Treadmill Trails app upgrades fitness workouts for only 99 cents


Finding motivation to stay focused on the treadmill at home or gym can be a struggle, Treadmill Trails makes the experience a whole lot easier. Treadmill Trails™ provides a collection of scenic 30-minute videos and allows you to play your own music while you watch them.

The Treadmill Trails app allows you to download 30-minute videos shot on location in natural environments so beautiful and engaging they eliminate the boredom of running in place. Yosemite National Park and the Big Sur coastline in California, the Nualolo Ridge Trail and the Kalalau Trail to Hanakapiai Falls on the island of Kauai, the Amphitheater Lake Trail in Grand Teton National Park in Jackson, Wyoming and Central Park in New York City are among the videos currently available. Every month two new videos, each only 99 cents, will be available for download.

Treadmill trails app makes the boring experience of being on a treadmill more fun by offering engaging videos to watch while exercising.

Available in late November for Android at the Google Play store.

See 30-second previews of the 30-minute videos at the Website: www.TreadmillTrails.com

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Peren Watches Made in Transylvania



Peren Watches is offering direct to consumers, Swiss designed timepieces that is made with top quality materials. The watches can be purchased for as little as $160 CAD(about $141 USD). The watches are Swiss designed and assembled in the heart of Transylvania.

The watches are designed in Switzerland by Francois Zahnd and Stefan Geringer, two top Swiss designers that won Reddot design award in 2009. The watches feature Swiss made Ronda 5030D Startech movement, stainless steel bracelet, matte or PVD coated 40mm watch case, and hardened scratch resistant and anti-reflexive treated mineral crystal glass. The strap is a double layered genuine leather with contrast stitches or solid stainless steel bracelet.

Check out the Kickstarter project HERE

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Tangramatic Watch Company Kickstarter preview


New Sydney, Australia based watch startup Tangramatic Watch Company is planning to launch it’s first watch on crowdfunding site Kickstarter. Watch and Worn is the first watch blog to cover this new and exciting watch brand to hit the market and get funding through Kickstarter.


The Brand Name
Tangramatic brand name is a combination of the words tangram and automatic, as the design is like playing tangram puzzle, arranging pieces that are a familiar to me into a more interesting shape.

First model
The first watch model is called the 39α (39mm is the size of the case, and the Greek letter α to designate the first model). This is considered the Alpha Model and was designed with a 1920s and 30s feel.

The watch features 3 distinct dials:

a) Bauhaus (white dial) – this is my take on the bauhaus design. People usually think bauhaus mean minimalism, so I decided to use that idea but be creative and use words as hour markers


b) California (brown dial) – this is a classic design that originated from 1930s vintage diver watches. And since I have a fascination for the bauhaus designs of Nomos and Stowa, I decided to combine the two and came up with this design


c) Nautilus (blue dial) – looking at the first two dial designs, I realized that I didn’t have a conventional dial. That is, one that uses regular Arabic numerals as indices. So I came up with this design that uses vintage-style numerals (some numbers are taller or not aligned with others)


The Caseback Design
The caseback is decorated by a hummingbird and fish which is a simple representation of the watch. The hummingbird represents the beating for the mechanical movement and the fish represents the water resistance. It is sorrounded by the Classical Latin phrase ‘hoc gestes salubriter’, which means ‘may you wear this in good health’

Complete specs of watch

Watch:
– Miyota cal. 9015
– 316L stainless steel
– Domed sapphire crystal with underside AR coating
– Superluminova (different for each dial/hand combination)
– 10ATM water resistance
– Push-pull crown

Case
– 39mm case size
– 12mm from caseback to peak of crystal
– 34mm dial face
– 20mm lug width
– 45mm lug to lug


Early bird prices are tentatively $220 USD and standard price is $270USD with $30 for backers outside Australia. The Kickstarter project is likely to launch in a few days. We will post when the watch launches officially on Kickstarter.




The Tangramatic 39a is a brand that will do well on Kickstarter. It has a unique minimalist dials and is powered by the killer Miyota 9015 movement that rivals Swiss ETA movements. The 39mm case is a good size for most men, the 100m water resistance should provide more than enough protection against the elements, and the Domed sapphire crystal is always a plus over Mineral Crystal. The Tangramatic 39a checks everything I am looking for in a watch and will be a hot seller once preorders start on Kickstarter.

Check out Tangramatic Watch Company Official site HERE and follow their Facebook page HERE

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Rossling & Co Automatic watch hits milestone $100,000 in funding


Rossling & Co is once again on it’s way to a successful Kickstarter campaign. The companies second Kickstarter project is already at $100,058 in funding. The company was only looking for $15,000 which has been smashed with 19 days left to go.

