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The first digital watch, the Hamilton Watch Company ‘Pulsar’, debuted in 1972, which was followed up by the Pulsar NL C01 in 1982 which could store 24 digits. Why are we telling you all this? These two watches laid the foundation for the contemporary smartwatches we all wear today, although their memory could hold little over 20 digits at the time.
With the growth and development of the personal computer in the 1980s, companies such as Seiko began to adapt their craft to the digital boom. Their Data 2000 watch came with an external keyboard that could be used to input around 2000 digits. As time went by, toy and watch manufacturers messed around with the idea of computer watches, but they couldn’t quite hit the nail on the head practically.
Fast forward to 2006, Sony Ericsson and Fossil launched the MBW-100, the first digital watch to connect to a handset via Bluetooth and to show call and message notifications. Although the device flopped due to exclusivity, Sony then decided to make failure lightning strike twice with Sony Ericsson LiveView, an external Bluetooth display for Android smartphones.
Smart Watch Black Friday Deals 2021
2013 and onwards ushered in the smartwatches we’re used to wearing today. Samsung and Apple we’re just getting into the smartwatch business, which would allow users to access multiple handset functions without touching their smartphones. From fitness to convenience, there’s plenty of reasons to own a smartwatch alongside your smartphone. IF you’ve been waiting to get one for yourself, Black Friday is probably the perfect time of year to invest in some brand new tech. Here are the best Black Friday deals for smartwatches right now:
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Stainless Steel, 40mm (Renewed) (Black Stainless Steel)
Package – TP-Link – Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug Mini – White (2 pack)
Samsung – Galaxy Watch4 Aluminum Smartwatch 44mm BT
Garmin – fēnix 6S Smartwatch 42mm Fiber-Reinforced Polymer
Garmin – vívoactive 4S Smartwatch 40mm Fiber-Reinforced Polymer
Garmin – fēnix 6 Pro Solar GPS Smartwatch 47mm
Garmin – Forerunner 245 GPS Heart Rate Monitor Running Smartwatch
Garmin – Instinct Solar Rugged GPS Smartwatch 45mm Fiber-Reinforced Polymer
Garmin – Instinct Smartwatch Fiber-Reinforced Polymer
Fitbit – Versa 2 Health & Fitness Smartwatch