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Worldwide Wearables 2015–2019 Forecast

Worldwide Wearables 2015–2019 Forecast

This IDC study presents the five-year forecast for worldwide wearable computing devices (commonly referred to as wearables) by product category. This study is part of IDC's Continuous Intelligence Services (CIS) with respect to wearables. Findings in this document are based on information gathered from primary and secondary sources during the past three months.

This IDC study presents the five-year forecast for worldwide wearable computing devices (commonly referred to as "wearables") by product category. The worldwide wearables market will reach a total of 45.7 million units in 2015. From there, the market will reach a total of 126.1 million units in 2019, resulting in a five-year CAGR of 45.1%.

Driving the market forward is increased emphasis on smart wearables (those devices that run third-party applications on them). Apple's Watch will inject new growth into smart wearables, which will bring greater attention to this segment of the market. Basic wearables (those devices that do not run third-party applications on them) will continue their ascent, resulting from continued interest in health and fitness trackers as well as more devices and experiences coming to market.

"Wearable computing is moving into its innovation stage," says Ramon Llamas, research manager with IDC's Wearables program. "What had essentially started with simple health and fitness bracelets and bands is evolving to more sophisticated devices that augment the PC and smartphone. This leaves plenty of space for vendors, platforms, and developers to push the envelope while courting both consumers and enterprise users."

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IDC Opinion
In This Study
Methodology
Primary Data Sources
Secondary Sources
IDC's Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker
Situation Overview
Future Outlook
Forecast and Assumptions
Worldwide Wearables Forecast
Wearable Products
Average Selling Prices and Revenue
Market Context
Essential Guidance
Wearables Bring a New Market for Developers and Partnerships
Consumer Is Where the Hype Lies
But Commercial Is Where Early Profitability Lies
Tracking the Past Versus Shaping the Future
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Synopsis
Table: Top 3 Assumptions for the Worldwide Wearables Market, 2015–2019
Table: Key Forecast Assumptions for the Worldwide Wearables Market, 2015–2019
Table: Worldwide Wearables Shipments by Product Category, 2014–2019 (M)
Table: Worldwide Wearables Shipment Share by Product Category, 2014–2019 (%)
Table: Worldwide Wearables Year-Over-Year Shipment Growth by Product Category, 2014–2019 (%)
Table: Worldwide Wearables Shipments by Product, 2014–2019 (M)
Table: Worldwide Wearables Shipment Share by Product, 2014–2019 (%)
Table: Worldwide Wearables ASP by Product Category, 2014–2019 ($)
Table: Worldwide Wearables Revenue by Product Category, 2014–2019 ($M)
Table: Worldwide Wearables Shipments by Product Category, 2013–2019: Comparison of December 2014 and April 2015 Forecasts (M)
Figure: Worldwide Wearables Shipments by Product Category, 2014–2019
Figure: Worldwide Wearables Shipments by Product, 2014–2019
Figure: Worldwide Wearables ASP by Product Category, 2014–2019
Figure: Worldwide Wearables Revenue by Product Category, 2014–2019
Figure: Worldwide Wearables Shipments, 2013–2019: Comparison of December 2014 and April 2015 Forecasts

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