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U.S. Wearable Computing Device Forecast, 2017–2021: CY 2Q17

U.S. Wearable Computing Device Forecast, 2017–2021: CY 2Q17

This IDC study presents an updated five-year forecast for the U.S. wearables market."The U.S. wearables market will see a return to growth in 2017 and maintain its upward trajectory throughout our forecast period," says Ramon T. Llamas, research manager for IDC's Wearables team. "Expect a number of use cases and applications that will take the market forward, especially in the areas of cellular connectivity, standalone applications, and a growing interest among enterprise users. Also, with many devices becoming long in the tooth, expect refreshed product portfolios that bring form and function."


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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