I used to have a Fitbit…actually I used to have two of them.
I don’t have one anymore and won’t be buying another one, nor will I buy any other “Wearable”. I’ll tell you why at the end of this post.
Meanwhile it seems that though they are popular there are some who are very vocal about not using them:
Wearables are rapidly increasing in popularity, but not everyone is won over – especially when it comes to price.
This is according to a Colloquy survey, in which 63% of people said wearable devices are too expensive. Just over one out of every two people (52%) say they don’t know enough about wearables and don’t understand them.
On the other hand, 35% of people said wearable technology is nerdy, but ‘cool nerdy’. In a stat that retailers will likely embrace, one in four people (27%) said they ‘used to hate shopping but with my wearable I love it’, and just 8% said wearable devices are uncomfortable, Colloquy says.
Colloquy defines wearables as clothing or accessories that integrate technology into people’s everyday lives in fun and practical ways. This comes in the form as fitness trackers, eyewear, smart jewellery, a dress that posts to social networks or shorts that upload workout stats.
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