Gear Review: Tech4o Data Center II Watch

A watch with all the whistles, but you don't have to wear it on your wrist.


For those of us who don’t like to wear bulky watches that limit wrist movement and get snagged up under layers and pack straps, the Tech4o Data Center II is the answer. It’s designed to be pocketed or worn around the neck. It has an altimeter, a barometer that helps predict weather, a digital compass, and a thermometer. It even measures heartbeats per minute (so you can pace your trail run) and counts steps (so you can dazzle lowlanders with stats from your latest sunrise-to-sunset epic). And yes—it also tells the time and wakes you up in the morning. $100; 2 oz.;

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