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Thursday, July 02, 2015

Parks: 40 percent US broadband households want smartphone-based medical alerts

More than 40 percent of US broadband households are interested in receiving medical alerts via a smartphone or another connected platform, according to a report from Parks Associates.

The report, called Smart Home Platforms for Health, assesses the potential for smart home platforms to support connected health offerings.

“About 10 percent of US broadband households have some type of smart home product, service, or both, and by 2019 the number of U.S. homes with a smart h ...read more

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Prediction: 60M US households to own a connected fitness tracker by 2019

Sixty million US households will own at least one connected fitness tracker by the end of 2019, according to a report from research firm Parks Associates.

“Standards-based connectivity technologies such as Bluetooth/Bluetooth Smart have been key enablers for wearable mobile device platforms such as fitness trackers and smart watches,” Parks Associates Research Analyst Tejas Mehta said in a statement. “These new device platforms are leveraging Bluetooth connectivity to open u ...read more

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Fitness tracker device revenue to reach $5.4B by 2019

The global revenues for smartphone-connected fitness tracking devices and equipment will grow from $2 billion in 2014 to $5.4 billion by 2019, according to a report from research firm Parks Associates.

“Our latest data finds adoption of connected health devices increased from 24 percent of US broadband households at the beginning of 2013 to nearly 30 percent by the end of 2014,” Harry Wang, director of health and mobile product research at Parks Associates said in a statemen ...read more

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Parks: 5 percent of US broadband households use a health tracking smart watch

Five percent of US broadband households use a smart watch that offers health and fitness tracking features, according to research firm Parks Associates.

Parks also found that 8 percent of US broadband households use a digital pedometer or activity tracker.

Parks Associates’ research analyst Tejas Mehta pointed out that unless smartwatch makers can convince consumers that these devices offer features separate from their smartphone, they won’t see adoption.

From the ar ...read more

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Report: 40M smartphone owners actively use wellness apps

More than 40 million US smartphone owners are active users of at least one wellness or fitness app, according to research firm Parks Associates. The firm has also reported that one in four heads of household — at homes with broadband — use a mobile app to track their fitness or track their caloric intake.

Last year the research firm published research that estimated 41 percent of caregivers in broadband homes used some kind of digital health device.

Interestingly, Parks ...read more

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Parks: 41 percent of caregivers use a digital health device

Parks Associates has released new research about caregivers and the role digital health devices play in their lives. According to Parks, 41 percent of US caregivers in households with broadband internet use a digital health device. Eight percent use some kind of online tool to coordinate their efforts.

The report, “360 View: Health Devices and Services for Connected Consumers 2014,” draws from multiple surveys including a survey of 10,000 US broadband households conducted in ...read more

Friday, November 21, 2014

Survey: 9 percent know what a health wearable is

“It’s fair to assume most of the above users are wearing some kind of health-tracking wristband such as Fitbit,” MEF researchers wrote. “But, to repeat, these devices are hardly mainstream. A study by Parks Associates reported that the number of wearables sold will be 22 million this year. A decent number, but a pinprick compared to the billion smartphones shipped in 2013.”

From the article "Survey: 9 percent know what a health wearable is" by Aditi Pai.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Other wearable makers vie for spotlight in lead-up to expected Apple launch

Of course, one of the biggest names in the wearable tracker market, Fitbit, seems content to let Apple have the spotlight today — almost. It may not be a coincidence that research firm Parks Associates published data last week re-affirming the company as the market leader, with nearly 40 percent of the market.

From the article "Other wearable makers vie for spotlight in lead-up to expected Apple launch" by Jonah Comstock.

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