Health-monitoring technologies are helping consumers take their health into their own hands — quite literally. Ninety-seven million U.S. consumers used some type of health monitoring technology in October 2022, but 37 million used these technologies daily.
“Connected Wellness: Tracking The Rise Of Health-Tracking Technology,” a PYMNTS and CareCredit collaboration, delivers the details of who uses health trackers — and how much they use them. We surveyed a census-balanced panel of 2,668 U.S. consumers to determine which health-tracking devices and apps have captured consumers’ hearts.
Key findings from our research include the following:
• Half of U.S. consumers now use wearables or apps to monitor their health. Across the country, 97 million consumers used a device, app or website to track their health or vitals at least once in October 2022, and their numbers are growing.
• Twice as many affluent consumers use wearables or apps as lower-income consumers. Sixty-three percent of high-income consumers adopted these technologies in October, far ahead of their low-income counterparts, of which 34% use them.
• Even among enthusiastic adopters, few consumers use health-related technologies in their daily routines. Just 18% of all consumers use wearable technology daily, and just 14% use health-tracking apps and sites each day.
This is only the first piece of a much broader story about how health and wellness tracking technology is reshaping consumers’ relationship with their health and wellness. To learn more, download the report.