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Worldwide Smartwatch Forecast Update, 2018–2022: CY 4Q18

Worldwide Smartwatch Forecast Update, 2018–2022: CY 4Q18

This IDC study discusses our forecast for the worldwide smartwatch market for 2018–2022."The worldwide smartwatch market is in a state of transition," says Ramon T. Llamas, research director for IDC's Wearables team. "Vendors are moving away from experimenting with form and function and finally hit upon a form factor and platform that works for them. At the same time, they are discovering new use cases previously not considered. This will allow the smartwatch to reach more potential customers with an array of services that fit their work- and lifestyle."

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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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