Worldwide Wearable Computing Device Forecast Update, 2017–2021: CY 4Q17
This IDC study presents an updated five-year forecast for the worldwide wearables market. "As we head into the holiday quarter, be prepared for new experiences and devices from the leading vendors that will act as a blueprint for 2018 and beyond," says Ramon T. Llamas, research manager for IDC's Wearables team. "Fitbit's first smartwatch, the Ionic, will show the path of what a health- and fitness-centric smartwatch can be. Apple's Series 3 Watch will draw attention for its cellular connectivity and eventually what can be done with it. These, along with a myriad of other devices including intelligent earwear and connected clothing, will help push the wearables category into the limelight. However, what has yet to occur is the case for wearables becoming must-have devices, which will prevent explosive growth going forward."
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