(888) 527-9253

January 14, 2014

Not So Fast, Wearable Tech!

USA Today Snapshot 2 - 12.31.13

Google Glass made headlines in 2013, but is the wearable technology a passing trend or here to stay? A Wakefield Research and Citrix study revealed that while 3 in 5 (60 percent) Americans think wearable tech will be as common as smartphones in the coming years, nearly the same amount – 61 percent – have no plans to purchase a wearable device themselves.

We also had a little bit of fun with the survey, ranking Americans’ favorite fictional wearable tech items:

  • 34% – The Starfleet wrist communicator from Star Trek
  • 28% – James Bond’s X-ray glasses
  • 21% – Tony Stark’s armor suit from Iron Man
  • 10% – Shoe phone from Get Smart
  • 7% –  Inspector Gadget’s gadget hat

The Citrix wearable tech survey has been featured in top media outlets, including the Financial Times, Slate, Reuters and USA Today.