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Top 20 Wearable Technology Companies 2014

  • April 2014
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  • Visiongain
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  • 125 pages

Smartwatches, Cameras, E-Textiles / Clothing, mHealth, Fitness & Activity Trackers & AR Glasses

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Wearable technology is the buzzword of 2014. A market that has existed for decades, however now microprocessors and MEMS are finally compact enough for the device category to reach fruition. In an environment heading towards a connected homes paradigm, the next step in our technological evolution is bringing control closer than arm’s reach.

Wearables dominated 2014’s CES, with every major OEM champing at the bit to grab a slice of an expanding pie. Although many first generation attempts were met with criticism, consideration for design and features is being carefully applied to new technologies, evolving at a rapid rate.

This is greenfield for many vendors. The plausibility of smart garments and augmented reality goggles has attracted the interest of technology enthusiasts and software developers alike. Now that the smartphone and tablet market growth is showing signs of slowing, it is time for the next major wave of consumer electronics to takeover.

Visiongain has identified the 20 leading wearable technology vendors, the business models and company histories of which are eclectic. Some of these are medical devices manufacturers, while others have a long background in radio communications technologies. What they share is a firm commitment to developing their offerings going forward, with this rapidly evolving and expanding market playing a key role in their company R&D strategies.

Visiongain calculates that these 20 wearable technology leaders comprise nearly 85% of global revenue at the beginning of 2014.

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Table Of Contents

Top 20 Wearable Technology Companies 2014
1. Report Overview
1.1 Global Wearable Technology Market Overview
1.2 Global Wearable Technology Market Segmentation
1.3 Why You Should Read This Report
1.4 How This Report Delivers
1.5 Key Questions Answered by This Analytical Report Include:
1.6 Who is This Report For?
1.7 Methodology
1.8 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

2. Introduction to the Wearable Technology Market
2.1 Wearable Technology Market Structure Overview
2.2 Market Definitions
2.2.1 Wearable Technology
2.2.1.1 Sub-Markets
2.2.1.2MHealth Market Definition and Complications
2.2.1.3 E-textiles
2.2.1.4 Wearable Computers
2.2.2.1 Smartwatches
2.2.3How Will Operators Benefit from Wearable Technology?
2.2.3.1 The Big Data Analytics Business Model

3. The Global Wearable Technology Market 2014
3.1 Global Wearable Technology 2014 Market Revenue
3.2 Global Wearable Technology Market Shipments 2014
3.3 Leading Wearable Technology Companies

