Wearable Technology Statistics and Facts (2020) | By the Numbers



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While connected wearable devices have only been around for a relatively short period of time, it is amazing how much their mainstream adoption has grown and is predicted to grow further in the next decade. Mobile device designers and developers have quickly moved beyond glasses and watches and have started to view wearables as solutions to real life problems.

See also: 36 of the Coolest Wearable Devices…So Far

So how big have wearables become? and how big are they predicted to become? Here are the more interesting wearable technology statistics I was able to dig up. As always, I will be adding more and updating these periodically as I find new stuff. Be sure to check back regularly.

Wearable Technology Statistics

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





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