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U.S. Wearable Computing Technology 2015–2019 Forecast and Analysis: February 2015

U.S. Wearable Computing Technology 2015–2019 Forecast and Analysis: February 2015

This IDC study presents the five-year forecast for U.S. wearable computing devices (commonly referred to as "wearables") by product category. The U.S. wearable computing device market will reach a total of 24.3 million units in 2015. From there, the market will reach a total of 39.8 million units in 2019, resulting in a five-year CAGR of 36.5%.

Driving the market forward is increased emphasis on smart wearables, or those devices that can run third-party applications on them. Apple's Watch will inject new growth into smart wearables and, with it, bring greater attention to the market. Basic wearables, or those devices that do not run third-party applications on them, will continue their ascent, resulting from continued interest in health and fitness trackers as well as more devices and experiences coming to market.

"Wearable computing is moving into its innovation stage," says Ramon Llamas, research manager with IDC's Wearables program. "What had essentially started with simple health and fitness bracelets and bands is evolving to more sophisticated devices that augment the PC and smartphone. This leaves plenty of space for vendors, platforms, and developers to push the envelope while courting both consumers and enterprise users."

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Secondary Sources
Situation Overview
Future Outlook
Forecast and Assumptions
Basic Wearables
Smart Wearables
Wearable Product Forecast
Market Context
Essential Guidance
Push the Industrial Design Envelope Continuously
Court Developers Aggressively
Wearables Bring a New Market for Partnerships
The Enterprise Seeks Solutions from Wearables
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Synopsis
Table: Top 3 Assumptions for the U.S. Wearable Computing Technology Market, 2015–2019
Table: Key Forecast Assumptions for the U.S. Wearable Computing Technology Market, 2015–2019
Table: U.S. Wearable Computing Technology Shipments by Product Category, 2014–2019 (M)
Table: U.S. Wearable Computing Technology Shipment Share by Product Category, 2014–2019 (%)
Table: U.S. Wearable Computing Technology Year-Over-Year Shipment Growth by Product Category, 2014–2019 (%)
Table: U.S. Wearable Computing Technology ASP by Product Category, 2014–2019 ($)
Table: U.S. Wearable Computing Technology Revenue by Product Category, 2014–2019 ($M)
Table: U.S. Wearable Computing Technology Shipments by Product, 2014–2019 (M)
Table: U.S. Wearable Computing Technology Shipment Share by Product, 2014–2019 (M)
Table: U.S. Wearable Computing Technology Shipments by Product Category, 2013–2019: Comparison of March 2014 and February 2015 Forecasts (M)
Figure: U.S. Wearable Computing Technology Shipments by Product Category, 2014–2019
Figure: U.S. Wearable Computing Technology ASP by Product Category, 2014–2019
Figure: U.S. Wearable Computing Technology Revenue by Product Category, 2014–2019
Figure: U.S. Wearable Computing Technology Shipments by Product, 2014–2019
Figure: U.S. Wearable Computing Technology Shipments, 2013–2019: Comparison of March 2014 and February 2015 Forecasts

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