There’s been a lot of buzz about new wearables, including the Oculus Rift, a pair of Samsung Gear VR goggles, and Google Glass, the Google-owned wearable that Google hopes will make the internet a more enjoyable place to work.
But there’s been also a lot about the smartwatch and wearable as a whole.
And a new study from research firm Wintec has revealed that smartwatches and wearables are going to continue to change the way we work for the foreseeable future.
The study found that the average workday is about eight hours longer today than it was just 10 years ago, with many employees doing a lot more than they did 10 years before.
The average worker in 2017 logged more than 7,000 hours of working time, which was more than double the average worker 10 years earlier.
And we’re doing it all over again, the report said.
The new research, released by the Wintek research firm, surveyed more than 10,000 people from all 50 states and the District of Columbia and found that for the first time, the majority of employees work more than 20 hours per week.
That’s up from about half of employees in 2011.
The report also found that more and more people are now working at the office, as more companies embrace cloud-based technologies and are building out offices on their premises.
There’s a growing sense that the way work is done is changing, and that the best way to keep pace is to get organized, said Wintetec president and CEO Tom Stauffer.
This means finding ways to help your team do more of the work while staying productive.
“Our data shows that the office is one of the few areas where employees are truly engaged and engaged in the work process,” Stauff said.
“It’s also the area where people are getting the most out of their devices, where their creativity and productivity are highest.”
A number of smartwattles have popped up in the last couple of years, with Apple announcing its own smartwatch, and Microsoft launching its own version of its HoloLens virtual reality headset.
But the new study also showed that people are increasingly spending more time in front of their computers and tablets.
This is a great time to be an employee.
The researchers also found an increase in people working more than 40 hours per month, a number that’s been rising since 2012.
They also found a significant increase in the number of people who have more than one smartwatch.
“There’s a lot that has happened over the past decade, and it’s just been accelerating,” Steeffer said.
In fact, in the past 10 years, the average American worker has spent nearly six hours per day in front a computer or a tablet.
Wintech also found another trend: many of the companies that have announced their own smartwalls have come from outside the tech sector.
“This is the most exciting time for smartwizards,” Staeffer said, noting that companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung are all building out smartwares.
“They’ve got all these cool, different technologies to offer and all of a sudden we see a lot in the consumer space.”
In the end, Staufer said, the biggest thing for smartwatchers is to stay motivated.
“You want to keep pushing and keep doing the right thing,” he said.
There are also some practical ways to make sure you’re not wasting your time.
“If you’re a company that wants to focus on productivity, you can be much more efficient by going to work with an employee who has a different skill set than you,” Staus said.
And as Staufers work at work, they can use the apps and apps they use at home to take their productivity up a notch.
But don’t take our word for it, try it yourself.
“I would never say, ‘I can’t do it for a day, I’ll take it home and go do it,'” Stauffe said.