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More than 50% of Wearable Electronic Users Are Afraid of Malfunctions and Inaccurate Data

From the data collected through a survey, a big number of wearable users are afraid of being exposed to faulty data and inaccurate information by their smart devices.

Number of smart wearable users is increasing exponentially with every passing day due to huge developments in their field of technology. Growth in this industry, increase in the number of competitors and fall in prices has been a big contributor in making these devices mainstream.

A survey conducted by The Menifest reported that roughly around 38% of the user have fitness tracking as their main cause of using these devices. This study was conducted among 581 users familier with technology with around 2/3rd out of these 581 being women and the rest being men. 35% of these concerned subjects were between the ages of 35 to 58, 18% being older and the rest being younger than 35.

Fitness tracking included keeping a count of distance covered, calories burnt, steps taken etc. While 26% of the users mentioned keeping track of vital signs as their primary use of these devices.

“I have atrial fibrillation (AFib), which is an occasional rapid heartbeat,” stated one of the individuals being survayed “The watch can detect this with the heart monitor, but it doesn’t work if the heartbeat is more than 120 beats per minute. With my AFib, that’s common, so instead of telling me I’m having AFib, it tells me my heart rate is over 120 bpm, and the results are unclear.”

Fitness Tracking Wrist Bands, Smartwatches and other wearable devices can prove to be a great help in exercise and health routines. Although it is a sensible decision to look at it from an objective perspective and not rely on something that has room for error. Using it monitor your health generally is definitely a good idea but the technology is not yet ready to replace any kind of professional health.

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