Results: do you have and use a smartwatch?

Smartwatches had a rough start — they were first underpowered and awkward, then they were considered geeky, and, after a considerable marketing push and design improvement, managed to make it to the lifestyle accessory category. And while they are nice to have, they still can't find their exact usability, the feature that would make them a must-buy item.

Some users find them expensive, others can't see the need for them, and there are those that bought one but gave up on using it a couple of months in. Yeah, of course, there's also the group of users that enjoy their smartwatches and keep using and upgrading them.

In fact, we thought we'd run a poll on the matter. And look at that, it turns out that smartwatches are actually used more consistently nowadays!

Do you have a smartwatch? Do you use it regularly?

I have one and it's on my wrist almost daily
51.23%
I have one and it's... in some drawer or something
8.49%
Would like to buy one
23.35%
Not interested in smartwatches
16.92%

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29 Comments

1. surethom

Posts: 1635; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Yes I have the classic looking huwaei watch 1 just wish the huwaei health app would work its dreadful supposd to record HR & Sleep but does not record HR or sleep & huwaei support is non existent.

2. baldilocks

Posts: 1489; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Don't have one. Not really interested in them.

8. mahima

Posts: 726; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

i have mi band 2. 20days battery life and a simple looking band i love it i don't see myself wearing any smartwatch for the time being they are always just black screen most of the time and is not beautiful maybe I'll buy when they can give 15plus day in a single charge

13. Deadeye37

Posts: 288; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

I put my stuff on chargers when I go to bed, so I don't worry too much about having to have a week+ battery life. I bought a Huawei Watch 2. With the screen always on (I hate the black screen thing), I go through the whole day and have about 50% when I go to bed. If I run out of battery, it automatically kicks in watch mode, which will still make the watch operational for a few more days - you just have to hit a button to show the time. Its a really nice watch and you can't beat the convenience of using android pay from it.

24. mahima

Posts: 726; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

nice!

3. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Smart watches are just too small for my fat fingers.

4. jellmoo

Posts: 2541; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I have a Gear S3. It's a decent device. I preferred my Pebble Time Steel when it came to functionality, but the Gear S3 definitely looks a lot nicer.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30900; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Gear s3. Nuff said.

7. libra89

Posts: 2265; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I find that people actually wear Apple Watches, but aside from that, I don't see many others that much.

9. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

The question must be: Do you have an Apple Watch? The others are not smartwatches.

10. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMAO Gs3 eats the ikids watch all to hell. But the battery, I will give the iwatch that one.

11. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 715; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

I plan to get the Galaxy Gear S3 by december.

12. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

I'm using a Gear S2 Classic. Had a Moto 360 previously, and while the Samsung is a lot better, I'm still not sold on the idea of smartwatches

14. skwy1963

Posts: 50; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

I'm Rocking A Pebble Steel . one of the best looking one still. More Classy then a Iwatch for sure.

15. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3094; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Not interested. I don't have any use for them.

16. mrochester

Posts: 953; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

I wear my Apple Watch Series 2 every day. I've seen 1 person wearing an Android Wear watch but Apple Watches are everywhere these days.

17. TechGirl90 unregistered

I have a FitBit Charge 2, got to get my fitness going!

22. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

In term of monitoring fitness, FitBit/Garmin fitness wear is still much more accurate. Currently also testing out FitBit Charge 2 too!

18. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

I think this poll is broken, people barley like smartwatches, they will phase out like tablets soon.

23. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

While it's true that not everyone find smart watch useful. There are people that buy many of them like the way some would buy shoes or tie. I have quite a number of them. I am replying to your post with my Motorola Xoom bought 6 years ago. One of my four tablets. I am just trying to tell you that in a gadget forum, geek gather and the poll is correct.

27. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

It's definitely statistically flawed due to the small sample size, the concentration of like minded people (lacks random sampling), etc. There's a lot of things that you could point out that would make this poll flawed, but these polls are more so for fun and shouldn't be used to make generalized statements for the public.

19. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

My Apple Watch isa very important device for me and I use it daily. I don’t use my iPhone as much anymore because of the Apple Watch.

20. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

I don't use my Gear S2 everyday, but most days of the week. The rotating bezel remains a cool feature.

21. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Rocking a 15 dollar Casio smart enough watch. Lol. Great battery life.

25. gamehead unregistered

I want one, but not at these prices

26. Xilam unregistered

I want an Apple Watch but the design is putting me off.

28. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

As for now, I don't like small accessories that require daily charging.

29. MOTOREZOID

Posts: 121; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Garmin Fenix 5x! Everything you need and about a week of battery life.

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