Where for a Wearable?

Don’t let your search wear you out

Wearable technology in the shape of fitness bands and smart watches has become almost as popular as the mobile phone. Now new research has identified the most popular brands and highlighted which retailers offer the best value deals.

Money experts Voucherbox.co.uk surveyed 2,000 tech fans and researched more than 20 retailers to uncover the up to date picture of the UK’s wearable tech habit.

What are the most popular wearable brands?

Our research shows that the most popular type of wearable was the Fitbit, with 37% of those surveyed favouring the product over Apple Watch (23.4%) and Samsung Gear (20.9%).

The Fitbit appeals to those wanting to make a health change in their lives. Fitbit have various product ranges that can cater to different lifestyles – from a professional athlete to someone who simply wants to track how many steps they take a day.

Our research also showed that 18 – 24 year olds were most likely to be interested in the Samsung Gear Smartwatch, perhaps because of its innovative design and reasonable price tag.

Which wearables have the best prices?

The research unearthed the best deals out there for those looking to buy their first piece of wearable technology. The Xiaomi Mi Band 2 was the most reasonably priced at £28.62, with Tag Heuer Connected as the most expensive coming in at £1,100.

Xiaomi shifted over 10 million Mi Band fitness trackers in the first nine months of 2015 and continues to nip at the heels of Apple and Fitbit in the wearable tech space.

The highest value product with the most features and app compatibility compared to price is the Fitbit Blaze, which is compatible with over 200 devices and costs from £144.99.

What are the best wearable retailers?

There are hundreds of retailers in the UK competing for space to shift their wearable products. It can be confusing to know where you can buy the best product for the best prices.

Voucherbox also researched more than 20 retailers on the best place to buy your wearable tech, showing that Amazon.com had the most competitive price and largest variety by 40%. Coming in second with 26% was Currys online store with great deals and sales, and finally Argos was number 3 in value with 15%.

Have a look below for the full study and to see which one suits your lifestyle and wallet the best. Also, check out the top voucher codes from Amazon to make sure you get the best deal.

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