Fall back with daylight saving time with these 3 great watches
The universe is gifting us with an extra hour of sleep this weekend, as we “fall back” an hour at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, when daylight saving time comes to an end.
You bet we’ll take all the bonus zzz’s we can get, because, if we know anything about ourselves, we’re guessing we’ll need all the extra sleep we can get following the Halloween weekend. (Binge-watching scary movies on Netflix plus Halloween candy sugar buzzes does a number on the circadian rhythm.)
But while the extra hour of sleep is great (it won’t be pitch black when the alarm clock buzzes!), daylight saving time always seems to mix up our sense of time. (Read: That first Monday back to work when you leave the office for the day and realize it’s already dark outside).
So, to help ease the change, here are three awesome watches to keep you in tick-tock shape and on time after the clock falls back on you.
For the tech-savvy
Remember your first-ever calculator watch? It sure seems like there was a long lull (we’re talking decades) between the technological updates in smart watches. But the industry has made up for lost time, so to say, as the new generation of smart watches has us totally geeked. New functions allow watches to sync with our smart phones so as to inconspicuously alert us to incoming text messages and emails, monitor our heart rate and, oh, of course, keep the time, too. One of our favorites on the market? The Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch with Heart Rate Monitor. It’s got beauty and brains, as you can do everything from take calls to load your airplane boarding passes on the sharp-looking watch. $299.99, Best Buy
For the fashion-lover
This quintessential Kate Spade watch comes with a pink leather strap on a gold-plated watch, making it a cheerful accessory and an easy way to pop some color into your outfit. You won’t even mind when somebody stops to ask you for the time. Kate Spade New York ‘Metro’ round leather strap watch, $195, Nordstrom
For the eco-chic
Never buy another watch battery again. The Eco-Drive watch gets its juice from any natural or artificial light source and then converts it into energy so you’ll never need a battery. We like the sleek, all-black look of the watch, complete with a black dial and tonal hands. It’s water resistant and comes with a five-year warranty. Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive black nylon strap watch, on sale $131.25, macys.com