Who says you have to be a smartwatch to get some “smart” functions? Some traditional watch makers are definitely not buying the whole smartwatch trend yet and seem to be content to just to add some of those features one way or another. Some are placingtransparent displays on top of analog faces while others are hiding the brains inside the strap. Breva has a rather interesting take, putting a makeshift speedometer on a Génie 03 traditional analog watch, without using any digital component.
The Génie 03 basically has a mini anemometer on top of the watch face, using the speed of the wind as a substitute for measuring the user’s moving speed. Since it is actually only measuring the speed of the wind that passes through it, instead of measuring the actual movement of the user, it might not be as accurate and can be “cheated”, but it can still be a good approximate when all you can use are springs and coils.
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