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Wearable devices' shipments to grow at 173% in 2015

The finding was made by International Data Corporation Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker

Market research firm IDC estimates global wearable devices shipment to grow 173 per cent in 2015 to 72.1 million units, from 26.4 million units a year ago. The ‘basic wearable’ device sales may grow 76 per cent to 39 million in the current year and 'smart wearable' devices sales expected to grow 683 per cent to 33.1 million, from 4.2 million in 2014, it said. According to International Data Corporation Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, wearables market could maintain its growth in the first quarter of 2015, as new vendors, including Apple, prepared to enter ...