Wearable Electronics Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023

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The global wearable electronics market reached a volume of 115.8 Million Units in 2017. The market is further projected to reach a volume of 289.5 Million Units by 2023, exhibiting a CAGR of 16.5% during 2017-2023. Wearable electronics refer to smart devices which can be worn over the body by the users to enhance their day-to-day activities. They are integrated computing devices which enable wireless networking and mobile computing to the users.

Wearable electronics have a strong potential in any industry where hands free data collection has high value. Healthcare applications, however, represent the biggest drivers of these products. Wearable electronics enable users to efficiently monitor their health and activity. These devices can constantly measure the users vitals, quality of sleep and step count effortlessly and accurately. These devices can also monitor physiological data of patients with chronic conditions and can enable timely clinical interventions. These products can also be utilised for early detection of symptoms in a patient’s health status, enabling timely medical interventions. Other healthcare applications of wearable electronics comprise safety monitoring (to detect falls, epileptic seizures and heart problems) or life improvement, with a sensing technology used along with interactive gaming and Virtual Reality environments and augmented feedback systems. Apart from healthcare, a number of other applications are also driving the demand of wearable electronics.  These products enable users to exercise more efficiently, enables them to keep their children safe, enhances personal accountability and helps individuals to be  more productive at home and at the workplace.

Market Summary:

  • Based on the product type, smart bands currently represent the biggest category in the market. Other products include smart watches, smart clothing, smart glasses and head mounted displays (HMD).
  • Based on the component type, the market has been segmented as networking and positioning components, power supply components, sensing components, optoelectronic and display components, control components and interface components.
  • Based on the application, the market has been segmented as healthcare applications, consumer applications, sports and fitness applications, industrial and commercial applications, and others.
  • Region-wise, the market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. Amongst these, North America is the leading market, accounting for the majority of the global share.
  • The competitive landscape of the market has also been examined with some of the key players being adidas (Numetrex), Apple, BAE Systems, Carre Technologies, Fitbit, Garmin, Google, Jawbone, Kopin, LG Electronics, Ohmatex, OMsignal, Nike, Recon Instruments, Rockwell Collins, Samsung, Seiko Epson, Sony and Vuzix.


This report provides a deep insight into the global wearable electronics market covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the wearable electronics market in any manner.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

  • How has the global wearable electronics market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What are the key regional markets in the global wearable electronics industry?
  • What are the key product types in the global wearable electronics industry?
  • What is the breakup of the wearable electronics market by component?
  • What are the major application segments in the global wearable electronics industry?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the global wearable electronics market?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the global wearable electronics market?
  • What is the structure of the global wearable electronics market and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the global wearable electronics market?
  • How are wearable electronics manufactured?

1    Preface
2    Scope and Methodology

    2.1    Objectives of the Study
    2.2    Stakeholders
    2.3    Data Sources
        2.3.1    Primary Sources
        2.3.2    Secondary Sources
    2.4    Market Estimation
        2.4.1    Bottom-Up Approach
        2.4.2    Top-Down Approach
    2.5    Forecasting Methodology
3    Executive Summary
4    Introduction

