Forecast: Wearable Electronic Devices, Worldwide, 2017


Published: 03 August 2017 ID: G00323691

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Summary

The global wearable electronic device market is forecast to be worth more than $50 billion in 2021. Technology strategic planners must consider how best to compete for a share of the growth opportunity in smartwatches, HMDs for VR and AR, wristbands, body-worn cameras and other types of wearables.

Table of Contents

  • Forecast Data
  • Analysis
    • Wearables for Communication or Immersive Experiences
      • Smartwatches
      • Head-Mounted Displays
      • Body-Worn Cameras
      • Bluetooth Headsets
      • Fitness Wearables
      • Wristbands
      • Sports Watches
      • Other Fitness Monitors
  • Assumptions
    • Smartwatches
    • Head-Mounted Displays
    • Body-Worn Cameras
    • Bluetooth Headsets
    • Wristbands
    • Sports Watches
      • In 2021, 30% of people who would have purchased a sports watch will choose a smartwatch instead, up from 10% in 2016. The cross-over appeal of smartwatches for fitness enthusiasts will limit the growth of sports watches to a 1% CAGR from 2016 through 2021.
    • Other Fitness Monitors
  • Methodology
    • Definition of Wearable Electronic Devices
      • Smartwatches
      • Head-Mounted Displays (HMDs)
      • Body-Worn Cameras (BWCs)
      • Bluetooth Headsets
      • Wristbands
      • Sports Watches
      • Other Fitness Monitors
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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