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    Unusable Tachymeters

    So Samsung announced a new smartwatch recently (pictured below, pic borrowed from the interwebs) and as is typical, they wanted to make it look sporty. So what did they do? They added a tachymeter! Unfortunately, they have no idea what a tachymeter is or how it works, so they left off the center chronograph hand. I know this isn't the first time this has happened, but still as a watch enthusiast it pains me to see such mistakes. Hopefully you can change the face at least.

    Besides that, seems like a decent smartwatch, if that's your thing.
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    Re: Unusable Tachymeters

    My question is, what purpose does even a legit tachymeter have aside from decoration?
    I'm content with my watch collection

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    Re: Unusable Tachymeters

    Quote Originally Posted by WnS View Post
    My question is, what purpose does even a legit tachymeter have aside from decoration?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tachymeter_(watch)

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    Re: Unusable Tachymeters

    Quote Originally Posted by WnS View Post
    My question is, what purpose does even a legit tachymeter have aside from decoration?
    Besides eljay's reply.... In this century? Nothing. To be honest I do really want to find a place I can use the one on my speedy though. Just to say I did.

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    Re: Unusable Tachymeters

    Quote Originally Posted by WnS View Post
    My question is, what purpose does even a legit tachymeter have aside from decoration?
    If you're halfway decent with mental math, not much. I hate them.

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    Re: Unusable Tachymeters

    Quote Originally Posted by omnix View Post
    Besides eljay's reply.... In this century? Nothing. To be honest I do really want to find a place I can use the one on my speedy though. Just to say I did.

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    Indeed. It's not like there are mile markers everywhere for you to check your speed.

    I would like to buy a speedy without a tach - a touch of minimalism.
    I'm content with my watch collection

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    Re: Unusable Tachymeters

    Quote Originally Posted by WnS View Post
    Indeed. It's not like there are mile markers everywhere for you to check your speed.

    I would like to buy a speedy without a tach - a touch of minimalism.
    Surely you can replace the insert? I personally don't think it would look that great, but I'd love to see pics if you do ever pull it off.

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    Re: Unusable Tachymeters

    Thread moved from PUBLIC to SMART WATCHES.
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    Re: Unusable Tachymeters

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    Thread moved from PUBLIC to SMART WATCHES.
    It'll get just as much of a laugh here in F513 as it did in F2.

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    Re: Unusable Tachymeters

    Funny you posted that pic because the photos at ABTW have a chrono seconds hand:

    http://www.ablogtowatch.com/samsung-...rtwatch-debut/


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