My wife recently received a digital wrist watch (Casio Baby GShock) as a gift. She is a teacher and uses the watch for (other than quickly telling the time) timing her lessons, other presentations and administered tests. I helped her set the time and date on the watch and then explored the features.
The watch has a countdown setting, stopwatch and several custom daily reminder alarms. It also has a calendar with date reminders and a simple data bank. It's nothing special. My initial reactions were that it's a straightforward and efficient tool. (I had forgotten just what digital wristwatches could do.) I find it an appealing tool. The watch was simple to use after about 15-20 minutes with the instruction manual and some tinkering.
It made me wonder about how a digital watch could be used to replace and/or enhance features found in organizational software (mobile and desktop) in a more efficient way. Examples might be the Pomodoro technique or maybe using the data bank to store peg words.
Does anyone currently or even recently have experience with using a digital watch to help improving productivity they would recommend compared to software alternatives?