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Get the Most From Your Day with This Smartwatch

Smartwatch, Smart Investment

One of the hottest technology trends today has to be the smartwatch. The idea and functionality of these devices are pretty amazing and really awesome. It was all the functionality of a mini-computer, like your phone, but in a small, easy to access package. It’s right there, on your wrist, whenever you need it! No fumbling around and losing your phone and no dragging around a tablet or laptop. It’s actually a truly amazing thing to see. It’s like sci-fi from the Dick Tracy days has come to life!!

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Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch & Wear OS by Google

While there are a ton of smartwatches out there, I want to talk to you about the Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch – 40 MM Stainless Steel in Rose Gold. This beautiful watch gets a lot of its smart from Wear OS by Google, since that’s the heart of the device. The form of Fossil matched with the function of Wear OS makes for an amazing device!!!

Google Assistant

Get proactive and personalized help from your Google Assistant. Proactive Help from the Google Assistant keeps you ahead of your day with proactive, personalized help from Google Assistant, even before you ask. Look up commute times, see upcoming reservations, check your flight status and more!!! That’s right, Google is there for you to help you get through your day a little bit easier, a little bit more organized. Make every minute matter with smart help and health coaching, from the convenience of your wrist!!!!

Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch side view

Google Fit

Smarter Health Coaching from Google Fit motivates you towards a healthier life with coaching and activity tracking based on guidelines from the American Heart Association & World Health Organization. With Wear OS by Google, you can workout with all the apps you love, without your phone. Google Fit and other health apps make it easy to get motivated, stay balanced and track your health right from your wrist.

This makes it easier to be healthy with the Google Fit app’s two new activity trackers—Heart Points and Move Minutes. These evidence-based metrics measure activity intensity, and smarter health coaching makes your fitness goals more achievable by motivating you to stay active throughout your day, everyday.

You can easily record information about exercise sessions with this Fossil women’s smart watch and the watch is swimproof. Bonus!

Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch Google Pay

Google Pay

Don’t worry and leave that purse and wallet at home! What a luxury Google Pay is!! That’s right, just flash your wrist and make a payment!! Use Google Pay™ on your watch wherever mobile payments are accepted.

Rock Out

I love that you can download or stream your favorite music right from your wrist using all your favorite streaming apps!!

Stay Connected and Maximize Your Time 

Get more done and maximize your time with more glanceable, easy to manage notifications, with smart replies to respond quickly on the go. Stay in touch via messaging, email, or phone with ease!

This Fossil women’s smart watch communicates with both iPhone and Android smartphones for easy data collection.

Fashion Meets Function

Maybe one of the best parts of this watch is the fantastic mix of form and function.  While monitoring your heart rate and location, the rose gold band blends with exercise wear at the gym or office clothing when you go to work!!! You can also swap your dial to match your style. Even personalize select watch faces with your favorite Facebook or Instagram photos!!! It really puts are very person face on this amazing tech.

Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch back view

Find Out More

To find out more about how you can make the most of your time with the Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch – 40 MM Stainless Steel in Rose Gold, check out Fossil at Best Buy and search #Fossilstyle!!!

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product.

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Join the Club Watch Lovers

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My Accessories

I’m not a person that wears a lot of jewelry. I like to fly simply more of the time. Some jeans, simple button down, easy peasy. No fuss, no muss. What are the main accessories in my wardrobe? I have a wedding ring and I wear a watch. That’s it and I’m very happy with that. It’s been that way for a long time. There’s sentiment, functionality, and personality in those pieces. It’s something I’m very happy with and something that I plan  to invest in as time goes on.

While my wedding band isn’t changing anytime soon, I love getting new and different watches whenever I can. That, of course, comes with  pretty high price tag and expense for new and premium watch brands. Let’s be honest, getting a decent watch is not always cheap. However, there are a lot of great watches that are a great value. The trick can be to find the good ones at a good price and be up to date on the latest styles and tech. It can be a lot of work if you want to really do it the right way. Boy, I really wish there was a way to do all of this without all of the hassle. Enter the Watch Gang.

Watch Gang

The Watch Gang is the world’s largest club of watch enthusiasts as well as the world’s #1 watch club for men. Men can join a of clubs, but this is at the top of the list for me.

