The Wearable Technology Ecosystem: 2016 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals and Forecasts

Release Date: May 2016
Number of Pages: 652
Number of Tables and Figures: 219

Synopsis: While wearable technology has been utilized in vertical sectors such as the military and healthcare industries for many years, ongoing advances have triggered a major resurgence of the concept, particularly among the consumer community. Key enabling technologies including low cost sensors, wireless connectivity, active materials and energy have converged to make wearable technology mainstream. 

With the continued miniaturization of enabling technologies, wearable devices have hit the mass market in a diverse variety of form factors, ranging from glasses to even jewelry.

Driven by the ability to interconnect with key modern trends of healthcare, fitness, messaging and socialization, the wearable technology ecosystem is attracting significant levels of interest.  Companies as varied as smartphone OEMs, mobile operators, health insurers and retailers are circling the ecosystem alongside tiny startups, all vying for a stake.

SNS Research estimates that wearable device shipments will grow at a CAGR of 29% between 2016 and 2020. By 2020, wearable devices will represent a market worth $40 Billion with over 240 Million annual unit shipments.

The “Wearable Technology Ecosystem: 2016  2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts” report presents an in-depth assessment of the wearable technology ecosystem including key market drivers, challenges, investment potential, consumer & vertical market opportunities, use cases, future roadmap, value chain, case studies, vendor market share and strategies. The report also presents forecasts for wearable device shipments and revenue from 2016 through to 2030. The forecasts are further segmented for 7 device form factor submarkets, 7 vertical markets, 6 regions and 73 countries.

The report comes with an associated Excel datasheet suite covering quantitative data from all numeric forecasts presented in the report.


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Key Findings:
The report has the following key findings:
  • SNS Research estimates that wearable device shipments will grow at a CAGR of 29% between 2016 and 2020. By 2020, wearable devices will represent a market worth $40 Billion with over 240 Million annual unit shipments.
  • Leading smartphone OEMs, Apple and Samsung, are replicating their success in the OS powered smart watch arena with a combined market share of nearly 75%.
  • As wearable device OEMs seek to minimize dependence on hardware sales, new business models are beginning to emerge, particularly in the enterprise space. For example, specialist vendors such as Catapult are offering subscription based services to sports teams, which combine wearable sensors, cloud-based software and analytics.
  • SNS Research estimates that wearable devices will help mobile operators drive over $13 Billion in service revenue by the end of 2020, following a CAGR of nearly 32% between 2016 and 2020.
  • The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play wearable technology startups, as competition heats up between consumer and vertical centric OEMs.

Topics Covered:
The report covers the following topics:
  • Wearable technology ecosystem
  • Market drivers and barriers
  • Enabling technologies and operating systems for wearable devices
  • Standardization and regulation landscape
  • Wearable technology industry roadmap and value chain
  • Assessment of vertical market opportunities and use cases for consumer, healthcare, professional sports, retail & hospitality, military, public safety and 8 other verticals
  • Case studies of wearable technology deployments
  • Company profiles and strategies of over 440 wearable technology ecosystem players
  • Wearable device vendor market share
  • Prospects of smartphone OEMs and wireless chipset suppliers in the wearable technology ecosystem
  • Impact of 5G, NB-IoT and LTE Direct on wearable technology
  • Strategic recommendations for enabling technology providers, wearable device OEMs, vertical market players, application developers and mobile operators
  • Market analysis and forecasts from 2016 till 2030

Forecast Segmentation:
Market forecasts  are provided for each of the following submarkets and their categories:
  • Vertical Submarkets
    • Consumer
    • Healthcare
    • Professional Sports
    • Retail & Hospitality
    • Military
    • Public Safety
    • Others
  • Form Factor Submarkets
    • Smart Bands
    • Smart Watches
    • Smart Glasses
    • Smart Clothing
    • Smart Jewelry
    • Heads-up Displays
    • Others
  • Regional Markets
    • Asia Pacific
    • Eastern Europe
    • Latin & Central America
    • Middle East & Africa
    • North America
    • Western Europe
  • Country Markets
    • 73 Country level markets: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, UK, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA, Uzbekistan, Venezuela and Vietnam

Key Questions Answered:
The report provides answers to the following key questions:
  • How big is the wearable technology ecosystem?
  • How is the ecosystem evolving by segment and region?
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and at what rate will it grow?
  • What trends, challenges and barriers are influencing its growth?
  • Who are the key wearable device vendors and what are their strategies?
  • How much are vertical enterprises investing in wearable devices?
  • What opportunities exist for wireless chipset suppliers in the wearable technology ecosystem?
  • How can mobile operators capitalize on the growing popularity of smart watches, fitness bands, smart glasses and other wearable devices?
  • Which countries, regions and verticals will see the highest percentage of wearable device shipments?
  • Which sports category will see the highest level of wearable technology integration?

