stands, the Apple Watch doesn't transform the market: Although … [Read more...] about Transformative Success – My Thoughts on the Apple Watch, Part 1