Proceed to WirelessDevNet Home Page
Publications, e-books, and more! Community Tutorials Store Downloads, tools, & Freebies! IT Career Center News Home
newnav.gif

Newsletters
EMail Address:



   Content
  - Articles
  - Columns
  - Training
  - Library
  - Glossary
 
   Career Center
  - Career Center Home
  - View Jobs
  - Post A Job
  - Resumes/CVs
  - Resource Center
 
   Marketplace
  - Marketplace Home
  - Software Products
  - Wireless Market Data
  - Technical Books
 
   News
  - Daily News
  - Submit News
  - Events Calendar
  - Unsubscribe
  - Delivery Options
 
   Community
  - Discussion Boards
  - Mailing List
  - Mailing List Archives
 
   About Us
  - About WirelessDevNet
  - Wireless Source Disks
  - Partners
  - About MindSites Group
  - Advertising Information
 

WirelessDevNet.com Press Release

Mobile Wearable Devices & Smart Glasses to Reach Sales of almost 70 million by 2017


Hampshire, UK - A new report from Juniper Research finds that there will be a total of almost 70 million smart wearable devices sold in 2017, including smart glasses, health and fitness devices along with enterprise wearables, compared to almost 15 million sales in 2013.

Juniper envisages significant adoption towards the end of the forecast period, driven by the launch of augmented reality glasses and similar products from Google, Microsoft and Apple.

Fitness & health wearables to dominate the market

The new Smart Wearable Devices: Fitness, Healthcare, Entertainment & Enterprise 2012-2017 report indicates that fitness and sports wearables, followed by healthcare devices, are forecast to dominate the market with a combined market share of over 80% in the final forecast year 2017. However, even though the number of fitness and sports devices bought per year is higher than the number of healthcare devices sold, the health sector will be slightly larger in terms of retail value due to higher price points.

The report further notes that as the retail price for smart glasses decline towards the end of the forecast period, the adoption level amongst consumers will increase by 2017.

App-ecosystem development is critical

The report finds that the development of an app-ecosystem for wearable devices is essential to create a platform for further broadening the role of wearable devices similar to the smartphone app ecosystem.

“The development of the smartphone/app store model has opened up new avenues for other segments within the market, such as the wearable device market, by combining mobility with an efficient method of software delivery. The simultaneous development of app-ecosystem and wearable devices will integrate technologies, such as augmented reality, into human life more seamlessly”, said report author Nitin Bhas.

Other key findings include:

  • The market will be dominated by North America and Western Europe, representing over 60% of the global wearable device sales
  • Next-gen wearable devices market, including smart glasses, will be worth more than $1.5 billion by 2014, up from just $800 million this year.

The ‘Wearables ~ The Next ‘Smart’ Thing whitepaper is available to download from the Juniper website together with further details of the full report.

Juniper Research provides research and analytical services to the global hi-tech communications sector, providing consultancy, analyst reports and industry commentary.



Sponsors

Search

Eliminate irrelevant hits with our industry-specific search engine!









Wireless Developer Network - A MindSites Group Trade Community
Copyright© 2000-2010 MindSites Group / Privacy Policy
Send Comments to:
feedback@wirelessdevnet.com