Rossling & Co first Kickstarter project, the Quartz version hit $170,002. It is not too late to pledge to the Kickstarter project for an Automatic 9015 version of it’s watch for as little as $399. Pledge to the Kickstarter project HERE

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iFit Tracker Band – Fitness wearable band that is simple or complex as you want it to be


(Image Credit iFit)
The iFit Active tracker is a simple fitness band that is ready to use. The large display allows you to choose options directly on the bracelet. Some tracker band you need to upload to the computer to check stats. The iFit Active can quickly check your steps, distance, sleep, time of day and calories burned.

You can input your calories as you eat throughout the day. The display shows your daily net calories score that shows the difference between calories burned and calories consumed. The iFit Active tracker band prompts you to move with a message on the display and a gentle buzz on your wrist every 45 minutes so you don’t sit around all day. IFit active syncs with both iOS and Android and create workouts for iFit-enabled fitness equipment to complete daily goals.

The iFit active will be sold at Sears, Sports Authority, Walmart and other fitness retailers for $129.

Check out iFit HERE for more information

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Banugat watches is now on Kickstarter


Banugat is a new watch company looking for £10,000 in funding for their first watch. A unique concept with their watches is that you can trade in older Banugat watches in a few years for a discount on a new model watch. With Banugat your customer loyalty will allow you to continue to get the latest and greatest watches from the company.


Specs

Movement: Miyota os20‏
Water Resistance: 5ATM‏
Case Material: High quality 316L stainless steel‏
Glass: Sapphire crystal glass (Highly resistant to scratches)
Face Diameter: 34.5mm‏
Case Diameter: 45mm‏
Case Thickness: 14.5mm (including case back glass)
Warranty: 2years




Banugat offers the watches in Yellow Gold, Silver and Black. The watches certainly look great and fashionable. You can preorder your own watch for £120 + shipping HERE

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Aurora – limited edition timepiece by Hvitsten Timepieces‏



Hvitsten Timepieces‏ is launching a new timepiece on Indiegogo. The company from Norway is launching the Aurora, a limited edition timepiece of only 350. The watch will feature a Miyota 9015 movement and come in several dial colors. Preorders are available now through Indiegogo for $229.

Hvitsten Timepieces‏ has also struck a deal with motorsport star Tommy Østgaard to become ambassador of the brand. The partnership has created the first Tommy Østgaard special edition limited to only 50 at $255.

Check out the Indiegogo campaign now HERE

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Swiss Military Hurricane Worldtime Chronograph Watch Review




Reviewed by K.C. Kim
http://www.swiss-military.info/
List Price: $1,080.00 Sale Price $860.00 (CharmaxWatches.com)

Movement:

Swiss Made® quartz movement “STARTECH” RONDA 5030.D, gold plated
13 jewels
Metal movement (repairable)
Very long battery life: 54 month (theoretical)
Battery type: 395
Power saving mechanism with pulled out stem: Reduction of consumption approximately 70%
EOL (End-of-Life Indication)

Functions:

3 eyes
Hour, minute, small, propeller-shaped second at 3h
Mechanical Date at 4h
Chronograph: 1/10 central stop second, 30 minute counter, 12 hour counter, ADD and SPLIT functions
Very easy handling by two push buttons
Multi-purpose “Flight Calculator” slide-ruler to allow aviatic and nautical calculations

Case/Bracelet:

Two-tone solid stainless steel case
Case diameter: 46.5 mm
Height: 12 mm
Caseback: Stainless steel, screwed
Bracelet: Two-tone solid stainless steel
Buckle: double pusher safety clasp
Screw-down crown
Bezel: Rotating circular slide ruler “Flight Calculator”
Water-resistant, certified ISO 2281: 20 ATM = 200 meters = 660 feet
Anti-reflective highly scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Weight: 200 grams

Dial:

Silver

Hands:

Luminescent hour, minute hands
Luminescent central second hand stop-counter in red

HURRICANE FLIGHT CALCULATOR:

The HURRICANE FLIGHT CALCULATOR is a sophisticated slide rule, independent of batteries or any external source of power. You may use it instead of a calculator to solve a variety of mathematical problems that may arise while in active military service or when flying, hiking or simply while you are on holidays.

Multiplication and Division
Map Scale Conversion – for hikers and bikers
Currency Conversions – for business people & travelers
Aviatic Calculations – for pilots & professionals
Time En Route
Fuel Consumption

GENERAL

July 10th 1940, in Fairlight, outside Hastings on the English channel coast – the fast approaching hum of the German Messerschmitt Bf 109E and Bf 110C heralds the beginning of the Battle of Britain, the epic fight between the German Luftwaffe and the RAF, the Royal Air Force.

