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Wearables market growing, evolving: IDC

Techstination feature for Thursday, March 28, 2019

Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear.   I’m Fred Fishkin.     We are buying more and more smart wearable devices.    IDC is out with a forecast that says the worldwide market for wearable devices…including wireless headphones with smart assistants…will grow more than fifteen percent this year.   Watches….like the Apple Watch…are leading the way…and much of the focus there is on health care.   IDC Research Director Ramon Llamas…

“We’re not at the point where smart watches are diagnosing your physical condition.   I think we’re several cycles away from that.  But that certainly says something.   And Apple also is not the only one.  Fitbit has its own collection of smart watches.”

And others like Samsung as well.  IDC says the wearables phenomenon is just getting started. Check out the IDC.com Web site for more.

You can find us at Techstination.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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