Within that age group, a study has shown that 71 percent would like to own some form of wearables.
A recent survey conducted by GlobalWebIndex has revealed that among consumers within the age group of 16 to 24 years of age, 71 percent would like to own some form of wearable technology device.
This category was defined as anything from Google Glass to a smartwatch or a smartband gadget.
The research indicated that among all of the survey participants which represent internet users from around the world, 64 percent had either already worn some form of wearable technology or were “keen to do so in the future.” It appears as though it is men who have the greatest interest in this type of device as 69 percent from that category wanted wearables, whereas only 56 percent of women wanted the same.
This shows that while the wearable technology industry is slow to be adopted, the interest does appear to exist.
As penetration of smartphones becomes so great that the growth of sales of these devices is starting to slow at a considerable rate, the mobile technology industry is very driven to create a new device that will become the next big thing and start to generate a new wave of overwhelming sales. This has created a massive industry of watches, bands, jewelry, glasses, headsets, and other gadgets worn on the body and that connect with a smartphone or another device in order to provide information or feedback.
Though the reception to wearables has been limited so far, at best, many feel that the release of the Apple Watch will help to propel this sector of the industry forward, particularly as a growing number of device makers have been releasing their own gadgets within this category in order to be able to keep up with the competition.
The data from GlobalWebIndex is very interesting in that it shows that while the population as a whole may not yet be all that taken with wearable technology, it does have a market, and this may mean that there will be more age groups to follow into the future. As those who are currently 16 to 24 years of age become increasingly financially independent, this could provide considerable strength for this market.