U.S. Wearable Computing Device Forecast Update, 2017–2021: CY 3Q17
This IDC study presents an updated five-year forecast for the U.S. wearable computing device market."The U.S. wearable market is in the midst of transformation in 2017," says Ramon T. Llamas, research manager, IDC's Wearables team. "The appetite for fitness trackers has been slowing down, continuing the trend we saw at the end of 2016. This presents the opportunity for other products to shine, either with multifunctional devices like smartwatches or simpler and elegant hybrid watches capable of fitness tracking. Meanwhile, interest in alternative products like clothing and earwear continues to build. These products will keep the market afloat in 2017, and by next year, we will see a return to stronger growth."