4. Top 20 Wearable Technology Companies Profiled
4.1 Adidas
4.1.1 The miCoach Product Line: An Early Market Play now Paying Dividends
4.1.1.1 Early Partnership with Samsung
4.1.1.2 Updates to the miCoach Platform
4.1.2 Reebok's Wearable Technology Efforts
4.1.2.1 Reebok: Driving for Wearable Threads
4.1.2.2 Creating a Sports Community
4.1.3 SWOT Analysis of Adidas' Portfolio and Strategy
4.2 Boston Scientific
4.2.1 Boston Scientific's Products and Strategy
4.2.2 SWOT Analysis of Boston Scientific's Portfolio and Strategy
4.3 Eurotech
4.3.1 Eurotech and Wearable Computers
4.3.1.1 Eurotech Wrist Worn Computers
4.2.2 SWOT Analysis of Eurotech's Portfolio and Strategy
4.4 Fitbit
4.4.1 Fitbit Tracker
4.4.2 Fitbit Flex
4.4.2.1 Fitbit Force
4.4.3 Analysis of the Fitbit Business Model
4.4.3 SWOT Analysis of Fitbit's Portfolio and Strategy
4.5 Garmin
4.5.1 Garmin Fenix
4.5.2 Garmin Forerunner
4.5.3 Vivofit and Other New Products
4.5.4 SWOT Analysis of Garmin's Portfolio and Strategy
4.6 Google
4.6.1 Google Glass Technical Specifications
4.6.2 Analysis of Google Glass Business Model
4.6.3 Potential Barriers to Google Glass Uptake
4.6.3.1 Do AR Goggles Breach Privacy?
4.6.3.2 The Legality of AR
4.6.3.3 Other Considerations
4.6.4 SWOT Analysis of Google's Portfolio and Strategy
4.7 GN Store Nord
4.7.1 Analysis of the Jabra Business Model
4.7.2 SWOT Analysis of GN Store Nord's Portfolio and Strategy
4.8 Jawbone
4.8.1 Jawbone's UP Product Line
4.8.1.1 UP24 and Improvements on the Platform
4.8.2 Keeping Point on Bluetooth Headsets
4.8.3 SWOT Analysis of Jawbone's Portfolio and Strategy
4.9 Johnson and Johnson
4.9.1 Johnson and Johnson Leading Products and Strategy Overview
4.9.2 SWOT Analysis of Johnson and Johnson's Portfolio and Strategy
4.10 Medtronic
4.10.1 The MiniMed 530G and the Future of Diabetes Treatment
4.10.2 SWOT Analysis of Medtronic Portfolio and Strategy
4.11 MetaWatch
4.11.1 MetaWatch Strata and Frame Models
4.12.6 SWOT Analysis of MetaWatch's Portfolio and Strategy
4.12 Motorola Solutions
4.12.1 Company Background
4.12.2 Motorola Challenging Google Glass in the Enterprise Sector
4.12.2.1 Analysis of the Motorola HC1
4.12.3 Motorola Solutions' Wearable Computer Delivers Handsfree Voice and Data to Warehouses and Distribution Centres
4.12.4 Solutions for Connected Law Enforcement
4.12.5 Next-Generation Solutions for Fireground Communications
4.12.6 SWOT Analysis of Motorola Solutions' Portfolio and Strategy
4.13 Nike
4.13.1 Nike+ FuelBand
4.13.1.1The Nike / Apple Monopoly
4.13.1.2 Barriers to FuelBand Uptake
4.13.2 Situating the FuelBand in Nike's Brand Strategy
4.13.3 FuelBand Analysis and Market Standing
4.13.4 SWOT Analysis of Nike's Portfolio and Strategy
4.14 Pebble Technology
4.14.1 Pebble E-Paper Watch
4.14.2 Pebble Moves Ahead with Steel Design
4.14.3 SWOT Analysis of Pebble Technology's Portfolio and Strategy
4.15 Plantronics
4.15.1 Plantronics Wearables and Strategy
4.15.6 SWOT Analysis of Plantronics' Portfolio and Strategy
4.16 Polar Electro
4.16.1 Polar Electro Product Range
4.16.2 Polar Smart Coaching
4.16.6 SWOT Analysis of Polar Electro's Portfolio and Strategy
4.17 Recon Instruments
4.17.1 Recon Jet
4.17.2 Recon Snow 2
4.17.3 Analysis of Recon Instruments' Business Model
4.17.4 SWOT Analysis of Recon Instruments' Portfolio and Strategy
4.18 Samsung
4.18.1 Samsung Galaxy Gear
4.18.2 Samsung's Forthcoming Wearable Device Projects
4.18.2.1 Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo
4.18.2.2 Samsung Gear Fit
4.18.3 SWOT Analysis of Samsung's Portfolio and Strategy
4.19 Sony
4.19.1 The SmartWatch Product Line
4.19.1.1 The Original SmartWatch
4.19.1.2 SmartWatch 2: Building a Stronger Product on an Early Foundation
4.19.2 The Core and Sony's Foray into Wearable Fitness Devices
4.19.3 SWOT Analysis of Sony's Portfolio and Strategy
4.20 Zephyr Technology
4.20.1 Zephyr Bioharnesses
4.20.1.1 BH3
4.20.1.2 HxM Bluetooth
4.20.2 Zephyr's BioPatch
4.20.3 SWOT Analysis of Zephyr Technology's Portfolio and Strategy
4.21 Other Wearable Technology Companies of Note

5. Expert Opinion
5.1 Rudi Airisto; VP Business Development; Recon Instruments
5.1.1 Explaining the Sudden Rise of Wearable Smart Devices
5.1.2 The Early Ascendancy of Health and Fitness Wearables
5.1.3 Creating Devices of Mass-Market Appeal
5.1.4 How are Startups Taking the Reins?
5.1.5 Attracting Developers to the Market
5.1.6 How Do Aesthetic Considerations Weigh into the Market?
5.1.7 Generalisable Barriers to Adoption
5.1.8 Wearable Technology Subgroups and their Prospects

