Worldwide Smartwatch Forecast Update, 2021-2025: CY 4Q21

Worldwide Smartwatch Forecast Update, 2021-2025: CY 4Q21

This IDC study discusses our latest forecast for the worldwide smartwatch market for 2021–2025."Expect the competitive pressure to ramp up in the worldwide smartwatch market," says Ramon T. Llamas, research director for IDC's Wearables program. "Apple has enjoyed market leadership ever since it entered the market, but now a reinvigorated Wear OS stands to challenge it. This will give potential buyers new experiences and a greater selection from which to choose."

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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- and Second-Generation Devices
Entrance of More Vendors and Devices
Introduction of New Silicon Solutions
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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