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The social factors that influence whether you’ll use your wearable device

The social factors that influence whether you’ll use your wearable device

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The social factors that influence whether you’ll use your wearable device

Sales of Apple smartwatches are increasing, while Fitbit sales are on the decline. By Crew [CC0 or CC0], via Wikimedia Commons , CC BY Christmas is upon us, and the New Year fast approaching. Many of us are buying wearable self-tracking devices for loved ones, or as part of our own New Year self-improvement regimes.

Wearable devices, as the name suggests, are technologies with digital sensors that can be worn in various ways on the body. It’s estimated that worldwide shipments of wearables this year will reach 125 million .

But how useful are they, and what benefits do they provide to users? Read more: Fitbit’s decline is a reflection of the end of the over-hyped promise of wearables The wearable craze There is a now huge range of wearable devices available: smart sneakers to analyse your walking pattern, […]

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