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Global Smart Glasses Market for Augmented Reality 2015-2019

About Mobile Augmented Reality

Smart glasses are devices that are fitted with a small display and can also be used as conventional glasses. Smart glasses are a sleeker version of HMD and while the functioning of smart glasses is similar to HMDs, they also have a see-through display and look like a pair of normal glasses. The adoption of smart glasses is expected to increase significantly among enterprises and individual consumers for various applications in healthcare, industrial use, and logistics, among others.

Technavio's analysts forecast the Global Smart Glasses market for Augmented Reality to grow at a CAGR of 194.2 percent over the period 2014-2019.

Covered in this Report

This report covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the Global Smart Glasses market for Augmented Reality for the period 2015–2019. The report covers the overall ecosystem of the Global Smart Glasses market for Augmented Reality which includes engine providers, software application developers, and smart glasses OEMs. In addition, the report discusses the major drivers, challenges, and trends that influence the growth of the market.

Technavio's report, the Global Smart Glasses Market for Augmented Reality 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis, with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas, and the APAC and EMEA regions; it also covers the landscape of the Global Smart Glasses market for Augmented Reality and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion on the key vendors operating in this market.Key Regions

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Key Vendors
  • castAR
  • Epson
  • Laster
  • Lumus
  • ODG
  • Penny AB (c wear)
  • Recon
  • Six15 Technologies
  • Theia
  • Vuzix
Market Driver
  • Increased Vendor Participation
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market Challenge
  • Poor Design
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market Trend
  • Crowdfunding
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key Questions Answered in this Report
  • What will the market size be in 2019 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Smart Glasses Market for Augmented Reality 2015-2019
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in Global Smart Glasses Market for Augmented Reality 2015-2019: castAR, Epson, Laster, Lumus, ODG, Penny AB (c wear), Recon, Six15 Technologies, Theia, Vuzix
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Several AR vendors have used crowdfunding to raise capital for their projects. This has benefitted the market in several ways. First, it increases awareness among potential customers. Second, it encourages new vendors to enter the market, which will increase competition and decrease prices. Third, it allows vendors to anticipate the demand for their products, directly communicate with potential buyers, and involve them in the product development stage. This can help vendors to build the right products for the market.”
According to the report, an increasing number of vendors are showing interest in developing smart glasses. New products are being launched in 2015 by Vuzix, Sony, ODG, GlassUp, Meta, and several others. Electronic giants such as Microsoft, Samsung, LG, Baidu, Toshiba, and Canon are also investing in smart glasses that are expected to be launched by the end of 2015. This increased participation from several firms signifies the importance attached to smart glasses as a major medium for AR.
Further, the report states that the design of smart glasses is the main reason that their entry into the market has been delayed.

Companies Mentioned

castAR, Epson, Laster, Lumus, ODG, Penny AB (c wear), Recon, Six15 Technologies, Theia, Vuzix

  • List of Abbreviations
  • Executive Summary
  • Scope
    • Definitions
      • AR engines
      • AR software
      • AR hardware
    • End-user segments
      • Enterprise
      • Consumer
    • Base year
    • Geographical areas
    • Market size calculation and segmentation
      • Calculation of smart glasses market size
    • Common currency conversion rates
  • Introduction
    • History
    • Present scenario
    • Future perspective
  • Technology Life Cycle
  • AR Hardware: Introduction
  • Smart Glasses for AR
    • Value chain
    • Market size
    • Geographical analysis
    • Porter's five forces
      • Threat of substitutes
      • Threat of new entrants
      • Bargaining power of suppliers
      • Bargaining power of buyers
      • Threat of rivalry
    • End-user applications
      • Consumers
      • Enterprises
  • Drivers
    • Increased vendor participation
    • Ease of use
    • Workforce automation
    • Increased developer interest
    • Decline in ASP
    • SLAM technology
  • Challenges
    • Poor design
    • High prices
    • Low value addition
    • Security and privacy issues
    • Regulations
    • Connectivity
  • Trends
    • Crowdfunding
    • BYOD and COPE
    • Depth-sensing cameras
  • Competitive Scenario
  • Key Vendor Analysis
    • Atheer
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Recent Developments
    • Google
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Comparison of Advertising Revenues and Other Revenues 2013 and 2014
        • Table Google: Comparison of Advertising Revenues and Other Revenues 2013 and 2014 (US$ billion)
      • Geographical Segmentation 2014
        • Table Google: Geographical Segmentation 2014
      • Business Strategy
      • Recent Developments
    • Imagine Mobile AR
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
    • Konica Minolta
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2014
        • Table Konica Minolta: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2014
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013 and 2014
        • Table Konica Minolta: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013 and 2014 ($million)
      • Net Sales Targets FY2016
        • Table Konica Minolta: Net Sales Targets FY2016 ($million)
      • Business Goals by Segment for FY2018
        • Table Konica Minolta: Business Goals by Segment for FY2018 ($million)
      • Growth Forecast by Segment for FY2018
        • Table Konica Minolta: Growth Forecast by Segment for FY2018
      • Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2014
        • Table Konica Minolta: Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2014
      • Business Division Reconstruction Plan (TRANSFORM 2016)
        • Table Konica Minolta: Business Division Reconstruction Plan (TRANSFORM 2016)
      • Business Strategy
      • Recent Developments
    • Laster Technologies
      • Key Facts
      • Business overview
      • Recent Developments
    • Lumus
      • Key Facts
      • Business overview
    • Meta
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Recent Developments
    • ODG
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Key Offerings
        • Table ODG: Key Offerings
      • Sectors Served
        • Table ODG: Sectors Served
      • Recent Developments
    • Optinvent
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Comparison of ORA Smart Glasses with Other Smart Glasses
        • Table Optinvent: Comparison of ORA Smart Glasses with Other Smart Glasses
      • Key Offerings
        • Table Optinvent: Key Offerings
      • Geographical Presence
        • Table Optinvent: Geographical Presence
      • Recent Developments
    • Penny
      • Key facts
      • Business overview
    • Recon
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Key Offerings
        • Table Recon: Key Offerings
      • Distribution Units
        • Table Recon: Distribution Units
      • Recent Developments
    • Seiko Epson
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2014
        • Table Seiko Epson: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2014
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013 and 2014
        • Table Seiko Epson: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ million)
      • Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2014
        • Table Seiko Epson: Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2014
      • Business Strategy
      • Recent Developments
    • Six15 Technologies
      • Key facts
      • Business overview
      • Recent developments
    • Sony
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2014
        • Table Sony: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2014
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013 and 2014
        • Table Sony: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ billion)
      • Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2014
        • Table Sony: Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2014
      • Business strategy
      • Recent Developments
    • Technical Illusions
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Recent Developments
    • Toshiba
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2014
        • Table Toshiba: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2014
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013 and 2014
        • Table Toshiba: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ billion)
      • Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2014
        • Table Toshiba: Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2014
      • Business Strategy
      • Recent Developments
    • Vuzix
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Key Offerings
        • Table Vuzix: Key Offerings
      • End Markets Served
        • Table Vuzix: End Markets Served
      • Revenue from Products and Engineering Services by 2012 and 2013
        • Table Vuzix: Revenue from Products and Engineering Services by 2012 and 2013 (US$ million)
      • Business Strategy
      • Recent Developments
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