Fitness Wearables Not Used By Those Who Can Benefit

I was reading a popular tech blog called PandoDaily and they had an interesting article that talks about those who can really benefit from Fitness Wearables aren’t using them.

When I think about the top Fitness wearables the conclusion from the study makes sense. If I’m an inactive, overweight person, then do I want to pay for a wearable device that will tell me how inactive and overweight I am? It’s definitely a challenging adoption problem. We have a whole weight loss industry that proves that solving it is not a simple task.

I think a similar thing is found with almost all mobile health apps as well. Those who could really benefit from those mobile health apps aren’t using them. I don’t have any data on this, but I bet if we dug into it we’d find it to be the case. Plus, if you look at mHealth adoption over all, we know that a lot of the apps aren’t getting used much at all.

From now on whenever I look at a mobile health app and they tell me about adoption, I’m going to ask myself if the people who can benefit most from that technology are using it.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

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