Older generation may consider their “watch” as a functional time-keeping device and perhaps a stylish accessory, younger generations see them as a far more versatile tool. From communication notifications to games, from fitness tracking to playing digital media, modern smart and hybrid watches offer a range of functionalities and uses far beyond the traditional time-keeping.
It is this versatility that makes smart and hybrid watches a potentially useful tool when it comes to educating children, even if we may shudder at the idea of shelling out for a piece of wearable technology for younger children.
Although as a side note, they can indeed be used by parents to track their children’s location and ensure they can always be contacted, which does offer an additional incentive when it comes to kitting your child out in a potentially expensive smart or hybrid watch.
Education of children:
But can these watches actually aid in the education of children? It turns out that they can, even though you may need to accept that they will also be used for non-educational activities such as games and social media.
The range of apps and built-in functionality make wearable tech a useful and versatile tool, not only introducing children to the digital world – which will likely be a critical element of their future careers – but allowing parents and teachers to give kids a leg-up in any given subject.
Apps exist for helping with learning languages, accessing literature and educational materials, aiding with mathematics and calculations and range of other learning-based applications.
Moreover, many modern hybrid watches, such as those offered by Pebble and Fossil watches, put a heavy emphasis on fitness tracking, teaching children from a young age to be aware of their health and levels of fitness.
From heart rate monitors to activity tracking, this fitness-related functionality could help children stay healthy from a young age, and help fight the obesity epidemic in the Pakistan and internationally.
So the next time you’re shopping for the academic year, consider a smart or hybrid watch along with the traditional educational materials. In this way the kids will be able to manage and utilize their time with complete efficiency. It will also increase the productivity level at the college or university level.