Welcome to Watch Video Rewind, our (generally) weekly round up of watch related videos we feel are of interest. This week, I thought I would focus on some of the smartwatches out there that are not being produced by the phone/tech giants, but are rather being created by watch companies.
First off, courtesy of A Blog To Watch, is a hands on review of the new Tag Heuer Smartwatch. Patrick covered the release in last week’s Watching the Web, but the video is a nice companion.
Next, there is CNet’s look at this lovely watch from Frederique Constant. At first blush, it looks like a conventional watch with a subdial, but it is actually a connected watch, tracking your daily physical activity and sleep, pairing that data with an app, and then displaying your progress to the goal on the subdial. Kind of makes the Fitbit look pedestrian.
Along the same lines at the Frederique Constant is the Withings Activité Pop. Tech Radar covered its release a few months back, and it is a worth a look if you can’t afford the Frederique Constant but still want to track your activities and wear what is a conventional looking watch. You can also take a look at my take on it when it was announced as a concept.
Lastly, along the same lines as the Withings and the Frederique Constant, Movado is selling a connected sports watch/fitness tracker. And if you don’t like the look of the subdials and want to stick with a three hander, Movado has you covered there as well, with markers in the beveled minute track that light up to provide various information on your wrist.
That’s it for this week’s watch video rewind. If you stumble across any interesting watch (or time) related videos out there, drop us a line. If we end up using in the watch video rewind from your suggestion, we’ll be sure to tip our hats (electronically, if not literally) in your general direction.