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Article Date: August 2017
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Gartner Forecasts Big Jumps in Wearables

The consultant group sees total sales of wearables rising 17% this year to 310.37 million units from 265.88 million last year with sports watches and fitness monitors essentially flat but strong growth in smart watches, head-mounted displays, body-worn cameras, Bluetooth headsets and wristbands. Smart watches will increase to 41.50 million units this year from 34.80 million and accelerate sharply after 2018 to reach 80.96 million units in 2021. ASPs will drop modestly over that time span to $214.99 from $223.25 this year, but because of the relatively high price points, smart watches will account for $9.3 billion of the ... Log in to view full article.


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