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5 Reasons to For Usability Testing For Wearable's

Reasons Why Usability Testing Cannot Be Ignored

1. Easy access to information

Wearables gather information such as the number of steps taken, miles covered, track heartbeat of a user and more. Usability Testing ensures the data captured by these devices is easily accessible and displayed to users clearly.

2. Ease of use

Wearable devices provide ease to people who want to track their movements. If the device is not easily accessible and is complex, it is obvious that its market would be limited after receiving initial feedback from the users. The device should be easy to use and should be aesthetically attractive. Usability Testing considers various aspects to check if the device is user-friendly and is appealing to the customers or not. Some aspects are:

- Screen Size
- Font Size
- Colors Used
- Touch Panel
- Easy Scroll

3. Gesture and voice feedback

Wearables are on the users' body constantly, and people move in unanticipated ways. What happens when a hello wave interrupts tracking or switches a smart device from ambient to interactive mode? Device input discrepancies could be the make it or break it for a user. This is where Usability Testing comes into the picture as it checks the device for any struggle while registering the different tones of voice.

4. Call interruption and notifications

As wearables sync to mobile devices, but do not necessarily have all the functions of a mobile, disturbances like notifications and calls can interrupt or even ruin the user. Helped by Interrupt Testing (a part of usability testing), it can be validated that the calls or notifications do not interrupt the functioning of the device.

5. Connectivity issues

Most wearables connect to the phone via Bluetooth, which makes Bluetooth connectivity the most important thing to test as connectivity issues can annoy even the techiest of users. Usability Testing Services ensures that setting up wearable device connectivity with mobile is easy and doable without toiling much.

6. Feedback from user groups

Usability testing involves real-time usage of the device to get candid feedback of the users. It is essential to discover defects and errors that are unknown and can arise when a user is using the device.


Wearable technology market is emerging, and the demand is likely to rise in future. Therefore, to attract more consumers, smart technology is required. However, the interface being offered should be easy to use. To deliver a consistent, seamless and high-quality experience for users, wearables should be thoroughly tested.

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About The Author: 

I work as a Senior Testing Specialist at TestingXperts. I handled day-to-day operations for all aspects of software testing.  With over 7 years of professional experience I know how to build strong connection with the clients and testing capability. Software Mobile Testing Services plays an important role in the development of new IT programmes and many every day products, like cars and electronic goods.



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