(Review forthcoming, by the way.)Vibrating alarms. Im really surprised more watches dont have silent alarm modes these days. As watches assume more PDA-like responsibilities, the more useful and, at the same time, obnoxious they can become. Personally, Im embarrassed when my digital watch draws attention Replica Omega 4875.31.01 De Ville Prestige Watch by beeping, just like I hate when my mobile phone rings in public. I usually keep my mobile phone silent, and Id love to keep my watch silent, as well, without having to give up alarms and hourly time signals.Customizable faces. As soon as you have a bright, high contrast, high resolution display, the next thing youll want to do is create your own time-telling arrangements, or perhaps download and install those created by others.
Personalization is becoming a priority in consumer electronics, though digital watches are not adapting. MSN Direct watches are starting down this path, though they still have a ways to go.)Customizable functions. Again, consumers are becoming less content with their devices being carbon copies of everyone elses. Customization and personalization are become increasingly important. Why should I have to have an alarm, or countdown timer, or a time recording function on my watch if I never use it? Replica Omega 951499.79 Constellation Iris Watch Or why cant I have 10 different alarms if thats what I need? Or a stopwatch with 50 split times? Downloadable content and personal configurations are standard on phones and PDAs now, and eventually will be for watches, as well.
As watches offer more and more functionality, their user inteces can potentially become less and less effective. The user intece is how the user interacts with and experiences the watchs functionality, so it is every bit as important as the functionality itself. Tissot has made some important advances in watch usability with Replica Omega 2910.51.82 Planet Ocean Chronograph Watch their Tactile collection, and Id love to see others innovate, as well.Aesthetics. Even with all the functionality in the world, nobody will want to wear a watch that is too big, too heavy, or just plain ugly. Design, functionality, and user intece all need to be given equal priority. (The Timex Data Link currently allows you to use your PC to choose the types of functions you want on your watch, and even to choose their mode orderwell done, Timex!)User intece improvements.