James Bond’s Apple Watch

In the No Time to Smile (a.k.a., You Only Quip Twice), British secret service agent James Bond wears an OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M. The MI5 boffin known as [non-LGBT] Q modifies the watch to emit a low-level EMP. Commander Bond uses the transient electromagnetic disturbance to get through a locked door. Ho-hum . . .

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Apple Watch Series 7 Water Resistance

The latest Apple Watch just dropped. Like its predecessor, the Series 7 wasn’t injured by the fall. Far from it. A range of upgrades leave the wrist-borne computer in fine fettle: sleeker design, larger screen, tougher glass, faster charging, five new colorways, brighter display, a QWERTY keyboard, blood oxygen monitoring and sleep tracking. What hasn’t changed: water resistance. Like its predecessors, the Apple Watch Series 7’s water resistance is 50m. What does that mean? According to Apple . . .

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Luxury Smartwatches or Apple Watch?

Seriously? Compared to the all-singing, all-dancing, all-conquering Apple Watch, luxury smartwatches are slow, kludgy, completely outclassed for apps and ridiculously expensive. Pretentious? That too. Just as cocaine is God’s way of telling you you’re making too much money, a luxury smartwatch is a clear indication that you’re clueless, a snob or a clueless snob. That’s not how gearpatrol.com sees it, where the improbably named Zen Love makes a case for the luxury smartwatch . . .

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Snapple Watch Review

In the comments section of Watch Collector? Not It! I asserted that “true collectibles are ephemera.” Supporting this argument: my “new” Snapple watch. A watch that was once a gimme (redeemed for bottle caps?) now selling on eBay. Exploring my thesis, I bought one for $8. There are many more for sale in similar condition, firmly establishing the Snapple watch as a “collectible.” A little history . . .

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Apple Black Unity Watch Divides Us

On February first, in honor of Black History Month, Apple will release the Apple Black Unity Watch. It’s inspired by the Pan-African flag, constructed in shades of black, green and red. Apple’s Chinese suppliers laser engraved the words “Truth, Power and Solidarity” onto the interior of the stainless steel fastening pin (a.k.a., caseback). Apple will donate an unspecified percentage of the proceeds from Apple Black Unity Watch sales to . . .

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