A new national survey on wearables has reportedly revealed that actionable, accurate health and medical insights from wearables will be increasingly important to the success of the industry. About 63 percent of respondents have owned a wearable device at some point, up from 42 percent in 2016.

The online survey polled 826 consumers from a wide range of U.S. consumers on their experiences and preferences around wearables. The 2018 survey is a follow-up from the same survey conducted by Valencell in 2016.

Among those surveyed, 65 percent of wearables buyers purchased the devices to monitor general health, track heart rate, to manage a current health condition or prevent future health issues. In addition, 67 percent of wearable owners believe that their device has increased awareness and positively impacted their health and activity. Read More