Juniper Research: Fitness devices to dominate wearables market until 2018

Fitness wearables will remain the primary wearable device over the next three years with smart watches less commonly used, according to new research from Juniper Research. However, by the end of 2019 about 110 million people are expected to be using fitness wearables compared to over 130 million smart watch users. The report also noted that the lines between the categories are starting to blur, with fitness wearables offering a range of call-handling and notification functions that can also be found in smart watches. The existence of app-enabled fitness trackers, such as the Samsung Gear Fit and Microsoft Band, lessens the distinction even further. Release

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