History of Smartwatches

history of watches

Can you imagine the first mechanical clock was invented in England in 1275.In 1541 the swiss watch industry was born.The first known pocket watch was created in 1574.In 1812 wrist watches were invented. The history goes on and on. Hamilton Electric were the pioneers of the first electric watch. The Pulsar watch was made in 18-carat gold and sold for a retail price of $2,100 (which amounts toover $12,000 today). It had a red light-emitting diode (LED) display. Digital LED watches were very expensive and out of reach to the common consumer until 1975.

When was the first Smartwatches invented and why

Pioneer inventor Steve Mann designed and developed the very first Linux smartwatch in 1998. You can say - He was the father of wearable computing.Business Companies with an eye on profits drive technological developments which in turn drive consumer demand.

Steve Mann's first linux smartwatch