This IDC study presents an updated five-year forecast for the worldwide wearables market."The worldwide wearables market continues to lay down a strong foundation to build upon while branching out in new directions," says Ramon Llamas, research manager for IDC's Wearables team. "Basic wearables — through fitness trackers — have demonstrated their simple and readily understandable value proposition, and many vendors have succeeded here. Smart wearables — primarily through smartwatches — have yet to gain a widespread following but demonstrate that a multipurpose wearable device can find a warm reception, even as it evolves from its initial steps. Taken together, these set up a future for additional features and experiences and ultimately raise their collective value proposition."
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