The smartwatch market is getting pretty hot and really, there's barely a day that goes by that we don't hear about some new product soon to be available, some new Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign for the next best one, hopefully to be available soon — and we certainly know there's folks out there buying them — but how many people do you see out there in your daily lives actually wearing one?
It's rare I leave the house without my Pebble and even though I live in what most folks would consider a small city, I've seen several others wearing smartwatches. Mostly Pebbles but it seems as though the Galaxy Gear has found its way to a few homes in my area. Likely because Rogers, Bell and Best Buy had some really good deals on them as a standalone purchase or bundled with the Galaxy Note 3.
Looking in the Connectedly Forums though, it would seem my experience is a bit on the rare side as it appears not a lot of folks out there are seeing many others with smartwatches on their wrists. Maybe it's due to larger populations, maybe it's due to people not noticing or maybe it's something bigger in the fact there arguably hasn't been a catalyst that pushes them mainstream. Something like Android Wear or Apple's fabled iWatch.
So what's your take on it all? How many people do you see with smartwatches? A lot, not many, some or flat out no one? Perhaps more importantly, if you're not seeing many folks with smartwatches what do you think needs to happen in order for that to change? Let us know in the comments below or head on into the Connectedly Forums to discuss it more.