Wearable Technology: The Future of Personal Electronics

Presently dominated by smartwatches, wearables is where mobiles was in 1980

This report is based on an analysis of  221 companies from 24 countries which together offer 132 different wearable technology products.  All the major players and market segments (above) are included in this report.

Wearable technology will be worth USD 22.7 billion in 2015 rising to USD 173.3 billion by 2020, but the long-term potential of the sector will make these numbers seem rather small.

The wearable technology market currently contains the following product segments: body sensors, smart watches, smart glasses, personal video recorders, electronic apparel and jewellery. These products are being used for  the following purposes: health and activity tracking, sports performance monitors, wearable web, healthcare, life logging, location tracking and fashion and protective apparel. All these segments are included in this report.

The report includes forecasts from 2014 to 2020 for smart watches, smart glasses, fitness and activity trackers and sports performance monitors.  You will find very clear and detailed explanations of these and a wide range of other segments of the wearable technology market – plus plenty of examples of companies and products that occupy each of these segments.

This report also contains a detailed review and status report for the main enabling technologies that will take the wearables market to the next level: ECG, body power, multi-function earbuds, thought control, electronic contact lenses and bio sensors (ingestibles and implants).

You will also be able to read a very clear and detailed analysis of the future direction of the wearable technology market which will see the sector evolve from a largely device-focused industry into something far larger and more exciting.

This report includes information, data and analysis in the following 213 wearable technology companies, 95 of which are profiled in detail: 

3L Labs Icon Health & Fitness PNI Sensor
8S Mobile iHealth Lab Polar
Abbott InBody Proteus Digital Health
Acer Innovega Qardio
Acoustic Sheep Intel Qihoo 360 Technology
Adidas Interaxon Qualcomm
AIQ Jawbone Razer
Alcatel One Touch Jaybird Revolutionary Tracker
AMPL Labs JINS Richard Tracy
Apple Joint Chinese RUNSAFER
Archos Kiwi Wearables Salutron
Asus Kronoz Samsung
Atheer Kwamecorp Secret Labs
Atiz Innovation Lenovo Seiko
Baidu LG Sensegiz Technologies
Binatone Electronics LifeLogger Sensible Baby
Bionym Limmex Sensor Platforms
BlackBox Biometrics Linktop Technology Sensoree
Bosma Liquid Image Shanghai Nutshell Elec.
BRAGI Logbar Shenzhen Gonbes Tech.
Breitling LookSee Fashion Labs Shenzhen Langyin Elec.
Burg LOSTnFOUND Shenzhen Longzhiyuan Tech.
Carré Technologies Lumo BodyTech Shenzhen Mingzong Tech.
Casio Lumus Vision Shenzhen Timestar Elec.
Chicony Electronics Macron Shenzhen Transway Tech.
Child Angel Magellan Si14
ChipSip Martian Watches Silent Call
Citizen Maxwell Guider Tech. Skulpt
Cityzen Sciences MC10 Smartmissimo Tech.
Clothing+ Medtronic Smarty Ring
Codoon Memi SMS Audio
Columbia Meta  SnapWatch
Compass Systems MetaWatch Sonostar
Connect America Metropolice Sony
ConnecteDevice Microsoft SparkPeople
CSR Midland Radio Spice Retail
CuteCircuit Mio Global Sports Beat
Ducere Technologies Misfit Wearables Sproutling
Emiota Motorola Mobility Striiv
Epson Mutewatch Suunto
Eurotech MyBrain Technologies Swatch
Evena Medical NapTime Time Watch Investment
Everon Narrative Timex
FashionTEQ Nat. Electronics Tomoon Technology
Faze-In Neptune Computer TomTom
FiLIP Technologies Netatmo Under Armour
Fitbit NeuroMetrix UpRight
Fitbug NeuroSky Utope
FitLinxx New Balance Valencell
Fiyta Group Nike Vancive Medical (Avery)
Force Impact Tech. Nissan Vidcie
Fossil Nixon Vievu
Freescale Semi. Notch Interfaces Visijax
FreeWavz NSF Nanosystems Vuzix
Garmin NSID Wahoo Fitness
Glagla International Oculus VR Wearable Experiments
GlassUp Omate Withings
Google Omegawave WTS
GoPro Omron Xensr
Grace Phonics OMSignal XoEye Technologies
Gymwatch Oncol XOWi
Healbe ONVocal Yifang Digital
Heapsylon Optinvent Yingqu Technology
Hereo Osterhout Design Group Yulong 
Hocoma PA Consulting Zackees
Hollywog Panasonic Zensorium
Hon Hai / Foxconn Pebble Technology Zephyr Technology
Hothead Technologies Perceptive Devices Zepp
Huawei PHTL Zinc Software
Hyetis Pivothead Zsolutionz
i4C Innovations Plantronics ZTE

