Consumers: Extending Smartphones to a Smart Wearable Set

Consumers: Extending Smartphones to a Smart Wearable Set

This IDC Market Note presents an analysis of extending smartphones to a smart wearable set to assist customers. "Smart earbuds and watches extend the smartphone user interface across the body and into real life, creating a smart set of wearable tech for 9+ million U.S. adults," says Frank Gillett, research VP for IDC's Future Consumer Agenda program. "Experienced designers and marketing executives need to start building app and service experiences for this new era of the 'smartable' personal ecosystem going beyond the smartphone."

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Executive Snapshot
In This Market Note
Wearables Are Powering a Shift to a Smartphone Set of Wearable Devices
Google: New Pixel Devices Will Complete a Personal Device Ecosystem Set
IDC's Point of View
The Consumer UI Will Expand to Wearables on Its Way to the Metaverse
10% of U.S. iPhone Users Have Apple Watch and AirPods — 4% of All U.S. Adults
Conclusion: Begin Building Consumer Experiences for the Smart Set
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