6. Conclusions
6.1 With Regard to Device Production
6.2 The Catch-22 of App Development
6.3 Interoperability and Cloud Services

7. Glossary


List of Charts
Chart 1.1 Global Wearable Camera Shipment Forecast 2013-2018 (Millions, AGR%)
Chart 3.1: Global Wearable Technology Sub-Market Revenue 2014 ($ bn)
Chart 3.2: Global Wearable Technology Sub-Market Revenue Share 2014 (%)
Chart 3.3: Wearable Technology Sub-Market Per Unit Cost ($)
Chart 3.4: Global Wearable Technology Sub-Market Shipments 2014 (million units)
Chart 3.5: Global Wearable Technology Sub-Market Shipment Share 2014 (%)
Chart 3.6: Leading 20 Wearable Technology Companies Market Share 2013 (%)
Chart 4.1: Adidas Global Wearable Technology Market and Company Revenue Share 2013 (%)
Chart 4.2: Boston Scientific Global Wearable Technology Market and Company Revenue Share 2013 (%)
Chart 4.3: Eurotech Global Wearable Technology Market and Company Revenue Share 2013 (%)
Chart 4.4: Fitbit Global Wearable Technology Market and Company Revenue Share 2013 (%)
Chart 4.5: Garmin Global Wearable Technology Market and Company Revenue Share 2013 (%)
Chart 4.6: Google Global Wearable Technology Market and Company Revenue Share 2013 (%)
Chart 4.7: GN Store Nord Global Wearable Technology Market and Company Revenue Share 2013 (%)
Chart 4.8: Jawbone Global Wearable Technology Market and Company Revenue Share 2013 (%)
Chart 4.9: Johnson and Johnson Global Wearable Technology Market and Company Revenue Share 2013 (%)
Chart 4.10: Medtronic Global Wearable Technology Market and Company Revenue Share 2013 (%)
Chart 4.11: MetaWatch Global Wearable Technology Market and Company Revenue Share 2013 (%)
Chart 4.12: Motorola Solutions Global Wearable Technology Market and Company Revenue Share 2013 (%)
Chart 4.12: Nike Solutions Global Wearable Technology Market and Company Revenue Share 2013 (%)
Chart 4.14: Pebble Solutions Global Wearable Technology Market and Company Revenue Share 2013 (%)
Chart 4.15: Plantronics Global Wearable Technology Market and Company Revenue Share 2013 (%)
Chart 4.16: Polar Electro Global Wearable Technology Market and Company Revenue Share 2013 (%)
Chart 4.17: Recon Instruments Global Wearable Technology Market and Company Revenue Share 2013 (%)
Chart 4.18: Samsung Global Wearable Technology Market and Company Revenue Share 2013 (%)
Chart 4.19: Sony Global Wearable Technology Market and Company Revenue Share 2013 (%)
Chart 4.20: Zephyr Global Wearable Technology Market and Company Revenue Share 2013 (%)

