Inside the Battle for Dominance in Wearable User Interface

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1Q 2018 | IN-5049


The War Horn has Been Sounded


Due to the proliferation of wearables and advancement of technologies, there has been a convoluted war going on at the front lines of User Interface (UI). It is essentially a proxy war, fought not by the UI component manufacturers, but by device manufacturers that are seeking for the right UI to accelerate customer adoptions and enhance user experience.  New UIs such as voice, eye tracking, gesture, proximity sensor, and augmented reality are starting to become critical for new user experiences (UX). Case in point, ABI Research has just released a teardown report looking at Motiv’s fitness tracker ring, which relies exclusively on gesture control.

According to ABI Research’s recent report (PT-2080), touchscreen UI continues to be the dominant interface for wearable devices. More than 134 million wearable devices with touch displays were shipped in 2017; sports, fitness, and activity trackers, which are the largest market for touch displays, are expected to grow at a CAGR of 7% over the next five years. These devices with touch UI present data po…

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