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New study says popularity of smartwatches is close to that of fitness trackers

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Activity trackers have grown into a fitness guru’s “best friend”, but after a recent study, another wearable option is coming for the title.

Smartwatches are the newest of popular wearable tech among exercise groups. Although the activity tracker still leads in most exercise categories, the gap is narrowing.

So where is the shift beginning?

According to the findings of the study, runners are the first of the exercise groups to show a higher number of smartwatch users rather than activity trackers. Runners who run on a regular basis and wear smartwatches clock in at 22 percent compared to 21 percent of activity tracker users who run regularly.

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