What are your needs and wishes regarding wearables and other digital health devices?
1,000 women aged 30-75 that question were asked that question in a survey from Evie Ring.
Users or potential users give approval of the device by recognized health authorities a high priority, according to the survey.
Accuracy is crucial
Most respondents say that they are interested in investing in a wearable to focus on their state of health. But at the same time, female users are highly concerned about the data’s accuracy.
Until accuracy is tackled, wearables will continue to be used with a focus on fitness performance rather than a true measure of overall health and wellness, Evie believes.
A third of the 1,000 respondents have a wearable and track some of their biometric data. Most (85 percent) want to use a fitness tracker to improve their health and understand their body.
Understanding your body
Fewer (38 percent) wish to use their wearable to participate in sporting challenges or new fitness trends (22 percent).
In the survey, the women also emphasized that they prefer small, light devices with more personalized settings.
In summary, understanding how to feel healthier overall is the number 1 health and wellness goal for women.