Timepieces have been around for over five hundred years, evolving from bulky items that served only one purpose to leading edge smart watches that sync up with mobile phones. With these advances, the capabilities within a watch has changed. They can monitor heartbeats, track location, and even have more than one time-zone on them. One industry that has seen the biggest increase in the handiness of a watch aviation.
Over the decades, through technology advancement, and pilots need altimeter readings,attitude indicators, and proper Zulu time, it can get a bit complicated what with having charts and kneeboards in the cockpit with you. Yet the world of pilot watches has opened a new door in having up to date readings all in one place.
Why go for a pilot watch when many pilots are using tablets to store charts and other important documents? Because a watch is always easily available and some of the higher end models even have E6B capabilities, meaning they can calculate fuel consumption, time/distance, and even convert statute to nautical miles. Having a single piece of equipment that is versatile enough to wear and still maintain quality information in such a demanding industry is fantastic.
Pilot watches are not just useful to pilots or others that fly. Avid travelers, hikers, and even those that love knowing that information can use these watches. With the altitude and compass readings on many models of pilot watches, it is easy for hikers to keep track of their direction, and elevation, which could save lives. For travelers, watches with multiple time zone capabilities, it’s easy to be in a different part of the world, and still keep track of the time at home.
Overall pilot watches are an amazing piece of technology engineered for a demanding industry to help simplify some processes. But these pieces aren’t just limited to those in the air. Hikers, travelers, and anybody who really wants one can sport a watch that does so much more than tell the time. And who knows, maybe the next time you’re flying to a destination, you might learn something about how the world of aviation works.
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