This week I focus on the future development of smart wear equipment and I have a few points that I think it will be further developed in 2020.
4.1 Market size further expand
With the smart wearing equipment advent in 2014, Apple’s Apple Watch advent in 2015,after Huawei’s Huawei Watch, HTC’s Grip fitness bracelet and virtual reality wearing equipment Vive and other new products released, wearable products will become more fashionable, intelligent and the species will be richer. According to IHS estimates, the global wearable equipment market in 2018 will reach billion dollars. IDC expects 2018 global shipments will reach 111.9 million, the annual compound growth rate of 78.4%.
4.2 The industrial chain parties further strengthen cooperation
Wearable equipment market industry chain mainly includes hardware, industry application, social platform, operation service, large data, cloud computing and other aspects. At present, the equipment industry is not mature, the products of different manufacturers are independent, lack of effective sharing data. At the same time each wearable equipment to develop their own applications and data services platform. This end-to-end R & D model invests have high risky, human resources are scattered and difficult to focus on their core strengths. The future of intelligent wear equipment industry chain parties will strengthen cooperation and jointly promote the development of the industry.
4.3 Intelligent wear equipment and related technology to further integration and standardization
Through standardization can promote industrial division of labor and strengthen the exchange of cooperation between enterprises in different areas, so as to optimize the allocation of resources, improve research and development efficiency and quality, making the industry chain to strengthen innovation, to create a core competitiveness of the product. Wearable equipment and mobile phone data management and application interface standardization, easy to achieve a variety of wearable equipment integration, reduce the complexity of third-party development and application, multi-data integration and sharing of standardized, user-friendly management and expansion of the ecological chain.
With the expansion of the smart wear equipment market, smart wear equipment and life and health, mobile Internet technology will be further integrated, wearable equipment, low-power design and R & D level will be further improved, intelligent human-computer interaction technology and product applications will be developed The After further breakthroughs in key technologies such as low-power and high-performance microprocessors, intelligent human-machine interaction, flexible stretchable devices, miniaturized power supply, and short-range wireless communications, the market for smart wear equipment will be further expanded.
4.4 Intelligent wear equipment further strengthen the security
Most intelligent wear devices use an open operating system and are wirelessly connected to external communications. And at this stage of product development more attention is the realization of the function, the safety concerns for the device itself is not high, resulting in a lot of security risks. The main information security risks faced by smart wear devices come from two aspects: internal vulnerabilities and external attacks.
Some of the intelligent dummy devices with virtual reality allow users to distract their attention when they are in use and affect the user’s personal safety. GoogleGlass makes the user’s eyes focus for a long time, which may have an impact on the original human’s physiological structure. All electronic equipment will produce radiation, and intelligent wear equipment and personal contact with the human body, especially glasses, helmets and other wearing equipment, so the intelligent wear equipment into the radiation control, requirements and norms is particularly important. A portion of the wearable device that is in contact with the skin for a long period of time causes the skin of the user to cause discomfort or allergic reactions and the need to prevent damage to the body by the wearable device. With the popularity of intelligent wear equipment, intelligent wear equipment, security will be more attention, its security will be gradually improved.
4.5 Related applications to be more rich
At present, the application for intelligent wear equipment development less. In the number of applications, such as Pebble smart watches have more than 1,000 kinds of applications, and Sony smart watches have more than 200 kinds of applications, Gear is only 70 kinds. Different from the smartphone product user needs, all kinds of smart wear products for different segments of the market, so the intelligent application of the fragile ecosystem of the application, which is one of the reasons for wearing less. Developers have become very difficult to develop applications for these environments, and the cost of time and effort has been greatly enhanced, and the application is the key to the development of smart wear equipment.
In addition, some killer applications are essential for the proliferation of wearable equipment. At present, many of the wearable applications are still like smart phones and tablet applications, the need to wear applications to break this model, for smart phones can not do things to develop applications. The future of smart wear equipment to occupy the important market share of the wristbands class equipment in the health and fitness category will produce killer applications, a native smart wear equipment widely used, will help promote the popularity of smart wear equipment and application development.