The RAF’s HURRICANE, the trustworthy “workhorse” of the British airforce bore the brunt of the battle that lasted from July 10th 1940 to October 31st 1940. A solidly built single engine aircraft equipped with eight Browning 303 machine guns the HURRICANE proved a formidable foe despite being slower than the German Messerschmitt. Generally the RAF’s Spitfire would intercept the German fighters, leaving HURRICANES to concentrate on the bombers, but despite the undoubted abilities of the “thoroughbred” Spitfire, it was the HURRICANE that scored the highest number of RAF victories during this period. The HURRICANE – RAF’s forgotten fighter star of the Battle of Britain, the plane “never known to fail”.

To commemorate the HURRICANE and the brave pilots who fought and fell with them we are proud to introduce our new pilot’s watch, the aptly named “HURRICANE WORLDTIMER”.

The HURRICANE WORLDTIMER is available in four colors – silver, black, red and yellow – and is sold in a black lacquered, wooden gift box.



I have owned dozens of watches from automatics to quartz, and have yet to own a Chronograph. That changes with my review of the Swiss Military Chronograph Hurricane Worldtime. The Worldtimer continues the success of the HURRICANE released in 2010. The watch features functions of a professional pilot’s watch such as a circular sliderule, allowing you to do aviation-relevant calculations, a world-time bezel with mulitiple timezeons and a chronograph.




The Swiss Military Hurricane Worldtimer comes in 4 references, Ref. 2475 silver dial, Ref. 2476 black dial, Ref. 2477 red dial and Ref. 2478 yellow dial. The one that I review here is the silver dial version with matte finish two tone bracelet. While some watch brands say they are Swiss Made, Swiss Military actually makes all parts and assembly in Switzerland.




The Hurricane Worldtimer features solid stainless steel case with a screw-down crown. It is powered by the Ronda cal. 5030D quartz movement. The watch features Superluminova covered indices to allow you to see at night. Thanks to the screw down crown, the Worldtimer is water resistant to 20atm/200 meters. The watch features a scratch resistant sapphire crystal that case is 46.5mm with 12mm thickness. The watch weighs about 200grams.




The Hurricane Worldtimer is the ultimate professional pilot’s watch. The first moments I opened the box for the Worldtimer, I believe this is the best watch I reviewed to date. The watch has great wrist presence and functions that are unique to this watch. The Swiss Military Worldtimer lives up to it’s motto of no compromise.

9.7 Out of 10

Buy it now HERE for U.S. buyers or find an local dealer HERE

For more information check out http://www.swiss-military.info/

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Szanto official website goes live


Watch brand Szanto has a new official website SzantoTime.com. Now you can check out the entire line of vintage inspired Szanto watches. Szanto is coming out with some nice watches so check them out at SzantoTime HERE

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Morpheus M1A2 Battle Tank Watch Review




Reviewed by K.C. Kim
http://www.morpheuswatches.com/category_s/51.htm
$395
I had a chance to review Morpheus Watch Company’s M1A2 watch. The company uses themes such as tanks, culinary, movies and more to come up with its watch designs. The M1A2 is based on the M1A2 Abrams main battle tank. The watch took design cues from the iconic vehicle.





The Morpheus M1A2 is bold and industrial looking watch that is striking in person. It has a manly feel and sized at 45mm and 14.5 thickness for the bigger guys. The watch includes a black case with thick silicone rubber strap. Thanks to the screw down crown, the M1A2 is water-resistant to 50 meters. The Non-Reflective Sapphire Crystal is a nice feature for a watch at this price. I really like the M1A2 etched on the side of the case.




The watch uses a Swiss Made Quartz GMT Ronda 505.24 D movement to power the watch. The window above the logo is a 24-hour indication dial. The desert dial makes the watch easy to read with addition of the GMT military time. The watch features a date surround in the texture of the top machine gun mount, a lower dial texture grid formed after the back turret basket, and etched details on the dial following the turret shape.




The Morpheus M1A2 Watch is the perfect watch for those that like big and bold watches. The battle tank is a pretty cool idea for a watch. The watch is limited to only 500 units and is available for $395. I can see giving this as a gift to a person serving with the United States Army, Marine Corps or someone in your family serving in the military. The Morpheus M1A2 Watch is the perfect watch for everyone that is looking for a big chunky watch that is literally built like a tank.

9 out of 10

Buy it now here
M1A2 Abrams Tank Watch with Black Case and Beige Dial and Black Indicia

Disclosure: Review unit, affiliate

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