Wearables Growth To Soar Again In 2019
It wasn’t exactly a banner year for wearables in 2018, at least sales growth-wise, but that’s expected to change as wearables increase in complexity and support more use cases over time.
In September, IDC projected that 2018 will mark the first year that annual wearables growth will slip to single digits for the first time, only increasing 6.2 percent to 122.6 million from the previous year. However, the research firm said double-digit growth will return next year as the wearable experience improves, with smart clothing and earwear expected to see the largest annual growth rates.
“The wearables of tomorrow will play a more prominent role in communication, digital health care, home IoT, and enterprise productivity that will make last year’s wearables look quaint,” IDC researcher Ramon T. Llamas said in a statement.
CRN looked at the 10 coolest wearable tech gadgets of 2018, many of which eschew the standard smartwatch mold that dominates the market right now.