Gartner Research

Top 10 Wearable Technologies and Capabilities in 2017 and 2018

Published: 20 July 2016

ID: G00300517

Analyst(s): Michele Reitz, Roberta Cozza , Annette Zimmermann


Vendors need to take notice of these key wearable technologies and trends. Without the right skills, partnerships and asset acquisition strategies, wearable device product development managers risk missing out on the significant opportunities available.

Table Of Contents


  • Biometrics
    • Biometric Authentication
  • Mobile Health Monitoring
  • Battery
    • Energy Boosting Using Harvesting
  • Intelligent Experiences
    • Smart Coaching
  • Virtual Personal Assistants (VPAs)
  • Security
    • Embedded Security
  • Improved Design
    • Conformal Electronics
  • Wearables Processors
  • Immersive Technologies
    • Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR and AR)
  • Accurate Motion Recognition
    • Motion/Movement Recognition

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