The club offers members the opportunity to grow their watch collection and discover new brands and styles at incredible value. There are so many popular and emerging watch brands, it’s amazing!! It’s exactly what any enthusiastic (or even causal) watch fan has been looking for. Watch Gang only sources authentic, high-quality watches from reputable companies and watchmakers. Every watch comes with an 100% authenticity guarantee, so you don’t have to worry about having any issues. Be confident in all the goodies that come to your door!

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How It Works

First, you have decide on the tier you want to join. There are 3 tiers and each offers something for all tastes and budgets:

  1. $29 Original Tier offers stylish and fashionable watches worth $50-$150 in value;
  2. $99 Black Tier offers affordable luxury watches worth $150-$500;
  3. $299 Platinum Tier offers super luxury watches worth $500-$1500.

Once you get going, you will get a new watch every month from your tier. Yes you get to keep the watch. The best part of the deal…each watch is guaranteed to be worth up to 5x more than your membership. That’s an insane deal and crazy value. I love it.

More Goodies

As if a new awesome watch coming to your lap each month at a ridiculous value isn’t enough, Watch Gang members enjoy exclusive benefits including automatic entry into a notable lineup of weekly giveaways such as TAG Tuesday and Friday Rolex giveaways! Those are amazing brands with some really classic and beautiful pieces. Nice little bonus for sure.

Members also have exclusive access to a private Facebook group (Watch Gang Exchange) with over 27k members! It’s here that you can buy, sell, and trade watches with other members. That’s a really amazing feature that really only enhances your club membership. If somehow you get tired of one of your many awesome new watches, you have easy access to a massive group of other watch loving guys that are likely in the same boat as you are. Sweet, man.

Finally, you also have access to The Wheel of Watches ( This is yet another cool membership perk that allows members the opportunity to spin an interactive filled with watches you choose and have another chance to win a Grail (Tag, Rolex, etc.)!!

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My First Watch

I love my first watch, the Blacklist watch Black Sunray in steel. It’s a beautiful, super solid, timeless watch from a new brand I’ve never heard of before the Watch Gang introduced me!!

Blacklist watch is the automotive enthusiast’s watch brand. Founded in 2013 and motivated by their love for supercars, the designs feature colors and materials (like steel and carbon fiber) that can be seen on some of the most iconic of automobiles. The watches are created  in small handcrafted limited edition batches, so not too many people will get these watches.

For me, Blacklist watch was perfect and it was a really fantastic intro into the club. I’m really pleased and cannot wait for next month to come!!!

Save Even More

I think I’ve been pretty clear about my excitement with the Watch Gang and the amazing value you get. I want to make the deal even better for you, baby! Use promo code BILL10 when you order!!! This promo code entitles you to 10% off. I think that’s a win, a very solid win.

Find Out More and Join the Club

  • Facebook: Watch Gang (@TheWatchGang)
  • Instagram: @watchgang
  • Twitter: @TheWatchGang
  • Search #WatchGang, #NoNakedWrist

This post is sponsored by Watch Gang, and all opinions are entirely my own.

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Armitron Watches are Affordable and Fashionable Watches Perfect for Christmas #OneWatchManyFaces


Christmas time can be a tiresome time. Let’s be honest, it can also get to be every expensive. There are a lot of people on the list that we would love to give a great gift to. Something that I’m a big fan of is a traditional, analog watch. I love the look, feel, and statement of a nice timepiece in today’s digital world. No, I don’t want you to keep checking your phone for the time!! It’s even more important for men, since most guys don’t really wear much or any jewelry other than a watch and maybe a wedding band. I know that’s how I roll. There’s one great option for me this year that I’d love to share with you.

Designed with everyone’s individual style in mind, Armitron Watches is a line of fashionable, functional and affordable wristwatches for men and women. With dress and sport watches, Armitron has the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Here are some great suggestions:

For The Fellas


It’s not just the guys that get in on the good stuff, either. Armitron watches don’t just look dope for men, baby! Check out my life for the ladies, too.

For The Ladies

You just can’t beat the look, feel, style, and value of these watches. Seriously, these are an awesome gift and a bargain to boot!!! Check it out and let me know if you agree with me on this!!

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Guy and the Blog was provided product for the purpose of this review.

