It is amazing to see how technology in watches is advancing
today. While the basic premise remains the same—a timepiece is wrapped around your wrist so you can tell the time wherever you are—watches nowadays can help you monitor your heart rate, measure skin temperature and perspiration, as well as day and night temperature outside by means of a temperature sensor, which provides reading in Celsius or Fahrenheit. Some even come with wireless and USB connectivity to enable you to seamlessly sync your fitness data with your smartphone and laptop. Without exaggerating, let me be at liberty to say that the ongoing revolution in the watch segment might have even swept Peter Henlein, the creator of the first pocket watch, off his feet in this era of digital technology and LCD screens.
Smart watches are all the rage these days and the Intelligent Quartz Tide-Temp-Compass watch from Timex represents a judicious mix of sophisticated style and technological innovation— something that only comes from a true watchmaker. Timex was founded in 1854 and has a rich heritage of making the finest timepieces. In India, it has a portfolio of several brands spread across various segments from mid-premium to luxury segment, such as Timex, Marc Ecko, Salvatore Ferragamo, Versace, Helix.
Timex’s tide-temp-compass watch is available in two variants—price for the white one is R14,995, while the Black one retails for R13,995. Basically, its Intelligent Quartz technology is more than just a watch movement; it’s an open ended platform with the flexibility to incorporate new technologies, new functions and new ideas, as they become available.
In sync with this, the new Timex device has a tide tracker feature which counts down to next high or low tide. Its temperature sensor provides reading in Celsius or Fahrenheit. And the electronic compass comes with adjustable declination angle for increased accuracy regardless of user location. The compass directional ring helps navigate home or away.
But does the watch that hit the market a few months ago actually live up to expectations? Or is it just for geeks to show their latest devices around? Well, I dug in to find out.
I have been wearing the device for the past few days and I love the looks that I get from people. This piece from Timex will grow on you; it will be difficult for the wearer of this Quartz to stay away from it. It is a stylish watch with good