“While at my local coffee shop recently, I talked to a barista (a Millennial) regarding Apple Watch,” Tom Taulli writes for Forbes. “He was pretty upbeat on it and said he would buy one (although, he did admit he did not know if he could afford it!)”
“My take: I’m skeptical on Apple Watch. So far, there’s nothing about it that will impel me to plunk down money for the device (and yes, I’m an iPhone user as well as an owner of an Apple laptop),” Taulli writes. “So to get more insight on this, I reached out to some tech experts. And here’s what they had to say.”
Of the seven “experts” queried by Taulli, 5 gave Apple Watch a “thumbs up,” one gave it a “thumbs neutral (to be determined),” and one gave it a “thumbs down.” Here’s the co-founder & CEO of Joyride, Jeff Chen’s thumbs down so we have it on the record:
Thumbs down. The Apple Watch is missing that ‘wow’ factor. The wearables industry is a good idea, but this implementation feels on par with other smart watches released months ago. Watches have not found a core use case, so I’m not predicting a real spike in demand for this product. However, because Apple designed their watch with fitness in mind, it could be a game changer. Overall, mobile phones, not watches, will be the ones dominating the market for the years to come.
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward W.” for the heads up.]
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