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.
Wearable technologies are nothing new and have existed in some capacity in certain markets for more than twenty years. These technologies have been considered basic but functional; however, they have never attracted significant attention. Over the last 12 months, this has changed. Nike’s new FuelBand activity tracker has brought a cool factor to wearable technologies. Furthermore, with the near ubiquitous presence of smartphones, wearable technologies are able to link to and leverage this powerful processing and storage device. The market is going to witness an avalanche of new wearable products arriving on the market such as, smartphone compatible watches, innovative healthcare solutions, and the rise of smart glasses.
ABI Research’s latest report on wearable computing devices segments the market into seven sections: wearable cameras, smart clothing, smart glasses, healthcare, sports and activity trackers, wearable 3D motion trackers, and smartphone compatible watches. The study presents an overview of each key technology and portrays detailed global and regional forecasts for each segment. Finally, the key players for each wearable technology are included in the report’s comprehensive Competitive Assessment section.