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WiFi leading charge for smartglasses


May 23, 2014  


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According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, wireless technologies will play a pivotal role in the emerging wearable devices market. In 2015 Smartglass shipments will see WiFi penetration of 79%. Devices from major brands such as Google and Samsung will be key to driving wearables growth for the next five years.

Matt Wilkins, director at Strategy Analytics, said, “for the Smartglasses user, WiFi is a key enabler, allowing the user to upload HD video (recorded on the device) to video sharing services. As a result we forecast global WiFi-enabled smartglasses penetration of 79% in 2015, at 4 million units up from 1.2 million in 2014. While Google is a driving force in Smartglasses today, we have to think Samsung and Apple are also eyeing the segment and will be potential long-term rivals.”

Neil Mawston, executive director at Strategy Analytics, added, “wireless technology is enabling owners of wearable devices, such asĀ Smartglasses, to both share created content as well as consume content.”

Further information is available at www.strategyanalytics.com.