get tech­ni­cal

Not all smart­watches are cosy­ing up to your phone like the ones from p71. This lot use tech­nol­ogy to a va­ri­ety of life-en­hanc­ing ends

Australian T3 - - THE LORDS OF TIME -

Seiko As tron GPS So­lar

Built-in GPS al­lows the Astron to cor­rect it­self to all time zones au­to­mat­i­cally. Its per­pet­ual cal­en­dar is cor­rect un­til 2100 and its dial con­verts sun­light to pure power. $2,700,

Cit­i­zen ECO-Drive Satel­lite Wave

A so­lar-pow­ered watch that re­ceives mes­sages from space, with satel­lites or­bit­ing 20,000km above Earth keep you bang on time. $TBC, cit­i­zen­

Braun BN10

The legacy of Sir Jony Ive in­flu­encer Di­eter Rams is clear here, with min­i­mal­ist de­sign and mo­tion sen­sors that only wake the dis­play when you’re look­ing at it to pro­long bat­tery. US$725,

Ven­tura SPAR C Sigma MG S

This 2006 con­cept is now made re­al­ity by de­signer Paolo Fan­celli, us­ing move­ment to power a fly­wheel that runs the dis­play, with alarms and cal­en­dar. $2,360, ven­

Quik­sil­ver Add ic­tiv

Tech hits the beach with a time­piece that con­tains a data­base of 15 years’ worth of tide data for over 200 surf­ing hotspots around the world. Gnarly. $170, quick­sil­

Garmin D2 Pi­lot

Wear­able flight com­puter that cal­cu­lates the near­est air­port and the one with the most di­rect route. Can also activate a Garmin Virb HD cam re­motely if you have one. $565,

Mis­fit Shine

Okay, this last one does re­quire an iPhone and an app. The fit­ness tracker’s cir­cle of LEDs mark the progress of your day’s ac­tiv­ity goal; tap twice and it’ll also tell you the time. $140, mis­fitwear­

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