This IDC study presents a five-year forecast for the worldwide wearables market by product category.
"We are still in the experimental stages of the wearables market, with vendors introducing new products, applications, and experiences. That lays down the foundation for continued growth," says Ramon Llamas, research manager for IDC's Wearables team. "In the process, we expect constant improvement as hardware and software mature and end-user reception warms up. Still, what has been missing is the 'silver bullet' device or application that will transform wearables from 'nice to have' products to 'must-have' products."