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U.S. Wearables Market Shares, 1H16: Following Fitbit, Vendors Jockey for Position

U.S. Wearables Market Shares, 1H16: Following Fitbit, Vendors Jockey for Position

This IDC study examines the market share of the major vendors in the U.S. wearables market in 1H16. Figures are based on unit shipments from vendor into channel."The U.S. wearables market saw modest growth during the first half of the year, a time when most vendors resorted to older models," said Ramon T. Llamas, research manager for IDC's Wearables research team. "The good news is that the market continues to find stronger footing with slowly growing receptivity among end users. The better news is that this results in pent-up demand for new devices and experiences going into the second half of the year."


IDC Market Share Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Sensor Development Is Warranted
Prepare for Cellular Connectivity
Voice as the Next User Interface
Battery Life
Waterproofing
Market Share
Who Shaped the Market in 1H16
Fitbit
Garmin
Samsung
Market Context
Growth Accelerators
Growth Inhibitors
Significant Market Developments
Smartwatch Platform Evolution
Android Wear Gains Support
While Apple Slashes Prices
Style Matters
Methodology
Primary Data Sources
Secondary Sources
IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker
Market Definition
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