Most people seem to use their mobile phones to keep track of the time these days, which means watches on wrists is becoming a rare sight. Bits, the New York Times' tech blog, thinks the new wristwatch will be a gadget that keeps track of our health, like the Nike Fuelband or Pebble Smartwatch. That got us thinking: do you still wear a wristwatch?
I'll admit that I only wear a watch when I'm dressed up, but a quick poll of the team at Lifehacker HQ turned up a few holdouts who still wear them to keep time, partially so they don't have to pull their phones out of their pockets just to see the time. When we asked this question early last year, almost half our readers were dedicated watch wearers.
Even though wristwatches are becoming less common, it's not like the tech world hasn't tried to put tiny computers on our wrists before. Calculator watches, iPod Nano watch straps, bulky MP3 player watches — they've all been tried, but we just don't wear them. Will the rush towards fitness-tracking gadgets convince us to strap a gadget to our wrists again?