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Worldwide Wearables Forecast Update, 2017–2021: CY 2Q17

Worldwide Wearables Forecast Update, 2017–2021: CY 2Q17

This IDC study presents a five-year forecast for the worldwide wearables market."2016 was a year for companies to realign, reassess, and reconfigure themselves, and this resulted in slower year-over-year growth for the wearables market," says Ramon T. Llamas, research manager, IDC's Wearables team. "2017 will see the start of what those changes are, and we look forward to second- and third-generation products that answer some of their predecessors' shortcomings, new vendors and products coming to market, and an overall warming from end users to wearables as a whole. Layer on top of that the launch of cellular-connected devices and more applications, and the market is set for double-digit growth for the next several years."


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
Average Selling Price and Value
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Drivers
Entrance of More Vendors and Devices
Proliferation of Products
Inhibitors
Lukewarm Reception Within the Mass Market
Constant Reliance on Smartphones
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Methodology
Primary Data Sources
Secondary Sources
IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker
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