1. Market Research
  2. > Healthcare
  3. > Medical Device Market Trends
Wearable Medical Devices Global Market Report 2021: COVID 19 Growth And Change to 2030

Wearable Medical Devices Global Market Report 2021: COVID 19 Growth And Change to 2030

  • May 2021
  • 175 pages
  • ID: 6070181
  • Format: PDF
  • The Business Research Company


Table of Contents

Major players in the wearable medical devices market are Philips, Polar Electro, Omron Corporation, Fitbit Inc., Garmin Ltd., LifeWatch AG (BioTelemetry Inc.), Xiaomi Inc., VitalConnect, Jawbone Inc. and General Electric Co.

The global wearable medical devices market is expected grow from $8.35 billion in 2020 to $10.28 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.1%. The growth is mainly due to the companies resuming their operations and adapting to the new normal while recovering from the COVID-19 impact, which had earlier led to restrictive containment measures involving social distancing, remote working, and the closure of commercial activities that resulted in operational challenges. The market is expected to reach $24.38 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 24%.

The wearable medical devices market consists of sales of wearable medical equipment and related services that includes diagnostic devices and therapeutic devices like vital signs, sleep and neuro monitoring devices, electrocardiographs, pain management, and respiratory therapeutic devices among others. The companies involved in wearable medical devices market design, manufacture and market medical wearables like watches, wristbands, clothing, ear wear and other devices for the applications like Remote Patient Monitoring, Ear wear, Home healthcare, Sports and Fitness which are designed for patient management and life-style disease management like prevention of diseases and maintenance of health with advantages such as weight control and physical activity monitoring.

During the historic period, the rise in mortality rate due to non-communicable diseases with an increasing prevalence of chronic diseases and life-style associated diseases like hypertension and diabetes contributed to the growth of wearable medical devices.Healthcare industry is coming up with newer technologies to overcome this with necessary measures like continuous and remote patient monitoring facilities through wearables which can be worn over the body all-day long for continuous monitoring of the required parameters like vital signs, glucose levels and more.

According to the world health organization (WHO), 2020, Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) will estimate 80% of the global disease burden.Seven out of every ten deaths in developing countries are caused by NCDs, and around half of these deaths are in people younger than 70?years.

Moreover, the global NCD burden will rise by 17% in the next decade, and in Africa, it will grow by 27%. In 2019, a report published by Diabetics Research and Clinical Practice stated that the global diabetics population is estimated to be 463 million in 2019 which is 9.3% of global population and is expected to reach 578 million by 2030 and 700 million by 2045. The rise in number of chronic diseases coupled with growing awareness among the people is pushing them towards continuous monitoring which boosted the market growth.

Wearable device manufacturers collect and store data to sell them to the customer itself by charging certain amount on monthly basis or periodically as per the requirement or to third-parties at places where this information is not considered as Protected Health Information.There is a higher exposure of sensitive data as the amount of data handled by Medical Internet of Things devices are growing exponentially.

The major data privacy concerns arise during the transmission of data to a cloud and during its storage.In 2018, a study released by Center for Digital Democracy and the School of Communication at American University revealed that Americans are facing a growing loss of sensitive information with the use of wearable medical devices as the US health privacy regulatory system doesn’t reach the expectation of data privacy with wearables.

In 2019, a survey conducted for wearable device users revealed that half of the respondents are unaware of the privacy concerns related with the wearable devices. There are risks pertaining to the access and security of the personal information collected by the third-party healthcare service providers which is expected to hamper the growth of the market during the forecast period.

The wearable medical devices market covered in this report is segmented by device type into diagnostic devices, therapeutic devices. It is also segmented by product type into watch, wristband, clothing, ear wear, other devices, by distribution channel into pharmacies, online channel, hypermarkets and by application into sports and fitness, remote patient monitoring, home healthcare, ear wear.

Integrating artificial intelligence in the wearable medical devices is gaining traction.The data collected by the wearable medical devices lacks value without the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) that better utilizes the data collected.

AI doctor which is a standalone network with deep learning algorithm performs well than trained medical practitioners in conditions like skin lesions, electrocardiograms, medical imaging and pathology. In 2020, Apple acquired Xnor.ai that develops technology like artificial intelligence to gain access for low-power AI tools for image recognition in wearables and others. A study published in 2019 revealed that AI and biometric monitoring devices are considered as an advantage by 47% of the respondents as it brings efficient healthcare to the patient and an overall of 20% respondents considered the benefits outweighed the dangers of artificial intelligence integration into wearables. 55% considered that it could improve their follow-up and quality of care, 23% believed it would reduce the cost of treatment. The wearable device app developers are increasingly focused on integrating AI into the apps to analyze the remotely collected data for better interpreting the ailment by an AI doctor.

