Friday, July 10, 2015

8 out of 10 smartwatch shoppers won't cough up for an Apple Watch

Wearable research shows 1 in 10 US broadband households plan to buy a smartwatch in 2015.

The survey, from Parks Associates, shows 84% of people thinking of getting a smartwatch this year won't spend over $250 on the device. So with the Apple Watch starting at $349, it appears not everyone is sold on the idea of a premium smartwatch.

And those who are willing to fork out more than $500 on a smartwatch would only buy one if it worked without a smartphone. Bit of a problem with Apple's current tethered setup - although Android Wear isn't exactly a solo sailer, it has to be said.

From the article "8 out of 10 smartwatch shoppers won't cough up for an Apple Watch" by Sam Ashcroft.

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