The Smartwatch is the newest screen to capture the world’s attention. But who has actually ponied up the money to acquire one? And why did they buy?
Masters of the universe
The smartwatch is the hot new technology of the moment. However, the buyer is not the same as your average smartphone or X-Box enthusiast. Even more than for other tech purchases, young wealthy tech-savvy males are the likeliest owners.
The makeup of the US population is shifting fast, so it’s no surprise that the younger people who choose to buy a Smartwatch resemble the population of the future rather than the population of their parents.
The “Cool” Conundrum
Smartwatch owners, like many millenials, like to buy products that are both popular and unique. This seeming conundrum is a result of the need to satisfy conflicting motivations; to be an effective leader while still fitting in. Not surprisingly, why smartwatch owners buy is driven by a little bit of both side of their personality.
To read more about smartwatches, and their demo profile, check out a recent article from emarketer.