Hands-on With Apple Fitness+

By blending design, technology and humanity the new service is a game-changer

Announced back in September, Apple Fitness+ arrives today. It’s a content, education and motivation service whose heart lies in Apple Watch and can be experienced on iPhone, iPad or AppleTV. We’ve been testing it for nearly a week now and have been very impressed. While there are many admirable aspects, the ultimate beauty of Fitness+ is how seamlessly it works across the Apple ecosystem of …

Watchsmith App Grants Further Apple Watch Face Customization

For all the customization allowed to the Apple Watch face—including theme, style and numeral type—developer David Smith’s iOS app Watchsmith unlocks even more. Watchsmith allows users to assemble dynamic feature combinations that can be scheduled to change throughout the day. Users can affix the weather to their Apple Watch face in the morning or activity data toward day’s end. Sources range from astronomy and tide …

Design-Driven Charging Stations by Leon’s Electric Trout

Offering a little charm, character and warmth to a functional tech product

As our phones get slimmer, sleeker and more stylish, there are a few brands working on docking stations that keep up. Like many companies, Leon’s Electric Trout was born out of a simple, everyday dissatisfaction. David Stychno (who is design director at a software company during traditional work hours) explains, “My girlfriend and I were always fighting over charging cables at night. It was a mess. One of us was …