Weekly poll results: smartwatches are becoming more popular, especially the advanced ones

Smartwatches, the full-featured kind, are quite popular – nearly half of you have one, according to last week’s poll. The challenges for makers are laid out in the second poll, the most important feature of a smartwatch or band is long battery life.

The watches running watchOS, Wear OS, Tizen or HarmonyOS tend to last between one and four days depending on usage. Improving on that will take a lot of work as the form factor limits battery capacity while advanced features require more power.

For those wearing a smart device on their wrists, the basic smartwatch was the second most…

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