14% would buy a $350 Apple iWatch according to a Piper Jaffray poll

14% would buy a $350 Apple iWatch according to a Piper Jaffray poll
14% of those polled by a securities house, said that they would buy an Apple iWatch that was priced at $350. Piper Jaffray conducted the poll, which actually showed a small gain since October. In the earlier poll, 12% of those asked said that they would purchase the iWatch at the same price. Teenagers showed a little more interest in buying the wearable, as 17%  said that they would be a buyer of the timepiece at $350. Earlier rumors have the watch selling in a range between $250 and $350.

The Apple iWatch is expected to include a number of health-related sensors that would capture readings such as blood pressure, heart rate and possibly even blood glucose levels. The readings would be sent to an iPhone or iPad running  Apple's new Health app on iOS 8, where the numbers could be analyzed and stored. In that vein, the Piper Jaffray poll revealed that 18% of those surveyed already own a fitness band, with half of those owning one of the devices made by Fitbit. 56% of those who own a fitness band wear it every day, and 18% of those who don't own one, plan on purchasing  a fitness band over the next year.

The longer Apple waits to introduce the iWatch, the more competition the device will face when launched. Pebble has gone from Kickstarter project to successful smartwatch manufacturer. Samsung has also released a trio of timepieces and is expected, along with LG and Motorola, to reveal smartwatches running Android Wear, at Google I/O. The developer conference starts on Thursday.

Piper Jaffray surveyed 100 people in North America last month for its smartwatch poll. The average age of those questioned was 32, with an average annual income of $130,000.

source: CNET

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26 Comments

1. mistertimi

Posts: 77; Member since: May 28, 2014

No reply when I contacted PA twice through the standard channels.. And it has been 4 days since I took my comment-protest hiatus. So, it is with a heavy heart I will re-commence my protest. *** We are almost 3 articles behind in the "Living with the HTC One M8" series. It seems someone maybe forgot to write them after the very first entry? The S5's series ran from statr till finish, so I would very much like to at the very least see the living with M8 second week update sometime soon. And best case scenario, see the 2/3 late articles up in the next week or so***. Kind regards, GuruTim, loyal PA fan and self-title Article Policeman

11. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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12. drunkenjay

Posts: 1700; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

sorry butt hurt fan but i don't want to see a htc m8 article in the first place. there is nothing special in the ui of the htc m8 and imo is a sh*t phone(hated after m7). the only aspect i like is the deign and that said we dont need a weekly article about the m8 about the design. hell even i dont complain when they don't release a weekly article about the xperia z2 whch i am using and i dont give a single f*ck. deal with it or go to another site and see tips and tricks OR write an article yourself.

19. mistertimi

Posts: 77; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'm not a fan, or a butthurt fan lol. Just a lover of continuity. Ironically, I own an Xperia Z, have so for a year and care a hell of a lot more about the Z2 than any other new flagship. But us Sony fans get so much hate on here I thought I'd just knit-pick about the HTC articles

20. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Enough already with this butthurt crap. Talk like a adult next time. That stuff is getting old. Only a idiot would spend 300$ on a iWatch.

22. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Strong post for something that's not even out yet. Do you know what the galaxy gear 2 cost?

21. wtmana

Posts: 56; Member since: Nov 27, 2013

Htc one m8, the best phone ever, Fu... Ck iPhone and Apple.

2. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

That's one big "average income".

6. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Oh yeah... $130,000? Damn, I'll be happy with making half of that...

3. ckoch125

Posts: 193; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I'm sure of those 14% less than half *actually* would buy at that price if even that many. It's easy to say something when not actually having to do something

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

No one knows what visual design or specifications Apple iWatch will have but some people already knows that they will gonna buy it. In my opinion there is no rational explanation why they will gonna do that apart that they will do that just because of brand name.

7. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Surveying 100 people over the past month regarding watches and wearable tech, the Piper Jaffray team targeted mostly consumers in North America with an average age of 32 and a household income of $130,000." LOL! Looking from global perspective this survey means totally nothing...

13. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

I doubt that the "global perspective" means much to Apple; their target consumer group IS that bunch of people making 130.000,- a year on average, and there are plenty of those around...

18. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Maybe, maybe.

5. mistertimi

Posts: 77; Member since: May 28, 2014

14% of 100 people?!?! Hahaha come on! I could poll 100 people in the right places and get a 85%+ score of things like "bring back slavery", or "women shouldn't be allowed to vote". 100 person poll. HA. What a joke

8. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

All this survey and news about it is nothing just a cheap marketing trick to increase the hype about Apple's iWatch.

9. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

People love anything about Apple here in PA. Even Apple articles regarding lightning cables gets 150+ comments. You did read the article and posted a comment.

10. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Yes and that's why this article is here on PhoneArena.com but that nohow changes what I have said in my comment #8. :)

15. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

True that broski.. So U buy apple watch or no??

16. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

No idea :( Will upgrade my S4 to Note 4 or iPhone 6 this year so we'll see.

17. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Congratulations Ninetysix, "no idea" is a better answer than those 14% who answered that they will buy it even not knowing nothing about upcoming product. +1 :)

14. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

100 people? and teens included? then duh...

23. tedkord

Posts: 17453; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

A poll of 100 people in a population of hundreds of millions is useless, with a margin of error of 9.8.

24. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I don't yet see the need for a watch. Unless for health apps which those fake glucose dieters will just eat up.

25. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Brainwashed iUsers would buy an Apple product at any price...

26. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

I'd buy a more than 10 years old Casio watch that came with IR remote controller just about 35 bucks.

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