Apple towers over today’s smartwatch and hearable markets, and it’s well-positioned atop the smartphone market.
Apple’s current dominance has led to major investments by other technology companies in smartwatches and hearables:
Firms are also looking for the next breakthrough form factors. Today, competitors offer major products in connected clothing (Under Armour, Jacquard by Google), rings (Movano, Oura), and connected glasses (Snap’s Spectacles, Vuzix, Facebook’s Stories). Gartner predicts rapid growth in most of these areas, except wristbands.