Wearable Technology Statistics, History and Facts (2021)



Here are a few of the most interesting Wearable Technology statistics and facts I was able to dig up in my internet travels. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Number of wearables shipped in Q4 2015:

27.4 million devices


Growth in wearable sales from Q4 2014- Q4 2015:

126.9% increase


Number of US adults that used a wearable in 2015:

39.5 million


Projected number of US adults that will be using a wearable in 2018:

81.7 million


Number of wearables sold in 2014:

25.3 million


Number of wearables sold in 2015:

78.1 million


Projected number of wearables to be sold in 2016:

274.6 million

Last updated 2/2/16


Projected number of wearables to be sold in 2020:

411 million

Last updated 2/17/16


Projected annual number of wearables to be sold by 2021:

559.6 million

Last updated 3/3/16


Projected sales of wearables to be sold in 2016:

$28.7 billion

Last updated 2/2/16


Average amount of global monthly mobile traffic generated by wearables in 2015:

15 petabytes


Projected average amount of global monthly mobile traffic generated by wearables in 2020:

335 petabytes

Last updated 2/3/16


Projected size of wearable technology market by 2020:

$34 billion

Last updated 2/17/16


Projected size of the wearable technology market in 2025:

$70 billion

Last updated 3/1/16


Projected size of the pet wearable technology market by 2022:

$2.36 billion

Last updated 2/16/16


Projected number of RFID tags used for tracking animals to be used in 2016:

420 million tags

Last updated 2/16/16


Projected number of smart garments to be shipped in 2016:

26 million

Last updated 2/15/16


Total number of Pebble smartwatches sold:

1 million

Last updated 2/2/15


Number of Fitbit active users:

9.5 million active users

Last updated 8/6/15


Apple watchOS’ share of the wearables OS market:

58.3%

Last updated 9/14/15


Android Wear’s share of the wearables OS market:

17%

Last updated 9/14/15


Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. These Wearable Technology stats are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

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