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Connected Wearables Markets, 2021

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Dublin, Sept. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Connected Wearables - 3rd Edition" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.

This strategic research report provides unique business intelligence including 5-year industry forecasts and expert commentary on which to base your business decisions.

Connected wearables are now becoming increasingly popular on many markets globally. The report estimates that worldwide shipments of wirelessly enabled wearable devices will grow from 96.5 million in 2016 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.2 percent to 262.5 million in 2021. The cellular attach rate at the end of the forecast period is forecasted to be 10.2 percent. Get up to date with the latest trends from all main product categories and regions with this unique 200 page report.

Shipments of connected wearables reached 96.5 million in 2016, up from 75.1 million devices in the previous year. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.2 percent, total shipments of smartwatches, smart glasses, fitness & activity trackers, people monitoring & safety devices, smart clothing and medical devices as well as other wearable devices are forecasted to reach 262.5 million units in 2021. Bluetooth will remain the primary connectivity option in the coming years.

A total of 26.8 million of the wearables sold in 2021 are forecasted to incorporate embedded cellular connectivity, mainly in the smartwatch and people monitoring & safety categories. Apple entered the connected wearables market in Q2-2015 and quickly became the leading smartwatch vendor. The competition have been responding with increasingly capable and attractive devices from Android Wear vendors including Motorola, LG, and Huawei as well as from vendors betting on other platforms such as Samsung.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction to wearable technology

1.1. Introduction
1.1.1. Background
1.1.2. Definitions
1.2. Market segments
1.2.1. Infotainment & lifestyle
1.2.2. Fitness & wellness
1.2.3. People monitoring & safety
1.2.4. Medical & healthcare
1.2.5. Enterprise & industrial
1.2.6. Government & military
1.3. Technologies and platforms
1.3.1. Mobile operating systems and platforms
1.3.2. Battery and processor technologies
1.3.3. Wireless technologies
1.3.4. Sensors
1.3.5. Display technologies and user interface

2. Value chain and vendor landscape

2.1. Enabling technologies
2.1.1. Hardware component vendors
2.1.2. Mobile operating system vendors
2.2. Devices
2.2.1. Smartphone and consumer electronics manufacturers
2.2.2. Apparel and accessories companies
2.2.3. Specialist vendors
2.3. Connectivity services and IoT platforms
2.3.1. Wireless operators and managed service providers
2.3.2. IoT platform providers
2.4. Apps and content
2.4.1. Software application developers and content providers

3. Smartwatches

3.1. The smartwatch market
3.1.1. Market size and the largest vendors
3.1.2. Established smartphone vendors and watch brands enter the market
3.2. Smartwatches and wireless connectivity
3.2.1. Bluetooth is the most common connectivity option today
3.2.2. Major players pave the way for cellular connectivity in smartwatches
3.3. Company profiles and strategies
3.3.1. Samsung: Multi-platform and multi-device strategy
3.3.2. Blocks Wearables: The modular smartwatch
3.3.3. Sony: Smartwatch veteran gets new life from Android Wear
3.3.4. Apple: Enough scale to bet on its own platform
3.3.5. Fossil: An approach based on appeal and fashion
3.3.6. LG Electronics: First to release a cellular Android Wear watch

4. Smart glasses

4.1. The smart glasses market
4.1.1. Limited availability and experiments with features and use cases
4.1.2. Imaging glasses, 3D viewing glasses and wearable VR/AR solutions
4.1.3. Growth opportunities in the professional market segments
4.2. Smart glasses and wireless connectivity
4.3. Company profiles and strategies
4.3.1. Recon Instruments: Focus on sports and an active lifestyle
4.3.2. Vuzix: Wearable display specialist turns to the enterprise segment
4.3.3. Epson: Aims at both professional and consumer segments
4.3.4. Google: Glass relaunched as Glass EE in July 2017
4.3.5. Kopin: Provides technology solutions to the smart glasses market
4.3.6. Optinvent: From smart glasses to AR headphones

5. Connected fitness and activity trackers

5.1. The connected fitness and activity tracking market
5.1.1. Market size and major vendors
5.1.2. Fitness and activity tracking bands
5.1.3. Bluetooth connected sports watches
5.1.4. Other form factors
5.2. Fitness and activity trackers and wireless connectivity
5.3. Company profiles and strategies
5.3.1. Moov: Motion tracker, heart rate monitor and real-time voice coaching
5.3.2. Fitbit: The number one wearable device vendor in the world
5.3.3. Microsoft: Ventures in AR glasses, activity band and cross platform service
5.3.4. Garmin: GPS sports watch giant grows with connected features
5.3.5. Xiaomi: On the verge of becoming the largest vendor of connected wearables

