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

Do you own a smart wearable (smartwatch, smartband, etc.)?
Smart watches, smart fitness bands, smart glasses, even smart rings! It truly is the age of smart wearables. And new ones keep on coming out, too—just recently HTC partnered with Under Armor to create a smart fitness band, all the while Samsung pushed new, fancier Gear S2 styles. Right now at our offices, we have over two dozens of wearables—from smartwatches through smart wristbands. It's a growing market, and while it's quite unlikely that it will ever get to a point where it rivals the gargantuan scale of the smartphone one, manufacturers are definitely paying attention. And you know what that means: more products for us to pick from.

How many of you actually own a smart wearable, however? We have to continually ask ourselves questions like that because the gear in our building isn't reflective of that of the random Joe. So it's important for us to get some perspective every once in a while, and a community poll sounds like one way to go!

So, without any further ado, do you own a smart wearable? If yes, is it a smartwatch, smartband, or something else entirely? Let us know by voting in the poll below.

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

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



1. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014


5. sgodsell

Posts: 7515; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I have a number of different watches. A SmartWatch is a great auto login tool with any Motorola smart phone, or any device with Android lollipop and above. Besides that and depending on which model you purchase, then you can install and listen to music from them, fitness tracking, notifications, and so much more.

15. greyarea

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Strange comment to reply to of all of them, unless you just want to be on top. I shouldn't say comment, sounds more like a sales pitch.

2. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Have none. I always carry my S6 Edge with me, making the Pedometer of smartband redundant, S Health is a great utility and adds up the Heart rate sensor too. The only thing that I might miss is the sleep patterns.

3. buccob

Posts: 2978; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Does the SBH-52 count? Bluetooth headphones with speaker/earpiece capabilities, standalone fm radio, oled screen for notifications...

4. villagerguyz

Posts: 96; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

Nope atm. I might buy one when I have money.

6. Shocky unregistered

They are tempting but it's another device that needs dailynightly charging, I don't want anymore!!

7. jellmoo

Posts: 2645; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I had a Moto 360 but returned it after a week. Cute device, but ultimately didn't actually improve my work/user flow any. At the end of the day, it was a middle man between me and my phone that I didn't need, and didn't perform particularly well as an actual watch.

8. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I probably will wait for the first Android wear that hits 1 week of battery life before I even consider of a smartwatch :P

9. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1841; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Yep... I have 3... The gear s2, g watch r, and Asus zen watch 2. I use the s2 mainly for fitness tracking and busy weekends the rotating bezel is clutch in these situations. Zen watch 2 is my work watch, it blends well with the office setting, and my g watch r was a craigslist deal I couldn't pass up. I mainly wear it when travelling since I can pull up my boarding pass on my watch and scan it when getting on the plane which is every week since I'm a road warrior. It's rugged and can take the abuse, I don't want to scuff up my zen watch 2 doing that. I still don't understand why Samsung hasn't partnered with the airlines for this feature...

10. xnga123

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

i have a 10$ u8 bluetooth smartwatch.waiting for some company like bluboo to launch a under 50$ android wear

11. theo14461 unregistered

No. I have a smartphone that does it all. Why do I need a tiny display on my wrist? Only marketed to people who have to have all the latest gadgets.

12. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Got a ZGPAX S8 I use for controlling and remote viewing action cams.

13. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

I'm thinking about buying the No1 D5 because it runs full Android so can work independently from phone and only costs £90.

14. fiji.siv

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

Got the Xiaomi Mi Band for Christmas. $15, battery life of a month, use it as a "trusted device" to unlock my phone, receive vibration on selected notifications. I guess it does fitness stuff too. :-D

16. rakhinesmn

Posts: 15; Member since: Jan 18, 2016

I used xiaomi mi band from 2014, now my device is 1 year and 3 month old, still fine and awesome battery life. I can unlock my phone, step counter, wake alarm, sleep count and get custom notification. Really love it.


Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

None of them.

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