 

 

This report contains the following market forecasts:

MARKET / COMPANY ASPECT OF MARKET UNITS GEOGRAPHY PERIOD
Wearable Technology Unit Shipments:
Smart Watches
Millions Worldwide 2014 to 2020
Wearable Technology Unit Shipments:
Smart Glasses
Millions Worldwide 2014 to 2020
Wearable Technology Unit Shipments:
Fitness & Activity Trackers
Millions Worldwide 2014 to 2020
Wearable Technology Unit Shipments:
Sports Performance Monitors
Millions Worldwide 2014 to 2020
Wearable Technology Unit Shipments:
Smart Watches
Share of Shipments (Percent) Worldwide 2014 to 2020
Wearable Technology Unit Shipments:
Smart Glasses
Share of Shipments (Percent) Worldwide 2014 to 2020
Wearable Technology Unit Shipments:
Fitness & Activity Trackers
Share of Shipments (Percent) Worldwide 2014 to 2020
Wearable Technology Unit Shipments:
Sports Performance Monitors
Share of Shipments (Percent) Worldwide 2014 to 2020
Wearable Technology Retail Revenue:
Smart Watches
USD, Millions Worldwide 2014 to 2020
Wearable Technology Retail Revenue:
Smart Glasses
USD, Millions Worldwide 2014 to 2020
Wearable Technology Retail Revenue:
Fitness & Activity Trackers
USD, Millions Worldwide 2014 to 2020
Wearable Technology Retail Revenue:
Sports Performance Monitors
USD, Millions Worldwide 2014 to 2020
Wearable Technology Retail Revenue:
Smart Watches
Share of Total Revenue (Percent) Worldwide 2014 to 2020
Wearable Technology Retail Revenue:
Smart Glasses
Share of Total Revenue (Percent) Worldwide 2014 to 2020
Wearable Technology Retail Revenue:
Fitness & Activity Trackers
Share of Total Revenue (Percent) Worldwide 2014 to 2020
Wearable Technology Retail Revenue:
Sports Performance Monitors
Share of Total Revenue (Percent) Worldwide 2014 to 2020
Wearable Technology Average Selling Price (ASP):
Smart Watches
USD Worldwide 2014 to 2020
Wearable Technology Average Selling Price (ASP):
Smart Glasses
USD Worldwide 2014 to 2020
Wearable Technology Average Selling Price (ASP):
Fitness & Activity Trackers
USD Worldwide 2014 to 2020
Wearable Technology Average Selling Price (ASP):
Sports Performance Monitors
USD Worldwide 2014 to 2020

 

 

This report contains the following 151 figures and tables:

 

