IoT, Fitness Trackers Powering Consumer Tech Market

Wearables, wireless audio, and the connected devices that are paving the way to the Internet of Things are driving spending in the consumer tech market in 2016, according to a report from the Consumer Technology Association.

10 IoT Startups You Need To Know
(Click image for larger view and slideshow.)

Consumers are warming up to connected devices and Internet of Things (IoT) technology, according to a new report from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

Portable wireless speakers, wearable fitness activity trackers, and wireless headphones experiencing the largest increase in household ownership from 2015 to 2016, the report found.

Overall, nearly two-thirds (63%) of US households now own at least one pair of headphones, replacing digital cameras as the fifth-most owned tech device.

“Wireless technology has gained traction for many reasons, one of which being the proliferation of smartphones — now owned in 74% of American households,” Danielle Cassagnol, industry communications specialist at CTA, told InformationWeek. “They are the viewfinder to our digital life with the ability to communicate in new ways, capture memories, consume content, and control apps that improve our homes, health, and more. Improvements in battery life, average price, and connectivity speeds continue to develop rapidly.”

Televisions

Article source: http://www.informationweek.com/it-life/iot-fitness-trackers-powering-consumer-tech-market/d/d-id/1325323

Useful Links: Swiss Watches | Watch Coupons | Coupons | Alu Foam | Security Rooms | Oldtimer | Bitcoin News

NO COMMENTS