U.S. Wearable Computing Device Forecast, 2019–2023: CY 1Q19

U.S. Wearable Computing Device Forecast, 2019–2023: CY 1Q19

This IDC study discusses the forecast for the U.S. wearable computing device market for the 2019–2023 period."The U.S. wearables market is on track for a return to growth in 2019," says Ramon T. Llamas, research director for IDC's Wearables team. "Smartwatches will be the main driver of the overall U.S. wearables market, but sustained interest in fitness trackers and hybrid watches will provide a steady base going forward. Also meriting close observation are clothing and earwear, both expected to post market-beating growth. This provides vendors of all stripes ample opportunity to drive volumes and user experiences in the years ahead."

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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
Exodus of 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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