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U.S. Wearable Computing Device Forecast Update, 2018–2022: CY 3Q18

U.S. Wearable Computing Device Forecast Update, 2018–2022: CY 3Q18

This IDC study discusses the forecast for the U.S. wearable computing device market for 2018–2022."The U.S. wearables market is in a state of transition, with total volumes expected to decline for the first time in the market's short history," says Ramon T. Llamas, research director for IDC's Wearables team. "But this transition is expected to be short lived, as smartwatches gain in both popularity and volumes, and emerging products — notably clothing and earwear — will reach higher volumes going forward. At the same time, expect new and best-of-breed experiences to arrive on market. By 2020 and every year after, we anticipate slow but steady growth for the wearables market."


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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