Humans are always creating effortless ways of doing a lot of things. We create gadgets and machines to make our workload easier and faster. This concept of making work more comfortable and quicker also extends to telling time. We need to look at a clock and immediately, we can tell what time it is. For some, it comes naturally to look at a watch and tell time by reading the minute and hour hand on a clock. But for others, it might just take a little bit more time for them to read the hands. That’s where digital clocks come in.
Digital clocks are timepieces that display time in numerical form, which is in numbers. The digital description of these clocks only refers to how they show time, which is numerically, and not the mechanism the watches use to run. The clocks can either run mechanically or electronically. The first digital clock got invented in 1883. It displayed time through disks with numbers on them that rotated to change and tell time.
Digital watches use an electric power supply from an electrical outlet or a battery. The numbers use either LED lights or LCD lights to display time on the facade of the clock. A device known as an oscillator is used in any clock for it to show time. In digital timepieces, a crystal gets used as an oscillator.
Most digital timepieces use the 24-hour format, but in other areas, the 12-hour format is preferred to display time.
Digital clocks without power back up from batteries and only use electricity to function will need to be reset each time power goes off. A person using the digital watch as an alarm may be disappointed in the morning when the alarm doesn’t go off if there was a power outage, and the clock had not been reset to the correct time.
Digital timepieces are small and in-expensive; therefore, manufacturers have been able to incorporate them into many devices and gadgets such as radios, cellphones, car stereos, ovens, and even microwaves.
Digital clocks might have become more popular than the analog clocks for their ease of telling time or timing an event, especially among the recent generations. All ages of people, including young children, can now tell time and even be able to wear it on their hands despite them being young.