60% of Apple Watch users will buy the next generation model sight unseen

60% of Apple Watch users will buy the next generation model sight unseen
Yesterday, we told you that a thinner Apple Watch (by 20% to 40% compared to the current model) could be unveiled during WWDC in June. Besides a thinner design, we could see the Apple Watch 2 come with a FaceTime camera, offer a longer lasting battery, and work as a stand alone device. If so, that means the Apple Watch 2 would be able to make and take phone calls from your wrist, and receive notifications and more without having to be paired to an iPhone.

For 60% of current Apple Watch users, it really doesn't matter what the next version of the timepiece does, they have already made the decision to buy it. That is according to a new survey produced by marketing company Fluent. Of the 2578 people surveyed, 8% own an Apple Watch. Approximately the same percentage own a smartwatch made by another manufacturer. That leaves more than 80% of the respondents owning no smartwatch at all, a big chunk of potential buyers for all smartwatch manufacturers to go after.

The biggest reason for not purchasing an Apple Watch, according to the survey, is the price of the device. After a $50 price cut announced last month, the starting price of the Apple Watch is $299. Those who already own the product pointed to convenience and features as some of the main reasons why they wanted to own the device. Much further down the list was fashion and affordability.

With such a large percentage of Apple Watch users already deciding to buy the next version of the timepiece, it is the remaining 40% that will look hard at the new features of the next-gen wearable to see if it is worth upgrading to.


source: AppleInsider

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92 Comments

1. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Very loyal pets apple has grown, kudos to them.

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

60% of them want to get better watch, because their apple watch is really bad 40% of them already give up on apple watch

93. ken6688

Posts: 13; Member since: May 24, 2013

Can't agree more!

21. engineer-1701d unregistered

Not a chamce in hell 60% maybe 13% most feel nothing good came of the watch. And wasted the money if they waited a few months they coupd have saved a hundred or so on it.

82. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

If the Apple watch 2 comes with the rumored features mentioned in the article then they all have a good reason to upgraded. Hell I might get one if the design is right and I don't need my phone to text and take calls, that would basically make the watch 2 an entry level smartphone. I probably won't get one because the price is sure to be to high.

86. mrochester

Posts: 997; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

I've never understood this attitude that it's bad that Apple have earned a great reputation. Surely that's a good thing?

88. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

If it's for inferior and/or overpriced products, it's no good for us consumers, only good for the seller's shareholders and blind followers. If it's for great bang for buck products, it's good for both sellers and consumers. Regardless of brand.

2. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

The definition of isheep...

7. kumarabhishek591

Posts: 150; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

That is just what i was going to say :D

18. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Because both of youu are mindless carrots

33. kumarabhishek591

Posts: 150; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Ya at least not mindless isheeps

11. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

24. engineer-1701d unregistered

Lol because thinking is baaaahhhhhhd

12. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Like those who upgrade from Galaxy S6 to S7 the moment it's released or who are desperate for the new Note and would also buy sight unseen? When people have a device they like they usually want to upgrade to the next version and ALL fanboys are the same like that, it's just that the anti-Apple crowd are desperate to use an "iSheep" comment every 10 seconds or they burst.

22. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

there was major updates between s6/s7 water resistance and memory card, things apple has never offered. and there are probably more.

27. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

So Apple watch users who might want to upgrade for one 20-40% thinner with better battery and Facetime camera aren't getting upgrades? People here just want to label Apple users as sheep and Android users as smart, simple as that. It all looks a bit desperate and insecure to be honest.

29. engineer-1701d unregistered

Since when did apple ever make a device thinner and better battery Never

31. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I'm quoting the article we're commenting on. Write a letter of complaint to PhoneArena if you don't like it.

35. Iodine

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

What about iPad Air, the iPhone 6 or possibly the most glaring iPhone 4 ? iPhone 4 went 25% thinner a sixth bigger battery and was a undisputed battery champ at that time. Who isn't eager for a new iPhone that's thinner and with better battery life ?

37. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Major update? The S7 was equivalent to an "S" model iPhone dude. There was nothing major about it. Most of it was features that it took out the previous year and they had to put them back in. It was more of a refresh. The three tumors of the Apple Watch is more major considering that it will only be a second gen watch.

70. MrHate

Posts: 318; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Don't tell that to the Sammy sheeps. They can't see through their blinded eyes anymore and say that the S7 is a revolution.

67. AlikMalix unregistered

@jandis post# 22 Dude they offered features they took away first. Innovation...

25. engineer-1701d unregistered

Hurt much like getting rod rammed Jim lol, anyways people upgrade from 6 to 7 because they have free upgrade unless they buy phones, the reason the isheep comment works so well against apples is spoke fans have talked sh t about Android for years lah and other things yet Android is faster than Apple, and even keynotes Apple feels it has to talk crap about others Google and windows don't like spoke does. And for the price you pay for Apple you should not have to have patch update after update after update to make the phone work

30. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I don't see Apple users slagging off Android here very often at all, it's all the other way around I'm afraid - all the baseless name-calling and false "facts" just make the anti-Apple crowd look ever more desperate and insecure. I don't really understand a great deal of your English but from what I can make out you're complaining that Apple offer updates which is something that always seems a problem that Android users complain about having to wait for? Android is faster than Apple? That doesn't even make sense - one is a platform, one is a company...

38. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Exactly!! Most of these tech comment sections are made up of like 80-90 percent Android fans. It's pretty rare that an Apple fan start the bashing unless it's some troll. It usually some android fan with the first slick comment and then it begins. That's why most Apple articles are so popular. That is one insecure bunch. Expecially the guy your replying to. Yes, I never understood Apple vs Android. Android is nothing but software lol!

80. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Then you don't read here very often.

43. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

No the difference is that droid fans wait to see the actual product. You and your isheep fellows don't care what apple throws at you, you just buy no matter what.....

44. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Anyone who states they will buy a product sight unseen, before it's even announced, is a sheep. I'm very interested in the Note 6, but I have no idea if I'm going to buy it. How could I? I know nothing about it. When I had my Galaxy S3, I was excited for the S4. Then it came out.

50. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

As an iPhone user I'm actually far more interested in the HTC 10 this year than the iPhone 7 which sounds like it'll be a stop-gap product for next years big release from the rumours. But if you use a certain brand you're labelled...

62. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They say that on the strength, it'll be better than what they currently have and like. It's not sheepish, it's trusting a brand.

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