smartwatch adoption

By Jonah Comstock 02:51 pm March 28, 2017
Despite all the convenience features of modern smartwatches, for users it’s still all about fitness, according to recently released data from Parks Associates.  The research firm says that tracking steps is the most popular smartwatch use case, with 60 percent of the United States’ 13.3 million smartwatch users reporting that they track their steps with their device. According to Senior Director...
By Jonah Comstock 01:55 pm March 8, 2016
A new crop of research reports are predicting the ways in which the market for wearable devices, including smartwatches and activity trackers, will change over the next few years. Tractica predicts that annual wearable device shipments will increase from 85 million units in 2015 to 559.6 million units by 2021, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 36.9 percent. ABI Research...
By Jonah Comstock 09:41 am September 2, 2014
Samsung's Gear Fit. As Apple gears up to launch its much-rumored wearable device, new data shows 60 percent of likely adopters of wearable technology want to use their device for health or fitness, according to a survey of 1,000 consumers by ON World. The report also looked at shipments of wireless personal area devices, a category which includes smartwatches, smart jewelry, pet and child...
By Brian Dolan 10:09 am August 28, 2014
According to research firm Parks Associates the number of doctor-patient video consultations in the US will almost triple over the next year. "The number of doctor-patient video consultations will nearly triple from this year to the next, from 5.7 million in 2014 to over 16 million in 2015, and will exceed 130 million in 2018," Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks...