Majority Rules: Healthcare Consumers Believe Wearables Improve Fitness and Health

Aug 25, 2022 | Ideas

According to a new study by Deloitte, 70 percent of wearable users report the products have improved their fitness and overall health. 

The study draws a connection between wearable usage and the satisfaction of telehealth visits in a post-COVID era. In fact, 92 percent of respondents said they are very or somewhat satisfied with their virtual care experience, which is up 10 percentage points from a 2021 Deloitte survey.

The most commonly tracked metrics for healthcare consumers include pulse rates (59 percent), calories (42 percent) and heart health (40 percent).

Other key findings from the report include:

  • The most common reasons healthcare consumers use their devices are to count steps per day (64 percent) and for motivation to exercise (36 percent)
  • 55 percent of wearable device owners said they share their data with their healthcare providers
  • 92 percent of respondents said they are very or somewhat satisfied with their virtual care experience, 

The survey, while demonstrating the correlation between wearables and improved health, also concludes that with an increased trust in technology comes an improved perception of telehealth. Surprisingly, Baby Boomers reported the highest satisfaction levels (57 percent) with their telehealth experience.

At SweatID, we strive to revolutionize the way people think about wearable technology. The SweatID system puts lab quality testing into the users’ hands, helping them sweat smarter and sweat safer.  

Learn more about how SweatID is helping individuals track what matters.

 

See the full report conducted by Deloitte’s Center for Technology, Media & Telecommunications, which polled 2,005 US consumers in the first quarter of 2022.

   

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