Friday, December 11, 2015

The Death of Fitness Trackers

So long, fitness trackers, we hardly knew thee.

Well, not exactly, but more consumers plan on buying smartwatches than fitness apps, fitness trackers, smart clothing or sleep monitors in the next 12 months, according to a new survey.

The Consumer Technology Association, formerly the Consumer Electronics Association — you know, the people who put on International CES in Las Vegas every January — found that 35 percent of adults who regularly use the Internet intend to purchase a smartwatch next year. That compares to 30 percent who said they would buy a fitness-related app, and lower numbers for other categories.

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