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"Time is a precious thing."
That's what the proverb says. Time is the smallest unit in life, a marker of all the moments that occur in our lives. Time reminds us of the moments we went through throughout the day in our lives. It becomes important to know what moments we have passed during the whole day. Watches help us mark and record what work we have done in this life. Talking about timepieces, watches are now a practical choice for us. Regarding watches, at this time, we will be faced with 2 things, whether to choose conventional watches or smartwatches.
History of wristwatch
A long time ago, the watch was invented for ancient explorers needs, as a tool to navigate the oceans. At that time, it was common knowledge that latitude can be determined accurately based on the position of the stars. While longitude, determined based on local time. Meanwhile no timekeepers were discovered, which meant that sea explorers often made mistakes in determining the local time which had a huge impact. One minute's error will result in a deviation of 28 km from the original destination. This has led to the increasing need for precise timekeeping devices.
Over time, a German named Peter Heinlin made the first portable clock, a wristwatch with a spring mechanism. Furthermore, this invention was further developed by Jacob Zech and Gruet by providing resistance to the spring mechanism previously discovered by Heinlin.
Times went by; wristwatches began to be used by European aristocrats around the beginning of the 20th century. The initial idea for wristwatches came from the development of pocket watches, increasing the portability and practicality of pocket watches. Later, the use of watches became increasingly popular among soldiers with the aim of increasing the synchronization of troop maneuvers during the war without potentially revealing plans to the enemy. The use of a watch is considered more practical than a pocket watch when riding a horse on the battlefield.
The first world war paved the way for the mass production of watches. H. Williamson, Ltd. became the first company to seize the opportunity to mass-produce watches. After the world war, more and more military and civilian men were wearing watches. Thus, the use of watches began to develop as part of a fashion trend.
Furthermore, in 1980, the Japanese company, Seiko, created a wristwatch called Data2000 (also known as a pocket calculator) which could input, store and process data (such as mathematical calculation results, memos, and agreement data). Furthermore, smartwatches have grown rapidly since the early 2000s until now.
To equalize perception, let's first differentiate between conventional watches and smartwatches. Conventional watches usually have a mechanical build without an operating system embedded, have limited functionality and the ability to connect with other devices, and do not need to recharge the battery. Meanwhile, smartwatches have the main ability to input, store, and process data (like a minicomputer) and produce the results of data processing into useful information, and can connect and synchronize with other devices.
For example, the Wonlex smartwatch could record (store Heart Rate Monitor, Blood pressure monitor, SpO2 measurements, and Sedentary Reminder data), then connect to smartphone devices and health applications to monitor the user's health indicators.
Smartwatches have various features ranging from health features and complete connectivity features. At the same time, conventional watches are usually limited only to a timepiece. Smartwatches with various features can have a wide range of uses. With the features of monitoring blood pressure, monitoring oxygen levels, and heart rate, a smartwatch can become the leading device in health and a healthy lifestyle. Smartwatches are used in events that are casual to semi-formal. In contrast, conventional watches are usually used for formal occasions to display an elegant and authoritative impression.
Pros and Cons conventional watch vs. smartwatch
To answer this debate, let's look at the reasons why we choose conventional watches and their counterparts, choosing smartwatches.
Using Conventional watch
Using smart watch
So, smartwatch or conventional watch?
So, smartwatch or conventional? We think it depends on the situation. We can have both. Let's check it out:
So, we can end the debate regarding conventional watches vs. smartwatches with a win-win solution. We can choose and adjust to our situation and condition. If you want to look classy, more formal, and look authoritative, just wear a conventional watch. If you want to increase productivity, increase connectedness at work, or record indicators of your body's health, a smartwatch will be the better option. The Wonlex smartwatch provides everything we need in terms of productivity, features that support a healthy lifestyle, and to support our casual and trendy styles.