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Worldwide Wearables Market Shares, 1H16: Basic Wearables Soar, Smart Wearables Stall

Worldwide Wearables Market Shares, 1H16: Basic Wearables Soar, Smart Wearables Stall

This IDC study examines the market share of the major vendors in the worldwide wearables market in 1H16. Figures are based on unit shipments from vendor into channel. "The worldwide wearables market continues to make upward progress, yet its progress has remained rather uneven," said Ramon T. Llamas, research manager for IDC's Wearables research team. "While basic wearables have seen steadily growing volumes, smart wearables have stalled somewhat. But the common thread to both of them is that continued development — for both hardware and software — is warranted to attract and retain customers in order for the market to grow. This gives OEMs terrific latitude in their wearables strategy going forward, but a fickle marketplace wants these developments sooner than later."


IDC Market Share Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Sensor Development Is Warranted
Prepare for Cellular Connectivity
Voice as the Next User Interface
Battery Life
Waterproofing
Market Share
Who Shaped 1H16
Fitbit
Xiaomi
Garmin
Market Context
Drivers
Inhibitors
Significant Market Developments
Smartwatch Platform Evolution
Android Wear Gains Support
While Apple Slashes Prices
Style Matters
Methodology
Primary Data Sources
Secondary Sources
IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker
Market Definition
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