Worldwide Wearable Computing Device Forecast Update, 2018–2022: CY 2Q18

Worldwide Wearable Computing Device Forecast Update, 2018–2022: CY 2Q18

This IDC study presents a five-year forecast for the worldwide wearables market."The worldwide wearables market is at a crucial point in its short history," points out Ramon T Llamas, research director for IDC's Wearables team. "Both the devices and the experiences have become more sophisticated, and likewise so have user tastes. This is enough to bring forth deeper and richer experiences with respect to health and fitness, communication, and multimedia and raise the value proposition for consumers and commercial users alike. Still we note the slow but steady growth trajectory in the years ahead as wearables still make their case as must-have devices."

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
Iteration Beyond First-Generation Devices
Entrance of More Vendors and Devices
Proliferation of Products
Lukewarm Reception Within the Mass Market
Exodus of Wearables Vendors
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Primary Data Sources
Secondary Sources
IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker
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