IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Exploring the determinants of users’ continuance intention in smartwatches


  • Bölen, Mehmet Cem


The purpose of this study is to examine possible factors that influence continuance intention to use a smartwatch. The proposed research model is based on the expectation confirmation model adapted to include individual mobility, perceived aesthetics, and habit. The sample consisted of 348 actual users of smartwatches and structural equation modeling (SEM) was employed to test the research model. The results indicate that perceived aesthetics, satisfaction, individual mobility, and habit are associated with individuals’ continuance intention to use smartwatches. Surprisingly, perceived usefulness does not directly influence continuance intention of smartwatches. The implications for both theory and practice are provided based on the findings.

Suggested Citation

  • Bölen, Mehmet Cem, 2020. "Exploring the determinants of users’ continuance intention in smartwatches," Technology in Society, Elsevier, vol. 60(C).
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:teinso:v:60:y:2020:i:c:s0160791x19300910
    DOI: 10.1016/j.techsoc.2019.101209

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

    File URL:
    LibKey link: if access is restricted and if your library uses this service, LibKey will redirect you to where you can use your library subscription to access this item

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    References listed on IDEAS

    1. Iviane Ramos-de-Luna & Francisco Montoro-Ríos & Francisco Liébana-Cabanillas, 2016. "Determinants of the intention to use NFC technology as a payment system: an acceptance model approach," Information Systems and e-Business Management, Springer, vol. 14(2), pages 293-314, May.
    2. Liébana-Cabanillas, Francisco & Marinkovic, Veljko & Ramos de Luna, Iviane & Kalinic, Zoran, 2018. "Predicting the determinants of mobile payment acceptance: A hybrid SEM-neural network approach," Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Elsevier, vol. 129(C), pages 117-130.
    3. Oghuma, Apollos Patricks & Chang, Younghoon & Libaque-Saenz, Christian Fernando & Park, Myeong-Cheol & Rho, Jae Jeung, 2015. "Benefit-confirmation model for post-adoption behavior of mobile instant messaging applications: A comparative analysis of KakaoTalk and Joyn in Korea," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 39(8), pages 658-677.
    4. Inès Chouk & Zied Mani, 2017. "Drivers of consumers’ resistance to smart products," Post-Print hal-02980400, HAL.
    5. Nascimento, Bruno & Oliveira, Tiago & Tam, Carlos, 2018. "Wearable technology: What explains continuance intention in smartwatches?," Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Elsevier, vol. 43(C), pages 157-169.
    6. Premkumar, G. & Bhattacherjee, Anol, 2008. "Explaining information technology usage: A test of competing models," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 36(1), pages 64-75, February.
    7. Fleischmann, Marvin & Amirpur, Miglena & Grupp, Tillmann & Benlian, Alexander & Hess, Thomas, 2016. "The role of software updates in Information Systems continuance - An experimental study from a user perspective," Publications of Darmstadt Technical University, Institute for Business Studies (BWL) 77128, Darmstadt Technical University, Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law, Institute for Business Studies (BWL).
    8. Nieroda, Marzena E. & Mrad, Mona & Solomon, Michael R., 2018. "How do consumers think about hybrid products? Computer wearables have an identity problem," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 89(C), pages 159-170.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Most related items

