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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