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Wearable Technology Market Trends

ID: MRFR//1720-HCR | 100 Pages | Author: Ankit Gupta| May 2024

Global Wearable Technology Market Overview:

Wearable Technology Market Size was valued at USD 53.1 Billion in 2023. The Wearable Technology market industry is projected to grow from USD 69.6672 Billion in 2024 to USD 466.5 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.83% during the forecast period (2024-2032). The rising popularity of the Internet of Things (IoT), the increase in obesity and other chronic diseases, and the popularity of smartphones, and mobile applications are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.

Wearable Technology Market Overview

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Wearable Technology Market Trends

  • Growing demand of the Internet of Things (IoT) is driving the market growth

Market CAGR for wearable technology is driven by the increasing demand of the Internet of Things (IoT) and linked devices. IoT technologies provide cutting-edge tools and repair alternatives that simplify daily life and work. IoT also has a significant impact on a variety of healthcare applications, from treating chronic conditions to preventing sickness. Furthermore, it is anticipated that the benefits of these gadgets will become better known throughout the projected period among professional athletes and consumers who engage in recreational exercise.

Additionally, the Wearable Technology Market is expected to rise due to technical improvements in software and hardware and their growing acceptance in fitness, healthcare, and defense.

An excessively high body fat percentage in an obese person’s body risks their health. Obesity has lately become a major public health issue on a global scale, having a considerable influence on mortality and morbidity. Thus, increasing obesity and other chronic diseases driving the Wearable Technology market revenue.

Wearable Technology Market Segment Insights:

Wearable Technology Product Insights

The Wearable Technology Market segmentation, based on product, includes wrist-wear, headwear & eyewear, neckwear, and wearable cameras. The wrist-wear segment dominated the market, accounting for the maximum market revenue. To boost their product sales, several makers of smartwatches and fitness trackers target customers like athletes, outdoor enthusiasts, and sports fanatics. These gadgets track fitness-related parameters and promote a healthy lifestyle by reporting calorie consumption, water intake, and step counts.

The headwear & Eyewear segment is anticipated to be the fastest-growing segment in the projected period.

Wearable Technology Technology Insights

The Wearable Technology Market segmentation, based on technology, includes computing, display, networking, and sensor. The sensor segment is accounted for the maximum revenue. Wearable sensors are entrenched in devices, such as smartwatches, fitness trackers, and others, that conglomerate smartphone connectivity with the usual features of Point-of-Care (PoC) systems in self-contained and independent modules. Such devices allow non-invasive or minimally invasive constant monitoring of a person’s biometrics, letting the recognition of minute physiological variations over time relative to standard readings. These factors are driving the revenue growth of the sensor technology segment in the projected period.

Wearable technology Components Insights

The Wearable Technology Market segmentation, based on components, includes control, memory, battery, sensing, and connectivity. The battery category dominates the market share due to growing demand for electronic devices such as smart wearable devices, smartphones, tablets, and laptops.

The connectivity segment is anticipated to be the fastest-growing segment in the forecast period.

Wearable Technology Application Insights

The Wearable Technology Market segmentation, based on application, includes consumer electronics, healthcare, and enterprise & industrial. The consumer electronics category generated the most income. The significant proportion of this market may be attributed to the rise in wearable technologies, such as fitness bands and AR/VR headsets. Many producers, like Apple Inc., Garmin Ltd., Omron, and Nemaura, focus on developing devices that give data that includes both clinical and non-clinical information. For instance: Nemaura’s sugar BEAT Wearable Technology allows frequent blood glucose monitoring in diabetic patients, eliminating the need for regular finger-prick calibration.

The healthcare segment is anticipated to be the fastest-growing segment in the projected period. The healthcare segment’s growth is supported by wearable devices’ expanding application potential in the pharmaceutical industry. Thanks to digital health technology, Doctors may communicate with their patients through telehealth services and mobile applications.

Figure 1: Wearable Technology Market, by Applications 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)

Wearable Technology Market, by Applications 2022 & 2032

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Wearable Technology Regional Insights

By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North American Wearable Technology market area will dominate this market, owing to an increase in technology adoption. In addition, the growing demand for devices that promote health and facilitate preventive treatment will boost market growth in this region.