List of Companies Mentioned:
The following companies and organizations have been reviewed, discussed or mentioned in the report:

270 Vision
3L Labs
4DForce
4iii Innovations
9Solutions
Abbot Laboratories
Acer
AcousticSheep
Active Mind Technology
Adidas
AGPtek
AirType
Alcatel
Amazon
Ambit Networks
AMD (Advanced Micro Devices)
Amiigo
Amulyte
Aplus
Appirio
Apple
ARA (Applied Research Associates)
Arc Wearables
Archos
ARM Holdings
Arrow Technologies
Arubixs
ASUS (ASUSTeK Computer)
AT&T
Atellani
Atheer Labs
Atlas Wearables
Augmendix
Avegant
AVG
BAE Systems
Baidu
Barclays
Basis (Basis Science)
Beddit
Behavioral Technology Group
Bellabeat
BI (GEO Group)
BIA Sport
Biosensics
BIT (Blue Infusion Technologies)
Bitbanger Labs
Blocks Wearables
Bmorn
bOMDIC
Bondara (Nagook)
Boston Scientific Corporation
BRAGI
Breitling
Brilliantservice
Broadcom
Brother Industries
BSX Atheletics
BTS Bioengineering
Bulgari
Caeden
Cambridge Temperature Concepts
Casio
Catapult Sports
Chronos Wearables
Circle Garage
Citizen
Cityzen Sciences
Codoon
CommandWear
CompeGPS
Connect America
ConnecteDevice
Control VR
Cooey
Cool Shirt Systems
Cordon
Creoir
CSR
Cuff
Cyberdyne
DAQRI
Dell
Dexcom
Dialog Semiconductor
DIGICare Technology
Digitsole
Disney
DK Tek Innovations
DorsaVi (ASX)
Dreamtrap Commercials
Dubai Police
Ducere Technologies
EB Sport Group
Ekso Bionics
Electric Foxy
Emanuel Ungaro
Emotiv Systems
Empatica
Enjoy S.R.L
Epson (Seiko Epson Corporation)
EuroTech
Evena Medical
Everfind
Exelis
Exetech
EyeTap
Facebook
FashionTEQ
Fat Shark
Fatigue Science
FiiSmart
Filip Technologies
Finis
FitBark
Fitbit
Fitbug
FitLinxx
Flextronics
Florida State University
Flyfit
Force Impact Technologies
Fossil Group
FOVE
Foxtel
Free Wavz
Fujitsu
Garmin
GEAK (Shanda Group)
Gemalto
General Dynamics Mission Systems
Geopalz
GestureLogic
Ginger.io
GlassUp
Glofaster
GN Store Nord
Google
GoPro
GOQii
Gucci
Guess
HealBe
HereO
Hexoskin (Carre Technologies)
Hollywog
Honeywell International
House of Horology
Hövding
HP (Hewlett-Packard Company)
HTC
Huawei
i.am+
i’m SpA
i4C Innovations
iBerry
ICEdot
ICON Health and Fitness
IDENTEC GROUP
iHealth Labs
iLOC Technologies
Imagination Technologies
Imec
Immerz
IMU (I Measure U)
Ineda Systems
InfinitEye 
Innovega
Instabeat
Intel Corporation
InteraXon
Intex Technologies
InvenSense
Iotera
iRhythm Technologies
Iron Will Innovations
Jaguar Land Rover
Japanese Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences
Jarden Corporation
Jawbone
Jaybird
JINS (JIN CO.)
Johnson & Johnson
Joyray Technology
Kairos Watches
Kapture
KeldD
Ki Performance
Kinderl
Kinematix
Kiwi Wearable Technologies
KMS Solutions
Kokoon
Kopin Corporation
KoruLab
Kreyos
Kronoz
Kuaiwear
L-3 Communications
Lark Technologies
Laster Technologies
Leaf Healthcare
LeapFrog Enterprises
Lenovo
Lepow
LG Electronics
LifeBEAM
LifeLogger Technologies Corporation
Limmex
Lineable
Linkitz
Liquid Image
Livall
Lockheed Martin
LogBar
LOSTnFOUND
Lumafit
Lumo BodyTech
Lumos
Lumus
Luxottica
Lycos
Lyle & Scott
Mad Apparel
Magellan (MiTAC Digital Corporation)
MainTool
Martian Watches
Matilde
Mattel
MC10
McLear
MediaTek
Medibio
Medtronic
Melon
Merge Labs
META
Meta Watch
Micromax Informatics
Microsoft Corporation
MindStream
