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Wearable Medical Devices Market by Device (Diagnostic (Heart, Pulse, BP, Sleep), Therapeutic (Pain, Insulin, Rehabilitation)), Application (Sport, Fitness, RPM), Type (Smartwatch, Patch), Distribution Channel (Pharmacy, Online) - Global Forecast to 2022

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Publishing Date: January 2018
Report Code: MD 4808

 

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The wearable medical devices market is expected to reach USD 14.41 Billion by 2022 from USD 5.31 Billion in 2016, at a CAGR of 18.3% during the forecast period. The base year considered for the study is 2016 and the forecast period is from 2017 to 2022.

The objectives of this study are as follows:

  • To define, describe, segment, and forecast the global market on the basis of type, distribution channel, application, device type, and region.
  • To provide detailed information regarding the major factors influencing growth of the market (drivers, restraints, opportunities, challenges, and market-specific trends)
  • To analyze micromarkets with respect to individual growth trends, prospects, and contributions to the overall market
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders and provide details of the competitive landscape for market leaders
  • To forecast the size of the market segments with respect to four main regions, namely, North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Rest of the World (RoW)
  • To profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their market shares and core competencies
  • To track and analyze competitive developments such as agreements, partnerships, and collaborations; acquisitions; and product launches & upgrades; expansions; and R&D activities in the wearable medical devices market

Research Methodology

The study estimates the wearable medical devices market size for 2017 and projects its demand till 2022. In the primary research process, various sources from both demand side and supply side were interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information for the report. Primary sources from the demand side include various industry CEOs, vice presidents, marketing directors, technology and innovation directors, and related key executives from the various players in the global market. For the market estimation process, both top-down and bottom-up approaches were used to estimate and validate the market size of the wearable medical devices market as well as to estimate the market size of various other dependent submarkets. All possible parameters that affect the market covered in this research study have been accounted for, viewed in extensive detail, verified through primary research, and analyzed to get the final quantitative and qualitative data. This data was consolidated and added to detailed inputs and analysis from MarketsandMarkets and presented in this report.

Wearable Medical Devices Market

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The wearable medical devices market is highly competitive with the presence of various players. Some of the major players operating in the market are Fitbit (US), Philips (Netherlands), LifeWatch (Switzerland), Garmin (Switzerland), and Omron (Japan). The other players operating in this market include Drδgerwerk (Germany), Nokia Technologies (US), Jawbone (US), Polar (Finland), Wor(l)d Global Network (US), Activeinsights (UK), VitalConnect (US), Xiaomi (China), Misfit (US), and Monica Healthcare (UK).

Target Audience for this Report:

  • Wearable medical device manufacturers
  • Public and private physicians
  • Healthcare institutions (medical data centers)
  • Research & clinical laboratories
  • Distributors and suppliers of wearable medical devices
  • Health insurance payers
  • Market research and consulting firms
  • Venture capitalists

Scope of the Report

This report categorizes the wearable medical devices market into following segments and subsegments:

By Device Type

  • Diagnostic & Monitoring Devices
    • Vital Sign Monitoring Devices
      • Heart Rate Monitors
      • Pulse Oximeters
      • Blood Pressure Monitors
    • Glucose Monitoring Devices
    • Sleep Monitoring Devices
    • Fetal Monitoring & Obstetric Devices
    • Neuromonitoring Devices
  • Therapeutic Devices
    • Pain Management Devices
    • Rehabilitation Devices
    • Respiratory Therapy Devices
    • Insulin Pumps

By Application

  • Sports & Fitness
  • Remote Patient Monitoring
  • Home Healthcare

By Type

  • Activity Monitors
  • Smartwatches
  • Smart Clothing
  • Patches

By Distribution Channel

  • Pharmacies
  • Online Channel
  • Hypermarkets

By Region

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • RoE
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • RoAPAC
  • Rest of the World (RoW)

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 15)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Limitations
    1.6 Market Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 18)
    2.1 Research Data
    2.2 Secondary Data
    2.3 Primary Data
           2.3.1 Primary Sources
           2.3.2 Key Industry Insights
    2.4 Market Size Estimation
    2.5 Data Triangulation
    2.6 Assumptions for the Study

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 26)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 31)
    4.1 Wearable Medical Devices Market: Overview
    4.2 Global Market, By Type
    4.3 Asia Market, By Type and By Country
    4.4 Global Market, By Device Type
    4.5 Global Market: Geographic Snapshot

