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U.S. Smartwatch Forecast, 2020-2024: CY 2Q20

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U.S. Smartwatch Forecast, 2020-2024: CY 2Q20
Published: April 20, 2020 Content info: 17 Pages

This IDC study presents the five-year forecast for smartwatch shipments in the United States."Smartwatch shipments in the United States reached a new peak in 2019, with vendors shipping a total of 22.4 million units," says Ramon T. Llamas, research director for IDC's Wearables program. "2020 will show a decline in shipments due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as supply is constrained and demand is blunted. Come 2021 and beyond, volumes will return to their upward trajectory."

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Product Code: US46183320

IDC Market Forecast Figure

Executive Summary

Advice for Technology Suppliers

Market Forecast

  • Smartwatch Forecast by Operating System
  • Smartwatch Cellular Connectivity Forecast
  • Smartwatch Forecast by Segment

Market Context

  • Drivers and Inhibitors
    • Drivers
      • Iteration Beyond First-Generation Devices
      • Entrance of More Vendors and Devices
    • Inhibitors
      • The Impact of COVID-19
      • Lukewarm Reception Within the Mass Market
      • Exodus of Smartwatch Vendors
  • Significant Market Developments
    • COVID-19's Impact on Supply and Demand
  • Changes from Prior Forecast

Market Definition


  • Primary Data Sources
  • Secondary Sources
  • IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker

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