Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Consumer Devices, 2016

Published: 11 July 2016

ID: G00289892

Analyst(s): Meike Escherich , Cara Green


Consumers are attracted by smart gadgets, even at a price premium. However, in order to fully engage the user, product managers and strategic planners at technology providers need to ensure a meaningful experience across an increasing array of available personal devices.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Smart Contact Lenses
    • Smart Mirrors
    • Multilens Cameras
    • Smart Rings
    • Volumetric Displays
    • Secure Mobile Devices
    • Wearable Translator
    • Personal Drones
    • Quantum Dots in Displays
    • Smart Garments
    • Smart/AI Toys
  • At the Peak
    • Personal Health-Tracking Devices
    • 360-Degree Cameras
    • OLED TVs
    • Bluetooth Beacons
    • Modular Smartphones and Tablets
    • Smartwatches
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • 4K UHD TV Displays
    • Consumer 3D Printing
    • Consumer Smart Appliances
    • Flexible Display
    • Ultra-Small Form Factor Devices
    • Head-Mounted Displays
    • Home Wireless Music Systems
    • Personal Tracker
    • Wi-Fi Positioning and Analytical Systems
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Ambient Displays
    • Chrome Devices
    • Over-the-Top Set-Top Boxes
    • Large-Surface Computers
    • 3D Scanners
    • Connected Televisions
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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