Feature filled and stylish, these digital watches are the ultimate time machines
The digital watch is an ubiquitous accessory that has gone from space age fantasy to everyman timepiece. Today this wearable tech is able to keep track of your steps, calculate a math problem, keep you on time and remind you what the date is. You do know what today’s date is, right?
Even if your cellphone, microwave and TV can tell you the time, you should still build a solid watch collection so that you can then mix and match with the rest of your wardrobe, creating looks that keep you on point with the added benefit of keeping you on time.
Here’s a list of our favourite digital watches to shop Superbalist right now.
The value watch
Simple to use, cheap as chips and sturdy, the digital watch truly is the timepiece for the masses. And this particular model, which is a timeless and contemporary watch with soft white rim, white face and a white leather strap, is the perfect entry-level accessory for your all white outfits.
What is retro now was the realm of science fiction back when Stanley Kubrick’s A Space Odyssey provided a glimpse of the future with a digital clock featured in his 1968 film. Wearing a calculator on your wrist means you’ll never not know how to split the bill correctly ever again, while the database allows you to store 25 names and phone numbers and the five alarm functionality has a snooze button for whenever your cellphone’s battery runs flat.
The tough one
Instead of hands, the first digital watches used a seven-segment LED display for each of the four digits, and because these early versions were so power heavy you had to press a button on the side of the watch to see the time displayed. The Casio G-Shock is proof of how far this technology has come, and blends a high-tech exterior with features like: shock resistant, waterproof, LED backlight, world time, five daily alarms with flash and vibrate, as well as a stopwatch and countdown function. What more could you need?
Between the 1980s to mid 1990s manufacturers were in a race to see who could embed the most technology into their watches: built-in television screens, thermometers, the ability to translate 1,500 Japanese words into English, a watch that could dial your telephone number, a watch that would react to your voice, a watch that allowed the wearer to download and store data from a computer to their wrist… Kids today will scoff at that type of thing, when their cellphones can do all that and more, however, what can’t be denied is how this versatile companion provides classic style for both formal occasions and everyday affairs.
The tech one
Wearable tech is more than just a buzzword; it’s simply the digital watch having reached its full potential. Essentially a wearable computer, the next generation of training and digital watches feature silicone wrist straps and case, and allows you to track your athletic performance, reporting on the steps, pace, calories and distance you’ve logged while training.