While interest in wearables for health and fitness is growing among consumers, adherence remains a challenge to manufacturers. Approximately one-third of those who purchase wearables cease using them after six months3, leaving behind the features that could empower patients to track certain parameters and provide motivation for health improvement. Another obstacle is the lack of clinical data assessing wearables on improving patient outcomes in chronic conditions such as diabetes,cardiovascular disease, and others.

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