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Market Trends: Enter the Wearable Electronics Market With Products for the Quantified Self

Published: 01 July 2013

ID: G00253025

Analyst(s): Jessica Ekholm , Angela McIntyre


Wearable fitness and personal health devices will be a $5 billion market by 2016. Technology providers will need to carefully consider which consumers and usage models to target.

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Market Trend

  • Consumer Trend: Increasing Awareness of Fitness Culture and Personal Health Is Driving Adoption of Wearable Electronics
    • Reach Personal Fitness Goals
    • Slim Down for Better Health and Body Image
    • Quantified Self
    • Youthful Vitality
    • Monitor Heart Health
    • Getting a Good Night's Sleep
  • Market Size Linked to Smartphone Adoption and Consumer Trends
  • Body Area Networks Reduce Dependence on Smartphones
  • CSPs Partner With Wearable Electronics and Services
  • Market Structure Trend Toward Building Ecosystems
    • Build Ecosystems Around Brand
    • Build Ecosystems Around Complementary Apps, Services and Devices
  • Regional Trends

Contrarian View

  • Smartphones Become Activity Monitors

Vendors to Watch

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