Even though smartwatches have been on the market for quite a while now, there’s still a lot of confusion surrounding them, specifically regarding their monthly data plan costs. That’s why we wanted to take the time to go over all you need to know about smartwatch service plans. That way, you can choose one that’s best for you.
Do You Need a Service Plan?
No one technically needs their smartwatch to have its own service plan. Most can hook up to whatever phone you’re currently using through Bluetooth or sometimes Wi-Fi and use the service plan you already have to make calls, send texts, or use a multitude of other apps in a quick and convenient setup. However, just because you don’t need one doesn’t mean having a dedicated service plan for your watch is useless.
Who Should Get a Watch That Has One?
There are many types of people who would benefit from a watch that can work on its own. Those who are forgetful or don’t like to carry their phone with them at all times are the most likely to need it. They can use their smartwatch to respond to people trying to get a hold of them when their phone is missing or back at home.
Another big group of people that would benefit from a watch with its own data plan are those who don’t have a phone to begin with. Young children and older folks are the two largest demographics in this category. This would be an excellent way for them to stay connected to family and friends with an easy-to-use device. Kids have the most to gain here, especially if their parents don’t think they’re old enough for a smartphone. That’s why we got into the business of making watches specifically for them. We wanted to make one that tailored to the needs of kids as well as their parents.
How Much Do the Plans Cost?
While costs may vary depending on what the company offers, a service plan for your watch will only cost about $10 a month. It’s a fair price, especially if it’s your only smart device, which is why our kids’ cell phone watches come with this affordable plan.
Now that we’ve gone over all you need to know about smartwatch service plans, you’re all set to decide which kind will work best for you or the person you’re buying one for. We hope this will make your buying process much more manageable.