Just about everyone has a cell phone these days and it’s obvious enough that we all use our mobile phones for more than just a communication device. We distract ourselves with a variety of cell phone games and snap pictures using the integrated cameras. After a while, some of these functions start to replace standalone devices that do the same thing.
In an ongoing poll, it appears that nearly two-thirds of people prefer to check the current time on their cell phone rather than on a conventional wristwatch. The Gizmodo poll, at the time of this post, is showing that 64.7% of people look up the time on their phones, compared to just 31.0% of people who still use a wristwatch. The missing option from this poll are people who use both, like me.
If the results of this poll are to be trusted, it means that the guys at Timex, Swatch, TAG, and the rest of the crew need to step it up to grab our attention again. Or maybe just a few diamonds will do the trick.