The research house Futuresource has a consumer panel that it asks periodically about its interest in wearable technology (and, presumably, other things). Between May and October, they say, there have been some interesting changes in the tech that the panelists are interested in.
Interest in smartwatches more than doubled, though still only at 9 percent. (We wonder if this is an Apple Watch effect, because the watch was announced in September.) Interest in fitness trackers rose by half, to 6 percent. Overall interest in wearables grew 60 percent, to 16 percent of the panel.
Another interesting finding is that iPhone owners seem to be more or less twice as interested in any kind of wearable tech than any other smartphone owner.