According to the results from one of our latest polls, asking you whether you own any wearables at all, the large majority of you (64.55%) don't own a single wearable — whether a smartwatch, a fitness band, or something else entirely. Still, 23.99% of voters claimed that they carry a smartwatch on their wrist, while 6.95% say they have a smartband. Only 0.38% — or 5 out of 1309 voters — say they have some smart wearable belonging to another category (Google Glass?). Finally, 4.13% of votes were cast by folks who own at least two smart wearables.Smart wearables are not mainstream yet, though, and we have our own data point to draw this conclusion from.
Our sample is far from large enough and somewhat biased in that, for the most part, it's the truly involved members of our audience that usually take the time to participate in polls, so the results should be taken with those considerations in mind. Still, we have to admit that, even among the most technology-obsessed of us, we didn't actually expect quite so many to say they own a smart wearable. Who knows, perhaps this new category truly has what it takes to stay relevant in the future?