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Worldwide Smartwatch Forecast Update, 2019–2023: CY 4Q19

Worldwide Smartwatch Forecast Update, 2019–2023: CY 4Q19

This IDC study discusses our forecast for the worldwide smartwatch market for 2019–2023."The appeal of smartwatches will reach a broader audience in the years to come and resulting from that is a steady increase in shipments each year," says Ramon T. Llamas, research director for IDC's Wearables team. "Along with that growth comes continued evolution along a number of vectors — health and fitness, personal and corporate productivity, connection to smart home systems, and notifications — all while maintaining the look and feel of a watch that so many have come to know."

Please Note: Extended description available upon request.

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
Iteration Beyond First-Generation Devices
Entrance of More Vendors and Devices
Proliferation of Cellular Connectivity
Lukewarm Reception Within the Mass Market
Exodus of Smartwatch Vendors
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Primary Data Sources
Secondary Sources
IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker
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