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Wearable Devices Trends and Statistics - BuddeComm Intelligence Report

BuddeComm Intelligence Report - Wearable Devices Trends and Statistics

Wearable technology emerged as a hot topic over the last couple of years and the interest in this sector continues to grow in 2014. Led mostly by wearable fitness trackers; the wearable devices market is quickly moving towards mainstream as mobile operators begin to offer smart watches and fitness trackers as part of bundled packages. Smart watches, augmented reality glasses; fitness activity trackers and home and remote patient monitoring devices are examples of wearable devices and innovative devices and concepts are continuously emerging ranging from Smart glasses to assist with jet lag to smart rings that do your bidding with just a gesture.

While the success and failure of the various individual devices is yet to be decided; there is general consensus that the wearable technologies trend is here to stay and will attract billions in spending in the coming years.

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

Latest developments:

In 2014 issues surrounding the legal implications of wearable technology are coming to the fore. Google launched Android Wear for smart watches with devices expected to be launched later in 2014;

With wearable devices still making their mark on the consumer segment; the industry is not lying still with the focus now transferring to the potential of wearables in the enterprise sector. In particular, the sales area is a key target area with CRM provider SalesForce showing considerable interest.


1. Synopsis
2. Wearable technology
2.1 Wearable device categories
2.2 Enterprise wearable devices
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
4. Global wearable device statistics
5. Legal implications of wearables gains attention
6. Sensors
6.1 Sensor applications for a smarter world
6.1.1 Smart cities
6.1.2 Smart environment
6.1.3 Smart water
6.1.4 Smart metering
6.1.5 Security and emergencies
6.1.6 Retail
6.1.7 Logistics
6.1.8 Industrial control
6.1.9 Smart agriculture
6.1.10 Smart animal farming
6.1.11 Domestic and home automation
6.1.12 E-health
7. Related reports
Table 1 Global - market share of wearable devices - 2013
Table 2 Global - wearable device shipments 2011 - 2017
Table 3 Global - wearable device spending 2013; 2018
Exhibit 1 Wearable smart rings
Exhibit 2 Monitoring swimmers
Exhibit 3 Healthcare monitoring for the elderly

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