Time is of the essence — except when you’re wearing one of Fossil’s Wrist Net watches. Then, breaking news stories, stock quotes, and up-to-the-minute weather reports suddenly become relevant concerns, too. Via MSN Direct, these informational tidbits are beamed right onto your arm, along with text messages, sports scores, and more — all on top of telling you the time, too. Available in three models — Square, Round, or Dick Tracy — it fits working professionals’ schedules almost as well as their wardrobe. $179-$199, plus MSN Direct subscription. www.fossil.com
— SCOTT STEINBERG