What gift will you buy this year for Christmas? When it comes to tech, there are as many gadgets in the world as car models, it seems. With all the tech gadgets available vying for your attention and wallet, how do you choose?
In Smartwatches, The Apple Watch Is Most Popular
Well, consumers at Best Buy have decided that, of all the smartwatches available in Android Wear, they want an Apple Watch under the tree this year, according to Best Buy’s 2015 Most Wanted Tech Gifts for Holiday list. The Apple Watch came in at No. 12 on Best Buy’s list of top 15 tech gadgets. The Apple Watch was the only smartwatch to make the list, but FitBit’s Charge HR Heart Rate and Activity Tracker came in at No. 8.
The iPad still debuted at No. 1, not a surprise for the California company, seeing that the iPad is still the most popular tablet on the market. Bose’s noise-cancelling headphones came in at No. 2, with the MacBook at No. 3, followed by Samsung’s 48-inch Smart 4K Ultra HD TV and Sharp’s 43-inch Smart HDTV with Roku rounding out the top 5 tech gifts. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S2 came in at No. 9 on the list.
While uncovering the love of the Apple Watch, Best Buy also found that most millennials aged 18-34 prefer tech gifts at Christmas, and that three times as many men as women want tech gifts under the tree on one of the most special days of the year. As can be expected, deals are also a major driver in consumer purchases around the holiday season, and surveys like this one continue to drive the economy and make Black Friday sales even more significant for consumer spending and economic growth.
How Popular Is The Apple Watch? At Least 4 Million Sold In 2015 Alone
Apple entered the smartwatch market a year ago, with the introduction of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, and the announcement that the Apple Watch was on its way. The Apple Watch didn’t arrive until earlier this Spring, and, while Apple continues to remain coy about early sales, analysts say Apple has sold somewhere around 4-6 million smartwatches in the first six months of sales.