Your Next Purchase - Analog or Smart Watch?
If it is time for you to get a new watch, you will face a decision everyone must tackle at some point, whether to buy a smartwatch or an analog watch.
23:01 22 August 2021
Before you decide whether to buy a smartwatch or an analog watch, you need to understand the differences between them, in which situations you might want to buy a smartwatch over a classic analog watch, and more.
Pros of a Smartwatch
- Digital screen
- The same mobile functionality as a phone
Pros of an analog watch
- Classic timepiece
- More of a fashion accessory
A smartwatch comes with many advantages, the first of which is that your watch provides you with a digital screen. Having a smart watch around your wrist is like having a small smartphone attached to your hand at all times. For someone who is particularly busy or doesn't like having to reach into their pockets regularly to take their phone in and out can turn to the digital screen of their smartwatch to determine whether the incoming phone call is spam or something important or whether the incoming email is something that has to be answered right away or can be put off until after the meeting. That said be advised of the fact that a digital screen is just that, a screen and that means wearing a smartwatch brings with it a digital exposure and screen time and takes away from the look and feel of a classic timepiece.
Tangentially, a smartwatch also brings with it all of the mobile functionality that you would get from your smartphone. This means that it can incorporate almost all of the same functions like making and receiving phone calls, checking your calendar, adding events to your calendar, listening to music or to a podcast, and of course checking the time. All of this mobile functionality can be particularly important for individuals who have demanding jobs and need to be reachable no matter where they are.
If you invest in an analog watch, you can wear a classic timepiece that doesn't demand more of your attention than is necessary. While having a digital screen around your wrist can prove useful, it can also prove just as much of a distraction as a smartphone. When you are out on a date, at an important business meeting, or just out at a concert, having a classic timepiece means more of your attention is focused on the matters at hand. You can focus on the most important thing which is of course knowing the time, and have something that brings with it style such as a one-of-a-kind Rolex.
Similarly, an analog watch serves as a fashion accessory. Well made watches will last a lifetime while smartwatches will only last a few years. Having an analog watch is an essential fashion accessory for men, one of the few areas where men regularly boast fashion accessories that pull together their ensemble. What's more, high-end analog watches are a staple accessory for a certain class of men, making a statement of sophistication and class.
Gaming on Your Watch
If you opt to invest in a smartwatch, that doesn't mean you can't also have an analog watch as a backup. The analog watch can be what you wear to formal events while the smartwatch can serve as your everyday watch. With a smartwatch you can enjoy the aforementioned mobile functionality of a phone directly from your wrist including listening to music, checking your email, and playing online gaming when you are on your holidays far from home. This might include blackjack in Thailand while you are relaxing at a beach-side bar. In addition to table games you can enjoy your favorite slot games, take advantage of different welcome bonuses by trying out a new casino directly from your hotel.
While there are pros and cons to traditional analog watches and smartwatches, an analog watch of course remains the winner when it comes to aesthetics, fashion, and style whereas smartwatches remain the clear winner when it comes to accessibility and mobile functionality. With a cutting-edge smartwatch you can enjoy all of the same features you use with your phone while on vacation, but in so doing reduce the amount of screen time you have and stay focused on relaxation and adventure all while making sure that you put out any necessary fires when they arise.