Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s latest tech gadget, the Apple Watch, which have received several reviews of both positive and negative opinions from several analysts early this year, just got a powerful boost from Jon Steinberg, the North America CEO of MailOnline, the world’s largest news website in English.
Speaking at CNBC’s Squawk Alley, where he is a contributor, Steinberg nearly debunked the viability of all other wearables at display in the International Consumer Electronics Show at Las Vegas by saying that the Apple Watch is going to basically destroy them all. Complaining that “the amount of tracking devices and wrist devices is almost mind-boggling,” Steinberg noted that he can’t make a sense of why anyone should “possibly buy one of these.” The CES is an annual event showcasing consumer technologies where innovations are usually introduced. Apart from the new wrist computer from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), other wearables seen at the CES include a Vibe Band from Lenovo, which can deliver notification for calls, SMS, Facebook, and Twitter from an Android phone, apart from its basic tracking function. The Vibe Band costs $89. Cogito Classic, on the other hand, syncs with both Android and iOS devices to deliver notifications, and operates for months with only two tiny batteries.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has scheduled the release of Apple Watch by March this year, and it comes in three collections: standard, Sport, and Edition. It will also feature various wristband designs. Apple has so far revealed pricing only for the glass and metal sport variant, which comes at a $349 price.
According to Steinberg, the wearables he has seen at the CES offer only limited functionalities. Calling them “accelerometers,” he noted that they only serve to track a user’s movements. He also argued that the devices are not priced that cheaper, with majority coming at $150 to $250. He concluded his remark by saying that if one is buying a wearable, it should be from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), and that he don’t see consumers buying the devices showcased at CES.
This article has been written by Nonito Guntan.