List of Figures
Figure 2.1: Wearable Technology Market Structure Overview

List of Tables
Table 4.1: Adidas Company Overview 2013 (Ranking, Total Revenue $bn, Revenue from Wearable Technology Market $bn, % Revenue from Wearable Technology Market, Global Wearable Technology Market Share %, Subsidiaries/Divisions in the Wearable Technology Market, HQ, Ticker, Website)
Table 4.2: SWOT Analysis of Adidas' Wearable Device Portfolio
Table 4.3: Boston Scientific Company Overview 2013 (Ranking, Total Revenue $bn, Revenue from Wearable Technology Market $bn, % Revenue from Wearable Technology Market, Global Wearable Technology Market Share %, Subsidiaries/Divisions in the Wearable Technology Market, HQ, Ticker, Website)
Table 4.4: Boston Scientific Selected Wearable Technology Offerings
Table 4.5: SWOT Analysis of Boston Scientific's Wearable Device Portfolio
Table 4.6: Eurotech Company Overview 2013 (Ranking, Total Revenue $bn, Revenue from Wearable Technology Market $bn, % Revenue from Wearable Technology Market, Global Wearable Technology Market Share %, Subsidiaries/Divisions in the Wearable Technology Market, HQ, Ticker, Website)
Table 4.7: Eurotech's Regional Operations Q2 2013
Table 4.8: Eurotech Wearable Technology Offerings (Category, Model, Description)
Table 4.9: Zypad WL1500 Technical Specifications
Table 4.10: Zypad WL 11xx Technical Specifications
Table 4.11: Zypad WR 11xx Technical Specifications
Table 4.12: Zypad BR2000 Technical Specifications
Table 4.13: SWOT Analysis of Eurotech's Wearable Device Portfolio
Table 4.14: Fitbit Company Overview 2013 (Ranking, Total Revenue $bn, Revenue from Wearable Technology Market $bn, % Revenue from Wearable Technology Market, Global Wearable Technology Market Share %, Subsidiaries/Divisions in the Wearable Technology Market, HQ, Ticker, Website)
Table 4.15: SWOT Analysis of Fitbit's Wearable Device Portfolio
Table 4.16: Garmin Company Overview 2013 (Ranking, Total Revenue $bn, Revenue from Wearable Technology Market $bn, % Revenue from Wearable Technology Market, Global Wearable Technology Market Share %, Subsidiaries/Divisions in the Wearable Technology Market, HQ, Ticker, Website)
Table 4.17: Garmin Fenix Technical Specifications
Table 4.18: Garmin 220 and 620 Running Watch Features
Table 4.19: SWOT Analysis of Garmin's Wearable Device Portfolio
Table 4.20: Google Company Overview 2013 (Ranking, Total Revenue $bn, Revenue from Wearable Technology Market $bn, % Revenue from Wearable Technology Market, Global Wearable Technology Market Share %, Subsidiaries/Divisions in the Wearable Technology Market, HQ, Ticker, Website)
Table 4.21: Google Glass Technical Specifications
Table 4.22: SWOT Analysis of Google's Wearable Device Portfolio
Table 4.23: GN Store Nord Company Overview 2013 (Ranking, Total Revenue $bn, Revenue from Wearable Technology Market $bn, % Revenue from Wearable Technology Market, Global Wearable Technology Market Share %, Subsidiaries/Divisions in the Wearable Technology Market, HQ, Ticker, Website)
Table 4.24: SWOT Analysis of GN Store Nord's Wearable Device Portfolio
Table 4.25: Jawbone Company Overview 2013 (Ranking, Total Revenue $bn, Revenue from Wearable Technology Market $bn, % Revenue from Wearable Technology Market, Global Wearable Technology Market Share %, Subsidiaries/Divisions in the Wearable Technology Market, HQ, Ticker, Website)
Table 4.26: SWOT Analysis of Jawbone's Wearable Device Portfolio
Table 4.27: Johnson and Johnson Company Overview 2013 (Ranking, Total Revenue $bn, Revenue from Wearable Technology Market $bn, % Revenue from Wearable Technology Market, Global Wearable Technology Market Share %, Subsidiaries/Divisions in the Wearable Technology Market, HQ, Ticker, Website)
Table 4.28: SWOT Analysis of Johnson and Johnson Wearable Device Portfolio
Table 4.29: Medtronic Company Overview 2013 (Ranking, Total Revenue $bn, Revenue from Wearable Technology Market $bn, % Revenue from Wearable Technology Market, Global Wearable Technology Market Share %, Subsidiaries/Divisions in the Wearable Technology Market, HQ, Ticker, Website)
Table 4.30: SWOT Analysis of Medtronic Wearable Device Portfolio