FIGURES  
Figure 1 Fitness & Activity Trackers – Selected Products
Figure 2 Early Smart Watch Products
Figure 3 Meta – ‘Space Glasses’ Holographic’ or ‘Gesture-controlled’ PC Interface
Figure 4 Abbott Laboratories – Freestyle Navigator II
Figure 5 AcousticSheep - SleepPhones
Figure 6 Adidas - miCoach Smart Run Watch (Top), Fit Smart (Middle) and miCoach Train & Run App
Figure 7 AiQ - NeonMan Jacket and TouchMan Gloves
Figure 8 Shots Taken from the Video that Apple Used to Introduce the Apple Watch
Figure 9 What the Word 'Luxury' Means in the Watch Market
Figure 10 Evolution in User Interfaces
Figure 11 Apple Watch – Examples of Differentiating Features
Figure 12 Apple Watch – Six Different Strap Options
Figure 13 Apple Watch – Three Collections
Figure 14 Examples of Apps that have been created for the Apple Watch
Figure 15 Archos – E-Ink Smart Watch Design
Figure 16 Atheer Labs – AiR Smart Glasses and Sample View
Figure 17 BOSMA - 3D Active Shutter Glasses and Active Camera
Figure 18 Nymi Wristband (Video)
Figure 19 Burg - Smart Watches
Figure 20 Carré Technologies - Hexoskin Smart Shirt
Figure 21 Casio – Smart Watches
Figure 22 Chicony - Wearable CAM Camcorder
Figure 23 ChipSip Technology – SiME Smart Glasses
Figure 24 Cityzen Sciences - D-Shirt
Figure 25 Clothing+ Heart Rate Monitors and Fitness Trackers
Figure 26 Compass Systems - GPS Golf Watch and GPS Running Watch
Figure 27 Connect America - Medical Home Alert System (top) and Mobile Alert System (bottom)
Figure 28 The COOKOO Smart Watch
Figure 29 The COOKOO 2 Sporty Chic (Top) and Urban Explorer Smart Watches
Figure 30 CSR - Smart Jewellery (CES 2014)
Figure 31 CuteCircuit - Hug Shirt, Galaxy Dress and Twitter Dress
Figure 32 Ducere Technologies – Lechal Haptic Shoe, Insole and Heel Sensor
Figure 33 Epson - RUNsense SF-710 FITNESS Tracker and Moverio 2 Smart Glasses
Figure 34 Eurotech - Wristworn Computer and Ring Barcode Scanner
Figure 35 Evena Medical - Eyes-On Glasses and Sample View of Patient’s Arm
Figure 36 EZIO Smart watches and Vibrating Bracelets
Figure 37 FiLIP - Wearable Smart Locator and Phone for Children
Figure 38 Fitbit - Wearable Tech Products
Figure 39 Fitbug - Orb Fitness Tracker
Figure 40  GARMIN - Selected Wearable Tech Products
Figure 41 GEAK Smart Watches
Figure 42 GlassUp - Augmented Reality Glasses
Figure 43 Google Smart Contact Lens – Potential for medical and non-medical applications
Figure 44 Smart Watches Based on Google Android Wear
Figure 45 GOOGLE Glass and Smart Contact Lens
Figure 46 HOT Watch Models
Figure 47 Huawei TalkBand B1
Figure 48 Intel’s Nixie Wearable Flying Drone and the Spider Sinapse Dress
Figure 49 Basis PEAK Tracker
Figure 50 InteraXon - Muse Headband
Figure 51 The Jawbone UP24 (top), the UP3 (bottom left) and the MOVE Health Trackers
Figure 52 JINS – JINS MEME Smart Glasses (Top) and App
Figure 53 Kronoz Smart Watches
Figure 54 LG G Watch and Lifeband
Figure 55 Lenovo – Vibe Band VB10 Smart Watch
Figure 56 Logbar – The Ring Smart Ring
Figure 57 Lumo BodyTech Posture Sensors
Figure 58  Lumus DK-40 Glasses
Figure 59 MC10 - CheckLight Cap
Figure 60 Martian Smart Watches
Figure 61 Martian Notifier Smart Watch
Figure 62 Medtronic MiniMed 350G with Enlite Sensor
Figure 63 Meta - metaPro 3D HD Glasses
Figure 64 Meta Smart Watches
Figure 65 The Microsoft Band and App
Figure 66 Midland Radio - Wearable HD Video Cameras
Figure 67 Mio Global – Mio Alpha (top) and Mio Link (bottom)
Figure 68 Misfit Wearables: Misfit Shine Personal Activity Tracker (top) and Misfit watchapp for Pebble (bottom)
Figure 69 Motorola Smart Watches
Figure 70 NapTime – Wristband (Top) and App
Figure 71 Narrative - Clip Wearable Automatic Camera
Figure 72 NEWCO GM-1000 GPS enabled Running Watch (Top) and WM8 Waterproof Heart Rate Monitor (Bottom)
Figure 73 Neptune Pine Smart watch
Figure 74 Netatmo’s JUNE bracelet
Figure 75 NeuroMetrix – Quell Pain Relief Band and App
Figure 76 NeuroSky MindWave (Top) and Puzzlebox Orbit (Bottom)
Figure 77 Nike Fuelband, Nike+ Sportwatch GPS and Nike+ app for Samsung Gear S Smart Watch
Figure 78 Nissan Nismo Smart watch
