CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/15/14 -- Today Endeavour Partners, a strategy consulting firm that enables companies to maximize the value of mobile and digital technology, revealed findings from its second consumer behavior study, which examines five major themes that will determine the success and mass-market adoption -- or ultimate demise -- of the smart wearable market. The study follows the firm's inaugural January 2014 wearables report, which addressed critical behavioral factors linked to wearable device adoption and engagement.
"Throughout the first half of 2014 we saw the wearables market evolve at a heroic pace," said Dan Ledger, principal at Endeavour Partners. "However, the future mass market success of wearable technology, particularly in the next two to three years, is far from guaranteed. The degree and speed at which five overarching changes take place will have a significant impact on the rate at which wearable technology truly becomes a mass market product category and delivers sustained benefit to consumers."
More than 1,700 consumers were studied in the company's new report, Inside Wearables (Part 2). Findings show that wearable device acquisition rates continue to surge -- tripling within the last six months. Yet approximately one-third of studied consumers have abandoned their smart wearable devices within six months of purchase. Additionally, the industry continues to struggle to deliver products and services that provide sustained benefit to the mass market.
Endeavour Partners' in-depth study explores the following developments that have the potential to significantly impact the industry over the next two to three years:
The free report Inside Wearables (Part 2) is available for download here.
About Endeavour Partners
Based in Cambridge, MA, Endeavour Partners is a strategy consulting firm with deep expertise in mobile technology. The firm helps companies anticipate, navigate, and innovate for a future of mobile connectedness and opportunity.