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 34)
    5.1 Introduction
           5.1.1 Market Drivers
                    5.1.1.1 Technological Advancements in Wearable Medical Devices
                    5.1.1.2 Increasing Penetration of Smartphones and Growing Number of Smartphone-Based Healthcare Apps Compatible With Wearable Devices
                    5.1.1.3 Growing Preference for Wireless Connectivity Among Healthcare Providers
                    5.1.1.4 Increasing Focus on Physical Fitness
           5.1.2 Market Restraints
                    5.1.2.1 High Cost of Wearable Devices and Lack of Reimbursement
                    5.1.2.2 Data Security Issues
           5.1.3 Opportunities
                    5.1.3.1 Growing Awareness and Preference for Home Healthcare
           5.1.4 Challenges
                    5.1.4.1 Limited Battery Life
                    5.1.4.2 Complexity in the Design of Devices
    5.2 Regulatory Scenario
           5.2.1 Regulatory Bodies
           5.2.2 Patents and Licensing

6 Wearable Medical Devices Market, By Type (Page No. - 41)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Activity Monitors
    6.3 Smartwatches
    6.4 Smart Clothing
    6.5 Patches

7 Wearable Medical Devices Market, By Distribution Channel (Page No. - 47)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Pharmacies
    7.3 Online Channel
    7.4 Hypermarkets

8 Wearable Medical Devices Market, By Device Type (Page No. - 51)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Diagnostic & Monitoring Devices
           8.2.1 Vital Signs Monitoring Devices
                    8.2.1.1 Heart Rate Monitors
                    8.2.1.2 Pulse Oximeters
                    8.2.1.3 Blood Pressure Monitors
           8.2.2 Glucose Monitoring Devices
           8.2.3 Sleep Monitoring Devices
           8.2.4 Fetal Monitoring & Obstetric Devices
           8.2.5 Neuromonitoring Devices
    8.3 Therapeutic Devices
           8.3.1 Pain Management Devices
           8.3.2 Rehabilitation Devices
           8.3.3 Respiratory Therapy Devices
           8.3.4 Insulin Pumps

9 Wearable Medical Devices Market, By Application (Page No. - 63)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Sports & Fitness
    9.3 Remote Patient Monitoring
    9.4 Home Healthcare

10 Wearable Medical Devices Market, By Region (Page No. - 67)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 North America
             10.2.1 US
             10.2.2 Canada
     10.3 Europe
             10.3.1 Germany
             10.3.2 UK
             10.3.3 France
             10.3.4 Italy
             10.3.5 Spain
             10.3.6 Rest of Europe
     10.4 Asia Pacific
             10.4.1 China
             10.4.2 India
             10.4.3 Japan
             10.4.4 Rest of Asia Pacific
     10.5 Rest of the World

11 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 114)
     11.1 Overview
     11.2 Market Share Analysis, 2016
     11.3 Competitive Sceanrio
             11.3.1 Product Launches, Upgrades & Approvals
             11.3.2 Agreement, Collaboration and Partnership
             11.3.3 Acquisitions
             11.3.4 Expansions

12 Company Profiles (Page No. - 120)
(Business Overview, Products Offered, SWOT Anlysis, MnM View.)*
     12.1 Fitbit
     12.2 Philips
     12.3 Garmin
     12.4 Lifewatch
     12.5 Omron
     12.6 Drδgerwerk
     12.7 Nokia Technologies
     12.8 Jawbone
     12.9 Polar Electro
     12.10 World Global Network [Wor(L)D]
     12.11 Activeinsights
     12.12 Vitalconnect
     12.13 Xiaomi
     12.14 Misfit
     12.15 Monica Healthcare

*Business Overview, Products Offered, SWOT Anlysis, MnM View Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

13 Appendix (Page No. - 151)
     13.1 Insights From Industry Experts
     13.2 Discussion Guide
     13.3 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     13.4 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     13.5 Available Customizations
     13.6 Related Reports
     13.7 Author Details


List of Tables (134 Tables)

