Worldwide Smartwatch Forecast, 2019–2023

Worldwide Smartwatch Forecast, 2019–2023

This IDC study discusses our forecast for the worldwide smartwatch market for 2019–2023."With the building blocks in the wearables market firmly in place, the next several years will bear witness to steadily greater shipments and warming reception among end users," says Ramon T. Llamas, research director for IDC's Wearables team. "Smartwatches have found their place in terms of design, but there is still plenty of room for functionality development. This, in turn, will drive shipment volumes among new users and current owners alike. In addition, smartwatches will connect with other devices and systems, thus increasing their value and utility."

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Smartwatch Forecast by Operating System
Smartwatch Cellular Connectivity Forecast
Smartwatch Forecast by Region
Smartwatch Forecast by Segment
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Drivers
Iteration Beyond First-Generation Devices
Entrance of More Vendors and Devices
Proliferation of Cellular Connectivity
Inhibitors
Lukewarm Reception Within the Mass Market
Exodus of Smartwatch 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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