With the coming destruction of Pebble and the announcement by Motorola that it doesn’t “see enough pull in the market to put [a new smartwatch] out at this time,” you would be excused for thinking the smartwatch world is contracting. This is correct, but this is not the end of for… [Read More]
Summary… * Machine-Made
Apple sold 1.1 million Apple Watches in 2016, 73% less than it sold in 2015.
There are a few factors at work and they aren’t good for folks who wanted to sell millions of smartwatches a year.
The industry, long focused on selling cheap watches for lots of money can’t sell expensive watches for very little profit.
But it does mean we’ll probably stop buying smartwatches.
I doubt anything, Apple Watch included, will survive the next decade as a viable product, especially as smaller devices can become smarter and more connected.
Opinion… * Man-Made