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U.S. Wearable Computing Device Forecast Update, 2018–2022: CY 2Q18

U.S. Wearable Computing Device Forecast Update, 2018–2022: CY 2Q18

This IDC study discusses our forecast for the U.S. wearable computing device market for 2018–2022."The U.S. wearables market continues to evolve and grow in the right direction," says Ramon T. Llamas, research director for IDC's Wearables team. "The transition from basic wearables to smart wearables is expected to accelerate but will not completely leave basic wearables behind, as there will still be demand for single- or specific-user device. Smart wearables, meanwhile, will evolve into multipurpose devices, which will help drive awareness and demand beyond what we see today."


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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