Tool Time, October 2015: Gadgets, Apps, and Wearables

WHO, WHAT, WEARABLE  Nevo If the Nevo smartwatch wasn’t able to tell us when the boss is calling and how many steps we’ve taken since lunch, we’d still be inclined to strap it on our wrist. Why? The hybrid notifier and activity tracker looks and wears like a cool, understated luxury watch. That it’s also able to count our swim strokes and alert us to important emails, texts, and calls makes this low-key looker a great buy. What we liked: Nevo’s minimal, masculine design hits the sweet spot between casual and fancyschmancy. And the strap is made of thick, buttery leather—not the cheap stuff . The accompanying Nevo app, which controls the device’s functions, is spare and simple to navigate. What we didn’t like: The watch feels rock-solid in its construction, but at 12.6 mm high, it’s also on the thick side. Best features: When a call or text comes

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