Vector Puts the Art in Smartwatch

first_imgMP3 player. Smartphone. Tablet. Phablet. Laptop.Like any gentleman alive in the year 2015, you probably have at least two of the above. If you’ve been paying attention to tech news, you know that today’s developers are trying to add smartwatches to that list. We think that’s just fine; however, it’s important to be smart about one’s smartwatch purchase. That’s why we’re excited for the two new smartwatches from Vector Watch.Vector — which is helmed by former Timex CEO Joe Santana — offers solutions to several problems facing smartwatches. Considering how new smartwatches are, they probably won’t be replacing your other mobile devices anytime soon. Until then, the smartwatch will be just another screen that absorbs your time. Vector’s efficient smartwatches, on the other hand, are designed to make your life simpler and sleeker.Most smartwatches are also plagued by the embarrassment factor — in a recent poll, 35 percent of respondents said they would feel embarrassed or self-conscious wearing wearable technology. To this, we say, just look at the Vector watches — would you be embarrassed to wear that? These look like million-dollar watches from the future, yet they only cost $199 and $349.The Luna boasts a 44mm stainless steel case topped with hardened mineral crystal, while the Vector Meridian has a rectangular 40.5mm case. For either watch, you can choose between a solid stainless steel bracelet, a lined leather strap, or a silicon strap.Related: The Manual Wind: 3 Worth it Watches for Under $500If the sleek, minimalist aesthetic doesn’t woo you, the functionality will. Vector’s smartwatches present relevant information when you’re at work, at home, sleeping, or exercising; and can track calorie expenditures, steps, and sleep quality. These smartwatches also come with classic watch features, including a stopwatch, countdown timer, chronograph, and multiple alarms.Both watches have an extraordinary battery life of up to 30 days — compare that with the two days of most Android smartwatches and the Apple Watch’s 18 hours. They’re also water resistant up to 50 meters, with a rating of 5 ATM. These beauties are technologically and aesthetically sophisticated, and we can’t wait to try them out.The Vector Meridian ($199) and Vector Luna ($349) are now available for pre-order, and will be released summer of 2015. Editors’ Recommendations The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now last_img read more

Victoria Beckham mortified after mistaking Thandie Newton for Zoe Saldana

Thandie Newton during the filming of the Graham Norton Show Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Thandie Newton during the filming of the Graham Norton ShowCredit:Ian West/PA  Zoe Saldana  Saldana, 39, who stars in Guardians of the Galaxy, was born in New Jersey. Her father is from the Dominican Republic and a mother from Puerto Rico.Newton recounted the encounter with 44-year-old Beckham, a fashion designer, during her appearance on the Graham Norton Show, when guests were asked who they thought they most resembled.She explained that she knew exactly who she looked like after the chance meeting with Beckham following a SoulCycle class in Los Angeles.”It’s Zoe Saldana,” she responded. Zoe SaldanaCredit: Stuart C. Wilson “Recently I was in … LA and Victoria Beckham, who I have actually met a few times, was there. Thandie Newton “We were chatting away when she said: ‘It’s so great that you are here when you are pregnant.'”I said: ‘I actually had my baby a couple of months ago.’ We carried on chatting and it was obvious she thought I was someone else, so I said: ‘Do you think I am Zoe Saldana?'”Victoria was absolutely mortified! It was actually OK as Zoe is a rare beauty, but really? Up close? Come on! And, I am British!”It is believed the encounter took place in 2014 when Newton gave birth to her third child, a son called Booker Jombe Parker.Saldana gave birth to twin boys Bowie and Cy Perego-Saldana in the same year.  Zoe Saldana Credit:Mike Marsland Beckham is not the first to be publicly humiliated due to a case of mistaken identity.In 2014, Samuel L Jackson, the actor, scolded a US television host who mistook him for fellow actor Laurence Fishburne.The reporter began his interview with Jackson by asking about his recent Super Bowl commercial.He was referring to an advert for the new Kia sedan – in which Fishburne reprised his role from The Matrix.“We may all be black and famous but we don’t all look alike,” Jackson told him. “There’s more than one black guy doing a commercial. Actors and actresses are used to being recognised and approached by fans who feel they know them.But as Victoria Beckham knows only too well, a case of mistaken identity can prove more than a little embarrassing.Thandie Newton, who stars in Line of Duty and Westworld, has revealed that the former Spice Girl was “mortified” when she engaged her in conversation after confusing her with Zoe Saldana.There began an awkward exchange that left Newton baffled before it dawned on her that Beckham thought was talking to someone else.Although both women are actresses, one is British and the other American.Newton, 45, was born in London to a Zimbabwean mother and English father. Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley in Harry Potter, has spoken about how he is regularly mistaken for Ed Sheeran.”It’s kinda 50/50 now. It’s like if someone stops me, it could go either way. I could be Ed or I could be me,” he said last year.“Leo Sayer, he came up to me and he said he loved my music. Of course, thinking I was Ed. I just, yeah, I play along.”Meryl Streep has told how she is often confused for fellow actress Glenn Close. Zoe Saldana “I’m the ‘What’s in your wallet?’ black guy. He’s the car black guy.” Thandie NewtonCredit:Matt Crossick read more