6. People monitoring and safety devices

6.1. Family locator and consumer oriented locator devices
6.1.1. Child locator devices
6.1.2. Wearable locator devices for adults
6.2. Lone worker protection and offender monitoring devices
6.2.1. Lone worker protection devices
6.2.2. Offender monitoring devices
6.3. Next-generation telecare and mPERS
6.3.1. Mobile telecare and mPERS devices
6.3.2. Telecare activity monitoring solutions
6.4. Company profiles and strategies
6.4.1. BI Incorporated: Leading provider of EM services in the US
6.4.2. hereO: Start-up offers the hereO family locator watch and app
6.4.3. Everon: Developer of GPS wristwatches for telecare and lone workers
6.4.4. Laipac Technology: Personal locators now represent half of revenues
6.4.5. Navigil: Developer of wristwatch for telecare and lone worker protection
6.4.6. LOSTnFOUND: Swiss asset tracking vendor entering the telecare market
6.4.7. Tinitell: Swedish startup launches mobile bracelet for kids

7. Smart Clothing

7.1. The smart clothing market
7.2. The smart clothing ecosystem
7.3. Major smart clothing application areas
7.3.1. Fitness and wellness
7.3.2. Government and military
7.3.3. Medical and healthcare
7.4. Smart clothing and wireless connectivity
7.5. Company profiles and strategies
7.5.1. Bionic Power: The consumer market to be the next step after military app
7.5.2. OMsignal: Venture-capital-backed smart fitness apparel
7.5.3. Sensoria: Connected fitness apparel with a wide range of use cases
7.5.4. Athos: Professional tracking of muscle activity through embedded sensors
7.5.5. Digitsole: Connected insoles and intelligent sneakers
7.5.6. Wearable Technologies: From commuter garments to industrial safety apps
7.5.7. Hexoskin: Creating garments for elite sports, clinical research and defence
7.5.8. Wearable X: Boutique smart clothing with a number of innovative use cases
7.5.9. Clothing Plus: Prominent manufacturer of smart textiles
7.5.10. Motus Global: Products designed for throwing and batting
7.5.11. Myontec: Advanced smart shorts for healthcare and fitness
7.5.12. Heddoko: Full-body suit for data capturing and analysis

8. Medical devices and miscellaneous

8.1. Medical devices
8.1.1. The mHealth and home monitoring market
8.1.2. Regulatory environment
8.1.3. Wearable medical devices and implants
8.2. Additional connected wearable devices
8.2.1. Wearable industrial computers
8.2.2. Military devices
8.2.3. Authentication and gesture control devices
8.2.4. Other wearable devices
8.3. Company profiles and strategies
8.3.1. Medtronic: Connected wearables for ECG monitoring and CRM patients
8.3.2. Dexcom: Connected continuous glucose monitoring
8.3.3. Proteus Digital Health: Innovative wireless ingestible sensors and wearables
8.3.4. Zephyr Performance Systems: Betting on connected wearables
8.3.5. Nokia: Acquires health and fitness focused gadget maker Withings
8.3.6. Zebra Technologies: Wearable computers for the enterprise market

9. Market forecasts and trends

9.1. Global market outlook
9.1.1. Market segments
9.1.2. Regional market data
9.1.3. Cellular connections
9.2. Market forecasts - smartwatches
9.2.1. On the verge to reach mass market adoption
9.2.2. Connectivity strategies
9.3. Market forecasts - smart glasses
9.3.1. Opportunities in the professional and niche consumer segments
9.3.2. Connectivity strategies
9.4. Market forecasts - fitness and activity trackers
9.4.1. Wrist worn activity trackers will face fierce competition from smartwatches
9.4.2. High growth in other form factors
9.5. Market forecasts - people monitoring and safety devices
9.5.1. Wearables will be the most common form factor in family locators
9.5.2. Great potential in next-generation telecare and mPERS
9.5.3. Modest growth in offender monitoring and lone worker devices
9.6. Market forecasts - smart clothing
9.6.1. A wide range of vendors continue to fuel the market
9.6.2. Significant growth anticipated in the smart clothing segment
9.7. Market forecasts - medical devices
9.7.1. Cardiac Rhythm Management is the largest connected device category
9.7.2. Connectivity strategies
9.8. Market forecasts - other connected wearables
9.9. Market trends and drivers
9.9.1. Wearables are at the intersection of fashion and technology
9.9.2. The myriad of use cases is wearables' killer app
9.9.3. Long-term engagement: bringing it all together
9.9.4. Connected wearables are part of the IoT revolution
9.9.5. Wearables raise privacy and security concerns
9.9.6. Venture capital is a common source of financing in the wearables industry
9.9.7. Continued M&A activities anticipated to take place in the wearables industry

Companies Mentioned

  • Apple
  • Athos
  • BI Incorporated
  • Bionic Power
  • Blocks Wearables
  • Clothing Plus
  • Dexcom
  • Digitsole
  • Epson
  • Everon
  • Fitbit
  • Fossil
  • Garmin
  • Google
  • Heddoko
  • hereO
  • Hexoskin
  • Kopin
  • LG Electronics
  • Laipac Technology
  • Medtronic
  • Microsoft
  • Moov
  • Motus Global
  • Myontec
  • Navigil
  • Nokia
  • OMsignal
  • Optinvent
  • Proteus Digital Health
  • Recon Instruments
  • Samsung
  • Sensoria
  • Sony
  • Tinitell
  • Vuzix
  • Wearable Technologies
  • Wearable X
  • Xiaomi
  • Zebra Technologies
  • Zephyr Performance Systems

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