The Wearables and Devices sector delivers detailed analysis of the smartphone, tablet, and wearables industries with research extending from the underpinning enabling technologies implemented in future mobile devices to the demand and supply dynamics at work in the world’s markets. While these mobile devices create the largest global consumer electronics market, providing myriad opportunities, it also provides some of the toughest challenges for vendors as segments of the market mature. To counter this development, the practice provides an understanding of the next phase of growth in the mobile devices sector utilizing key segmentations, market data, and forecasts. Essential research areas to aid this understanding includes enterprise applications, mobile broadband adoption, the effects of new developing business models, demand shifts to the replacement market, the transformative impact of core enabling technologies (such as flexible displays, energy harvesting, array cameras, and smart biometrics), and new revenue opportunities in modular devices and smart accessories.
Fitlinxx is a pioneer in wearable wireless activity monitors, which it has licensed to large players in the sports and medical device market; that opportunity is diminishing as standardized protocols such as Bluetooth Smart and ZigBee gain adoption. FitLinxx supplements its device and protocol offerings with a core application and service geared to corporate wellness programs. The simplicity of the FitLinxx device, combined with the ability to customize on-line applications to suit specific corporate deployments, should translate to a strong offering in an expanding market.