I mean the faces are ok but I would pay $1 max.
This, in fact, is an excellent question for the long term. Up to now, the price points for available online content (music, apps, games, …and watch faces) are as you said $1… $2… maybe $3 or higher. Exceptional apps have successfully broken into free and pay versions. For example, Dark Sky weather is free but if you want the animated in-bound precipitation graph you need to buy the pay version $3.99. Everyone I know has the pay version. So I guess it’s important enough to spend the money.
When pursuing my Project Management Professional certification (PMP) I downloaded some of the PMP exam prep apps. The one I ultimately used was $32. That’s a lot of money for an app in a $1 world. Still, the free apps were all garbage. And in the shadow of the boot camp course that’s $2,500, the $32-dollar alternative didn’t seem so bad (and I passed the ridiculous exam).
For sure, we’ve been coasting on the techno-geek side of the wristwatch scene where the manufacturers have largely been the electronics giants - Sony, ASUS, Samsung, Huawei, etc. However, I think you’re going to see a huge uptick in offerings from the manufacturers on the jewelry side of the wristwatch scene (Fossil, DKNY, MICHELE, Coach, Michael Kors, etc). It’s only a matter of time.
So when Rolex and other luxury mfrs finally get completely in the smartwatch groove and start offering optional watchfaces, do you think someone who spends $8,000 on a high-end smart watch will have a problem spending $10 to $50 on one downloadable watchface from the same brand? Probably not. I think when we get to that point, it will dramatically change the market dynamic of downloadable watchfaces which will affect pricing - hopefully in a good way for us developers .
For now, that $10 watch face is serving as the friendly neighborhood piñata. It’s getting pilloried in reviews, rather impolitely.
What’s mildly concerning is that some reviewers blame FACER, rather than the watch face publisher.
YAY, PMP buddies. I finished mine off a couple of months ago. I cheaped out and just watched a few youtube videos on the Brain Dump.
congrats! annoying wasn’t it? …and in no way does the PMBOK reflect real world.
It really is remarkable how much industry has adopted this cert. Still, I know some super PMs without the certification that can really plan and execute on project plans. And I know a few certified PM’s that can’t plan their way out of a paper bag.
Based on the reviews the pricing doesnt seem to have been much of a success
I dont think the designers get a say in how the watch faces are priced though?