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Use of health apps and wearables doubled in the past two years, new survey says

It’s been said that our main use for wearables, including smartwatches, is tracking our health and fitness. A new Accenture study seems to bear that out, finding that the number of consumers who use mobile health apps increased from 16% in 2014 to 33% today. It also found that the number of consumers who use … Continue reading “Use of health apps and wearables doubled in the past two years, new survey says”

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It’s been said that our main use for wearables, including smartwatches, is tracking our health and fitness. A new Accenture study seems to bear that out, finding that the number of consumers who use mobile health apps increased from 16% in 2014 to 33% today. It also found that the number of consumers who use health wearables increased from 9% to 21% during the same time. 

The Accenture researchers surveyed about 8,000 people in seven countries, including 2,225 in the U.S. 

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