These findings were in agreement with industry experts surveyed at this year's
"Brits are latching on big time to the many benefits of a wireless connected world," said futurologist Dr.
As the Internet of Things continues to mature wireless technology will become increasingly ubiquitous with 73% of consumers anticipating that the amount of things they do and control wirelessly will increase in the next five years. For those looking to invest in a device the most important factors when considering which one to buy* are the device being simple to use (54%), it connecting easily and quickly with a smartphone or PC without repeatedly having to reconnect (44%) and delivering information that's truly useful (38%).
"It's clear that consumers are seeing the benefit that wireless accessories of all types can bring them, with over half (58%) stating that connected devices could make the things they do every day quicker and easier," said
Key stats at a glance
60% currently own a wireless connected accessory and 72% expect to own one by 2016
68% believe that within five years it will become the norm for everyone to own at least one wireless connected device that's not a smartphone or tablet
58% think connected devices could make the things they do every day quicker and easier
39% believe wearable tech will see the biggest growth in the next twelve months followed by smart home devices (24%)
53% would like to be able to control appliances in their home directly from their smartphone
73% anticipate the amount of things they do and control wirelessly will increase in the next five years
Notes to editors
Consumer research results are taken from an online survey of over 2000 GB consumers in
Industry research surveyed 127 professionals who attended
*When not taking cost in to account
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