This IDC study presents a five-year forecast for the worldwide wearables market.
"The worldwide wearables market is at a crucial point in its short history," points out Ramon T Llamas, research director for IDC's Wearables team. "Both the devices and the experiences have become more sophisticated, and likewise so have user tastes. This is enough to bring forth deeper and richer experiences with respect to health and fitness, communication, and multimedia and raise the value proposition for consumers and commercial users alike. Still we note the slow but steady growth trajectory in the years ahead as wearables still make their case as must-have devices."