Anyone planning on buying a smartwatch anytime soon?

Anyone planning on buying a smartwatch anytime soon?
Smartwatches are definitely a thing now and it looks like they are here to stay. Samsung has one on sale, Sony has released a couple of models already, and even Apple is probably going to join the party before this year is out. Then there's the Qualcomm Toq, the Pebble Steel, the Neptune Pine, the Meta smartwatch, and all the other smart timepieces that are (or will be) fighting for a chunk of the smartwatch market. 

But really, why have tech companies grown so keen on smartwatches all of a sudden? Is there any reasonable demand for such a product? Well, that's the question we'll try to find answer to with today's poll. Cast your votes below and let us know if you'll be considering yourself a proud smartwatch owner anytime soon.

Will you be buying yourself a smartwatch anytime soon?

I have a smartwatch already
9.49%
I will be buying one soon
11.9%
I will wait until they get better
34.91%
I will wait until they get cheaper
16.95%
I will buy a smartwatch only if it has an Apple logo on it
5.52%
Not interested
21.23%

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31 Comments

1. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

ummmm.... No. But more power to everyone else.

8. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Waiting for Nokia Smartwatch.

9. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

phonearena where is the option for I will buy a smartwatch only if it has an HTC logo on it :)

2. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Let's play a game and guess which PA readers voted ”only with an Apple logo". My guests

3. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Of course im interested but not now. They need a lot of work.

4. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

I like watches, fine, mechanical watches. Not only are they better looking than their digital counterparts, which the smart ones smack of, but their movements, fine examples of craftsmanship, veritable micro machines, just mesmerize me. In short, no smart watches for me.

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Agree!

15. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

If I were to buy a smart watch now I would only buy the pebble steel because it can somewhat compete with the looks of a real watch. I'll wait to see what they offer down the line though.

30. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Agreed, why spend money on cheap junk with gimmicks vs a nice mechanical watch. I'll buy a smart phone smart TV make my home smart via my own PC and software, but I'll never buy a smart watch either. I have a few Longine sports watch,s and a Geneve Euro watch, and compared to those cheap plastic watches they are outstanding. I guess I will never see the appeal of a digital watch since the mid 70's when they 1st appeared.

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I bet Darkkjedii went for "I will buy a smartwatch only if it has an Apple logo on it"

17. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Lolololololollllllolololollllllolololllll

20. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Lol who doesnt know that.

7. ph00ny

Posts: 2026; Member since: May 26, 2011

I have the gear already and i'm probably going to upgrade to gear 2 if it comes with flexible screen

10. Mrmark

Posts: 384; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

I am very tempted ...I hate when my phone sounds go off and I can't quickly check my phone because I am driving. #addictedtomyphone #yesihashtagged

11. Deadeye37

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

I like the smart watches with ePaper. I love how customizable they are and the abilities that they offer (running mode, view notifications, answer calls (kreyos version)). My problem is that the price is a bit cost prohibitive for me. I would get the watch for around $60-$80.

12. HASHTAG unregistered

I think I'll wait a couple years or so before I buy my first smartwatch. Would love to own one, but not at this moment.

13. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

"I will buy a smartwatch only if it has an Apple logo on it" Really PA? So Google, HTC, Nokia/MS, Samsung, Huawei, Sony are all dead and only Apple can innovate and attract consumers towards their smartwatch?

16. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

I'm gonna be honest I think it was put there sarcastically.

22. Chakra

Posts: 136; Member since: Dec 02, 2009

As if the Apple fanboyism of phonearena hasn't already been well established... :P

14. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Yes, i do not think it should be more than 100usd max. 50 usd will bem more like it.

18. srk_srinivas

Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 27, 2010

Desktop, Laptop, Tablet, Phablet, Smart Phone, Smart Watch.. what next a Smart Ring.. lol

19. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Blue teeth?

23. Chakra

Posts: 136; Member since: Dec 02, 2009

Smart Condom?

29. petedavison93

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Well... yes actually. There are several in development already. And tbh some of them look pretty damned cool. Loads of kickstarter projects for smart rings/nfc rings etc at the moment

33. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Smart chip in your brain. Turn on your tv and change channels with your thoughts and answer your phone with your thoughts too. Lol

21. itgetsreal614

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

As long as the Samsung Gear 2 has a better battery life and the ability to record more than 10 seconds I will be getting one ad soon as it launch..... along with the S5 on Verizon of course

24. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

i wanna get a pebble but i'm waiting for 2.0 it needs a bit of improvements i reckon

25. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I'm still plannin on buying the SONY SMART WATCH2 till it gets a bit cheaper.

31. Kaiser2007

Posts: 173; Member since: Nov 16, 2013

Yeah. SONY is the best. Waiting for the price to go down.

27. GeekMovement unregistered

"I will buy a smartwatch only if it has an Apple logo on it" lol that made me laugh. Interesting option yet of course there will be people who chooses that one.

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