IDC's Wearables research analyzes the market for wearable computing solutions. This includes examining developments in hardware and software as well as analyzing developing consumer and enterprise user needs and tastes. As the market evolves, so do the opportunities for numerous players in the ecosystem: application developers, IT and telecom companies, and OEMs, as well as nontraditional IT companies like fashion and apparel companies and textile manufacturers. Those investing in this segment and seeking to understand the user and product segments, near- versus long-term opportunities, and applications and business models will gain critical insights into this growing market.
IDC's Wearables research leverages its relationships with nascent and established wearables companies to provide an accurate snapshot of the wearables market and capture developing opinions and insights. We leverage our expertise in mobility, consumer research, and semiconductor research to provide a holistic view of the market that includes reports on the latest market shares, forecasts, developing news on the product releases, and consumer- and enterprise-oriented surveys.