Global Connected Wearables

Global Connected Wearables

Proof Point

Global connected wearables forecasted to grow 46% annually to 929 million units by 2021

Global Connected Wearables

2015 – 2021F (millions)

Proof Point Findings

  • Wearables Definition – Devices worn by people that connect to networks through embedded cellular connectivity, WiFi or bluetooth
  • Exponential Growth – Estimated to grow 46% annually between 2015 to 2021, from 97 million to 929 million units
  • Relative Size – Expected 2021 global market size of connected wearables approximately equal to 8% of Cisco's 11.6 billion total global mobile devices and connections
  • Key Drivers – Include increasing functionality (e.g. augmented reality, location-based services, and health and fitness applications), rapid advancements in processor miniaturization, decreasing cost, improving network connectivity especially in emerging markets, and increasing customization



Date Last Updated

October 16, 2017

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