    These are the items that most often cite the same works as this one and are cited by the same works as this one.
    1. Yousaf, Anish & Mishra, Abhishek & Gupta, Anil, 2021. "‘From technology adoption to consumption’: Effect of pre-adoption expectations from fitness applications on usage satisfaction, continual usage, and health satisfaction," Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Elsevier, vol. 62(C).
    2. Baudier, Patricia & Ammi, Chantal & Hikkerova, Lubica, 2022. "Impact of advertising on users’ perceptions regarding the Internet of things," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 141(C), pages 355-366.
    3. Mazen El-Masri & Karim Al-Yafi & Muhammad Mustafa Kamal, 2023. "A Task-Technology-Identity Fit Model of Smartwatch Utilisation and User Satisfaction: A Hybrid SEM-Neural Network Approach," Information Systems Frontiers, Springer, vol. 25(2), pages 835-852, April.
    4. Kalinic, Zoran & Marinkovic, Veljko & Molinillo, Sebastián & Liébana-Cabanillas, Francisco, 2019. "A multi-analytical approach to peer-to-peer mobile payment acceptance prediction," Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Elsevier, vol. 49(C), pages 143-153.
    5. Al-Okaily, Manaf & Lutfi, Abdalwali & Alsaad, Abdallah & Taamneh, Abdallah & Alsyouf, Adi, 2020. "The Determinants of Digital Payment Systems’ Acceptance under Cultural Orientation Differences: The Case of Uncertainty Avoidance," Technology in Society, Elsevier, vol. 63(C).
    6. Maduku, Daniel K. & Thusi, Philile, 2023. "Understanding consumers' mobile shopping continuance intention: New perspectives from South Africa," Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Elsevier, vol. 70(C).
    7. Liébana-Cabanillas, Francisco & Japutra, Arnold & Molinillo, Sebastián & Singh, Nidhi & Sinha, Neena, 2020. "Assessment of mobile technology use in the emerging market: Analyzing intention to use m-payment services in India," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 44(9).
    8. Irina Maiorescu & Mihaela Bucur & Bogdan Georgescu & Daniel Moise & Vasile Alecsandru Strat & Ion Daniel Zgură, 2020. "Social Media and IOT Wearables in Developing Marketing Strategies. Do SMEs Differ From Large Enterprises?," Sustainability, MDPI, vol. 12(18), pages 1-18, September.
    9. Yi Sun & Shihui Li & Lingling Yu, 2022. "The dark sides of AI personal assistant: effects of service failure on user continuance intention," Electronic Markets, Springer;IIM University of St. Gallen, vol. 32(1), pages 17-39, March.
    10. Simona Sternad Zabukovšek & Samo Bobek & Uroš Zabukovšek & Zoran Kalinić & Polona Tominc, 2022. "Enhancing PLS-SEM-Enabled Research with ANN and IPMA: Research Study of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems’ Acceptance Based on the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM)," Mathematics, MDPI, vol. 10(9), pages 1-28, April.
    11. Kumar, V. & Ramachandran, Divya & Kumar, Binay, 2021. "Influence of new-age technologies on marketing: A research agenda," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 125(C), pages 864-877.
    12. Gunasekaran, Angappa & Subramanian, Nachiappan & Papadopoulos, Thanos, 2017. "Information technology for competitive advantage within logistics and supply chains: A review," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 99(C), pages 14-33.
    13. Renata Benigna Gonçalves & Júlio César Bastos Figueiredo, 2022. "Effects of perceived risks and benefits in the formation of the consumption privacy paradox: a study of the use of wearables in people practicing physical activities," Electronic Markets, Springer;IIM University of St. Gallen, vol. 32(3), pages 1485-1499, September.
    14. Heidenreich, Sven & Killmer, Jan F. & Millemann, Jan A., 2022. "If at first you don't adopt - Investigating determinants of new product leapfrogging behavior," Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Elsevier, vol. 176(C).
    15. Xin Liao & Dongming Wu & Qianqian Zhang & Ge Han, 2021. "How to Improve Users’ Loyalty to Smart Health Devices? The Perspective of Compatibility," Sustainability, MDPI, vol. 13(19), pages 1, September.
    16. Sami Basly & Paul-Laurent Saunier, 2020. "Familiness, socio-emotional goals and the internationalization of French family SMEs," Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Springer, vol. 18(3), pages 270-311, September.
    17. Lucia-Palacios, Laura & Pérez-López, Raúl, 2021. "Effects of Home Voice Assistants' Autonomy on Instrusiveness and Usefulness: Direct, Indirect, and Moderating Effects of Interactivity," Journal of Interactive Marketing, Elsevier, vol. 56(C), pages 41-54.
    18. Dominik Gutt & Jürgen Neumann & Wael Jabr & Dennis Kundisch, 2020. "The Fate of the App: Economic Implications of Updating under Reputation Resetting," Working Papers Dissertations 76, Paderborn University, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics.
    19. Larbi-Siaw, Otu & Xuhua, Hu & Owusu, Ebenezer & Owusu-Agyeman, Abigail & Fulgence, Brou Ettien & Frimpong, Samuel Akwasi, 2022. "Eco-innovation, sustainable business performance and market turbulence moderation in emerging economies," Technology in Society, Elsevier, vol. 68(C).
    20. Singh, Nidhi & Sinha, Neena, 2020. "How perceived trust mediates merchant's intention to use a mobile wallet technology," Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Elsevier, vol. 52(C).


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eee:teinso:v:60:y:2020:i:c:s0160791x19300910. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: . General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a bibliographic reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: Catherine Liu (email available below). General contact details of provider: .

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.