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BuddeComm Intelligence Report - Global Wearables Device Market and Trends

BuddeComm Intelligence Report - Global Wearables Device Market and Trends

Wearable technology has become a thriving industry, with an ever-broadening range of possible uses and devices, including smart watches, glasses, clothing items, skin patches, and even implants for health monitoring.

Thanks to improvements in sensor technology and apps, together with consumer adoption of smart technologies generally, smart watches are becoming increasingly popular. Since Google launched its Android Wear operating system for wearable devices in mid-2014, more and more manufacturers are starting to offer smart watches paired with smartphones and as mobile operators begin to offer these smart watches as part of bundled packages, we see the market moving towards mainstream.

For their part, augmented reality glasses or smart glasses are proving an ideal tool in the blue-collar business, as they are hands-free devices and many manual workers wear safety glasses already. Smart glasses work in conjunction with smartphones, allowing user to access emails and text messages, take photos and videos, obtain directions, share information, follow voice commands, translate voice, search Google all hands free.

This BuddeComm Intelligence report provides overall global statistics and trends for the wearable technologies market, supported by examples where applicable.

Latest developments:

There is no doubt that VR is going through a period of revival. Several companies have started selling smartwatches paired with Android smartphones following the launch of Google's Android Wear, a version of its Android operating system designed for wearable devices. With wearable devices still making their mark on the consumer market, the industry is looking at the potential of wearables in the enterprise sector for example, being hands-free devices, smart glasses are ideal in the blue-collar business. Sensor technology is benefiting from the growth of wearable devices and sensor shipment sales are increasing as a result.


1. Synopsis
2. Wearable technology
2.1 Wearable device categories
2.2 Global wearable device market
2.3 Enterprise wearable devices
2.4 Legal implications of wearables gains attention
3. Wearable wireless devices
3.1 Smart watches
3.1.1 Google Android Wear OS
3.2 Augmented reality glasses
3.3 E-health devices
3.3.1 Fitness activity trackers
3.3.2 Home monitoring and remote patient devices
3.4 Virtual reality (VR) demand set to grow, but little prospect for telcos
4. Sensors
4.1 Sensor applications for a smarter world
4.1.1 Smart cities
4.1.2 Smart environment
4.1.3 Smart water
4.1.4 Smart metering
4.1.5 Security and emergencies
4.1.6 Retail
4.1.7 Logistics
4.1.8 Industrial control
4.1.9 Smart agriculture
4.1.10 Smart animal farming
4.1.11 Domestic and home automation
4.1.12 E-health
5. Related reports
Table 1 Global wearable devices by category market share 2013 - 2015
Table 2 Global wearable device shipments 2014 - 2020
Chart 1 Global wearable devices by category at a glance 2013 - 2015
Exhibit 1 Wearable smart rings
Exhibit 2 Monitoring swimmers

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