May 3, 2019

Today in Gear: Oris’s New Relief-Bezel Dive Watch, Our Take on Chris Hemsworth’s Fitness App & More


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Oris has highlighted environmental causes for years by promoting them alongside new editions of its popular Aquis dive watch. The Aquis line’s latest release is the Oris Aquis Date Relief which is coupled to the efforts of Ernst Bromeis, an endurance swimmer and water conservation ambassador. Bromeis and Oris have partnered for a global freshwater preservation campaign called The Blue Miracle, a series of swims that will start with an 800km swim across the world’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Baikal.

The 43.5mm timepiece is a high-performance diver that’s rated to 30 bars of water resistance and is the first-ever Aquis to offer a relief bezel. Its radially-finished slate dial is inspired by the color of a stormy sea and pairs beautifully with a red rubber strap. It’s a perfect watch to accompany Bromeis as he raises public awareness of the need to conserve our freshwater resources.




New & Noteworthy Releases

You’ll Never Get Lost with This New Bike Computer
You’ll Never Get Lost with This New Bike Computer

Wahoo Fitness's new Elemnt Roam cycling computer integrates new navigational features aimed at helping you explore new roads.

The Best DIY Security System Might Also Be the Cheapest
The Best DIY Security System Might Also Be the Cheapest

The Wyze Sense is the cheapest DIY smart home security system you can buy.

The Tech-Heavy New 2020 MK8 Volkswagen Golf Will Debut in October
The Tech-Heavy New 2020 MK8 Volkswagen Golf Will Debut in October

Volkswagen’s iconic hatchback gets an extra month to debug its array of new “connectivity” software.

These Badass Aluminum Suitcases Have Biometric Fingerprint Locks
These Badass Aluminum Suitcases Have Biometric Fingerprint Locks

From the company that made the transport cases for getting lunar samples back to Earth with Apollo 11.

Have a MacBook? This Is the Only Travel Adapter You Need
Have a MacBook? This Is the Only Travel Adapter You Need

It can charge up to three devices simultaneous, including your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air.

Score This Stunning Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser In Time For Summer
Score This Stunning Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser In Time For Summer

This FJ40 is clean and spectacular. Whoever buys it will have the best-looking beach cruiser on Nantucket, full-stop.

Hoka One One Launches What Could Be Its Fastest Running Shoe Yet
Hoka One One Launches What Could Be Its Fastest Running Shoe Yet

This may be Hoka One One's fastest shoe yet.

This Is One of the Best Values for an In-House Moonphase Watch
This Is One of the Best Values for an In-House Moonphase Watch

In-house movements and complications like the moon phase tend to be expensive from Swiss brands, but Frederique Constant breaks the mold.


Fresh Deals


Timex Expedition Scout Watch
Save 24%: The Expedition Scout features a quartz movement, quick-set date and 50m of water resistance. Right now you can take 24% one of two versions: a black dial with a green canvas strap or a tan-colored dial with a blue fabric strap. Both watches feature Indiglo backlight technology and an inner 24-hour track for a handsome, military-inspired aesthetic. — Oren Hartov


Oxo Burr Grinder
Save $20: Walk into a coffee shop and ask any person behind the counter what you can do to make better coffee at home, and we’re willing to bet the answer will be the same: grind your own beans.

The reason: ground beans go stale quickly. The second a bean is ground, the essential oils and trapped aromatics are released and begin to fade — thus, from the moment beans are chewed up in a grinder, a flavor loss clock begins ticking.

Today on Amazon, Oxo’s excellent entry-level electric burr grinder is on sale from $100 to $80, matching its all-time low price. The Oxo grinder features 15 separate grind level settings and stainless steel burrs. It can grind 12 cups worth of coffee in 30 seconds or less. — Will Price


EMPOWERD Luci Solar Lantern
Save 52%: An inflatable camping lantern comes across as a gimmick, but MPOWERD’s Luci is a practical way to add ambiance to base camp without weighing down your backpack. The Luci has 135-lumen LED bulb that sheds enough light to illuminate the inside of a tent or the surface of a picnic table. Best of all though is that it doesn’t need batteries because it comes equipped with a solar panel that charges up during the day when artificial light isn’t needed. The Luci Color, a version of the light that emits various hues, is on sale now for just $12 thanks to a 52 percent discount. — Tanner Bowden


Bose Solo 5 TV Sound System
Save $100: The Bose Solo 5 TV sound system is a soundbar that’s ideal for small rooms and apartments. Normally $200, eBay is selling it for half that. It’s relatively small and can be placed on top of media console or mounted to the wall. If you’re having trouble hearing the dialogue from your TV’s speakers, this soundbar is a surefire way to fix that. It also has built-in Bluetooth, so you can stream music to when the TV is not in use.


Aer Travel Bags
Save 30%:If you have travel plans on the books for summer or are just in the market for a new commuter bag, head over to East Dane today. Currently, you can save 30 percent on a range of functional travel bags from Aer. Made from ballistic nylon, they cost as little as $56, so if you see a style you like, don’t wait — they’re selling quickly. — John Zientek


Butter Pat Estee Cast-Iron Skillet
Save 15%: All Butter Pat Industries hand-cast-iron skillets are produced in small batches, take a lot of time to make and are apparently the choice pan of famed Southern chef, Sean Brock. They’re smooth as hell, light enough to toss veggies in, sports pour spots that are actually useful and are among our favorite cast iron out there. But they’re also far more expensive than your average pan.

Today, Butter Pat’s best-selling 8-inch Estee skillet is on sale from $145 to $119 with code MOTHERSDAY19. This size skillet is good for a single steak, breakfast for two, cornbread and various other desserts and baking recipes. — Will Price


Chaco Z2 Sandal Sale
Save 50%: Right now, you can pick up a pair of Chaco’s Z/2 Canyon sandals for up to 50 percent off. The all-black midsoles paired with a polyester jacquard patterned strap keep your feet in place during sandy hill climbing and easy rafting trips. These hiking sandals are perfect for beach walks thanks to ChacoGrip outsoles with rubber won’t slip over wet rocks and trails. Pick up a pair today at REI for just $60, down from $120. — Meg Lappe


Today on Gear Patrol

2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR Review: The Saber-Toothed Cat of Sporty SUVs
2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR Review: The Saber-Toothed Cat of Sporty SUVs

Jaguar's Special Vehicle Operations division takes the F-Pace crossover, crams a 550-horsepower V-8 under the hood, then goes to town on the suspension, aerodynamics, and more. The result? Delightful.

Review: Should You Buy Chris Hemsworth’s New App?
Review: Should You Buy Chris Hemsworth’s New App?

Chris Hemsworth, most notably the face of Thor, developed and an app to help you conquer 360 of health, wellness and fitness just in time for summer.

What’s the Best Bourbon for a Mint Julep? Pro Bartenders Weigh in
What’s the Best Bourbon for a Mint Julep? Pro Bartenders Weigh in

A group of experts tackle the best bourbon whiskey for Kentucky's most famous cocktail.

The Most Beautiful Engine Bays of All Time
The Most Beautiful Engine Bays of All Time

Out of sight? Who cares. Make it beautiful anyway.

These Beautiful Vintage Chronographs are the Unique Statement Your Wrist is Missing
These Beautiful Vintage Chronographs are the Unique Statement Your Wrist is Missing

We found 3 beautiful examples of sporty chronographs from the oft-forgotten brand Wakmann, known for a close relationship with Breitling.

The 8 Best Items for Running in the Rain
The 8 Best Items for Running in the Rain

Everything you need to tackle a run in the rain, snow, sleet or cyclone.


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