1 in 6 American Adults Is Wearing A Smartwatch

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A new report out today shows that 1 in 6 American adults is wearing a smartwatch, a number that has jumped up 61% in the past 12 months.

The report points to adults 34 and under being the most significant group to adopt the new technology, thought with the recent release of the Apple Watch Series 4 and its new health tracking systems aimed at the older generation that number could shift.

LTE watches have also helped to increase the number as more and more people are looking for ways to leave their phone at home but still be somewhat connected to the world in the event they need to answer phone calls or text messages from friends.

Another crucial part of the rising adoption of smartwatches is its lowering price. No longer is the entry-level model multiple hundreds of dollars. You can now pick up a Fitbit for just over a hundred dollars, and it works great.

The smartwatch revolution may not have happened like many initially thought it would, and they indeed haven't replaced our smartphones, but they are becoming a bigger and bigger part of our everyday life. With the added benefit of the health tracking and monitoring technology built in, I wouldn't be surprised if in a few years it will be hard for people not to wear some smartwatch or health monitoring device.

Source: NPD

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