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U.S. Smartwatch Forecast, 2019–2023

U.S. Smartwatch Forecast, 2019–2023

This IDC study presents the five-year forecast for smartwatches shipments in the United States."The U.S. smartwatch market is heading for continued growth," says Ramon T. Llamas, research director for IDC's Wearables team. "While it is encouraging to see volumes continue to trend steadily upward, the bigger story is how the experience will change across multiple vectors: communication, messaging, health and fitness, and connectivity with other devices. With this in mind, there is plenty of room for vendors and application developers to forge new ground and attract new customers."

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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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