It’s hard to tell if there are problems within the wareable industry because many people only class smart watches as falling in to that category.
Motorola no longer seems keen on the genre, but that may be related to Google’s tardiness in supplying software updates.
Pebble was just sold to FitBit for the equivalent of its debt, but that may be because Pebble watches are not very good, never have been.
Jawbone is supposedly in trouble which I don’t understand because the products are decent, but even FitBit has suffered from rumours concerning its finances.
And then there is Apple who refuses to say what the Apple Watch numbers actually are. They may be more transparent than others when it comes to numbers, but not so with the watch so far.
I don’t know if it is in trouble or not, but truth be told I am not seeing many more smart watches or fitness trackers on people’s wrists than I was 6 months or a year ago.
What do you think? Is this sector likely to grow and grow and perhaps this is a natural blip or does it have little long-term future?