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Worldwide Wearables Forecast, 2016–2020: January 2016

Worldwide Wearables Forecast, 2016–2020: January 2016

This IDC study presents a five-year forecast for the worldwide wearables market by product category."We are still in the experimental stages of the wearables market, with vendors introducing new products, applications, and experiences. That lays down the foundation for continued growth," says Ramon Llamas, research manager for IDC's Wearables team. "In the process, we expect constant improvement as hardware and software mature and end-user reception warms up. Still, what has been missing is the 'silver bullet' device or application that will transform wearables from 'nice to have' products to 'must-have' products."

IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
The Growing Need for Sensors
Processor Development
Developing Partnerships Outside of Technology
Materials Matter
It's Not About a Killer Device or a Killer App
Market Forecast
Basic Wearables Versus Smart Wearables
Wearables Forecast by Product
Average Selling Price and Value
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Entrance of More Vendors and Devices
Proliferation of Products
Lukewarm Reception Within the Mass Market
Competition from Other Device Categories
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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