Wearable Tech News

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

1 in 10 U.S. Households to Purchase Smart Watch in 2016

"The wearables market is growing strong, and their unique form factors will help drives sales for the holidays," said Harry Wang, director of Health and Mobile Product Research at Parks Associates. "Smart watches are particularly popular among broadband households with children. Eleven percent of U.S. broadband households with children have a smart watch, and 16% plan to buy one by midyear 2016. The smart watch has significant connected health applications, but family-oriented u ...read more

Monday, August 17, 2015

Survey: Consumers Prefer Keeping Wearable Device Data from Insurers

According to research firm Parks Associates, the majority of those surveyed indicated that they are not willing to share data collected from wearable devices, even if it meant receiving a discount on their health insurance premiums. In spite of this reluctance, these same consumers were willing to share data for the purpose of troubleshooting the devices themselves.

The results of the survey varied significantly by device. Forty-two percent of digital pedometer owners were w ...read more

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wearable Fitness Market to Have Benefits All Around

Looking at the market with similar hope, Parks Associates just released estimates that global revenues from connected fitness trackers will hit $5.4 billion by 2019.

This estimate is part of a new research report, Digitally Fit: Products and Services for Connected Consumers” that looks at current adoption and usage rates for connected health devices.

"Health is an important part of the connected home, but the market is different from other CE and smart home markets, due ...read more

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