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Smart Glasses
OverviewJuniper Research’s Wearable Device research suite is the only service providing an end-to-end analysis of this new and fast developing segment, mapping the future path for this exciting technology.

Juniper's Smart Glasses research provide incisive analysis of this particular wearables sector, appraising the key opportunities for these devices in the Enterprise, Consumer Electronics and Healthcare sectors. The research service, accompanied by regular quarterly updates, is a must-have purchase for both leaders and start-ups looking to establish itself in this sector.

Key Features

  • Extensive analysis of the devices’ implications for, and prospects in, today’s connected world.
  • Commentary on market strategies available to players in each segment, as well as discussing potential future devices and opportunities.
  • Implications of an array of smart glasses-relevant patents for device capabilities.
  • Benchmark industry forecasts for size and growth of the smart glasses wearable segment.
  • Expert recommendations and competitive analysis for stakeholders.

Key Questions

  1. What are the current trends in the smart glasses market?
  2. What does current developments mean for the future of the sector?
  3. Who are the key players in this space and what strategies are they using?
  4. What are the best current use cases for these devices?
  5. What are the main barriers to smart glasses adoption, and how can they be overcome?

Companies Referenced

AdMob, AdSense, AdWords, Android Police, Apple, Baidu, BBC, Beats Audio, BestBuy, BiTE interactive, BlackBerry, Blogger, CAST (Centre for Creative and Social Technology), Crunch Base, Facebook, Forbes, Foxconn, Google, Infologix, Intel, ION, iZettle, Jawbone, JBL, Kickstarter, Lumus, Meta, Metaio, Microsoft, MiKandi, MIT, Motorola, Nike, Nintendo, Nokia, NTT Docomo, Oculon, Olympus, Osterhout Design Group, PatentBolt, Philips, Picasa, Rackspace, Recon, Rockwell, Samsung, SAP, Seiko, SITA Labs, Sony, TechRadar, The New York Times, The Verge, UK Department of Transport, US PTO (US Patent and Trademark Office), Verizon, ViA, Vuzix, YouGov, YouTube.

Data & Interactive Forecast

Juniper Research’s highly granular interactive Excels enable clients to manipulate Juniper’s forecast data and charts to test their own assumptions, perform what-if analysis; and compare select markets side by side in customised charts and tables. IFxls greatly increase clients’ ability to both understand a particular market and to integrate their own views into the model.

Forecast suite includes:
  • Country level data splits for Canada, China, Germany, Japan, South Korea, UK and US as well as 8 key regions.
  • Segment split by Consumer, General Enterprise & Healthcare.
  • Global vendor (Google, Vuzix, Samsung, & Others) and OS (Android, Tizen, & Others) splits.
  • Scenario forecasts assuming slow and faster category growth namely Incremental Innovation, Early Exposure, and Key Case scenarios. 
  • What-If Analysis tool allowing user the ability to manipulate Juniper’s data for 10 different metrics.
  • Access to the full set of forecast data of 125 tables and 10,000 datapoints.

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Smart Glasses: Consumer, Enterprise & Healthcare Strategies & Forecasts 2014-2019

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Our research into Smart Wearables Devices is amongst the very first in the industry and provides a comprehensive market data set, including segment and device level granularity. 

Juniper’s dedicated team of analysts focussing on Smart Wearables tracks this sector on a quarterly basis to provide clients with the most up to date view of the market from a technology and business perspective. 

The research suite is delivered in PDF and Excel formats and includes:
  1. Key trends, competitive analysis and market forecasts, allied to a series of strategic recommendations for players across the value chain.
  2. Strategic analysis of market dynamics, drivers and trends, together with competitive analysis of leading vendors.
  3. Five year forecasts for key metrics, including the following breakdown:
    • Smart Glasses Installed Base, Shipments, Average Selling Price, & Market Value.
    • Consumer, General Enterprise and Healthcare market splits.
    • Global Smart Glasses Operating System forecasts (Android, Tizen, Others).
    • Global Smart Glasses Vendor forecasts (Google, Samsung, Vuzix, Others).
  4. The report outlines outlining 3 possible scenarios for smart glasses adoption in the consumer segment:
    • Incremental Innovation – The smart glasses market continues to grow at previous rates, resulting in a slow adoption of the technology by consumers.
    • Early Exposure – The release of smart glasses by several key players in 2015 and 2016 generates a buzz that temporarily accelerates growth rates.
    • Key Case – The upcoming releases uncover a use case that is key to many consumers, driving sustained high levels of growth for the category.
  5. Interactive Forecast Excel – highly granular dataset comprising more than 10,000 datapoints, allowing clients to compare select markets side by side in customised charts and tables (Interactive XL).
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Research Details

James Moar
Devices & Wearables
8 Key Regions - includes North America, Latin America, West Europe, Central & East Europe, Far East & China, Indian Subcontinent, Rest of Asia Pacific and Africa & Middle East
Canada, China, Germany, Japan, South Korea, UK, USA

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