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Gartner Invest Research Community Vision: Wearables in the Enterprise Are So Much More Than Watches

Published: 28 August 2015

ID: G00280414

Analyst(s): Nick Jones, Andrew Neff, Annette Zimmermann, Angela McIntyre

Summary

Investors' interest in enterprise wearables tends to focus on Apple Watch, but the prospects beyond watches are broad, with many devices and use cases in areas like wellness, authentication and productivity. But this is a nascent, volatile market that investors will have to watch carefully.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Introduction
  • The Starting Point
    • A Big, Fragmented, Volatile Market
    • The Apple Watch and Beyond
  • Gartner's Analysis
    • Categories of Wearable Use in the Enterprise
    • The Wider Context and the Future
    • Challenges
  • Implications for Investors
    • What Investors Should Do

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