Bluetooth Smart delivers what mobile health and wellness solutions require: fast connections, ultra-low power consumption, low cost and interoperability.
(PRWEB) June 12, 2013
Adoption of mobile sensing health and fitness products will increase by 500 percent over the next five years, says ON World, a global technology market research firm.
“Smartphones with Bluetooth Smart onboard provides mobile sensing developers with iOS and Android libraries, app stores, cloud connected mobile gateways and hundreds of millions of users to target their creations to,” says Mareca Hatler, ON World’s research director. “Bluetooth Smart delivers what mobile health and wellness solutions require: fast connections, ultra-low power consumption, low cost and interoperability.”
By 2017, Bluetooth chipsets used for health, wellness, sports and fitness will reach 95.7 million and much of the growth will be attributed to Bluetooth Smart used in mobile sensing devices. At this time, mobile sensing devices will make up 80% of the wireless health and fitness device shipments.
The migration to Bluetooth Smart for health and fitness is accelerating. Bluetooth Smart certified products have increased by 10 times over the past year. ON World’s evaluation of 200 mobile sensing health and fitness products found that Bluetooth Smart will be used in 59% of the products launched in 2013.
A few examples of some of the most recent and planned Bluetooth Smart health and fitness products include heart rate monitors by BeetsBlu, Runtastic, Polar and Scosche; activity trackers and sports watches by BodyMedia, Fitbit, Fitbug, Garmin and Withings; and vital sign monitors by Nonin, iHealth Lab and iMPak Health.
Based on input from more than 2,000 individuals, ON World’s recently published reports “Mobile Sensing Health & Wellness” and “Mobile Sensing Sports & Fitness” analyze the global market for mobile sensing solutions for healthcare, general wellness and sports/fitness.
Each report provides 5-year forecasts for dedicated health/fitness devices, sensors, communication chipsets, health/fitness-enabled smart mobile devices, smart watches, monitoring services, mobile apps and subscriptions. The reports also contain the results from several recently completed surveys and an in-depth analysis of 100+ companies and their products/services. The technologies covered include Bluetooth Classic, Bluetooth Smart, WiFi, ZigBee, ANT, BodyLAN, NFC and others.
Each report may be purchased separately or as part of a set.
The report synopses and executive summaries for both reports are available from: http://onworld.com/mobilesensing/health-fitness-set/
About ON World:
ON World provides global business intelligence on smart technology markets. Our market research and information services are sold to Fortune 1000 companies, startups and investors worldwide. http://www.onworld.com
Mary E. Purvis