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U.S. Smartwatch Forecast Update, 2018–2022: CY 4Q18

U.S. Smartwatch Forecast Update, 2018–2022: CY 4Q18

This IDC study presents the five-year forecast update for smartwatches shipments in the United States."The U.S. smartwatch market marches on," says Ramon T. Llamas, research director for IDC's Wearables team. "Apple continues to lead the market, and in a way, it also sets the tone for what a smartwatch should be. Meanwhile, proprietary operating systems from companies like Fitbit and Garmin succeed with a tight focus on health and fitness. Google's WearOS will retreat slightly in 2018 before rebounding in 2019, while Samsung's Tizen will remain flat throughout our forecast period. Collectively, these give users an abundance of choices and use cases, which will only improve."

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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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