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The Wearable Devices Tracker is a database of wearable device models launched since early 2011, covering a wide variety of device features and specifications.


  • In 3Q15, some 42 new wearable devices were launched, much fewer than the 73 wearables launched in 3Q14.
  • The average Smartness Index (as measured by Ovum) decreased from 1.82 to 1.69: the share of wearables with a Smartness Index of 3 and 4 decreased from 16% to 14% of the total wearables launched.
  • The share of swart watches launched stood at 16% of the total wearables, much less than in 3Q14, when they accounted for 41% of all wearables launched.

Features and Benefits

  • Offers an encompassing and regularly updated catalog of wearables of all types, with their technological and marketing specifications
  • Monitors the evolution of wearable technology over time, including a unique Smartness Index that categorizes wearables based on their technological features
  • Classifies the companies and related industry sectors developing wearable technology

Key questions answered

  • How many wearable devices of each type have been launched worldwide quarterly?
  • What are the major trends in technology progress (Smartness Index) and pricing?
  • How many wearable device models are priced below $100, and how has that number changed in the past 12 months?
  • Who are major market players and how they should be defined?
  • Which launches are expected in the coming quarters?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Wearable Devices Tracker: 3Q15

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