Parks Associates: 10% of Spanish broadband households own a smart watch

Industry leaders analyze innovations in wearable and connected health at tenth-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe in Amsterdam

Dallas, Texas, November 4, 2015 - Parks Associates research finds 10% of Spanish broadband households own a smart watch, followed by 8% in the U.K., 7% in Germany, and 6% in France. The research firm will address innovations in wearable devices and connected health technologies at the tenth-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe - IoT: Connected Entertainment and the Smart Home, 10-11 November, at the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam.


"Form factors such as the smart watch are creating new opportunities for wearables in the connected home, with home controls and health applications near the top of the list for potential use cases," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "At CONNECTIONS™ Europe, we will highlight the business opportunities for service and technology providers, component suppliers, and software designers."

Parks Associates' Connected Consumer in Europe shows that 10% of Western European broadband households plan to purchase a smart watch within the next 12 months. Broadband households in Spain have the highest purchase intentions with 12%, followed by 10% in France and Germany and 9% in the U.K.

Sikes will discuss this research during the session "Wearables, Health Monitoring, & Connected Health Opportunities" on 11 November at 15:45. Session panelists include:
• João Bocas, Chief Wellness Officer, The SelfCare People
• Emre Tavsancil, Head, Mobile Health Department, Turkcell
• Martijn Vastenburg, Founder & Managing Director, ConnectedCare
• John Worsfold, Innovation and Implementation Manager, Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
• Marc Wullings, Head, Commercial Operations, Wellmo

CONNECTIONS™ Europe features keynotes from Icontrol Networks, Nest Labs, and Viacom International Media Networks and a fireside chat featuring executives from Deutsche Telekom and Honeywell. Event sponsors include Icontrol Networks, AirTies, Alcatel-Lucent, Essence, Prodea, ROC-Connect, Tyco, ULE Alliance, UXP Systems, Z-Wave, ZigBee Alliance, Ayla Networks, MivaTek, and Zipato.

Registration for CONNECTIONS™ Europe is at http://www.connectionseurope.com. To schedule a meeting with an analyst, contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com, 720.987.6614.

About CONNECTIONS™ Europe
CONNECTIONS™ Europe is the leading annual executive conference on the connected home and IoT ecosystems. The two-day event features consumer research and high-level analysis on connected devices and services, new and innovative business strategies and partnerships, and critical challenges in driving consumer adoption of entertainment, smart home, and IoT solutions.

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