    4.1    Overview
    4.2    Key Industry Trends
5    Global Wearable Electronics Market
    5.1    Market Overview
    5.2    Market Performance
        5.2.1    Sales Volume
        5.2.2    Sales Value
    5.3    Market Breakup by Product
    5.4    Market Breakup by Component
    5.5    Market Breakup by Application
    5.6    Market Breakup by Region
    5.7    Market Forecast
        5.7.1    Sales Volume
        5.7.2    Sales Value
    5.8    SWOT Analysis
        5.8.1    Overview
        5.8.2    Strengths
        5.8.3    Weaknesses
        5.8.4    Opportunities
        5.8.5    Threats
    5.9    Value Chain Analysis
        5.9.1    Overview
        5.9.2    Research and Development
        5.9.3    Raw Material Procurement
        5.9.4    Manufacturing
        5.9.5    Marketing
        5.9.6    Distribution
        5.9.7    End-Use
    5.10    Porters Five Forces Analysis
        5.10.1    Overview
        5.10.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
        5.10.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        5.10.4    Degree of Competition
        5.10.5    Threat of New Entrants
        5.10.6    Threat of Substitutes
    5.11    Price Analysis
6    Market Breakup by Product
    6.1    Smart Bands
    6.2    Smart Watches
    6.3    Smart Clothing
    6.4    Smart Glasses
    6.5    Head Mounted Displays (HMD)
7    Market Breakup by Component
    7.1    Networking and Positioning Components
    7.2    Power Supply Components
    7.3    Sensing Components
    7.4    Optoelectronic and Display Components
    7.5    Control Components
    7.6    Interface Components
8    Market Breakup by Application
    8.1    Healthcare Applications
    8.2    Consumer Applications
    8.3    Sports and Fitness Applications
    8.4    Industrial and Commercial Applications 
    8.5    Others
9    Market Breakup by Region
    9.1    North America
    9.2    Europe
    9.3    Asia Pacific
    9.4    Middle East and Africa
    9.5    Latin America
10    Wearable Electronics Manufacturing Process
    10.1    Product Overview
    10.2    Raw Material Requirements
    10.3    Manufacturing Process
    10.4    Key Success and Risk Factors
11    Competitive Landscape
    11.1    Market Structure
    11.2    Key Players
    11.3    Profiles of Key Players
        11.3.1    adidas (Numetrex)
        11.3.2    Apple
        11.3.3    BAE Systems
        11.3.4    Carre Technologies
        11.3.5    Fitbit
        11.3.6    Garmin
        11.3.7    Google
        11.3.8    Jawbone
        11.3.9    Kopin
        11.3.10    LG Electronics
        11.3.11    Ohmatex
        11.3.12    OMsignal
        11.3.13    Nike
        11.3.14    Recon Instruments
        11.3.15    Rockwell Collins
        11.3.16    Samsung
        11.3.17    Seiko Epson
        11.3.18    Sony
        11.3.19    Vuzix


List of Figures

Figure 1: Global: Wearable Electronics Market: Major Drivers and Challenges
Figure 2: Global: Wearable Electronics Market: Sales Volume (in Million Units), 2010-2017
Figure 3: Global: Wearable Electronics Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010-2017
Figure 4: Global: Wearable Electronics Market: Breakup by Product (in %), 2017
Figure 5: Global: Wearable Electronics Market: Breakup by Component (in %), 2017
Figure 6: Global: Wearable Electronics Market: Breakup by Application (in %), 2017
Figure 7: Global: Wearable Electronics Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2017
Figure 8: Global: Wearable Electronics Market Forecast: Sales Volume (in Million Units), 2018-2023
Figure 9: Global: Wearable Electronics Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2018-2023
Figure 10: Global: Wearable Electronics Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 11: Global: Wearable Electronics Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 12: Global: Wearable Electronics Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 13: Global: Wearable Electronics Market (Smart Bands): Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 14: Global:  Wearable Electronics Market (Smart Watches): Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 15:Global: Wearable Electronics Market (Smart Clothing): Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 16:Global: Wearable Electronics Market (Smart Glasses): Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 17: Global: Wearable Electronics Market (HMD): Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 18: Global: Wearable Electronics Market (Networking and Positioning Components): Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 19: Global:  Wearable Electronics Market (Power Supply Components): Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 20:Global: Wearable Electronics Market (Sensing Components): Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 21:Global: Wearable Electronics Market (Optoelectronic and Display Components): Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 22:Global: Wearable Electronics Market (Control Components): Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 23:Global: Wearable Electronics Market (Interface Components): Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 24: Global: Wearable Electronics Market (Healthcare Applications): Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 25: Global: Wearable Electronics Market (Consumer Applications): Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 26: Global: Wearable Electronics Market (Sports and Fitness Applications): Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 27: Global: Wearable Electronics Market (Commercial and Industrial Applications): Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 28: Global: Wearable Electronics Market (Other Applications): Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 29: North America: Wearable Electronics Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 30: Europe: Wearable Electronics Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 31: Asia Pacific: Wearable Electronics Market: Sales Volumes (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 32: Middle East and Africa: Wearable Electronics Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 33: Latin America: Wearable Electronics Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 34: Wearable Electronics Manufacturing: Process Flow


List of Tables

Table 1: Global: Wearable Electronics Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2023
Table 2: Global: Wearable Electronics Market Forecast: Breakup by Product Type (in Million US$), 2018-2023
Table 3: Global: Wearable Electronics Market Forecast: Breakup by Component (in Million US$), 2018-2023
Table 4: Global: Wearable Electronics Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (in Million US$), 2018-2023
Table 5: Global: Wearable Electronics Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (in Million US$), 2018-2023
Table 6: Wearable Electronics: Raw Material Requirements
Table 7: Global: Wearable Electronics Market Structure
Table 8: Global: Wearable Electronics Market: Key Players


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