Technology is one of the most important factors of the modern world, and even timeless devices are commonly being altered to fit in with the technological requirements that our generation have. The What? Calendar Watch in Aqua takes all of that and more into consideration, and it combines the iconic stylisation commonly associated with watches, with a simple and yet ingenious function.
Simplicity really is the key to making this product work successfully, as a well created smart device will only have one or two useful features. The reason for this is that if it were packed with functions it would make the device simply seem overloaded and unnecessary.
The What? Calendar Watch in Aqua Blue features a matte stainless steel body, that acts as the perfect contrast when paired with the blue/green suede strap that the standard product comes with. It is worth noting that the lugs, wristbands, and even the actual watch faces of the What? Calendar Watch range are completely interchangeable. This allows the space needed for a fantastic amount of customisation.
The blue color scheme makes this particular model look quite eye-catching, as it draws attention directly to your wrist. It’s not the smallest of watches, with a diameter of 47mm. Another attention catching factor associated with this watch is the fact that it has no buttons, and not a single feature that you turn or click.
Dial & Case
The Aqua Blue model of this particular watch features stainless steel second and minute hands, and a single, dark blue hour hand. These hands work their way around a backing color scheme that has the appearance of a pie chart. The darker blue sections of the watch represent times where there are items in your schedule, while the lighter blue sections represent free time. All of the pie chart information is drawn directly from any calendar that you link the watch to.
The dial of the watch is protected by a hardened K1 crystal, which is a highly scratch-resistant mineral glass, it is also impact resistant. It also has had an anti-reflective coating added on the top side, to prevent any glare from leaving you unable to see the watch at all. The actual K1 crystal is lightly colored to match the color scheme of the watch, and it is double domed.
What? Calendar Functions
To keep up with the requirements associated with the modern world, the What? Calendar Smart Watch has had a handful of useful features built into it. The most important feature is right there in the name, as you sync your calendar directly to the watch. It shows you your daily schedule directly on the surface of the dial, in the form of a pie chart. There are two different settings that you can alter using the app, they are:
- Flexible: Where you can see your schedule for the next 12-hours directly from the hour hand, this setting is updated automatically on a quarter-hour basis.
- Fixed: Where you can set the watch to show you a time period of your own choosing.
Other than the main feature of the watch, there are a few additional features that the average consumer would find beneficial. They include:
- Input: As we already mentioned, this watch does not feature anything that you can click or turn. Instead you simply tap on the watch, by tapping twice the watch will automatically show you your schedule for the next 12 – 24 hours. By tapping three times your schedule will automatically be synced directly from the calendar on your phone, otherwise it will sync automatically on a quarter-hour basis.
- Time syncing: This isn’t the type of watch that you will have to set the time on yourself. Using digital components and the app the analog movements are automatically updated so that the watch shows the correct time. It will even automatically adjust as you travel to different time zones.
- Power saving: This particular watch will enter a power-saving mode as soon as it does not detect movement for 15-minutes. You will be able to see this happen, as the second hand will automatically stop at the 12 o’clock position. Don’t worry, all it takes is a quick blast of movement to get the watch started up again. This watch is known to have a battery life that lasts for several months, and it also comes with its own charging station.
Time management can be difficult, especially when you have to be in multiple places throughout the day. The majority of us in that situation will manage our calander dates by constantly checking our smartphones. This watch makes life easier, as your calendar is right on your wrist.
It’s not a shock that it performs the intended task perfectly, as it was originally thought up by Masashi Kawamura, and Umberto Onza. The two influential people who have successfully managed to bend the rules, and create a classical and yet modern watch.
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