it is a problem that men have every day, well at least those who own more than one watch: which watch should I wear today? It is not that easy deciding between a smartwatch, regular ‘sporty’ watch or that beautiful expensive watch that was passed on to you by your father?
These 5 simple questions will help you make that decision.
- What do you have planned for today?
- Is there a special occasion?
- Do I have a lot of meetings today?
- Are you planning to work out?
- Do you want and/or need to impress someone?
1. What do you have planned for today?
It seems like an obvious question, but it helps to take a moment in the morning when you stand in the shower and stop to think for a minute about what you actually have planned for today.
If you are not planning to do anything exciting and it will be just another boring day at the office, you might surely want to wear your smartwatch so that you have something to play around with during boring meetings.
2. Is there a special occasion?
Are you going on a first date, to a wedding or another special occasion today? You might want to focus your attention on the person you are spending the day with and not fiddle around with your watch all too much.
Of course you can put your phone (you might have a Nexus 6 perhaps?) on silent and only receive the most important messages on your watch, but there is a fine line between paying full attention and being “attentive”. Women notice when you are not fully “there”, trust me on that one.
3. Do you have a lot of meetings today?
Busy day at the office, need to get things done and a lot of running back and forth between different floors / locations? This is the perfect day to wear your smartwatch. The short messages, notifications about your upcoming meetings and directions to your next client will be very helpful.
You don’t want to annoy your business partners by staring at your phone during meetings, but a watch is far more accepted. Days on the road with many meetings are a great occasion to wear your smartwatch.
4. Are you planning to work out?
The Moto 360 is not the best companion when it comes to sports, there are better watches out there that can track your heart rate accurately, have stronger GPS signals build-in and are fully waterproof.
If you are planning to work out, go to the gym, play tennis or go for a swim you will be better off leaving your smartwatch at home today. Try one of the fantastic Suunto watches for example, they are absolutely fabulous.
5. Do you want to impress someone?
Okay, a smartwatch – especially the Moto 360 – surely something nice to look at and not everyone has one just yet. If you feel like impressing someone, it is quite a statement that you wear a great piece of tech on your wrist instead of an “expensive” TAG Heuer Carrera 01 with virtually no functionality but to tell you what time it is.
Normal watches have become nothing more but an accessory and if you feel like impressing someone, be smart and wear your Moto 360. They might confuse it for an Apple Watch, but I am sure that you will get a few cool glances from the person you would like to impress a little.
Which watch did you wear today?
Tell me, which watch did you end up wearing today? Do you have another great use case for your smartwatch or an occasion at which you cannot live without it?
Please do share your thoughts in the comments section below. Looking forward to hearing your opinions.