Table 1 Recent Fda Approvals for Wearable Devices
Table 2 Wearable Fitness Trackers
Table 3 Baseline Standards for Wearable Medical Devices With Basic Technologies
Table 4 Wearable Medical Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 5 Wearable Devices Market for Activity Monitors, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 6 Global Market for Smartwatches, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 7 Global Market for Smart Clothing, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 8 Global Market for Patches, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 9 Global Market, By Distribution Channel, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 10 Wearable Medical Devices Market for Pharmacies, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 11 Global Market for Online Distribution Channel, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 12 Global Market for Hypermarkets, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 13 Global Market, By Device Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 14 Wearable Diagnostic & Monitoring Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 15 Wearable Diagnostic & Monitoring Devices Market, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 16 Wearable Vital Signs Monitoring Devices Market, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 17 Wearable Vital Signs Monitoring Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 18 Wearable Heart Rate Monitors Market, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 19 Wearable Pulse Oximeters Market, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 20 Wearable Blood Pressure Monitors Market, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 21 Wearable Glucose Monitoring Devices Market, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 22 Wearable Sleep Monitoring Devices Market, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 23 Wearable Fetal Monitoring & Obstetric Devices Market, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 24 Wearable Neuromonitoring Devices Market, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 25 Wearable Therapeutic Devices Market, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 26 Wearable Therapeutic Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 27 Wearable Pain Management Devices Market, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 28 Wearable Rehabilitation Devices Market, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 29 Wearable Respiratory Therapy Devices Market, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 30 Wearable Insulin Pumps Market, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 31 Wearable Medical Devices Market, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 32 Global Market for Sports & Fitness Applications, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 33 Global Market for Remote Patient Monitoring Applications, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 34 Global Market for Home Healthcare Applications, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 35 Global Market, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 36 North America: Wearable Medical Devices Market, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 37 North America: Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 38 North America: Market, By Distribution Channel, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 39 North America: Market, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 40 North America: Market, By Device Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 41 North America: Diagnostic & Monitoring Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 42 North America: Therapeutic Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 43 US: Wearable Medical Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 44 US: Market, By Distribution Channel, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 45 US: Market, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 46 US: Market, By Device Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 47 US: Diagnostic & Monitoring Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 48 US: Therapeutic Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 49 Canada: Wearable Medical Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 50 Canada: Market, By Distribution Channel, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 51 Canada: Market, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 52 Canada: Market, By Device Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 53 Canada: Diagnostic & Monitoring Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 54 Canada: Therapeutic Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 55 Europe: Wearable Medical Devices Market, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 56 Europe: Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 57 Europe: Market, By Distribution Channel, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 58 Europe: Market, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 59 Europe: Market, By Device Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 60 Europe: Diagnostic & Monitoring Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 61 Europe: Therapeutic Devices Market, By Type , 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 62 Germany: Wearable Medical Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 63 Germany: Market, By Distribution Channel, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 64 Germany: Market, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 65 Germany: Market, By Device Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 66 Germany: Diagnostic & Monitoring Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 67 Germany: Therapeutic Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 68 UK: Wearable Medical Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 69 UK: Market, By Distribution Channel, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 70 UK: Market, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 71 UK: Market, By Device Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 72 UK: Diagnostic & Monitoring Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 73 UK: Therapeutic Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 74 France: Wearable Medical Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 75 France: Market, By Distribution Channel, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 76 France: Market, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 77 France: Market, By Device Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 78 France: Diagnostic & Monitoring Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 79 France: Therapeutic Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 80 Italy: Wearable Medical Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 81 Italy: Market, By Distribution Channel, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 82 Italy: Market, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 83 Italy: Market, By Device Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 84 Italy: Diagnostic & Monitoring Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 85 Italy: Therapeutic Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 86 Spain: Wearable Medical Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 87 Spain: Market, By Distribution Channel, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 88 Spain: Market, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 89 Spain: Market, By Device Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 90 Spain: Diagnostic & Monitoring Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 91 Spain: Therapeutic Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 92 Rest of Europe: Wearable Medical Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 93 Rest of Europe: Market, By Distribution Channel, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 94 Rest of Europe: Market, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 95 Rest of Europe: Market, By Device Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 96 Rest of Europe: Diagnostic & Monitoring Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 97 Rest of Europe: Therapeutic Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 98 Asia Pacific: Wearable Medical Devices Market, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 99 Asia Pacific: Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 100 Asia Pacific: Market, By Distribution Channel, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 101 Asia Pacific: Market, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 102 Asia Pacific: Market, By Device Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 103 Asia Pacific: Diagnostic & Monitoring Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 104 Asia Pacific: Therapeutic Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 105 China: Wearable Medical Devices Market, By Type, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 106 China: Market, By Distribution Channel, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 107 China: Market, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 108 China: Market, By Device Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 109 China: Diagnostic & Monitoring Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 110 China: Therapeutic Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 111 India: Wearable Medical Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 112 India: Market, By Distribution Channel, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 113 India: Market, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 114 India: Market, By Device Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 115 India: Diagnostic & Monitoring Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 116 India: Therapeutic Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 117 Japan: Wearable Medical Devices Market, By Type, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 118 Japan: Market, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 119 Japan: Market, By Device Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 120 Japan: Market, By Distribution Channel, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 121 Japan: Diagnostic & Monitoring Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 122 Japan: Therapeutic Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 123 RoA: Wearable Medical Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 124 RoA: Market, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 125 RoA: Market, By Distribution Channel, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 126 RoA: Market, By Device Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 127 RoA: Diagnostic & Monitoring Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 128 RoA: Therapeutic Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 129 RoW: Wearable Medical Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 130 RoW: Market, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 131 RoW: Market, By Distribution Channel, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 132 RoW: Market, By Device Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 133 RoW: Diagnostic & Monitoring Devices Market, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 134 RoW: Therapeutic Devices Market, By Type, 2015-2022 (USD Million)


