Smartwatch shipments to reach 20.1 mn units in 2016

smartwatch-shipmentsThe worldwide Smartwatch shipments will reach 20.1 million units in 2016, an increase of 3.9 per cent from the 19.4 million units shipped in 2015 according to a new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC).

The Smartwatch shipments market will see a modest growth in 2016 due to late-in-the-year and iterative product releases. IDC categorizes smartwatches as those that can run third party applications. Examples include Apple’s Watch, Samsung’s Gear S3, Motorola’s Moto 360, and Pebble’s Watch. Smartwatches are part of IDC’s larger category of Smart Wearable devices, which also include smart glasses and certain wristbands.

IDC expects total smart wearable volumes to reach 21.5 million units shipped in 2016. By volume, smartwatches account for the largest part of the category, and are expected to reach a total value of $17.8 billion dollars in 2020….Read More

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