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January 20, 2016

3 biggest wearable device categories by shipments : infographic





"smartwatch, fitness trackers ,cameras top 3 wearable market"


THE STATE OF THE GLOBAL WEARABLE MARKET BY PRODUCT CATEGORIES


Global wearables market will grow at a compound annual rate of 35% over the next five years, reaching 148 million units shipped annually in 2019, up from 33 million units shipped this year.The chart above shows the biggest wearable categories that will be picking up pace in the next couple of years. Smart Watches , Fitness Trackers and wearable cameras will see the biggest growth in the coming years.

The merging of wearable cameras and virtual reality (VR)  along with  integration of smart augmented reality (AR) glasses  will  be the biggest disrupter in the future of computing platforms.

March 9, 2015

Apple Watch Launch :The digital screen just moved away from your fingers to wrist, for $349





 Apple  Smart Watch Launch Video : 


Apple just bought out the right to move your digital screens from your fingers to your wrists. Now you can watch a email on your watch, answer a phone call , read texts  and draw incoherent smiley's on your wrist  all for  $349 for the smaller model and $399 for the larger one . Both models  and are to be available to pre-order and preview in the US and Europe on April 10, and available to buy from April 24.

Oh and yes  to cater to the high end of the market who fancies wrist watches as a collectors delight ..You will have  a Gold Apple edition to Flaunt .. which will merely set  you back by  " $10,000 

For those having the iPhone, the watch will act as second screen with customisable watch faces, texts, calls controlled by a dedicated iPhone app  powered by the smartphone connected over Bluetooth.

This was the first time..an Apple CEO took to the stage for a new product launch at the Yerba Buena Centre at San Francisco since the death of Steve Jobs .Tims Job seemed familiar but the personalities differed both in spirit and form.. a sedate detached but   assured Tim Cook against a  eager, involved and dramatic Steve ..!!

The Geographical Hubs for Smart Watch Manufacturing : China, Japan and Taiwan control 40% of the Market


The graph shows the geographical distribution of smartwatch companies in 2013, by country.


Though smart watches might be a recent phenomenon.. the idea was not. The idea of smart watches manufacturing hubs has been doing brisk business across Mainland China and Taiwan for quite some time now . While  the digital  wearable market is yet  to take shape Major consumer elctronic brands like LG/Samsung/Sony have been working on related technology and fine tunings its manufacturing processes  to meet the " unprecedented demand" in wearable devices  this year 



 A quick glance  on the " geographic hubs for  smart watch manufacturing" shows  not surprisingly dominated by the Chinese Around 26% smart  watch manufacturer's( OEM's) are based out of China. US comes a close 25%. Taiwan and Japan ( 8% and 7%) ranks 3rd  

With 26 million shipments,Smart Garments to lead wearable fitness devices market by 2016

smartwatch, sports watch, smartphone garment shipments


FORECAST FOR THE TOP 4 WEARABLE FITNESS DEVICES SHIPPED WORLDWIDE : 2013 -2016 ( source : Garter)



In terms of Wearable Device Technology the following 4 products are set to lead the global shipment growth a) Smart Wristband b)Sports Watch c)Fitness Monitor d)Chest strap & smart garment; 

The growth of sports watch shipments are set to see a big increase from 18 million units in 2014 to to 21 million in 2015 .The global market for smart wristband is set to decline from 20 million units to 17 million by 2015. 

 Smart garments are set to see exponential rise from 10 million units in 2015 to 26 million units by 2016. As a category they are completely missing in 2013 or 2014