Poll results: Do you own a smart wearable (smartwatch, smartband, etc)?

Poll results: Do you own a smart wearable (smartwatch, smartband, etc)?
It's been a good two years since smart wearables, including smartwatches, have been readily available in most regions around the globe, yet arguing that the niche industry is anywhere else but in its infancy is out of the question. With Apple entering the space with its own Watch, however, the new form factor has already received some much needed publicity, and that's likely to continue to be the case going forward.

Smart wearables are not mainstream yet, though, and we have our own data point to draw this conclusion from. 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.

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?

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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5 Comments

1. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I don't own a wearable but do plan on buying A smartwatch when I deem one worthy of adorning the wrist of an Angel.

2. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

I own a mi band well that's the cheapest wearable and it works good and comes with battery life of 30 days well thats for jogging and then I shift to my moto360 love everything except the battery and its a bit bulky too smartbands are good but smartwatch have a long way to go

3. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Maybe when the 2nd Gen Moto 360 is released.... Maybe.... Maybe not....

4. gziegfrid

Posts: 33; Member since: May 20, 2014

I don't own one and with the price that is too expensive its embarrassing that the smartwear is more expensive than my phone, at least for now.

5. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

"Our sample is far from large enough..." Someone needs to a Stats 101 refresher. Skewed? Yes. Too small? No.http://www.surveysystem.com/sscalc.htm

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