The Courier-Mail

Time is up for watch


ONE in 10 Australian smartwatch users has abandoned wearable technology, even though Aussies bought more than 200,000 smartwatch­es in the first half of this year.

Research firm Telsyte released the findings yesterday. It also revealed almost threequart­ers of Australian­s now use smartphone­s, and that Google handsets have made a comeback to outsell the Apple iPhone in Australia this year.

But Telsyte’s research was most damning of wearable technology, with managing director Foad Fadaghi saying smartwatch­es lacked killer apps and needed to cost less to be a success.

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