Traditional watches vs smartwatches: will smartwatches ever replace a traditional watch?
Smartwatches are more popular than ever. Once dismissed as a fad, they’re now mainstream thanks to the connectivity and convenience they offer. Most smartwatches these days double up as fitness trackers. Many have GPS functions so you’re never lost.
In 2019 for the first time, smart watches outsold traditional watches. And, Smartwatch sales are set to double. Again. That means it is here to stay
However, this surge in popularity is making people question the fate of the traditional timepiece? Will smartwatches take over? Have they done so already? and is there a way to have both?
What is a Traditional Watch?
A traditional watch is typically going to have an analog dial with hour and minute hands and doesnt need to be charged.
What Is A Smart Watch?
A smartwatch is a wearable computer on the wrist. They will typically feature a touch screen for daily use, and will connect to an app on a smartphone for management and tracking. Smartwatches have been around since the 1980s when Seiko created the Data 2000 which came with an external keyboard for data entry and data could be synced by docking the watch. It wasn’t until the late 2000s – 2010s that smartwatches started taking off.
However, it wasn’t until the Apple watch announcement in late 2014 and released to consumers in 2015, that smartwatches started gaining an increased momentum in popularity and people started to wonder if they would surpass traditional watches.
Will Smartwatches Replace Traditional Watches?
The short answer is no. There is always going to be a desire in the watch community for a traditional mechanical or quartz watch. Global shipments of smartwatches have surpassed the Swiss watch shipments as early as Q4 2015, however this doesn’t mean traditional watches are dead or dying.
Style of Traditional Watches vs. Smartwatches
Not only are traditional watches designed to last longer, they also have more style. A smartwatch is designed to be functional, providing the wearer access to text messaging, heart rate, games and even phone calls. They have touch screens to make this all possible and sensors on the back to detect being worn.
Traditional watches, mechanical or quartz, feature a timeless style. There is an attention to detail in the polishing of the case, details in the movement and even the dial material that isn’t found in smartwatches. Traditional watchmaking is an art and skill that takes years to master.
Luxury Watchmakers Embracing Smart Technology
Here at Asorock watches we have designed cases that gives you the power to combine Apple's cutting-edge technology with a traditional watch's timeless style, giving you the best of both worlds. Now you don't have to choose between features and fashion.
The cases are carved from solid 316L stainless steel, the surfaces are expertly hand-polished by experienced artisans to give the watch its impressive appearance.Crafted according to the manufacturing method that the Swiss watch industry has used for centuries.
so whether you are going to work, going to a party, or a business meeting, this classic design will fit your style.
All in All,
While the luxury watch industry is evolving and brands like ours have started to embrace smart technology, a traditional mechanical watch isn’t going anywhere any time soon.
There are certain times where a smartwatch isn’t appropriate, such as on your wrist when you’re getting married or in other formal situations, but with the Asorock x apple smartcase you can eliminate this problem. On the other side, a smartwatch may be more appropriate when you’re working out at the gym and you want to track your exercise and heart rate.
A traditional watch is seen as a piece of jewelry and heirloom but that doesn’t mean you can’t wear a smartwatch. Collectors and connoisseurs of luxury watches are attracted to the quality, design and craftsmanship that goes into a watch. A traditional watch can also be a conversation starter, whether it’s a vintage piece with a long history or even a complicated movement.
Different watches serve different purposes and that includes accepting smartwatches alongside traditional watches; there is an occasion for everything. But now with the Asorock Smartwatch case you dont have to choose between fashion and features, you now have both!