A Zacks Friday Finish Line Exclusive: James Hayward of IDTechEx Talks Wearable Tech

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Chicago, IL—October 21, 2016—Zacks Friday Finish Line is a podcast hosted weekly by Zacks Editor Maddy Johnson and Content Writer Ryan McQueeney. In this special edition, Maddy and Ryan spoke with James Hayward of IDTechEx, a provider of independent research, about the state of the wearable tech industry.

Based in Cambridge, U.K., IDTechEx has been around since 1999, providing independent market research, business intelligence, and events on emerging technology to clients in over 80 countries. The firm conducts primary research through interviews, site visits, and events across the world, getting the insight first.

James is one of IDTechEx’s resident experts on wearable technology, and together, we discussed notable consumer-level wearables products like Apple’s AAPL Apple Watch at Fitbit’s FIT fitness tracking devices, as well as growth within the broader wearables industry.

Apart from mainstream tech devices, the average consumer is likely unaware of other forms of wearable technology, but there are many applications out there. James talks about some interesting wearable tech products in the health and defense industries, and how these sectors are changing because of this technology.

James also gave insight into the future of wearable technology, and whether or not it will become ubiquitous, affecting the way consumers interact with the world around them.

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