Today in Gear: The Orange Chef smart prep pad, the Samsung NX1, a hanging tent and more.
The Week's Best Writing
Our best articles from the last few weeks. Just in case, ya know, you missed them: evolution of the Mazda Miata, wearable fitness trackers, base jumping, the best American wheat beers, how to make a beer can camp stove, the Tissot Navigator World Time watch and more.
The Gear You Missed
ood morning, welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Gear — your single shot serving of an entire week’s worth of killer new gear — pulled from our weekday editions of Today in Gear. Bookmark it to peruse over Sunday brunch and start your Monday completely up to speed. Drink your wheat and…
health is all in the wrist
Just like they’re different in style, wearables vary in which metrics they measure: heart rate, calories burned and blood pressure are just a few metrics vital to determining fitness. Prospective buyers need to ask themselves two questions: will you actually wear it? And will you understand it? More data means nothing if you don’t know what it means or how it’s measured. Take a look at our breakdown of the different metrics and which wearables utilize each.
Another Way to Get a Bogey
Footgolf rose out of the zeitgeist of man’s two primary proclivities — to turn everything into a competition and to kick things. With low start-up costs and high revenue yield, the sport may be golf’s golden goal.
You can't bullshit your health data
Tracking your health and fitness with the help of smartphone apps and wearables is fun and motivating; auto insurers are now allowing drivers tracking options to prove their safety and save money. But for consumers, there are also troubling implications looming concerning how a person’s digital portrait can be used and the security of important data.
The most interesting wearable in fitness
Athos is a startup that’s just a few months away from bringing to market one of the most interesting wearables yet: compression clothing capable of monitoring how hard your muscles are working, on top of heart rate, heart rate variability and breathing patterns.
What To See, Read and Hear
The Week in Culture News: the Vikings bar Adrian Peterson from the team, Robin Thicke is a hot mess, how to shit better and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Princess Bride.
The Age of Innocence Editor Reuel Golden Talks About His Latest Book
The Age of Innocence: Football in the 1970s is a photographic eulogy for the first era of worldwide soccer obsession, documenting the lives of international legends — Pelé, Franz Beckenbauer, Bobby Moore, Maradona, Johan Cruyff and more — on and off the pitch. We spoke with Reuel Golden, the book’s editor, about soccer’s golden age.
Everyone Loves the Hefe
If you associate wheat beer with Blue Moon and a slice of orange, this is your primer to the world of American brewers doing something more with their wheat malt. They’re adding aromatic hops. They’re open fermenting. They’re cultivating a beer that’s front-palate friendly with a full finish. These ten are perfect examples.
A Watch for all seasons
From the Archives: There are worse ways to spend your hard-earned money than on those pinnacles of the mechanical art. But there’s something to be said for wearing one watch all the the time. Buy one watch, wear it through thick and thin and create your own patina rather than purchasing someone else’s. Here’s how to do it.
What's New, Now
Today in Gear: the Bentley Mulsane Speed, Smooth Ambler’s Old Scout whiskey, Logitech Harmony universal remotes, and more.
The beautiful collision of technology and tradition
Riding in the back seat of a car often feels more like a punishment than a privilege. But the Bentley Mulsanne makes backseat desirable. Then again, it makes the front seat desirable, too.
Calling on anyone with a trail name and matching beard
REMINDER: The GP Day Hiking Photography Contest is underway until Friday, September 19 at 5 p.m. Read on for our entry criteria and a breakdown of the grand prize.