U.S. Smartwatch Forecast, 2020–2024: CY 2Q20

U.S. Smartwatch Forecast, 2020–2024: CY 2Q20

This IDC study presents the five-year forecast for smartwatch shipments in the United States."Smartwatch shipments in the United States reached a new peak in 2019, with vendors shipping a total of 22.4 million units," says Ramon T. Llamas, research director for IDC's Wearables program. "2020 will show a decline in shipments due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as supply is constrained and demand is blunted. Come 2021 and beyond, volumes will return to their upward trajectory."

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Smartwatch Forecast by Operating System
Smartwatch Cellular Connectivity Forecast
Smartwatch Forecast by Segment
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Iteration Beyond First-Generation Devices
Entrance of More Vendors and Devices
The Impact of COVID-19
Lukewarm Reception Within the Mass Market
Exodus of Smartwatch Vendors
Significant Market Developments
COVID-19's Impact on Supply and Demand
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Primary Data Sources
Secondary Sources
IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker
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