For active outdoors people, the Nathan VITAband is an innovative device that allows you to leave your wallet, credit cards and cash behind when you head outdoors for that run, jog or bike ride. Finally solve the hassle and inconvenience of having to carry your wallet, cash, credit cards, and ID with you when you head outdoors for some exercise.
The Nathan VITAband is an electronic bracelet that you wear around your wrist. VITAband leverages advanced technology to provide personal identification, emergency contact and medical information, as well as a prepaid debit chip for easy electronic payments.
With the easy to use Visa® payWave contactless payment technology, users simply wave their VITAband bracelet at a point of sale device to make fast, electronic purchases at millions of retailers who already accept Visa debit cards.
Each VITAband bracelet is supplied with a unique identification number that links to a personal online emergency profile. This acts just like an electronic version of a medical ID bracelet and provides emergency responders and medical professionals with your relevant medical history and emergency contacts in the event you wind up in an emergency situation.
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The Nathan VITAband is attractive and light-weight, the latest hi-tech convenience for your acctive life style. The VITAband is available in five attractive colors; white, blue, gray, pink and black.
Any triathlon or multisport competitor would be familiar with the Garmin Forerunner series. Recently, Garmin introduced the new Garmin Forerunner 910XT GPS Watch. It’s slimmer than the previous Forerunner 305 and Forerunner 310 XT and it’s equipped with new modes and features.
The Garmin Forerunner 910XT is basically a GPS watch. It’s programmed to record details such as your speed and time. The Forerunner 910XT will store the information and you can later upload it into the Garmin Connect. Once uploaded, you can use the Garmin Connect software to analyze the data from your workout. This software comes for free with the purchase of the watch.
One new feature of the Garmin Forerunner 910XT GPS watch that the other models don’t have is the Run/Walk function. This function allows you to achieve a consistent pace and speed. The Garmin Forerunner 910XT also allows you to create alerts for time, distance, and calories.
For the cyclist, you will love the Forerunner 910XT with the ability to customize its settings for five different or separate bicycles. The Forerunner 910XT watch can be worn either on your wrist or on the bike mount quick-release system so that you can monitor your data easily.
Swimmers would appreciate the FR 910 XT because this model supports lap swimming. It can record speed and number of strokes a swimmer takes for each lap. The FR 910 XT can recognize several swimming styles such as the freestyle, butterfly, and combination. If you have your own style of swimming, the FR 910 XT will record it as Unknown.
For all active sports enthusiasts, you’ll appreciate the back light feature of the Garmin Forerunner 910XT. When activated, the screen will illuminate for 15 seconds and power down again. There is also a model equipped with a premium heart rate monitor to provide additional useful data for your workout and training.
Suggested retail is $399.99, available in stores Feb 2012. Place your order now at Amazon to reserve your Garmin Forerunner 910XT GPS Watch.
I love how the trends of the few years have slowly been gearing up towards retro fashion. Nobody does vintage quite like the young trendsetters nowadays and it is just awesome. If it was that geeks were labelled as shy, painful nerds don’t be surprised that the next fashion accessory you embrace turns out to be something you could find in the old computer circuit board.
I have totally fallen for these click watches which are adorable in totality. The face of the watch goes for the ala 1980s circuit board look with digitized time. There are two types of faces on these watches – you can either go for the DIP switch or the Turn switch model. Both have their charms and are totally irresistible. In fact, if you could afford it, why not invest in both and enjoy frolicking in the envious stares from others.
The straps are also interchangeable. You can either choose from the normal stainless steel strap or opt for the faux ribbon cable version. If I were you, I would definitely choose the ribbon cable strap because it makes it look even more authentically like a circuit board. It definitely brings out the nerd in you and makes you go gaga at the irresistible pop out colours and design on the Click Watches.
The Click Watch gadget with the stainless steel strap retails at around $169.99 while its ribbon cable strap relation goes for about $149.99. Whatever the cost, it will definitely appeal to the nerd in you. Go on and indulge in this spectacular tribute to the olden days.
First revealed online before few months, I’m Watch is a smartphone simpatico wristwatch, which is planned to work with Android based mobile phones though it’s reportedly also compatible with the iOS devices as well. It is being formulated by an Italian manufacturer, and is now available for pre-order. Initially the rate was pretty high, but it is now being extended in a cheaper, colored version called I’m Color. This watch has been scheduled to be released by this October.
The I’m Watch website showcases 2 versions of the product. I’m Jewel is a opulence version, that is designed with precious materials such as titanium, gold and it also includes diamonds, with its rates ranges up to EUR11,999 from EUR599 i.e. US$840 – $16,833. The I’m Color collection is priced at EUR249 i.e. US $349, nevertheless, you would need to pay 20 % of the price in advance to have your order to be secured. The current offer will end until July 18, according to their website.
The company behind I’m Watch is the Milan based Blue Sky s.r.l, this device boasts the following:
- Android smartphone & iPhone 4 connectivity via Bluetooth.
- It’ll allow the users to make calls and receive to receive them, e-mails and text messages as well.
- Users will be able to use its speakerphone for making hands free calls.
- Through its touchscreen, its users will be able to view the most popular social networking sites such as Twitter, Foursquare and Facebook notifications, and also a photo gallery.
- Exclusive applications will be usable for download through the “I’m Store” and also the music via “I’music”.
The I’m Watch’s Specifications:
- 1.54” 240×240 pixel color TFT display,
- 4GB of built-in storage
- 64MB RAM, * Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR support
- >Li-Po 600 mAh battery.
The I’m Watch looks still a fair distance from completion, and its description is quite brief at the moment. Shipping date however is set from 31st October 2011.
[Source: i'm Watch]
Our watch gadgets category has been neglected recently, not because we don’t like writing about watches more likely that there has not been any great developments lately. Today we seen a watch featured on Engadget that we had to cover, it is called the Vea SPORTIVE.
The Vea SPORTIVE is a watch that the designers claim will revolutionize the world of training whilst wearing a watch. Typical uses for a wearing a watch whilst doing a sport could be when a person is running and wants to check their overall time or split times. Some sports enthusiasts may just like to know the time and don’t demand anything more from a watch. Either way current watches advertised as sports gadgets just allow for timing but the Vea SPORTIVE has a lot more to offer.
Firstly, it can measure the pulse rate of the user wearing it. This is important so the user can monitor their own rate allowing them to decide whether they can exert themselves a bit more if their pulse rate is still low or to reduce their effort to bring their pulse rate down to an acceptable level. Secondly, the Vea SPORTIVE allows for playing of music. I presume this gadget would be banned during competitive sports after all you don’t want to be concentrating then all of a sudden being disrupted by someone running past with Lady Gaga belting out of their watch. Finally, the sports watch offers all the important functions that you would expect on a training watch such as speed, calories burnt, and total distance.
Other basic features of the Vea SPORTIVE watch is a camera, 1.5” touch-screen, Bluetooth, 8GB data storage and an SOS button that was requested by the community to which the developers managed to integrate. This function is especially useful should you come into trouble when you are out on the run by yourself. The SOS button sends out your location and specific data making your easier to find. All this for the price of $578 in July, increasing to $722 by September.
[Source: Vea Digital]