Figure 79 The Omate TrueSmart Watch (Top) and the Omate X Smart Watch
Figure 80 OMsignal - OMsignal shirt and App
Figure 81  Omegawave Personal
Figure 82 Pebble Smart Watch (Top) and Pebble Steel Smart Watch (Bottom)
Figure 83 Pivothead Sunglasses
Figure 84 Polar V800 (Top) and FT80 GPS-Enabled Watch (bottom)
Figure 85 Proteus Digital Health Feedback System
Figure 86 Qualcomm - Toq Smart watch
Figure 87 Revolutionary Tracker RT-01 GPS Watch (top) and RT-02 GPS Watch (bottom)
Figure 88  RUNSAFER Project
Figure 89 Samsung Gear Devices Smart Watch devices
Figure 90 Sensoree Ger Mood Sweater and InflataCorset (bottom)
Figure 91 Sensoria Fitness T-shirt (Top) and Socks (Bottom)
Figure 92  Silent Call Vibra Call 3 Receiver
Figure 93 Smarty Ring, Wireless Charger and App
Figure 94  Sonostar - Smart Watch
Figure 95  Sony - Smart watch 3 (Top) and the Smartband Talk (bottom)
Figure 96 Sony SmartEyeglass Attach
Figure 97 Spree Fitness Monitor, Headband and SmartCap
Figure 98 TCL Communication – Alcatel OneTouch Smart Watch
Figure 99 Timex Range of Ironman Watches
Figure 100 TomTom Runner GPS Watch (top) and TomTom Runner Cardio GPS Watch (bottom)
Figure 101 Trax – GPS Tracker for Children and Pets
Figure 102 VIEVU2 (Top) and LE3 (Bottom)
Figure 103 M100 Smart Glasses (Top) and M2000AR Smart Glasses (Bottom)
Figure 104 WearIT Smart watch
Figure 105 Withings Pulse O2 Fitness Tracker (top) and App
Figure 106 XensrAir Sensor (Top) and Smartphone App
Figure 107 XOWi Smart Voice Badge
Figure 108 Chinese-produced Smart Watches from Yingqu Technology
Figure 109 Zackees Turn Signal Gloves
Figure 110  Zephyr BioHarness 3 (Top) and Zephyr HxM (bottom)
Figure 111 Zinc Software - Lumafit Fitness Tracker
Figure 112 Nymi Wristband (Video)
Figure 113 Technologies that use human motion to recharge electronics devices
Figure 114 KAIST University in South Korea (May 2014) – Thermoelectric generator can recharge wearable devices using body heat
Figure 115 Dash – Claimed to be the world’s first ‘smart headphone’
Figure 116 Brainwave sensors used for control purposes
Figure 117 Smart Contact Lens – Potential for medical and non-medical applications
Figure 118  Lumus DK-40 Glasses
Figure 119 Proteus Digital Health Feedback System
Figure 120 Innovations in the field of biosensors
Figure 121 October 2014 Google-announced a “Nanoparticle Platform”
Figure 122 Examples of Smart Watches – Apple Watch and Archos E-Ink Smart Watch
Figure 123 Comparative Unit Shipments – Apple iPhone, iPad and Apple Smart Watch
Figure 124 Examples of Smart Glasses
Figure 125 Selected Fitness and Activity Trackers
Figure 126 Examples of Sports Performance Monitors – Garmin Forerunner and Polar V800 Sports Watch
Figure 127 Examples of Virtual Reality (VR) Headsets
Figure 128 Virtual Worlds: Entropia Universe and Second life
Figure 129 Dash – Claimed to be the world’s first ‘smart headphone’
Figure 130 Smart Apparel Examples
Figure 131 Examples of Smart Jewellery – Cellini Pendant and Smarty Ring
Figure 132 Wearable Technology Market Trajectory – Exponential Growth
Figure 133 Wearable Technology Worldwide – Unit Shipments in Millions shown separately for Smart Watches, Smart Glasses, Fitness & Activity Trackers and Sports Performance Monitors from 2014 to 2020
Figure 134 Wearable Technology Worldwide – Unit Shipments (Share, Percent) shown separately for Smart Glasses, Smart Watches, Fitness & Activity Trackers and Sports Performance Monitors from 2014 to 2020
Figure 135 Wearable Technology Worldwide – Retail Market Value (Share, Percent) shown separately for Smart Glasses, Smart Watches, Fitness & Activity Trackers and Sports Performance Monitors from 2014 to 2020
Figure 136 Wearable Technology Market Worldwide – Retail Value in (USD, Millions) shown separately for Smart Glasses, Smart Watches, Fitness & Activity Trackers and Sports Performance Monitors from 2014 to 2020
Figure 137 Wearable Technology Market Worldwide – Average Selling Price (ASP) (USD) shown separately for Smart Glasses, Smart Watches, Fitness & Activity Trackers and Sports Performance Monitors from 2014 to 2020
   
