Poll results: Can the smartwatch be a success by just being an extension of your smartphone or does it need to be a stand-alone device? - PhoneArena

Poll results: Can the smartwatch be a success by just being an extension of your smartphone or does it need to be a stand-alone device?

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Poll results: Can the smartwatch be a success by just being an extension of your smartphone or does
At the beginning of the week we asked you whether you feel like the smartawtch needs to be more like what Samsung is doing with the Wi-Fi/3G-enabled Gear S, or a tethered, companion device (like pretty much every other smartwatch on the market) in order to be a success.

First off, our impression that wearables are not that hot of a topic proved to be right on the money -- just under 1,100 of you cared enough about them to cast a vote. Of those ~1,100, 45.68% feel that smartwatches can be a success in their current incarnation -- as slave devices to your smartphones -- while 41.28% think they need to be independent like the aforementioned Gear S. The remaining 13.04% are undecided, and that can at least partially be attributed to the fact that smartwatch vendors haven't done a very good job of explaining what a smartwatch is, and what they're hoping for it to be.

See the result for yourself. Were you surprised?

Can the smartwatch be a success by just being an extension of your smartphone or does it need to be a stand-alone device?

Yes, smartwatches can be successful in their current form, but it'll take time
44.97%
No, smartwatches need to be stand-alone devices to succeed
41.64%
I can't tell at this point.
13.39%
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