Mio Global
Mira
Misfit
Moff
Mondaine Watch
Mondevices
Montblanc
Moov
MOTA
Moticon
Motion Fitness
Motorola Mobility
Movable
Mozilla Corporation
Mutalink
Mutewatch
Myontec
Narrative
Nautilus
Neptune
Netatmo
NeuroPro
NeuroSky
New Balance
Neyya
Nike
Nintendo
Nissan
Nixie Labs
Nixon
Nod
Nokia
Notch Interfaces
Now Computing
NTT DoCoMo
Nuance Communications
Nuubo
NVIDIA Corporation
NXP Semiconductors
Nymi
NZN Labs
OAXIS
Oculus VR
ODG (Osterhout Design Group)
Olio Devices
Olive Labs
Omate
OMG Life
Omron
OMsignal
Opening Ceremony
Oppo
Optalert
Optinvent
OrCam Technologies
OriginGPS
Orion Labs
Orpyx Medical Technologies
O-Synce
ŌURA
Owlet Baby Care
Panasonic Corporation
Paris Miki Holdings
Pebble
Perceptive Devices
Performance Sports Group
Perpetua Power Source Technologies
PFO Tech
PHTL (PH Technical Labs)
Phyode
Pivotal Corporation
Pivothead
Pixie Scientific
Plantronics
Playtabase
PNI Sensor
Polar Electro
PragmaSystems
Preventice Solutions
Proteus Digital Health
Pulse
PUSH
Qardio
Qualcomm
Ralph Lauren
Raytheon
Razer
Recon Instruments
Reebok International
Rest Devices
ReVault
Revolutionary Tracker
RHLvision Technologies
Ringblingz
Ringly
RSL Steeper Group
Rufus Labs
Runtastic
S3 ID
Salesforce.com
Salutron
Samsung Electronics
Sarvint Technologies
Secret Labs
Seiko Holdings Corporation
SenseCore
Sensegiz Technologies
Sensible Baby
Senso Solutions
Sensoplex
Sensoria
Sentimoto
Seraphim Sense
Shenzhen Glory Union Electronic Company
ShiftWear
Shimmer
ShotTracker
Si14
SIGMA-ELEKTRO
Sigmo
Simple Matters
Skully Systems
SmartCap Technologies (EdanSafe)
SmartQ
Smarty Destination Technology
Smarty Ring
SMI (SensoMotoric Instruments)
SMS Audio
Snapchat
Snaptracs
Snowpow (Shenzhen Snopow Outdoor Technology)
Somaxis
Sonitus Medical
Sonostar
Sony Corporation
Sotera Wireless
Soundbrenner
SparkPeople
Spice Mobiles
Spire
Sports Beat
SpotNSave
Spree Wearables
Sproutling
Sqord
Stalker Radar (Applied Concepts)
Starbreeze Studios
STATSports
STMicroelectronics
Striiv
SunFriend Corporation
Suunto
sWaP
Swatch Group
T.Ware
Tag Heuer
Tarsier
TASER International
TCL Communication
Technical Illusions
Tencent
Thalmic Labs
Theatro
Thimble Bioelectronics
TI (Texas Instruments)
Timex Group
TLink Golf
TN Games
Tobii Technology
Tomoon Technology
TomTom
Touch Bionics
TrackingPoint
Trivoly Technology
Two Tin Cans
U.S. Department of Defense
U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration)
U-blox
Under Armour
Uno
Valencell
Validic (Motivation Science)
Valve Corporation
Vancive Medical Technologies (Avery Dennison Corporation)
Veari
Vector Watch
Vergence Labs
Victoria’s Secret
Vigo
Vinaya Technologies
Virgin Atlantic
VSN Mobil
Vuzix
Wahoo Fitness
Watcher Enterprises
Wather Enterprises
We:eX (Wearable Experiments)
Wearable Intelligence
Weartrons Labs
Wellograph
Whistle
Whoop
WiseKey
Withings
WorldSIM
WTS (Wonder Technology Solutions)
X-Doria (Doria International)
Xensr
Xiaomi
Xmetrics
XO Eye Technologies
XOWi
Xybermind
YEI Technology
Yingqu Technology
Zackees
Zebra Technologies
ZEISS
Zephyr Technology Corporation
Zepp Labs
ZGPax (Shenzhen PGD Digital Technology)
Zinc Software
Zoll Medical Corporation
ZTE Corporation



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