Apple Watch likely won’t be obsolete as soon as the competition will
An Apple Watch costs between $299 and $17,000 from Apple.
If the Apple Watch is only relevant for a year or two, then the Apple Watch is kind of a waste of money at those prices. But because Apple offers frequent, major OS updates, the devices can easily be relevant for longer than a year. Some other manufacturers and software platforms aren’t reliably bringing large improvements to older smartwatches, such as Android Wear.
As an example, the first-generation Moto 360 and the original LG G Watch will not be receiving the Android Wear 2.0 update. The original Moto 360 was launched in September 2014, and the Apple Watch was launched seven months later. But the Apple Watch is still scheduled for updates into the fall season, and knowing Apple, likely beyond that.
The company with the best updates might win the smartwatch war. Fragmentation on Android has its price, we suppose.
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