According to a recent survey, one in every five people in the United States is currently using a wearable gadget, with women being more likely than men to use such devices.
This research was carried out by the Pew Research Center in June of the previous year, when they polled more than 4,000 individuals. The findings were segmented according to socioeconomic considerations. It’s interesting to note that a number of these statistics match up with a report that Gallup released a month ago.
Currently, approximately 21% of adults in the United States own and use a fitness tracker or smartwatch.It would appear that women are more concerned about their health than men, as around one in four of them fall into this category. It was reported that approximately 18% of males make use of such a device.
The data indicates that younger generations are more willing to adopt new technologies than older people, which is consistent with what you might have anticipated. In comparison, only 17% of people over the age of 50 own a fitness device, compared to roughly a quarter of those aged 18 to 49.
As we become older, both our fitness and our muscle mass suffer. On the other hand, this does not have to take place, and there are a lot of things that we are able to do in order to delay the effects of becoming older. This particular age group is the one that would benefit the most from the use of activity trackers and smartwatches.
The data was also presented in a breakdown based on income. The findings, once more, did not come as a surprise to anyone. Twenty percent of those earning between $30,000 and $75,000 used a fitness device, compared to thirty percent of those earning $75,000 or more.This category consisted of a meager 12% of people whose annual income was less than $30,000.
According to other pieces of research, Hispanics have a far higher propensity than other ethnic groups to use fitness equipment. Individuals with a college education are also more inclined to take advantage of them.
The last question that was posed to respondents was to determine whether or not they were comfortable with the idea of fitness tracker manufacturers sharing their data with medical researchers. In the neighborhood of forty-one percent, said they were, thirty-five percent felt it was unacceptable, and twenty-two percent weren’t sure. The respondents who were most willing to disclose their information were Hispanic Americans under the age of 49. The least likely group was white Americans over the age of 50.