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Poll results: Anyone planning on buying a smartwatch anytime soon?

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Anyone planning on buying a smartwatch anytime soon?
Earlier this week we asked our readers whether or not they were planning on buying themselves a smartwatch anytime soon. Today, it is time to take a look at the results. A total of 1286 people participated in our poll, and almost 10% of them can be considered early adopters of wearable tech as they already own one of them smart timepieces. Furthermore, nearly 12% of those who voted are indeed going to purchase one in the near future. 

The fraction of people who aren't yet ready to spend money on a smartwatch, however, is considerably larger. About a third of the participants would not buy a smartwatch until they get better, and we can see why. After all, smartwatches can't really do a whole lot right now. For nearly 17% of those who voted, smartwatches are still too expensive and they won't be buying one until they get cheaper. Interestingly, only about 5.5% are those who are excited about the possibility of Apple launching a smartwatch of its own. That's strange given the assumption that if Apple does release a smartwatch, it would surely be a smartwatch done right. And finally, 273 is the number of voters who don't yet find smartwatches interesting at all.

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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