The wristwatch pivot
As you can imagine, most people use mobile phones to tell time now. Hardly do you see people looking at their wrists to check what time it is anymore. If someone is wearing a watch, it’s probably more of a fashion statement than a function. I was reading an article where the author had a realization watching students in college that they rarely wore wristwatches. With that information, insight was provided into where time telling is going. Watches are no longer only going to be for finding the time, but instead having other functions.
The Allerta inPulse (pictured above) that has several functions. You might be able to play music, control things, play games or even get notifications. It actually has some really cool ideas and possibilities. The main benefit will be portability while having function. Here is the inPulse being used as a game:
Overall though, my favorite breakthrough wristwatch is based on the Apple iPod Nano. It’s a new idea that launched late last year from Minimal called Lunatik and also TikTok. If there is a pivot in wristwatches, this is it.