U.S. Wearable Computing Device Forecast, 2016–2020: CY 3Q16 Forecast and Analysis
This IDC study presents a five-year forecast for the U.S. wearables market."The U.S. wearables market is poised for a slowdown in 2016, as we await new products and new experiences that will arrive later in the year," says Ramon Llamas, research manager for IDC's Wearables team. "This will not stop the pace of innovation, as other products — especially eyewear, earwear, and clothing — make continuous strides in improvement. Add on top of that the looming benefit of cellular connectivity, and the wearables market will have a greater value proposition to appeal to a broader market."