In 2019, Google, a US-based technology company that develops internet-related services and products like search engines, cloud computing, online advertisements, software and more, announced to acquire Fitbit Inc. for $7.35 per share in cash valuing totally to $2.1 billion. The deal will benefit both the companies by designing and manufacturing innovative wearables by integrating the best hardware, software and artificial intelligence to reach even more people around the globe. Fitbit Inc., a US-based wearables company designs innovative products that track the daily health and fitness of the consumer in the form of smartwatches, activity trackers, wireless headphones and smart scales.

Get Industry Insights. Simply.

  • Latest reports & slideshows with insights from top research analysts
  • 150+ Million searchable statistics with tables, figures & datasets
  • More than 25,000 trusted sources
  • Single User License — provides access to the report by one individual.
  • Department License — allows you to share the report with up to 5 users
  • Site License — allows the report to be shared amongst all employees in a defined country
  • Corporate License — allows for complete access, globally.

ReportLinker may already be registered as a supplier with your company. If you want to Order by PO, check with us first and we'll let you know if we are a registered supplier and what the vendor number is. Otherwise, we'll provide you with the necessary information to register ReportLinker as a vendor.

Ahmad helps you find the right report:

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

We were impressed with the support that ReportLinker’s research specialists’ team provided. The report we purchased was useful and provided exactly what we want.

Category Manager at

ReportLinker gave access to reliable and useful data while avoiding dispersing resources and spending too much time on unnecessary research.

Executive Director at
PwC Advisory

The customer service was fast, responsive, and 100% professional in all my dealings (...) If we have more research needs, I'll certainly prioritize working with ReportLinker!

Scott Griffith

Vice President Marketing at
Maurice Sporting Goods

The research specialist provided prompt, helpful instructions for accessing ReportLinker's product. He also followed up to make sure everything went smoothly and to ensure an easy transition to the next stage of my research

Jessica P Huffman

Research Associate at
American Transportation Research Institute

Excellent customer service. Very responsive and fast.

Director, Corporate Strategy at

I reached out to ReportLinker for a detailed market study on the Air Treatment industry. The quality of the report, the research specialist’s willingness to solve my queries exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend ReportLinker for in-depth industry information.

Mariana Mendoza

Global Platform Senior Manager at
Whirlpool Corporation

Thanks! I like what you've provided and will certainly come back if I need to do further research works.

Bee Hin Png

CEO at
LDR Pte Ltd

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

  • How we can help
    • I am not sure if the report I am interested in will fulfill my needs. Can you help me?
    • Yes, of course. You can call us at +33(0) 4 37 65 17 03 or drop us an email at researchadvisor@reportlinker.com to let us know more about your requirements.
    • We buy reports often - can ReportLinker get me any benefits?
    • Yes. Set up a call with a Senior Research Advisor to learn more - researchadvisor@reportlinker.com or +33(0) 4 37 65 17 03.
    • I have had negative experiences with market research reports before. How can you avoid this from happening again?
    • We advise all clients to read the TOC and Summary and list your questions so that we can get more insight for you before you make any purchase decision. A research advisor will accompany you so that you can compare samples and reports from different sources, and choose the study that is right for you.

  • Report Delivery
    • How and when I will receive my Report?
    • Most reports are delivered right away in a pdf format, while others are accessed via a secure link and access codes. Do note that sometimes reports are sent within a 12 hour period, depending on the time zones. However, you can contact us to escalate this. Should you need a hard copy, you can check if this option is offered for the particular report, and pay the related fees.
  • Payment conditions
    • What payment methods do you accept?
      1. Credit card : VISA, American Express, Mastercard, or
      2. You can download an invoice to pay by wire transfer, check, or via a Purchase Order from your company, or
      3. You can pay via a Check made out in US Dollars, Euros, or British Pounds for the full amount made payable to ReportLinker
    • What are ReportLinker’s Payment Terms?
    • All payments must normally be submitted within 30 days. However, you can let us know if you need extended time.
    • Are Taxes and duties included?
    • All companies based in France must pay a 20% tax per report. The same applies to all individuals based in the EU. All EU companies must supply their VAT number when purchasing to avoid this charge.
    • I’m not satisfied. Can I be refunded?
    • No. Once your order has been processed and the publisher has received a notification to send you the report, we cannot issue any refund or cancel any order. As these are not ‘traditional’ products that can be returned, reports that are dispatched are considered to be ‘consumed’.
  • User license
    • The license that you should acquire depends on the number of persons that need to access the report. This can range from Single User (only one person will have the right to read or access the report), or Department License (up to 5 persons), to Site License (a group of persons based in the same company location), or Corporate License (the entire company personnel based worldwide). However, as publishers have different terms and conditions, we can look into this for you.


Reportlinker.com © Copyright 2021. All rights reserved.

ReportLinker simplifies how Analysts and Decision Makers get industry data for their business.

Make sure you don’t miss any news and follow us on