Global Wearable Devices Shipments

Global Wearable Devices Shipments, 2015-2020F

Proof Point

Global wearable devices shipments forecasted to grow 20% annually, reaching 213 million units by 2020

Global Wearable Devices Shipments

2015 – 2020F (million units)

Proof Point Findings

  • Wearables – Devices worn such as watches, wristband, eyewear and clothing connecting to network or other network-connected devices enabling functionalities like health and fitness monitoring, entertainment, data transfers, and virtual or augmented reality
  • Strong Wearable Growth — Expected to almost triple shipments by 2020, reaching more than 213 million units from 79 million in 2015
  • Shifting Device Mix — Watches projected to make up more than 50% of shipments in 2020 from just 40% in 2015, while fitness wristband share estimated to decline from 50% in 2015 to 29% in 2020
  • Exponential New Segments Growth — Eyewear and clothing expected to grow rapidly at annual rates of 201% and 63% over the next five years, respectively
  • Key Growth Drivers — Include network connectivity, new form factors, and expanding applications and capabilities that bring new experiences and customer value



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Date Last Updated

March 14, 2017

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