Americans Not Sold on Wearable Tech

Almost every major technology company in America is coming out with some sort of wearable technology device, but a new study suggests that the public is still "mixed" on wearable tech. This survey comes after numerous other reports suggesting that at least until prices come down, wearable tech will not take off in America.

Google Glass and various smart watches have already been released but very few people have purchased them. Despite the lack of interest, more companies are attempting to enter the market, with the assumption that it will pay off in the long run.

Little Interest

An interactive poll from Harris recorded the opinions of 2,500 American adults. Based upon the answers from people who responded, 53 percent had no interest at all in wearable tech. The percentage of people interested in these types of devices did go up for people with household incomes over $100,000.

When looking specifically at devices such as Google Glass, only 20 percent of respondents had any interest. Even with varying degrees of interest, very few people would even consider investing in eyewear or watches.

Gender and age did play a fairly significant role in the amount of interest expressed by respondents. Around 15 percent more men had at least some interest in Google Glass or another glasses-based device.

A Growing Market

Even with an astounding 49 percent of people feeling that wearable tech is just a fad, most companies are trying to come out with wearable devices. But even as consumers feel wearable tech is a fad, the same things were said about the Internet, and that turned out to be the farthest thing from a fad.

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