Table 4.31: MetaWatch Company Overview 2013 (Ranking, Total Revenue $bn, Revenue from Wearable Technology Market $bn, % Revenue from Wearable Technology Market, Global Wearable Technology Market Share %, Subsidiaries/Divisions in the Wearable Technology Market, HQ, Ticker, Website)
Table 4.32: Strata and Frame Metawatch Technical Specificiations
Table 4.33: SWOT Analysis of MetaWatch's Wearable Device Portfolio
Table 4.34: Motorola Solutions Company Overview 2013 (Ranking, Total Revenue $bn, Revenue from Wearable Technology Market $bn, % Revenue from Wearable Technology Market, Global Wearable Technology Market Share %, Subsidiaries/Divisions in the Wearable Technology Market, HQ, Ticker, Website)
Table 4.35: Motorola Solutions WT41N0 Wearable Computer Specifications
Table 4.36: Motorola Solutions Wearable Police Technology Overview
Table 4.37: Motorola Solutions Wearable Fireground Technology Overview
Table 4.38: SWOT Analysis of Motorola Solutions' Wearable Device Portfolio
Table 4.39: Nike Company Overview 2013 (Ranking, Total Revenue $bn, Revenue from Wearable Technology Market $bn, % Revenue from Wearable Technology Market, Global Wearable Technology Market Share %, Subsidiaries/Divisions in the Wearable Technology Market, HQ, Ticker, Website)
Table 4.40: SWOT Analysis of Nike's Wearable Device Portfolio
Table 4.41: Pebble Technology Company Overview 2013 (Ranking, Total Revenue $bn, Revenue from Wearable Technology Market $bn, % Revenue from Wearable Technology Market, Global Wearable Technology Market Share %, Subsidiaries/Divisions in the Wearable Technology Market, HQ, Ticker, Website)
Table 4.41: Pebble Watch Specificiations
Table 4.42: SWOT Analysis of Pebble Technology's Wearable Device Portfolio
Table 4.43: Plantronics Company Overview 2013 (Ranking, Total Revenue $bn, Revenue from Wearable Technology Market $bn, % Revenue from Wearable Technology Market, Global Wearable Technology Market Share %, Subsidiaries/Divisions in the Wearable Technology Market, HQ, Ticker, Website)
Table 4.44: Plantronics Voyager Legend Key Features
Table 4.45: SWOT Analysis of Samsung's Wearable Device Portfolio
Table 4.46: Polar Electro Company Overview 2013 (Ranking, Total Revenue $bn, Revenue from Wearable Technology Market $bn, % Revenue from Wearable Technology Market, Global Wearable Technology Market Share %, Subsidiaries/Divisions in the Wearable Technology Market, HQ, Ticker, Website)
Table 4.48: SWOT Analysis of Polar Electro's Wearable Device Portfolio
Table 4.49: Recon Instruments Company Overview 2013 (Ranking, Total Revenue $bn, Revenue from Wearable Technology Market $bn, % Revenue from Wearable Technology Market, Global Wearable Technology Market Share %, Subsidiaries/Divisions in the Wearable Technology Market, HQ, Ticker, Website)
Table 4.50: Recon Instruments Strategy Points and Description
Table 4.51: SWOT Analysis of Recon Instruments' Wearable Device Portfolio
Table 4.52: Samsung Company Overview 2013 (Ranking, Total Revenue $bn, Revenue from Wearable Technology Market $bn, % Revenue from Wearable Technology Market, Global Wearable Technology Market Share %, Subsidiaries/Divisions in the Wearable Technology Market, HQ, Ticker, Website)
Table 4.53: Samsung Galaxy Gear Specifications
Table 4.54: SWOT Analysis of Samsung's Wearable Device Portfolio
Table 4.55: Sony Company Overview 2013 (Ranking, Total Revenue $bn, Revenue from Wearable Technology Market $bn, % Revenue from Wearable Technology Market, Global Wearable Technology Market Share %, Subsidiaries/Divisions in the Wearable Technology Market, HQ, Ticker, Website)
Table 4.56: Sony SmartWatch Generational Comparisons
Table 4.57: SWOT Analysis of Sony's Wearable Device Portfolio
Table 4.58: Zephyr Company Overview 2013 (Ranking, Total Revenue $bn, Revenue from Wearable Technology Market $bn, % Revenue from Wearable Technology Market, Global Wearable Technology Market Share %, Subsidiaries/Divisions in the Wearable Technology Market, HQ, Ticker, Website)
Table 4.59: Zephyr BH3 Technical Specifications
Table 4.60: Zephy BioPatch Technical Specifications
Table 4.61: SWOT Analysis of Zephyr's Wearable Device Portfolio
Table 4.62: Other Wearable Technology Companies

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