Full text beschikbaar met HU-account. Since the 2010s, various companies have begun to manufacture wearable smartwatch devices, but the current sales of these products are not impressive. This study investigates how the limitations of the smartwatch are related to perceptual discomforts. Theoretically, this study evaluates the claim that the discomfort that users appear to have with the smartwatch stem from failed remediation. Users perceive the smartwatch more as a set of functional sensors rather than a watch or smartphone. Specifically, from the remediation perspective, the authors asked how users perceive the functions of the smartwatch. This study used dynamic topic modeling for topics on the smartwatch on Reddit. This study reports that the smartwatch has failed to provide a proper way to use the remediated content that it provides. Suggestions for future studies are addressed.
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|Published in||Telematics and Informatics|
|Year and volume||34 7|
|Key words||Smartwatch, discomfort, Remediation, Dynamic topic modeling, Reddit|
|Digital Object Identifier||https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tele.2017.05.011|