With 41.8 million units sold and an annual growth rate of 67% in 2016, smartwatch is expected to sustain an annual growth rate of 50% and achieve a sales volume of 62.7 million units in 2017 whereas the forecasted sales volume for smart wristband is 57.4 million units, according to Taipei-based IT research institute MIC (Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute),
Taiwan Wrist Wearable Shipment Volume, 1Q 2016 – 4Q 2017
Source: MIC, April 2017
"The strong growth can be mainly attributed to the ICT and watch companies' devotion in smartwatch development. Other reasons may include smart wristband vendors joining the playing field, and the general public becoming more aware of smartwatches. As a result, the ASP for wrist wearables is on the rise, in turn expanding the overall market," says Ian Wang, industry analyst with MIC.
To see more about this report, please visit: Development of the Global Wrist Wearable Industry, 2017 and Beyond; The Taiwanese Wrist Wearable Industry, 1Q 2017
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