A new report has come out detailing where the wearable market will go throughout this next year and so on. The report shows that “310.4 million wearable devices will be sold worldwide in 2017, an increase of 16.7% over 2016. Sales of wearable devices will generate revenue of $30.5 billion in 2017.” The wearable market currently consists of VR headsets, bluetooth headphones, and the newest addition of smart clothing. This year there are many products that are coming to the market, which will be quite exciting for an industry that is based on innovation.
The newest tech is the Fitbit Adidas edition. According to the report “Very soon we will see the Fitbit Ionic Adidas Edition launched. Primarily an exercise in branding, following the formula laid down by the Apple Nike Edition watches, it will be externally distinguishable by its sports-orientated strap while also providing additional training programs from Adidas.” The next item on the list is one by Garmin. Garmin is releasing several new devices this coming year in the wearable section that will likely change the way we interact with technology. The newest and arguably most exciting piece of technology is the Apple Watch Series 4.
According to the report “Apple will continue its pivot towards health and fitness with the addition of new fitness related software features, a number of which we’ll catch a glimpse of along with WatchOS 5 that is expected to be unveiled at Apples World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) in the middle of the year. Additional health related features may be enabled by the rumored inclusion of ‘smart straps’ as adding these to the watch itself require additional FDA approval loops.” The hopes are high that this sector will continue to grow throughout the coming year and so forth.