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Forecast: Wearable Electronic Devices, Worldwide, 2018

Published: 24 October 2018

ID: G00363143

Analyst(s): Tuong Nguyen, Alan Antin, Ranjit Atwal


The global wearable devices market is forecast to be worth more than $84 billion in 2022. Technology product managers must identify opportunities to compete effectively for share and value in smartwatches, head-mounted displays for VR and AR, ear-worn devices, wristbands, and smart garments.

Table Of Contents

Forecast Data


  • Analysis by Segment
    • Smartwatches
    • Head-Mounted Displays
    • Ear-Worn Devices (Hearables)
    • Wristbands
    • Sports Watches
    • Smart Garments


  • Pricing
  • Sensor Accuracy
  • Marketing and Brand Awareness
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Miniaturization and Battery Life
  • Data Security and Privacy
  • Diffusion of Technology Adoption


  • Identify Use Cases and Total Available Market
  • Attractiveness
  • Counting “To Buy” Choices
  • Definition of Wearable Electronic Devices
    • Smartwatches
    • Head-Mounted Displays
    • Ear-Worn Devices (Hearables)
    • Wristbands
    • Sports Watches
    • Smart Garments

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