Wearables Seen Reaching 90 Million This Year

Shipments of wearable computing devices are seen reaching 90 million units worldwide this year, according to research published this week by ABI Research.

“The next twelve months will be a critical period for the acceptance and adoption of wearable devices,” senior analyst Joshua Flood said as part of the announcement.

“Healthcare and sports and activity trackers are rapidly becoming mass-market products. On the flipside, wearable devices like smart watches need to overcome some critical obstacles. Aesthetic design, more compelling use cases, battery life

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