DUBLIN, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Smart Wearable Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019" report to their offering.
Increasing penetration of smartphones, growing health concerns and rising spending in the healthcare sector are major growth drivers for the global smart wearable market
Smart or intelligent wearable technology is gaining rapid popularity among an increasing number of consumers globally. Global smart wearable market is categorized into smartwatch, smartband, smart glasses and smart clothing. The smartwatch segment accounts for majority revenue share in the market, followed by the smartband, smart glasses and smart clothing segments.
According to the recently published report by TechSci Research, Global Smart Wearable Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019, the global market for smart wearables is forecast to reach 275 million units, in volume terms, by 2019. The smartwatch and smartband segments are largely benefitting from increasing demand for smartphones and smartphone accessories, including smartwatches, worldwide.
In contrast, the market for smart glasses and smart clothing is in initial development stage, though the adoption of these products is anticipated to increase during the next few years. Growing health concerns across the globe and increasing adoption of smart technologies in the healthcare sector are major factors benefitting the smartband and smart clothing markets. Within the smart clothing segment, AiQ Smart Clothing remains the leading distributor of smart shirts. Some other key trends in this segment are smart socks, designed for monitoring diabetes patients, and smart contact lenses.
The Americas captured the highest share in the global smart wearable market in 2013, supported by increasing use of smart wearable devices in the US. South Korea and Japan are among the leading suppliers of smart wearable devices globally. In terms of application, the healthcare sector dominates the global smart wearable market, primarily due to increasing use of smartwatches and smartbands/fitness bands in healthcare applications. The consumer electronics application sector holds the second largest share in the market, driven by increase in the demand for smartphones and smartwatches. Samsung dominates the smartwatch segment, in both revenue and volume terms, followed by Nike, Fitbit and Sony.
High penetration of smart glasses is expected during the next five years, coupled with the increasing demand forhead-mounted display devices as well as augmented and virtual reality products. These factors are likely to drive strong growth in the overall smart wearable market across the globe. Besides, Pico projection, curved smartwatches and hologram based projection are some of the key trends emerging in the global smart wearable market., said Mr. Karan Chechi, Research Director with TechSci Research, a research based global management consulting firm.
Key Topics Covered:
1. Research Methodology
2. Analyst View
3. Global Smart Wearable Market Overview
4. Global Smart Wearable Market Outlook
5. Global Smart Wearable Market Analysis, By Type
6. Global Smart Wearable Market Regional Analysis
7. Global Smart Wearable Market Trends & Developments
8. Competitive Landscape
9. Strategic Recommendations
- Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
- Fitbit Inc.
- Garmin Ltd.
- Google Inc.
- Misfit Wearable Corp.
- Nike, Inc.
- Pebble Technology Corp.
- Recon Instruments, Inc.
- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
- Shanghai Nutshell Electronic Co., Ltd. (iGeak)
- Sony Corporation
- Tex-Ray Industrial Co., Ltd.
- Vuzix Corporation
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