In this edition of Healthy Tech, we look at two Kickstarter projects that runners are going to be super interested in, as well as new shoes from Nike that take advantage of some fancy tech.
We all know our days are numbered. (Well, unless this pans out — fingers crossed!) So, is there any benefit to being constantly reminded of that? The Life Expectancy Timepiece by David Kendrick is one way to find out: it displays your "actuarially determined lifespan," giving you a rough idea of how long you've got left.
It doesn't take a lot to give a watch plenty of nerd appeal. The Wall Switch Watch is a fine example of this train of thought. It's a watch you click like a switch, and that alone makes it geeky enough to be interesting.
Following in the wordy tradition of its Qlocktwo predecessors, the Qlocktwo W puts German design firm Biegert & Funk's distinctive time-telling interface onto your wrist. As you've no doubt already noticed, there's no watch-hands here, just a matrix of 110 letters that spell the time out for you.
I know you're wondering what time it is on Mars right now. Here, let me check for you... It's, uh, yeah okay I give up. Mars time is tricky, because it's similar to Earth time but not quite the same, and the difference is enough to drive the people working on Mars missions a little bit nuts.
Gadget-stuffed watches have been a science fiction staple since the days of Dick Tracy. If you can miniaturize it and put it in a watch we’ve got it here for you, along with some other gadgetry/science fiction themes that are sure to please. Here are 25 of the coolest things you can slap to your wrist, and they make great gifts, to boot.
Designer Marc Tran sure knows how to come up with something different. His "Ringen" timepiece concept uses a series of tiny spheres rolling across its face to tell time. So, here's the hard part of this post: explaining how you tell time with this thing.
You got to hand it to Phosphor — the company certainly tries to offer something different when it comes to watches. Don't let the digital look of the Reveal's watch face fool you, however. It's actually a series of mechanical pegs.
Opening a bottle of beer with your belly button might be considered a special talent to you, but to everyone who needs to witness your beer gut, it's just gross. Brush up on your manners for the New Year with this iPod Nano wristband that doubles as a bottle opener.
How do you know that an iPod Nano worn as a watch is cool? Because the prettiest thing in touch technology just met up with the raddest thing to happen to wrists: the slap bracelet.