The Rising Adoption of Wearables and the Internet of Things

Posted by oodlestechnologies on October 7th, 2019

The most visible application of IoT technology is wearable devices like smartwatches and fitness trackers. The demand for wearables has surpassed that of smartphones in the consumer electronics segment. From checking notifications to tracking physical activity, these devices provide novel means to accomplish routine tasks.   

A survey conducted by Forrester’s Consumer Technographics stated that “14% of US online youth (ages 12 to 17) use a wearable device.

As per the latest Gartner’s recent report, the global shipment of wearable devices are anticipated to rise by 25.8% every year to 5 million (GBP 176.3 million) in 2019.   

Clutch surveyed 500 people who owned connected devices to learn how they interact with popular consumer IoT technologies. The results were as follows: 

  • Apple Watch (41%) is the most popular wearable product followed by Fitbit(35%)”, and Samsung (21%). 
  • Smartwatches(61%) are the first preferred wearable device ahead of fitness trackers(21%)
  • 91% of the wearable devices are connected to smartphones to track sleep analysis, steps taken, flights climbed and more.   

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Benefits of IoT Enabled Wearables 

Wearables use a network of sensors connected by cloud services to collect raw data. IoT analytics solutions hosted on the cloud provide detailed insights to users about their health and fitness. In addition, wearables enable personal safety, instant interoperability, data collection, profile management, notifications, and data security. Let’s explore some benefits of IoT based wearables:  

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