Re: Google Enhances Android Wear
Well said, Whoopty. The biggest complaints we hear so far from wearable nay-sayers is that a) the price point is still too high and b) the devices are not versatile enough to see wide adoption. We see the use case again and again, for example, that these devices would be great for warehouse floor workers - but it's not like someone's going to manufacturer a device made just for warehouse floor workers... and if they did, it would probably be too expensive to be worth buying dozens of. All the niche devices we've seen so far fall flat because they're too niche and have a few fatal design flaws (like uber-short battery life) as a result.
There needs to be an off-the-shelf option that supports all (or, many) of these use cases. I think that's what buyers are waiting for. While Apple may very well bring the consumer popularity, and put some nervous investors at ease, I think Android devices are a lot more likely to meet that criteria, particularly, as you say, in the long run. You could say it's just a numbers game - one device has to come along that changes everyone's tune. Statistically speaking, it's just more likely to be running Android.