Groupon has launched an app for the Apple Watch to make viewing and buying deals as easy as possible.
Groupon said the new app will allow users to purchase a Groupon deal from their watch, browse curated offers for things like events and places to eat, and get notifications about deals near their current location.
“…we’re committed to building an incredible shopping experience for our customers where it’s the most convenient for them–across all of their devices,” Groupon CTO Sri Viswanath said in a statement. “We’re very excited about the potential of this new technology to increase the buying power of our customers and drive even more business into local merchants.”
Future versions of the app will allow customers to view lifetime savings and unused vouchers, and also get reminders when deals are about to expire, Groupon said.
Groupon joins the list of other Chicago-based companies that have launched an Apple Watch app, including GrubHub, United, Orbitz, and the Chicago Tribune.
Apple hasn’t released exactly how many Apple Watches it has sold, but analysts estimate that the company has sold just under 3 million devices by mid-June, according to Reuters.
Rumors for the Apple Watch 2 are already leaking, and according to 9to5Mac the updated device could come with FaceTime and Wi-Fi, allowing the watch to work when not in range of an iPhone. Apple is also looking to attract customers at varying price points, and it may offer watches between $1,000 and $10,000.
But don’t expect the new version to have improved battery life, as Apple research found that the majority of users are satisfied with the battery. And no word yet on the constant flickering on and off of the watch face, which some say is the device’s most annoying feature.
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