This Study Says People Are More Obsessed With Their Apple Watches Than You Might Think
Last September, Apple first mentioned their smartwatch to the world at their Fall 2014 announcement event. At the time, CEO Tim Cook had coyly said to a hushed and riveted crowd, “I wish I could say more.” Come the following April, the Apple Watch was unleashed upon the markets starting at $349 per device and selling for as much as $17,000 (or the price of a new car). Now, eight months later and with 12 million units predicted to be sold by year’s end, we’re all curious to know how the Apple Watch has fared with its users.
The folks over at 9to5Mac are conducting a poll of Apple Watch owners on how often they don their smartwatch (go vote if you have a watch!). Though the results aren’t quite in yet, here is where the poll currently stands at the time of publication: Out of a whopping 24,440 people polled, 17,634 of users say they wear their watch every day. That’s over 72 percent. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. The results aren’t really that surprising if you stop and think about it. After all, it’s not uncommon for watch-wearers to wear their watches daily, nor is it common for smartphone owners to leave their phones at home on occasion. Given that the Apple Watch is an amalgamation of these two products (plus, fitness tracker!), it makes a lot of sense.
As for the rest of the users, about 15 percent of users say they never wear their expensive as heck timekeeper and about 12.5 percent say they only sport their watch some of the time.
High usage of a product often equates high user satisfaction, which in turn means less buyer’s remorse. Now that’s always a good thing.
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Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!