North America wearable technology market by application, 2012 – 2022 (USD Billion)
- The global industry is innovation driven and continuously evolving. The products available in the market include wrist-wear, neck-wear, body-wear, eye-wear and foot-wear. Companies such as Nike, Garmin, GOQii are offering wrist-wear for fitness and sport and healthcare application.
- Applications include healthcare, fitness and wellness, infotainment, enterprise and industrial, and defense. Increasing concern about fitness and health among urban population is anticipated to drive demand over the forecast period. Advancement in virtual reality technology is expected to favor the infotainment segment over the next seven years. Government initiative to enhance their defense capability and provide soldiers with advanced technology is anticipated to drive investment in this sector.
- North America wearable technology market is estimated to be the key regional segment and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of around 32% over the next seven years. Increasing in awareness about the benefit of this technology will drive demand in Asia Pacific over the forecast period. Asia Pacific is expected to be key component manufacturing hub over the forecast period owing to availability of cheap resources. The region was valued over USD 3 billion in 2014, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 36% from 2015 to 2022.
- Companies operating in the industry include Apple Inc., Adidas AG, Garmin, Fitbit, Nike, Inc., Google Inc., Jawbone, Sony Corp, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., and Xiaomi. In March 2014, Google Inc. launched Android operating system for wearable technology. CuteCircuit Technologies is a company that designs and develops wearable garments for both men and women.