   
   
TABLES  
Table 1 Wearable Technology Market Segmentation
Table 2 Wearable Technology: Companies offer ‘Body Sensors’
Table 3 Wearable Technology: Companies which offer ‘Smart Watches’
Table 4 Wearable Technology: Companies which offer ‘Smart Glasses’
Table 5 Wearable Technology: Companies which offer ‘Personal Video Recorders’
Table 6 Wearable Technology: Companies which offer ‘Electronic Apparel and Jewellery’
Table 7 Wearable Technology: Companies which offer ‘Fitness & Activity Tracking’ Products
Table 8 Wearable Technology: Companies which offer ‘Sports Performance Tracking’ Products
Table 9 Wearable Technology: Companies which offer ‘Wearable Web’ Products
Table 10 Wearable Technology: Companies which offer ‘Healthcare’ Products
Table 11 Wearable Technology: Companies which offer ‘Lifelogging’ Products
Table 12 Wearable Technology: Companies which offer ‘Location Tracking’ Products
Table 13 Wearable Technology: Companies which offer ‘Fashion’ Products
Table 14 Wearable Technology: Companies which offer ‘Protective Apparel’ Products

 

Executive Summary9

Next 5 Years: Smart Watches will Rule10

Smart Watches10

Smart Glasses14

Fitness and Activity Trackers19

Sports Performance Monitors22

10-20 Years: Get Ready for Wearable Web and Healthcare 2.025

Wearable Web25

Healthcare 2.028

Introduction: Market Segmentation35

Methodology36

Segment Wearable Technology Market by ‘Product Category’36

Body sensors36

Smart watches43

Smart glasses47

Personal video recorders50

Electronic apparel53

Segment Wearable Technology Market by ‘Intended Usage’56

Fitness & activity tracking56

Sports performance tracking60

Wearable web61

Healthcare64

Lifelogging65

Location tracking66

Fashion67

Protective apparel68

Market Developments: Last 12 Months69

New Arrivals69

Smart Glasses69

Fitness Trackers69

Smart Watches70

Headphones70

Fitness and Activity Trackers71

Health and Wellbeing71

Market Exits72

Wearable Technology Company Profiles74

Abbott Laboratories (US)74

AcousticSheep (US)76

Adidas (Germany)78

AiQ Smart Clothing (Taiwan)80

Apple Watch (US)82

Key Differentiators87

Key Features90

ARCHOS (France)93

Atheer Labs (US)95

BOSMA (China)97

Bionym (Canada)99

Burg (Netherlands)101

Carré Technologies (Canada)103

Casio (Japan)105

Chicony Electronics (Taiwan)107

ChipSip Technology (Taiwan)109

Cityzen Sciences (France)110

Clothing+ (Finland)111

COMPASS Systems (Taiwan)113

Connect America (US)115

COOKOO (US)117

CSR (UK)120

CuteCircuit (UK)122

Ducere Technologies (India)124

Epson (Japan)126

Eurotech (Italy)128

Evena Medical (US)130

Ezio (Hong Kong)131

FiLIP Technologies (UK)133

Fitbit (US)135

Fitbug (UK)137

Garmin (US)138

Geak Watch (China)140

GlassUp (Italy)142

Google (US)144

Google Glass144

Google Smart Contact Lens145

Google Smart Watch146

HOT Watch150

Huawei B1 TalkBand (China)151

Intel (US)152

Overview152

CES 2014152

CES 2015153

