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U.S. Smartwatch Forecast Update, 2019–2023

U.S. Smartwatch Forecast Update, 2019–2023This IDC study presents the five-year forecast for smartwatches shipments in the United States."Smartwatches will continue to gain traction in the United States," says Ramon T. Llamas, research director for IDC's Wearables program. "With use cases expanding to communication, access, and identity, as well as continued emphasis on health and fitness, smartwatches will find a slowly growing audience. This provides players throughout the ecosystem ample opportunity to evolve and differentiate their offerings."

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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
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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