In my opinion Sports Watches come to market with too many bugs.
I once did ‘stuff’ in the software industry and the ‘beta’ phase of testing was when you kinda thought the product was OK but you would let a select group of users prove otherwise.
You’d normally do that AFTER in-house user testing and AFTER the bugs that arose during in-house testing were fixed.
You’d normally SELL the product after the problems in beta testing were fixed.
It seems to me that many sports-watch and activity tracking products are effectively released as saleable units for ‘user testing’. The business model being that users pay a premium price for a brand-spanking-new product to do the user testing that really should be paid for by the manufacturer.
And we all know who I mean.
Do you, dear reader(s), really want to know the extent of software problems? Or does the pull of a new gadget overweigh those concerns? If you do, you need to speak up because I don’t think all companies are listening right now 🙂 As products get increasingly more complex I would imagine that the situation will worsen.