Apple Watch owners not rushing to recommend it to friends and family

Research firm UserTesting surveyed 52 Apple Watch owners and found that while most liked Apple's first entry into the wearables category, they felt no overwhelming desire to recommend it to friends and family. In fact, only 38% of those surveyed said that they would suggest to their peers that they buy the Apple Watch. Still, a large number of Apple Watch users say that the device makes their lives easier...
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45. ferretsama

Posts: 32; Member since: Nov 27, 2014

*looks at my own post count and join date* .... :(

52. AlikMalix unregistered

But at least gaming64 is unbiased, does not put anyone down, and speaks his mind and keeps his points on the article. I'll take 100 of his comments over 1 from techie, bobby, ordinary, jake lee, etc etc. Well, techie is a novelist - so I guess in comparison - I'll take 1000 posts from gaming64 than 1 from techie

56. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I dont see a logic behind this but okay I wont be like you calling other people out for no proper reason

5. looneyhouston

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Want to make a smart watch great? Make it bezzle-less, open watch faces to developers, FaceTime on the watch, $50 premium watch bands, better quality speaker........... Your welcome apple.

6. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

You're*

13. gallison1983

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

proper grammar ftw

20. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

It's what the inazi's lurk for.

22. andynaija

Posts: 1252; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

No it's what the people who appreciate correct English lurk for.

30. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Yes but obviously you don't understand what I'm talking about..

53. AlikMalix unregistered

I understand a misspell here or there, but typing "youre" and it doesn't autocorrect to "you're" means that you actually typed "your" intentionally, which is grammatically incorrect. Sorry, I'm bored.

64. andynaija

Posts: 1252; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

7. JoeDirt

Posts: 49; Member since: Oct 19, 2013

52 people surveyed? That's a laughably low number of people to try and get an accurate reading.

8. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

And where were these 52 people? Rural Utah, Winnipeg Manitoba, East LA, or a NYC hipster bar where a PBR costs $11?

27. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

They probably had trouble finding anyone who actually bought this overpriced POS.

57. JoeDirt

Posts: 49; Member since: Oct 19, 2013

How enlightening! I'm sure that's exactly what happened. Smh

9. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

52 people actually bought this fugly thing? Lol Ps. I am aware that it is the best selling wearable to the dense people that might take me literally.

10. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

That is obvious.......the apple watch sucks big time!

14. Metropolis75

Posts: 194; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

I love my Moto 360. A co worker asked me today about if he should get one and I told him i'd wait wait at least one more generation if I were him. I'm am early adopter so I know what I'm getting into buying first generation.

39. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I agree with you. Smartwatches are still for geek. I can't stop myself from getting more.

15. gallison1983

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

Of course it's not a wild hit yet. It's still a niche market regardless of what side of the fence you are on. And surveying 52 people? I would think that Jay Leno would have better results if he was still doing street interviews. No one exactly knows where this market is going. Samsung is pouring watches out like water while Motorola has had just one model since launch. For all we know, this might be the 3D TV of the telecommunications world. Big hype, massive marketing... all for a device that people don't exactly know how to fit into their lives. Give me $600 and I will show you some nice Citizen timepieces. Or better yet, let me save you 50% on that base model gold watch and we can talk some Tag Heuer. (Before you knock it, these are my two favorite brands, one for durability and the other for dress) Timepieces that command their prices because of what they are, not because we want to spend 10x more on the exact same software that the rest of the folks get.

17. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I love me some TAG, but most watched aren't worth the price TAG in that category and up. Your basically buying a name and showing people that you can afford that name. Nothing more to it.

36. sgodsell

Posts: 6876; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Yeah, kind of like Apple and its name. When Apple charges $700 for a stainless steel watch with a leather strap. Then Apple is trying to do the same. The only difference TAG watches will last a lifetime. The next generation Apple watch is going to make the first generation obsolete. The next version will have GPS and a Sim card, like the Gear S, or LG Urbane LTE. I hope you enjoy your Apple Watch nctx77. Apple enjoys people like your purchasing their more expensive Apple watches. You are the type of person that Apple loves in sales. What's that sales Motto? Oh, yeah, a sucker is born every minute.

16. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

The problem that the Apple Watch has is that people keep wanting to compare it to iPhones success. Let me clarify. I'm mean iPhones recent success, because the Apple watch has out sold the iPhone in its original release 10 fold. It took the original iPhone a year to sell what the Apple watch did the first weekend. Now that the iPhone is selling 10 mil in a weekend, that's what the Watch is suppose to do lol! With all that said, the watch is a different type of product. It's an accessory/Jewelry.

38. sgodsell

Posts: 6876; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

At least you are admitting to everyone that it is an accessory. Just because you can slap some gold on it doesn't make it Jewelry. Especially since the Apple watch sport is cased in aluminum and comes standard with a rubberized band. Sure you can buy other bands. So when you are talking about the Apple watch (stainless steel), and if you add a leather band. Now you are up to the price of an iPhone 6 off contract. I don't know about you, but for my money. I would feel like Apple is ripping me off for $700, especially since it requires an iPhone in the first place. Apple is trying to change the public's image and break into the Jewelry market, but has failed with its pricing and material choices for the entry levels.

19. waddup121 unregistered

Apple is love, Apple is life.

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

http://youtu.be/gT8oShQn7Co Apple is lying about multi window only being able to work on the air 2, due to the A9 and 2 gigs of ram. Watch this guys. It's all about excluding it from other products to push lagging iPad sales. Bad Apple.

32. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'm sure it could technically work, but with only one gig of ram, it would work rather poorly, just like multiple safari tabs.

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Still should be implemented bro. It's cool though, they'll regret it.

40. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I feel you. I was piss with Apple when my last gen Mac don't support Air play. I eventually get over it when I bought a new Macbook pro 15 that has that Air play feature that I wanted. Make me feel complete some how so save up for iPhone 6s.

41. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Right, cuz I'm not buying it if it doesn't get majorly beefed up and gets 100% of iOS 9 features.
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