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U.S. Wearable Computing Technology Forecast Update, 2015–2019: October 2015

U.S. Wearable Computing Technology Forecast Update, 2015–2019: October 2015

This IDC study presents the five-year forecast for U.S. wearable computing devices by product category. It updates U.S Wearable Computing Technology 2015–2019 Forecast Update: July 2015 (IDC #257306, July 2015)."The U.S. wearable computing technology market continues to grow by leaps and bounds," says Ramon Llamas, research manager for IDC's Wearables team. "Nearly each month, we see new devices coming in from both established vendors and start-ups, and this helps raise the profile of wearables overall. Most importantly, there is a greater understanding and a simmering interest in wearables as a whole as both devices and applications improve. This sets the stage for continued growth in the market."


IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
The Growing Need for Sensors
Processor Development
Developing Partnerships Outside of Technology
Materials Matter
It's Not About a Killer Device or a Killer App
Market Forecast
Basic Wearables Versus Smart Wearables
Wearables Forecast by Product
Average Selling Price and Value
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Drivers
Entrance of More Vendors and Devices
Proliferation of Products
Inhibitors
Competition from Other Device Categories
Lukewarm Reception Within the Mass Market
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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