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Worldwide Smartwatch Forecast, 2019-2023

Published by IDC Product code 728710
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Worldwide Smartwatch Forecast, 2019-2023
Published: April 5, 2019 Content info: 20 Pages

This IDC study discusses our forecast for the worldwide smartwatch market for 2019-2023."With the building blocks in the wearables market firmly in place, the next several years will bear witness to steadily greater shipments and warming reception among end users," says Ramon T. Llamas, research director for IDC's Wearables team. "Smartwatches have found their place in terms of design, but there is still plenty of room for functionality development. This, in turn, will drive shipment volumes among new users and current owners alike. In addition, smartwatches will connect with other devices and systems, thus increasing their value and utility."

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Product Code: US44974319

IDC Market Forecast Figure

Executive Summary

Advice for Technology Suppliers

Market Forecast

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

Market Context

  • Drivers and Inhibitors
    • Drivers
      • Iteration Beyond First-Generation Devices
      • Entrance of More Vendors and Devices
      • Proliferation of Cellular Connectivity
    • Inhibitors
      • Lukewarm Reception Within the Mass Market
      • Exodus of Smartwatch Vendors
  • Significant Market Developments
  • Changes from Prior Forecast

Market Definition


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

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