According to a recent IDC report predicts that smartwatches shipments will reach 20.1 million in 2016. Although the figure looks great, but compared to the last year’s shipments, there’s only 3.9% growth. IDC believes that even in 2020, the shipment number is also hard to reach 50 million. If IDC’s forecast correct, the smartwatches market is certainly becoming more and more big, but very growth slowly. At the moment, smartwatches still couldn’t become a necessity, not like smartphones everywhere.
Smartwatches are difficult to popularize, there’re several factors. The first is the higher price, and is lack of independence, a large number of products on the market and no cellular network connection. IDC believes that once the technology is developed to a certain extent, lower prices is expected to be the expected thing, furthermore 4g technology is more common, the smartwatches market is expected to take off.
Huawei, LG, Moto said this year will not launch new products. In this year’s IFA, Asus was the only major technology companies that launch new Android smartwatch. So this year the attitude of major manufacturers for Android smartwatches market is tempt or wait and see.