IDC: Wearable Device Shipments Reached 336.5M In 2019
TechRepublic, March 10th, 2020
March 22, 2020,
Volume 264, Issue 3

The wearable tech market soared in the 4th quarter with an 82% growth rate, thanks to hearables

Macy Bayern writes in TechRepublic, "Global wearable device shipments reached 336.5 million in 2019, IDC research found. The bulk of this growth comes from the fourth quarter, which reached a new high of 118.9 million devices shipped, or an 82% growth rate.

In September 2019, IDC predicted that hearables would be the new wearables. According to IDC's latest data in its Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker report, this prediction holds true: More than half (55%) of the growth of wearables was attributed to hearables..."

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