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U.S. Wearable Computing Device Forecast, 2018–2022: CY 1Q18

U.S. Wearable Computing Device Forecast, 2018–2022: CY 1Q18

This IDC study discusses the forecast for the U.S. wearable computing device market for 2018-2022."The U.S. wearables market is at a critical point of evolution," says Ramon T. Llamas, research manager for IDC's Wearables team. "The focus for the past five years has simply been to get product out and raise awareness in the category. Now we are moving toward more refined and sophisticated experiences — including voice-enabled UIs and cellular connectivity — that allow wearables to keep pace with other computing devices. Moreover, use cases have developed past simple data collection to include communication of information and deeper dives into health. These will set the tone for 2018 and beyond."

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Basic Wearables Versus Smart Wearables
Wearables Forecast by Product
Wearables Forecast by Segment
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Drivers
Iteration Beyond First-Generation Devices
Entrance of More Vendors and Devices
Proliferation of Products
Inhibitors
Lukewarm Reception Within the Mass Market
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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