This article is nuts! First of all, he’s to afraid to mention the Watch, which is very successful. Yes Android watches are failures, because people buying $300, or cheaper, phones aren’t going to buy a $300 smartwatch. That’s pretty obvious.
It’s just like “regular” watches that start at $250. There’s a market for them, but not for people who aren’t interested in spending the money. It’s why the Watch is a success. The average Watch sells for $385, but the average iPhone sells for almost $750.
My Watch saved my life back at the end of May, by notifying me of a very elevated heart rate, and stating that I should seek immediate medical attention. I went to the emergency room, and ended up in the hospital for 2.5 weeks. If it weren’t for that, I could be dead. So is this trivial? No, it’s not. It’s worth every penny. Your smartphone can’t do that.