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Wearable Technology: Pickup in Wearable Sales as Technology Improves

By Dick Weisinger

Increasingly people are wearing their electronics.  While Google Glass has lust it’s luster, people are putting electronics on their wrists and ears in record numbers.

Gartner predicts that more than 225 million wearable devices will be shipped this year.  Thats a 26 percent increase over 2018.  Users will spend more than $42 billion this year on wearable devices.  And it’s not all smartwatches.  Only about one quarter are smartwatches — $16.2 billion.  Ear-word devices, like earbuds, are rapidly becoming popular.

Non-consumer wearables also offer great promise, especially in the area of health care.  Research shows that clinicians spend half of their time examining data.  Being able to look at and summarize the results of data more quickly , especially in a hands-free way can make clinical data analysis quicker and more accurate.



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