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U.S. Wearable Computing Device Forecast, 2017–2021: CY 1Q17

U.S. Wearable Computing Device Forecast, 2017–2021: CY 1Q17

This IDC study presents an updated five-year forecast for the U.S. wearables market."The U.S. wearables market can look forward to a return to growth in 2017," says Ramon T. Llamas, research manager for IDC's Wearables team. "While the market shed a number of vendors in 2016, many of those that emerge will continue to evolve and innovate further. And with new players entering the market from tech and nontech fields, we anticipate sustained upward momentum throughout the forecast."


IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Basic Wearables Versus Smart Wearables
Wearables Forecast by Product
Average Selling Price and Value
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Drivers
Entrance of More Vendors and Devices
Proliferation of Products
Inhibitors
Lukewarm Reception Within the Mass Market
Constant Reliance on Smartphones
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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