FEBRUARY 20, 2020

Today in Gear: Expanded Third-Party Support for iPhones, a Strange Survival Knife & More


February 20, 2020 Briefings By

Today in Gear is our daily roundup of all the latest product announcements, drops and deals. Comments or concerns? We’d love to hear from you at tig@gearpatrol.com.


New & Noteworthy Releases

Everyone’s Favorite Affordable Automatic Watch Is Available in Three New Colors
Everyone’s Favorite Affordable Automatic Watch Is Available in Three New Colors

Timex's Automatic Day-Date 40mm is now available in all black, green, or two-tone for $259.

Honda Finally Made the Perfect Civic Type R, but There’s a Catch
Honda Finally Made the Perfect Civic Type R, but There’s a Catch

Honda made some changes to make the Civic Type R more livable — and appealing.

This Could Be the Feature That Finally Makes Me Switch to iPhone
This Could Be the Feature That Finally Makes Me Switch to iPhone

Rumored support for using third-party apps as defaults for email and browsing might finally win me over.

This Classic German Pilot’s Watch Just Got a New Lease on Life
This Classic German Pilot’s Watch Just Got a New Lease on Life

The Sinn 158 brings back an important mechanical chronograph from the 1960s that was originally issued to the German military.

This New Survival Knife Is Weird and Awesome
This New Survival Knife Is Weird and Awesome

Bone Daddy Blade Werx looked to Stone Age tools to create a new type of survival knife.

How to Get AirPlay 2 on Your Old Bose Speakers
How to Get AirPlay 2 on Your Old Bose Speakers

Update your speakers. Get AirPlay 2. Stream better.

You’re Running Out of Time to Buy a Brand-New Stick Shift Corvette
You’re Running Out of Time to Buy a Brand-New Stick Shift Corvette

Manual-transmission Corvettes are still on dealer lots...but not for long.

Zero’s New Electric Motorcycle Is Designed to Change Your Mind
Zero’s New Electric Motorcycle Is Designed to Change Your Mind

Meet the SR/S, the brand's first fully faired ride, which promises style and comfort without sacrificing performance.

This Affordable Housewares Company Is Like the Ikea of Japan
This Affordable Housewares Company Is Like the Ikea of Japan

Yamazaki Home makes some of our favorite home organization products. Its winter releases make us want to start spring cleaning right now.


Fresh Deals


Bird Scooter
Save $110: Bird’s electric scooters have become a ubiquitous part of the transportation ecosystem in many cities, and right now you can snap one up for $280 — 28 percent off the usual price.


Bell Motorcycle Helmets
Save Up to 50%: The 2019 riding season may be over, but that just means it’s time to start prepping for spring 2020 — and luckily for you, there’s a massive sale on Bell Helmets going on at RevZilla.


Adidas Ultraboost 19s
Save $92: Thanks to a sale and the promo code ADIEXTRA, you can score the pride colorway of these beloved sneakers for more than 50 percent off.


Topo Designs Rover 16L Backpack
Save $74: The Rover represents the perfect blend of style and utility, and it’s even better at a deep discount.


Rhone Fitness Apparel
Save up to 70%: Right now, you can snag some of the best excercise clothes out there from Rhone, which is currently offering up to 70 percent off most of its gear. Start with the Versatility Seamless Short Sleeve ($22) and Versatility Short ($39).


Best Style Deals of the Week
Save 40%: From good ol’ Goodyear-welted boots to shaving sets and more, these are the best deals of the week.


Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise-Canceling Headphones (Refurbished)
Save $149: The Sony WH-1000XM3 are one of the best headphones you can buy, and right now you can get a great deal on them. On eBay, you can buy refurbished Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones for $199 — that’s almost $150 off.

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Hamilton x Gear Patrol Special Edition Dive Watch
Save 20% If you’re looking for your first mechanical tool watch, look no further. The Hamilton x Gear Patrol Special Edition is the go-anywhere, do-anything watch you want, and it’s 20% off at the Gear Patrol Store.


Seiko SNA Flight Alarm Chronograph
Save 37%: The Seiko SNA Flight Alarm Chronograph looks badass, as well as offering a ton of features and value, and it’s available now for 37% off its MSRP.


Casio World Timer Watch
Save 36%: This $25 Casio will tell you the time in 48 different cities, and you can get it for just $16 — a whopping 36% savings off list.


Today on Gear Patrol

The Aston Martin Vantage Is the Angry Sex Panther of Sports Cars
The Aston Martin Vantage Is the Angry Sex Panther of Sports Cars

Remember being a kid and dreaming about driving a sports car? This is what you were dreaming about.

Two Iconic Painter Pants, Compared
Two Iconic Painter Pants, Compared

Whether it's the broad side of a barn or the canvas on the easel, a pair of painter pants can help get the job done, even if there's no job to be done other than...

I Biked for 200 Miles Straight, and This Is What Happened
I Biked for 200 Miles Straight, and This Is What Happened

Making good on a childhood dream, one Gear Patrol staff writer gathered his stamina — and some gear — and pedaled a bike 200 miles from New York to Vermont.

The Best Leather Watch Straps You Can Buy
The Best Leather Watch Straps You Can Buy

Not all leather watch straps are created equal, and more and more options seem to crop up every day. Here, we break down 11 of our favorites.

6 Desk Pads that Will Improve Your Workspace
6 Desk Pads that Will Improve Your Workspace

Desk pads are the humblest of workspace accessories, but they can significantly improve your desktop cleanliness and organization.


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