The wristwatch was released to the world roughly two centuries ago (I’m not sure the photo above quite qualifies as a “wristwatch,” even if it is credited as the earliest known watch, dating to 1530, and belonging to the great German reformer and humanist Philip Melanchthon (1497-1560)). Today, being able to tell the time of day is trivial — even if most of us seem not to heed it — and it’s a rare thing indeed, if ever, that one stops to think just how incredible a thing a watch really is. The ability simply to glance casually at your wrist and know what time of day it is, is absolutely astounding. Seriously, just think about it for a moment.
And that’s what makes the Apple Watch so immensely powerful. No, not that you can glance at your wrist to tell the time — well yes, you can do that too — but because you can glance at your wrist to tell everything. Continue reading “Why the Apple Watch will actually make your life safer”