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U.S. Smartwatch Forecast, 2018–2022

U.S. Smartwatch Forecast, 2018–2022

This IDC study presents the five-year forecast for smartwatches shipments in the United States."The U.S. smartwatch market is taking slow but steady steps forward," says Ramon T. Llamas, research director for IDC's Wearables team. "The smartwatches we see today are several strong steps ahead of the ones we saw as recently as 2015, with greater functionality, style, and affordability. And as the experience improves with cellular connectivity, deeper health and fitness features, and a slowly growing third-party application ecosystem, the smartwatch will find greater reception among end users."


IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Smartwatch Forecast by Operating System
Smartwatch Forecast by Cellular Connectivity
Smartwatch Forecast by Segment
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Drivers
Iteration Beyond First-Generation Devices
Entrance of More Vendors and Devices
Proliferation of Cellular Connectivity
Inhibitors
Lukewarm Reception Within the Mass Market
Exodus of Smartwatch Vendors
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Methodology
Primary Data Sources
Secondary Sources
IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker
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