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Health Tech Trends: Connected Devices, Telehealth, Independent Living Solutions

Wearables have been seeing tremendous growth since Parks Associates first started tracking the category in 2013. Fitness trackers or watches are reaching almost a quarter of broadband households, at an adoption rate of 23 percent.

The distinct form factors are blurring, as fitness trackers and smartwatches serve overlapping needs, and marketing messages do not draw a clear difference. Overall, smartwatches are gaining ground quickly, and one-third of smartwatch owners used a fitness tracker before buying a smartwatch. 

From the article "Health Tech Trends: Connected Devices, Telehealth, Independent Living Solutions" by Dina Abdelrazik.

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