Wearable device shipments worldwide by category 2015-2021

The statistic shows the unit shipments of wearable devices worldwide in 2015 and the projected figures in 2018 and 2021, broken down by category. In 2021, shipments of smart watches are forecast to amount to around 110.7 million units.

Global wearable device shipments in 2015, 2018 and 2021 (in million units), by category

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Release date

November 2016



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Supplementary notes

* Includes activity trackers, heart rate monitors, pedometers and home monitoring.
** Includes wearable cameras, smart glasses, healthcare devices, wearable 3D motion trackers, smart clothing and hearables.

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