Known maker of quirky timepieces, Mr. Jones Watches returned with yet another pool watch, created to ditch the very perception that watches have to have arms that point to the time through changing it with a millennial aimlessly floating in a swimming pool, doing the rounds of the watch’s face.
Aptly titled ‘A Perfectly Useless Afternoon’, the pool watch comes set against the backdrop of a swimming pool, with two transparent discs that rotate to inform the time. One of the discs holds a floating rubber-duckie while the other, a human lazing internal a pool-tube. As the minutes and hours pass, these two jobless entities go with the flow around in circles at the same time as also pointing on the time. They’re, in that regard, both beneficial in addition to useless… and that’s greater than I can say for any Instagram influencer posing in a swimming pool.
Running and cycle monitoring tech has grown incredibly during the last five years with GPS pool watches, form-solving sensors and strength meters increasing the universe of performance insights for us try-difficult weekend warriors.
Even amateur soccer is now catered for with GPS monitors now available for informal players. For swimmers, though, it’s been a specific story. It’s taken a while for people who like a bit of pool time to experience as plenty love as their land-loving fellow fitness types.
Brands like Fitbit, Apple and Samsung are racing to upgrade sports activities and pool watches and fitness trackers with new water-resistant designs and swim monitoring tech built in.
While there nonetheless aren’t many committed swim trackers, the first-class all-round health trackers now provide computerized stroke detection, correct lap and distance tracking in the pool and open water, and a few even provide fairly accurate heart charge monitoring inside the water.