Do you own a smart wearable (smartwatch, smartband, etc.)?

Do you own a smart wearable (smartwatch, smartband, etc.)?
Smart warables — such as smartwatches — have now been on the market for a good two to three years, and manufacturers seem determined to keep at it for as long as necessary. This has already yielded some desired effects — we have at least two established platforms (Android Wear and Pebble OS), and a third one is about to be put to the test. We're, of course, referring to Apple's entry into the still niche market.

Whether you like Apple or not is irrelevant, for it lending its name to the form factor is nothing but good news for consumers and related businesses alike. Not only does Cupertino have a proven track record of raising the bar, but its brand image has already provided the smart wearables industry with some much needed publicity. We don't know if that's going to be enough to push said gadgets into the mainstream, but we'd certainly like to know if and when that happens.

So here's what we'll do. For now, let us know if you already have a smartwatch, a smartband, or any other smart wearable, and we'll make sure to revisit this topic some time down the line and take a head count again. Go ahead and vote! 

Do you own a smart wearable (smartwatch, smartband, etc.)?

Yes, a smartwatch
23.99%
Yes, a smartband
6.95%
Yes, but something else (a smart ring, for example?)
0.38%
I own at least two wearables
4.13%
No, I don't own any wearables
64.55%

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26 Comments

1. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

At least people choose not to be a total geek.

2. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

I still prefer old school conventional watches.

16. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I have a feeling that I will never go to SmartWatches. I love traditional ones! But I really enjoy my Smartband tho! :DDD

17. Z3R091 unregistered

Yeah Fossil is enough for me :) My DP says it.

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5695; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I'm waiting for the second of third gen of smartwatches The all the current smartwatches have too many flaws

4. -Shadow-

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

I am waiting until a wearable is actually worth the cost, maybe in 3-4 years.

5. ZeeNasir

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

I dont want to charge my smartwatch after every day or so amd it functions like a toy. I have smartphone and it does it all :) these smart watches are still for kids.

12. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

the fitbit surge is considered a smartwatch is that for kids too? if so by your logic fitness is only for kids.....

6. gaming64 unregistered

Heck I wouldn't spend $100+ for products that I dont need.

7. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

No and Never.

8. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

i don't find the current models interesting enough to buy one maybe after two or three years from now i might consider a smartwatch

9. drunkenjay

Posts: 1671; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

i bought a basic smartwatch called nevo watch. limited smart watch features but lasts forever due to it being solar charged. not interested yet on a full powered smart watch due to battery limitations.

10. KENTOZ

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

Yes, i use sony smart underwear

13. mixedfish

Posts: 1555; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

I think a 'smart' brain would suit you better.

14. TyrionLannister unregistered

You must be really dumb to buy a 'smart' watch.

15. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

Is it just me or the introductory "smart warables" is really misspelled? Chris P., clarify this to me

18. nwright94

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

I love my Pebble Steel, boyfriend won it from a company event and it doesn't pair to his Windows Phone so I ended up with it. Pretty handy thing to have.

19. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

I think people are reading this strickly as "Do you own a Smartwatch." Especially after reading the comments. I think way more people than I see so far have at least a fuelband or fitbit and still voted No. I really doubt with the amount of readers here that have multiple devices as regular drivers don't own some type of wearable.

20. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Yes, Microsoft Band. It's more than I expected, and I bought it secondhand but still BNIB so I saved a good amount off the cost.

21. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

I don't like wristwatches at all. I used to wear one, but it was so itchy, I can feel it to this day.

22. HTC_ONE_MAX

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

I don't own smart wearable i.e smart watch cos the price tag can let me buy a low/mid range smartphone.

24. profperez1

Posts: 76; Member since: May 08, 2012

I have the Pebble---Switched to Microsoft Band. I think it's best to have a stand alone product that gives you the basics you need---rather than play the APP game. I get 2 days on a charge. I can do quick replies on SMS----Cortana works well. You can use it with everything except Blackberry--so if you switch phones---you are good to go. $200 is a fair price for a toy.

25. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

Will purchase a smart watch when the battery can guarantee at least a full week of use before a recharge. Until then NO thank you very much. The Apple watch with it's dismal battery life will suffer the same lukewarm reception after the hype subsides. The revolutionise sales in this tech category smart watch manufacturers must look at other core factors that make watches attractive to own besides the "fashion" factor. It must be efficient at doing the singular reason we buy a watch "tell the time" with NO compromises. Right now the compromise in battery life in today's smart watches render them absolutely useless. I will be first in line to buy a smartwatch as soon as this limitation is dealt with.

26. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

i wouldn't mind getting one, just wait till they are worthy of use

27. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

what is a general definition of smart ring? is it something with NFC-only or required screen?

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