Apple Watch owners like the hands-free control feature of the device i.e. calling on Siri to take care of simple tasks. Surprisingly though, a survey founds that almost half the Apple Watch owners have used their noses to interact with the gadget.
Nose a vital to tool to interact with watch
As per the research firm Wristly, the large number of people using “nose as an input device” was one of their most intriguing findings. The firm surveyed 1,040 Apple Watch owners, and 46% of them admitted that they made use of their nose for interacting with the smartwatch, while 28% of respondents, who had not done so until now, said they wanted to give it a try.
The nose serves as a good alternative when both the hands are engaged, according to the users. Such cases are not so rare, and you could encounter them while carrying shopping bags in both hands, or when wearing gloves that do not work on touch screens. Nose tap comes very useful to dismiss timers and notifications, many respondents said.
Apple Watch growing popular
Meanwhile, the Apple Watch is growing increasingly popular among users. Horace Dediu, a noted Apple analyst, expects watch shipments to touch 21 million units in the first full year of sales. Such high volume shipments are expected to generate revenue worth $8.4 billion for the company.
For the first 12 months of availability, the analyst calculated the average selling price of the watch at $400. The numbers are heavily skewed towards the watch’s Sports model whose starting price is either $349 or $399 depending on the size. Separately, Ben Bajarin at Creative Strategies expects Apple to move over 100 million watch units by 2017. That is a staggering number considering the fact that Dediu estimated Apple would sell 21 million units through mid-2016.
The smart-watch market is a new segment showing signs of rapid growth, and an 80% share of it is held by Apple currently, according to Fortune’s Elmer-DeWitt. Apple’s market share is expected to rise further as we move towards the holiday season with authorized re-sellers offering attractive discounts.
In pre-market trading today, Apple shares were down 0.77% at $115.28. Year to date, the stock is up over 5%, while in the last month, it is down almost 1%.