We don’t have a crystal ball to tell us what timepieces of the future will look like, but it’s fun to imagine. What will their future be? Will they become obsolete? Will there be technological advances that will change the way they work? Keep reading to see what our readers think lies ahead for these time-telling devices.
Erik Pham, CEO and Managing Editor of Healthcanal.
Watches Can Become Obsolete or Adapt
The future of watches might seem very bleak with the rise of digitization making it easier to tell the time simply by looking at a smartphone. This may make watches obsolete as a timekeeping device but that doesn’t mean that the utility of watches is gone. With digitization comes the potential for new features.
Watch companies can include new features in their watches that can help make them more useful. A lot of luxury watches being sold today have digitized features such as being able to tell the temperature, GPS tracking, UV light tracking, and even bank transactions.
Now you can do all of this with a smartphone, but they aren’t as portable as watches which gives watches their edge. In my opinion, the future of watches depends on how fast watch companies can adapt in this digital time and whether or not they can include more useful features in both luxury and non-luxury watches.
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