Journal article

Understanding usage style transformation during long-term smartwatch use

Aku Visuri, Niels van Berkel, Jorge Goncalves, Reza Rawassizadeh, Denzil Ferreira, Vassilis Kostakos

Personal and Ubiquitous Computing | SPRINGER LONDON LTD | Published : 2021


AbstractDespite large investments in smartwatch development, the market growth remains smaller than forecasted. The purpose of smartwatch use remains unclear, indicated by the lack of large-scale adoption. Thus, we aim to better understand the early adoption and everyday smartwatch use. We investigate a diverse usage data of smartwatches logged over a period of up to 14 months from 79 individuals between December 2015 and March 2017, one of the largest wearable datasets collected. First, we identify both explorative and accepted behaviours that users exhibit and further investigate how the individual usage traits and features differ between the two categories. Our analysis offers an insightf..

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Awarded by Academy of Finland

Funding Acknowledgements

Open Access funding provided by University of Oulu including Oulu University Hospital. This work is partially funded by the Academy of Finland (Grants 286386-CPDSS, 285459-iSCIENCE, 304925-CARE, 313224-STOP, 316253-SENSATE).