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NY Watches

Amazin’ Time With Armitron And The NY Mets Celebrating Motivated Moms #OneWatchManyFaces

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I was lucky enough to attend a fantastic event recently hosted by Armitron celebrating motivated moms.  I was able to watch my Amazin’ Mets play from the Armitron Suite at the Honda Clubhouse in Citi Field…and I was pretty much on the field. It was crazy. I was so close I felt like I was the forth outfielder. I’m pretty sure Curtis Granderson and I had a moment. If that wasn’t enough,  I even got to meet some of the beautiful wives of some of the Mets players’. Hello!

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The event was awesome, with hot dogs, hamburgers, peanuts, and beer readily available throughout the game. The venue was very intimate and comfortable, a really awesome place to watch the game. I could not have picked a better spot if I tried.

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Sure there was great food and great seats for me to watch my beloved Mets. That is very true. That could have been enough to make the night complete. It was not complete, however, not by a long shot.

In addition to all of the above awesomeness, I also had the chance to meet and chat with special guests like NBC’s Talk Stoop host Cat Greenleaf and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars alum Noah Galloway. Both of them have great stories to tell and were really, just, nice people to talk to. Very easy and pleasant.

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The event was held to celebrate the accomplishments not only of these amazing attendees but also to recognize all of the wonderful moms out there doing great things. It seemed like the perfect tie-in for Armitron given that for decades, the brand has embodied and nurtured the spirit of individuality while always striving to create stylish, functional timepieces accessible to every person.

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Today, Armitron looks to advance this mission by sharing the stories of real people. Armitron wants to celebrate the eclectic, hard-working and diverse group of individuals that are the Armitron brand. Each of them with their own style, thoughts, and ambitions. That is why Armitron showcases real people in their imagery, not professional models. These are the people who truly represent the Armitron brand and this is another reason that I really like and respect Armitron.

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Armitron empowers each wearer to tell their own story through color, design, and functionality. The style, the functionality, and the variety of their line at such great prices really made an impression on me. It’s a great product at a really great value, something that’s very hard to find today. I liked the brand before the event, but now I’m fully sold. Find out for yourself.

Armitron: A story of One Watch, with Many Faces.

To find out more about Armitron and it’s entire line of both men’s and women’s watches, please check out:

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Guy and the Blog attended the event and received a gift bag including product. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Let Originality Define You With Original Grain Exotic Hardwood And Stainless Steel Watches

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Today, there is just so much out there. So many options, so much to choose from. It’s good, since we all love choice, but it can be tough to cut through the clutter and find some things that are actually unique and original. For men, a huge way to show off some style and to be a little original is with a fresh timepiece. Yes, a watch…not a cellphone glance. And as much as I love Apple, an “old fashioned” watch that pretty much tells time only is still the way to go.

Much as with my style in furniture and home design, I’m a big fan of more traditional, classic looks. I love natural materials, too, like wood and leather. When I came across Original Grain’s like I was coming home all over again. It’s all about getting the little things in life right.

Original Grain Collage

The pieces are classic, though not dated. They look and feel great, and I love the mix of wood, steel, and leather. You can get metal bands as well, but this trio really speaks to me and my personal preferences.

Launched in December 2012, Original Grain is the premier maker of All Natural Exotic Hardwood and Stainless Steel watches. They are purveyors of style. Forged of wood, steel and a fresh approach to classic traditions. Their timepieces are held to the highest standards of craftsmanship, authenticity, and quality. In doing so, each one of their products is truly an original.

Original Grain Process

If that’s not enough…these watches won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Since they design, manufacture, and sell directly to their customers, the prices are dope. All with free shipping wordlwide! It’s, like, totally rad.

These signature wooden and stainless steel watch designs:

  • Use 100% all natural wood
  • Integrate Japanese Miyota Quartz Movement
  • Water Resistant Case

Original Grain My Shot with Box

The one that I own…The Barrel… features a 47MM face (big) and custom inlaid bezel and link design. This one is hard to miss, especially with a very bold mix of exotic wood, stainless steel, and very supple leather. This makes for an unmistakeable first impression, no doubt.

To top it off…Original Grain has partnered with Trees for the Future with the goal of planting 1 Million trees in 2016. For each watch sold, Original Grain will donate 10 trees! Who says being a tree-hugger can’t be fashionable?

Original Grain My Shot Collage

C’mon…be bold, be original.

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Guy and the Blog was provided a watch for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.


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