Lumoid Is Now Offering A Try-Before-You-Buy Service For Wearable-Tech
I’m really into wearable-tech, but I also believe in the idea of try-before-you-buy. If you’re also in the same boat, a new service allows users to try out a wide range of wearable-tech (including Fitness Devices, Smartwatches, and Sleep Tracking Devices) for one whole week.
Come Lumoid! A startup that allowed users to rent SLRs and camera equipment for cheap prices, now offers a try-before-you-buy service for fitness bands and other wearable-tech. The said startup has a wide array of over 20 wearables. Users can choose a total of 5 from the catalogue and try them out for a full week before deciding to ship them back or purchase one.
In case someone doesn’t feel the need of keeping one or is dissatisfied in any way, one is bound to pay $20 for trying – this $20 includes 2-way shipment and all other charges.
This service is almost identical to camera rental through which one can rent a DSLR along with an option to buy it. If someone decides to keep the camera, the rent is adjusted into the total price of the purchased device. The rental service also applies to devices such as Google Glass.
As good as the services sound, there are some minor issues which need to be sorted out. Ruth Reader of VentureBeat reports that the equipment she received didn’t contain any instruction manuals and she was forced to look up everything on the Internet. Furthermore, some of the equipment was already used and that she had to reset to track her stats.
Other than this, the service works flawlessly and offers a good opportunity to users who are still skeptical about wearable-tech.
For more information on available devices, shipping details, and other FAQs; head over to Lumoid!
Do you think there ought to be more services like Lumoid? Plan on renting something in future? Let us know in the comments below!
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