You should keep the following factors in mind while choosing a vibrating watch:
Outdoor or Casual
There are two types of vibrating watches you can get: outdoor and casual. You might need the former if you have an active lifestyle or you partake in sports on a daily basis. They are more rugged and some of them also offer resistance against water. That means you can take them to swimming.
Casual vibrating watches, however, are a perfect option for those who are going to use them in an office environment. They are more stylish, less rugged, and can serve as a fashion statement. Also, they are available in both rubber and stainless steel bands.
When it comes to extra features, the sky is the limit for vibrating watches. While some of them provide sleep tracking, others provide resistance against water. Then there are others with a timer function after which they start to vibrate. And if you intend to use your watch at night, make sure it provides a backlit screen or display illumination to help you see everything in low-light conditions.
Also, if you’re always on the go, there are some watches out there – like the Casio Collection Men Watch – which offers world time. Such watches offer current time in major cities and specific areas around the world. Lastly, if you’re an athlete, make sure your watch offers a stopwatch feature.
If your to-do list contains a lot of items – and you are never able to grasp all of them – a vibrating watch with multiple alarms can be a lifesaver. Multiple alarms work by letting you set the caption with which they ought to appear.
For instance, if you take breakfast at 7:30 and lunch at 12, you could set up two alarms – with the first containing ‘’breakfast’’ as caption and the second with ‘’lunch’’. Needless to say, both these captions will appear on the watch’s screen.
There are two types of watch movements: mechanical and quartz. The former, which comprises of mechanical parts like gears and springs, comprise of both manual and automatic movements. It is for this reason that the traditionalists among you might prefer mechanical watch movements.
However, if you want more accuracy, go for quartz movement. They have low maintenance costs and rely on a battery as their power source. While some of them come with a solar battery, others, which run on electrical battery, require periodic battery changes.
Leather, silicone, and metal are the three most common band materials. If you intend to go for leather, remember that it needs extreme care and requires zero exposure to water to last long. Also, if you sweat profusely, it might get sticky.
Silicone band materials, though not breathable, provide the same comfort as nylon. And if you want a less sticky surface, make sure you choose the rubber subcategory of silicone bands.
Metal, which is mostly used in luxury watches, is tear-resistant, water-resistant, and structurally stable. However, since it isn’t breathable, it will stick to your wrist if you live in a humid weather. On the plus side, you can own a metal band for 30-years and it would still look new after every re-polish.
The watch case is that portion of the watch which consists of its bezel, middle, and back parts. From round to square, small to oversized, and ceramic to platinum, the choices are unlimited when it comes to case style. And just like the watch movement, the case style is a matter of personal preference.