Anyone planning on buying a smartwatch anytime soon?
posted by Nick T. / Feb 10, 2014, 10:43 AM
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
I will be buying one soon
I will wait until they get better
I will wait until they get cheaper
I will buy a smartwatch only if it has an Apple logo on it
Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011
ummmm.... No. But more power to everyone else.
posted on Feb 10, 2014, 10:49 AM 7
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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.
posted on Feb 10, 2014, 10:54 AM 10
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.
posted on Feb 10, 2014, 1:50 PM 0
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.
posted on Feb 10, 2014, 9:35 PM 1
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I bet Darkkjedii went for "I will buy a smartwatch only if it has an Apple logo on it"
posted on Feb 10, 2014, 10:55 AM 11
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.
posted on Feb 10, 2014, 11:40 AM 1
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?
posted on Feb 10, 2014, 1:11 PM 4
Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 27, 2010
Desktop, Laptop, Tablet, Phablet, Smart Phone, Smart Watch.. what next a Smart Ring.. lol
posted on Feb 10, 2014, 2:13 PM 0
I'm still plannin on buying the SONY SMART WATCH2 till it gets a bit cheaper.
posted on Feb 10, 2014, 4:17 PM 2
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