Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Parks: Only 12 percent of fitness tracker users have cut back usage

According to a new report from Parks Associates, ownership of digital health and wellness devices in the United States -- especially fitness trackers -- is steadily climbing. And, the report contends, reports of widespread abandonment of fitness trackers are greatly exaggerated.

Parks spoke with 5,000 US broadband households and found that 33 percent have adopted a digital health technology, up from 26 percent in 2014. Connected fitness trackers in particular had a 10 percent market penetration in 2015, while smartwatches, still a relatively new category, hit 4 percent.

From the article "Parks: Only 12 percent of fitness tracker users have cut back usage" by Jonah Comstock.

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