Factors such as technological advances in medical devices, increasing penetration of smartphones and growing number of smartphone-based healthcare apps compatible with wearable devices, growing preference for Wireless Connectivity among healthcare providers, and increasing awareness about physical fitness are driving the growth of this market.
What the Market Looks Like?
According to research report the report Wearable Medical Devices Market is expected to reach USD 32.71 billion by 2027 from USD 6.22 billion in 2017, at a CAGR of 18.3%. North America to dominate the wearable medical devices market.
• Based on type, the market is further classified into smartwatches, patches, smart clothing, and activity monitors. The activity monitors segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR with largest market share during the forecast period. This growth is mainly due to the high prevalence of lifestyle diseases, growing adoption of sedentary and unhealthy lifestyles, and increasing awareness of fitness and health.
• The global market, by applications, is segmented into sports and fitness, remote patient monitoring, and home healthcare. The sports and fitness segment is estimated to account for the largest market share in 2017. The growth of this segment can be attributed to the increasing focus on physical fitness among people to improve the quality of life, coupled with the growing trend of tracking health progress.
• Based on distribution channel, the market is segmented into pharmacies, online channel, and hypermarkets. In 2017, the pharmacies segment is expected to account for the largest share of the market. The growth of this segment is mainly attributed to factors such as increasing trend towards self-monitoring and non-invasive monitoring & diagnosis and substantial increase in the supply of wearable devices in pharmacies.
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Geographical Overview –
North America is expected to dominate the market followed by Europe. The large share of this geographical segment is attributed to the presence of developed healthcare infrastructure, focus on technological advancements, and the development of interconnected and highly advanced healthcare apps and compatible devices, and the presence of key market players.
Leading Market Players
The wearable medical devices market is highly competitive with several big and small players. Prominent players in this market include Fitbit (US), Philips (Netherlands), LifeWatch (Switzerland), Garmin (Switzerland), and Omron (Japan). The other players operating in this market include Drägerwerk (Germany), Nokia Technologies (US), Jawbone (US), Polar (Finland), Wor(l)d Global Network (US), Activeinsights (UK), VitalConnect (US), Xiaomi (China), Misfit (US), and Monica Healthcare (UK).
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