Basis Science Acqusition153

InteraXon (Canada)155

Jawbone (US)156

JINS (Japan)158

Kronoz (Switzerland)159

LG (Korea)161

Lenovo (China)163

Logbar (US)165

Lumo BodyTech (US)167

Lumus (Israel)169

MC10 (US)170

Martian Watches (US)172

Medtronic (US)175

Meta (US)177

MetaWatch (US)179

Microsoft (US)181

Midland Radio (US)183

Mio Global (US)185

Misfit Wearables (US)187

Motorola Mobility (now owned by Lenovo) (US/China)190

NapTime (Canada)192

Narrative (Sweden)193

National Electronics and Watch (Hong Kong)195

Neptune (Canada)196

Netatmo (France)198

NeuroMetrix (US)200

NeuroSky (US)202

Nike (US)204

Nissan (Japan)206

Omate (China)207

OMsignal (Canada)210

Omega Wave (Finland)211

Pebble (US)212

Pivothead (Canada)214

Polar (Finland)216

Proteus Digital Health (US)218

Qualcomm (US)219

Revolutionary Tracker (US)221

RUNSAFER (European Union)223

Samsung (S. Korea)225

Samsung Galaxy Gear Smart watch225

Samsung Gear 2 Smart watch226

Samsung Gear 2 Neo Smart watch227

Samsung Gear Live227

Samsung Gear S Smart watch227

Samsung Gear Fit228

Digital Health Initiative: Simband228

Sensoree (US)230

Sensoria (US)232

Silent Call Communications (US)234

Smarty Ring (India)235

Sonostar (Taiwan)237

Sony (Japan)238

Spree Sports (US)241

TCL Communication (China)243

Timex Group USA (US)244

TomTom (Netherlands)246

Trax (Sweden)248

VIEVU (US)250

Vuzix (US)252

WearIT (Italy)254

Withings (France)255

Xensr (US)257

XOWi (US)258

Yingqu Technology (China)260

Zackees (US)262

Zephyr Technology (US)264

Zinc Software (Ireland)266

Future: Important Enabling Technologies267

ECG267

Body power sources268

Multi-function earbuds271

Brainwave control272

Electronic contact lenses274

Bio sensors: ingestibles and & implants276

Market Analysis280

Smart Watches281

Smart Glasses285

Use cases: Value delivered to the user286

Integration with multiple network services286

User interface287

Battery life288

Pricing288

Fitness & Activity Trackers291

Market Analysis291

Analysis292

Sports Performance Monitors296

Other Wearables Segments299

Head Mounted Displays (HMDs)299

Smart Earbuds302

Smart Apparel304

Smart Jewellery305

Two $1 Trillion Wearables Opportunities306

Wearable Web306

Vision306

Technology307

Market Size309

Healthcare310

Market Size310

Technology312

Market Forecasts315

Wearable Technology: Unit Shipments315

Wearable Technology: Share of Unit Shipments316

Wearable Technology: Retail Market Value318

Wearable Technology: Share of Retail Market Value319

Wearable Technology: Average Selling Price (ASP)320

About the Authors321

Andrew Sheehy321

Sara Foster321

Dr Dave Taylor321

 

Report Highlights




  • Market forecasts to 2020
  • 213 companies included
  • All market segments included
  • Penetrating analysis & insights
  • Latest market developments
  • 322 pages, 151 tables & figures

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