Wearable devices for infotainment to rise by 155% to 130.7 million in 2018: IHS

IHS says shipments of wearable devices for infotainment applications will rise by 155 percent to 130.7 million units in 2018 from 51.2 million in 2013.

Wearable devices... - IHS

The infotainment segment consists of products including Bluetooth headsets, head-up displays, imaging products, smart glasses and smart watches.

“The wearable electronic device market comprises five segments: military, industrial, infotainment, fitness and wellness, and healthcare and medical,” said Shane Walker, senior manager for consumer and digital health research at IHS.
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The market is dominated at present by the healthcare and fitness segments. However, during the next five years, infotainment is expected to experience the largest growth in unit shipments of all areas as consumers flock to buy new types of products, such as smart glasses and smart watches.

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