By 2016: $400M market for health, fitness apps | mobihealthnews: "The market for sports and fitness apps will cross $400 million in 2016, according to a new report from ABI Research. The rise of apps for connected wearable fitness devices will be a primary factor in the industry’s growth (ABI predicted 80 million such sensors by 2016). ABI predicts that there will be more than 1 billion annual health-related app downloads by the year 2016."
According to recent research report Growth will be spurred primarily by sports and fitness applications replacing proprietary devices for viewing data from fitness sensors, with the data collected via the new low-energy Bluetooth 4.0 standard, which has been branded “Bluetooth Smart”. Other prominent app categories include home monitoring, personal emergency response services (PERS), and remote monitoring applications.