It was only 15 years ago that a Bluetooth headset was cutting edge in wearable tech. A phone that you didn’t have to hold? Outstanding! Fast forward to today, when we’re so bombarded with instant information that if our wristwatch doesn’t give us a precise heart rate reading or accurate GPS location, we’re furious. But, in all fairness, if you’re shelling out $300 for a fitness tracker, it should be able to accurately track your fitness.
So what exactly do people expect out of a fitness tracker? Where do we draw the line between being a spoiled, tech-obsessed generation and reasonable consumers? Tech company Valencell had a similar question, so they performed an online survey to ask US consumers about their preferences and pet peeves about wearable technology.
Some of the results are inspiring: 35% of consumers would like to be able to monitor vitamin levels. And some are expected: 64% of those surveyed report that accuracy is the most important feature in a wearable.
We took the most applicable information from their survey and created this infographic. Take a look and let us know what you think — do you agree with the majority? What aspects of wearable tech are most important to you?