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.

Figure 2: Wearable Technology Market SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)

Wearable Technology Market SHARE BY REGION 2022

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Europe's Wearable Technology market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the increasing awareness, raising awareness, and growing tech-savvy population. Further, the German Wearable Technology market held the largest market share, and the UK Wearable Technology market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.

The Asia-Pacific Wearable Technology Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2024 to 2032 due to changing lifestyles, rising requirements for wearable medical devices and increased fitness & sports. Moreover, China’s Wearable Technology market held the largest market share, and the Indian Wearable Technology market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Wearable Technology Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to expand their product lines, which will help the Wearable Technology market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking various strategic activities to expand their global footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. The Wearable Technology industry must offer cost-effective items to expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate.

Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the global Wearable Technology industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Wearable Technology industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to wearable technology. Major players in the Wearable Technology market, including Adidas AG (Germany), Xiaomi Inc. (China), Apple Inc. (US), Google Inc. (US), Garmin Inc. (US), Fitbit (US), Jawbone (US), Huawei Technologies (China), Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Korea), Sony Corporation (Japan), Nike Inc. (US), and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Korea) upholds a strong worldwide code of conduct for all workers and local laws and regulations. It considers ethical management to be a means of fostering trust among its stakeholders, including clients, shareholders, staff members, business partners, and local communities, as well as adapting to the quick changes in a global business environment. Samsung continues to manage its business transparently and fairly, train its staff, and run monitoring systems to become one of the world's most moral corporations. Samsung follows to a upfront business tenet: to use its technology and expertise to develop top-notch goods and services that make a civilized world. Samsung places high significance on its people and technology to do this. For Instance: In October 2022, the Galaxy Watch5, Galaxy Watch5 Pro, and Galaxy Watch5 Golf Edition were unveiled by Samsung. This launch broadens their product line, which will support the market grow during the forecast period.

Apple Inc. is an American international technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California. Apple was established as Apple Computer Company on April 1, 1976, by Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, and Ronald Wayne. Apple is the world’s largest technology company by revenue. As of March 2023, Apple is the world’s biggest company by market capitalization. Apple provides several products such as Mac, IPhone, Laptop, iPad and others. For Instance: In September 2022, Apple released the redesigned Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Series 8, updating the two best-selling smartwatches with ground-breaking performance, technology, and major safety enhancements.

Key Companies in the Wearable Technology market include

  • Adidas AG (Germany)

  • Xiaomi Inc. (China)

  • Apple Inc. (US)

  • Google Inc. (US)

  • Gramin Inc. (US)

  • Fitbit (US)

  • Jawbone (US)

  • Huawei Technologies (China)

  • Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Korea)

  • Sony Corporation (Japan)

  • Nike Inc. (US)

Wearable Technology Industry Developments

February 2022: Apple bought AI Music, which uses artificial intelligence to produce adaptive music and unique soundtracks. AI Music created the “Infinite Music Engine” to create audio products for marketers, publishers, fitness professionals, and creative companies.

October 2022: Google revealed the Pixel watch, a wristwatch. The Pixel Watch costs $ 349 for a Wi-Fi-only model and $399 for a cellular model. The Pixel watch costs $50 to $100 less than the Apple Watch Series 8 models. These Pixel Watches cannot be used with an iPhone, speaking of Apple.

September 2022: Fitbit expanded its smartwatch product portfolio and launched Fitbit Sense 2 fitness watches, Fitbit Versa 4, and the Fitbit Inspire 4 fitness tracker with improved design and performance.

Wearable Technology Market Segmentation:

Wearable Technology Product Outlook

  • Wristwear

  • Headwear & Eyewear

  • Neckwear

  • Wearable Cameras

Wearable Technology Technology Outlook

  • Computing

  • Display

  • Networking

  • Sensor

Wearable Technology Components Outlook

  • Control

  • Memory

  • Battery

  • Sensing

  • Connectivity

Wearable Technology Applications Outlook

  • Fitness & Wellness

  • Consumer Electronics

  • Healthcare

Wearable Technology Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

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