Worldwide Wearable Computing Device Forecast, 2020–2024: CY 1Q20

Worldwide Wearable Computing Device Forecast, 2020–2024: CY 1Q20

This IDC study presents the worldwide wearable computing device forecast for 2020–2024."Hearables will drive the market forward in 2020 and in the years that follow, as earwear transitions from simple audio only to audio and plus-one capabilities ranging from smart assistants and language translation to frequency modulation and noise cancelling," says Ramon T. Llamas, research director, IDC's Wearables team. "Smartwatches will also play a key role in the market's growth, ranging from specific-use devices to multifunctional devices aimed at multiple market segments. These will keep the wearables market well out in front and growing throughout our forecast period."

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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
Iteration Beyond Second-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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