Lumoid might have found the solution for the problem, as the startup allows its users to try different wearable devices prior to actually purchasing them.
Lumoid is more focused however on the renting of camera equipment, but its new program gives buyers the opportunity to test any of the wearables available before buying them.
The available items include the Fitbit Charge, Misfit Shine and Vivismart, all of them were unveiled at the CES show last week in Las Vegas.
The service is similar in many ways to the existing Lumoid rental service for camera equipment
Up to five wearables from a selection of over 20 can be chosen, and Lumoid will send them and pay for the shipping.
For a week, the customer can use the wearables as much as they want prior to deciding to send them back or keeping them.
If the customer does not want the wearables, they will be charged $20 with the shipping fees being included. If the customer decides to purchase them, Lumoid’s charges the full price, plus the rental fee cost.
There are a few catches in the service. According to one report that was first hand, the wearables are shipped without an instruction manual, which means the customer must find that information on his or her own.
However, if one is interested in wearables and actually wants to purchase them, than finding an instruction manual today online is not that tough of a proposition.
The price of $20 to test the five does not seem to be too expensive as it give the customer an idea of what they the like or dislike prior to investing much more money when making an outright purchase for one.