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Worldwide Wearable Computing Device Forecast, 2018–2022: CY 1Q18

Worldwide Wearable Computing Device Forecast, 2018–2022: CY 1Q18

This IDC study presents a five-year forecast for the worldwide wearables market."The wearables market continues to evolve, and that includes iteration on devices and features to keep current users active and attract new ones along the way," says Ramon T. Llamas, research manager for IDC's Wearables team. "By most standards, the new wearables in 2018 will make the first-generation wearables look quaint. But what they will also do is go deeper into fitness, be more integrated with IoT systems, be reliant on voice, and place a greater premium on design and aesthetics. Combined, these will make for a stronger offering compared with what we have seen in the past."

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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
Wearables Forecast by Segment
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Drivers
Iteration Beyond First-Generation Devices
Entrance of More Vendors and Devices
Proliferation of Products
Inhibitors
Lukewarm Reception Within the Mass Market
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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