In the Greek. This language is where the etymological origin of the word that we now want to analyze in depth is found: chronometer. And it is made up of two Greek components:
• “Chronos”, which was the name of the Greek god of time.
• “Metron”, which can be translated as “measure”.

A chronometer it’s a clock precision used to measure fractions of weather very small. Unlike conventional watches that are used to measure the minutes and hours that govern everyday time, stopwatches are often used in sports competitions and in the industry to keep track of shorter time slots, such as Thousandths of a second.

ChronometerFor example: “When the Jamaican looked at the stopwatch, he smiled: he had set a new world record”, “I like to go jogging with a timer to try to improve each of my marks”, “In our factory, stopwatches are essential, because if we delay a second we can lose thousands of dollars”.

In addition to sports events, it is also necessary to use the stopwatch in other cases. Thus, for example, it is commonly used in certain board games that require participants to have a limited time to perform a role or even by the Guiness Record Book judges, in various cases.

All this without forgetting that they are also within the marine environment. In this case, we would have to talk about the so-called marine chronometers that are identified because they are found on ships, because they have extreme precision and because their function is to carry out a fundamental mission: to determine the time with total accuracy. And it is that only in this way it will be possible to calculate what the exact geographical position of the boat in question would be.

Typically, the stopwatch starts when the user presses a button. button. The mechanism, in this way, starts counting from zero. When this button is pressed again, the stopwatch stops, accurately displaying the elapsed time.

Most of the chronometers allow to measure different time periods with the same beginning but different ends. This allows you to register successive times, while the first measured time continues to be recorded in the background.

The more advanced stopwatches are started and stopped with some automatic mechanism, without a person need to press a button. Different types of sensors allow you to start and end time taking with an accuracy impossible to achieve if it were recorded manually. An example of a highly accurate sensor-powered stopwatch is one used in track and field events.

With advances in technology, we have to make it clear that a lot has evolved within the chronometer sector. Thus, these have not only been perfected but they have also seen models that were of the online type appear on the Internet. Not forgetting either that now all smartphones also incorporate their own.