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Purpose, fashion sense needed in wearables market: IDC

telecom | 06/02/2014 5:43 pm EDT

Wearable technology is expected to see "hockey stick growth" in Canada in the coming years, though the gadgets' purpose must be better demonstrated and the products have to look good on people, according to a release from International Data Corp.'s Canadian branch on Monday. In a press release, IDC Canada said a survey it did showed 18 per cent of Canadians are interested in technology that tracks their health and performance during exercise, and 10 per cent are interested in digital glasses. "While these results are encouraging, it demonstrates the need for these...