Watches have been a staple in our society for centuries, evolving from basic timekeepers to stylish accessories. But now, with technological advancements, the future of watches is taking a new turn. From simple timekeeping devices to sophisticated accessories, watches have undergone a significant transformation after several decades.
The future of watches looks more exciting than ever. They are no longer just a time-telling accessory but also provide us with fitness tracking, mobile connection, push notifications, music control, mobile payments, voice assistance, GPS, and a whole lot of other apps we can use to make our lives easier to navigate on a daily basis. Indeed, technology and innovation show us promise when it comes to what watches will offer us in the near future. It is worth taking a closer look at what's in store for us.
Our Wearable Future
As wearable technology continues to advance, watches are becoming increasingly integrated into our daily routines. Smartwatches have become a crucial tool in helping us lead healthier, more efficient lives.
Let us take a look at what could happen in the next several years in the world of horology.
Plenty of predictions have been made about futuristic watches based on what we have today. We can only expect so much with our undeniable dependence on computers and cell phones in this era.
A Medical Miracle Device
In case you missed it, Stanford School of Medicine Professor Michael Snyder has conducted several studies related to how a smartwatch can detect diseases. He mentioned that cars run with a dashboard that tells if the gas tank is about to be empty, if the speed is too much, and everything in between. According to him, we are more important than cars and we should also have devices and sensors to help us track our bodies and motions.
Smartwatches today have tiny sensors that can help track heart rate, irregular heartbeats, blood oxygen levels, blood sugar levels, vital statistics, noise notifications, pulse rate, and so on. Snyder utilized a smartwatch to identify his own case of Lyme disease before he even displayed any symptoms.
Future watches will not just augment our workouts, how much we step we took, or our mobile phones, but they will be more profound when it comes to alerting us to oncoming illnesses and helping us manage chronic conditions.
Science fiction has been showing us cool gadgets and one of them is wearables. What would they look like in the future in a realistic expectation? We can expect next-gen watches that are less intrusive but more reliable.
They can be smaller, have stronger and longer battery life, can be easily blended in our bodies so that we may not feel like it’s there, they can be washable, and super thin.
These may just be predictions but they are not far from our current reality and technology. These things are very possible to happen.
Watches in the future can look like very tiny accessories hidden from public view. The industry is now looking to create wearables that can include analysis and effects of drugs and a number of other vitals. This kind of technological progress may take a while before it hits the market but has a huge potential to change the lives of many people, if not all.
Truth be told, even though the timepieces won’t evolve technologically for the next years, the enthusiasm of watch lovers will stay the same. One example is a solar cell. It can be incredibly durable and offer us a longer operating life, yet even without it, watch aficionados will still appreciate mechanical and quartz watches with batteries.
Watches remain a work of art.
Switching to greener alternatives can help our planet in the long run, but the watchmaking industry is not on top of the list when it comes to tackling global warming. Despite having no sense of urgency yet in the horology world, looking for sustainable choices and manufacturing processes is extremely important and many watchmakers are already looking at it.