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Worldwide Wearable Computing Device Forecast Update, 2017–2021: CY 3Q17

Worldwide Wearable Computing Device Forecast Update, 2017–2021: CY 3Q17

This IDC study presents an updated five-year forecast for the worldwide wearables market."Following the events at CES, MWC, and Baselworld, there is clear reason to believe that the wearables market is on the rise again," says Ramon T. Llamas, research manager for IDC's Wearables team. "Increased participation from multiple fronts, continued investment in platform development, and device evolution will push total volumes even higher in 2017, and to build a base of users worldwide that will need continued refreshment and replacement. What has yet to occur, however, is the case for wearables becoming must-have devices, which will prevent explosive growth going forward."

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Basic Wearables Versus Smart Wearables
Wearables Forecast by Region
Wearables Forecast by Product
Average Selling Price and Value
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Drivers
Entrance of More Vendors and Devices
Proliferation of Products
Inhibitors
Lukewarm Reception Within the Mass Market
Constant Reliance on Smartphones
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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