List of Figures (34 Figures)

Figure 1 Wearable Medical Devices Market
Figure 2 Research Design
Figure 3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews: By Company Type, Designation, and Region
Figure 4 Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 5 Top-Down Approach
Figure 6 Data Triangulation Methodology
Figure 7 on the Basis of Device Type, Diagnostic and Monitoring Devices to Dominate the Wearable Medical Devices Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 8 Vital Sign Monitoring Devices to Account for the Largest Share of the Diagnostic & Monitoring Devices Market
Figure 9 Pain Management Devices to Dominate the Therapeutic Devices Market in 2017
Figure 10 Pharmacies to Dominate the Wearable Medical Devices Market, By Distribution Channel During the Forecast Period
Figure 11 Activity Monitors to Dominate the Wearable Medical Devices Market, By Type During the Forecast Period
Figure 12 Sports and Fitness to Dominate and Register the Highest Growth Rate During the Forecast Period, By Application, During the Forecast Period
Figure 13 Geographical Snapshot of Wearable Medical Devices Market, 2017
Figure 14 Technological Advancements are Driving the Growth of the Wearable Medical Devices Market
Figure 15 Activity Monitors to Dominate the Wearable Medical Devices Market in 2017
Figure 16 Activity Monitors to Form the Largest Segment of the Asian Wearable Medical Devices Market in 2017
Figure 17 Diagnostic and Monitoring Devices to Witness the Highest Growth From 2017 to 2022
Figure 18 Japan to Register the Highest Growth Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 19 Wearable Medical Devices Market: Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenges
Figure 20 Wearable Medical Devices Market, By Type
Figure 21 North America: Wearable Devices Market Snapshot
Figure 22 Europe: Wearable Devices Market Snapshot
Figure 23 Asia Pacific: Wearable Devices Market Snapshot
Figure 24 Key Players Adopted Organic and Inorganic Growth Strategies Between 2015 and 2017
Figure 25 Market Evolution Framework
Figure 26 Market Share of Key Players in the Wearable Medical Devices Market (2016)
Figure 27 Company Snapshot: Fitbit (2016)
Figure 28 Company Snapshot: Philips
Figure 29 Company Snapshot: Garmin
Figure 30 Company Snapshot: Lifewatch
Figure 31 Company Snapshot: Omron Corporation
Figure 32 Company Snapshot: Drδgerwerk
Figure 33 Company Snapshot: Nokia Business Group
Figure 34 Company Snapshot: Misfit

The wearable medical devices market is expected to reach USD 14.41 Billion by 2022 from USD 6.22 Billion in 2017, at a CAGR of 18.3% during the forecast period. Factors such as technological advances in medical devices, increasing penetration of smartphones and growing number of smartphone-based healthcare apps compatible with wearable devices, growing preference for wireless connectivity among healthcare providers, and increasing awareness about physical fitness are driving the growth of this market.

The report segments the global wearable medical devices market into type, application, device type, distribution channel, and region.

Based on type, the market is further classified into smartwatches, patches, smart clothing, and activity monitors. The activity monitors segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR with largest market share during the forecast period. This growth is mainly due to the high prevalence of lifestyle diseases, growing adoption of sedentary and unhealthy lifestyles, and increasing awareness of fitness and health.

The global wearable medical devices market, by applications, is segmented into sports and fitness, remote patient monitoring, and home healthcare. The sports and fitness segment is estimated to account for the largest market share in 2017. The growth of this segment can be attributed to the increasing focus on physical fitness among people to improve the quality of life, coupled with the growing trend of tracking health progress.

Based on distribution channel, the wearable medical devices market is segmented into pharmacies, online channel, and hypermarkets. In 2017, the pharmacies segment is expected to account for the largest share of the market. The growth of this segment is mainly attributed to factors such as increasing trend towards self-monitoring and non-invasive monitoring & diagnosis and substantial increase in the supply of wearable devices in pharmacies.

Wearable Medical Devices Market

The market is dominated by North America, followed by Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW). The dominance of the North American market is attributed to factors such as the presence of developed healthcare infrastructure, focus on technological advancements, and the development of interconnected and highly advanced healthcare apps and compatible devices.

While the wearable medical devices market represents significant growth opportunities, market growth may be hindered due to the high cost of wearable devices, lack of reimbursement, and data security issues. Fitbit (US), Philips (Netherlands), LifeWatch (Switzerland), Garmin (Switzerland), and Omron (Japan). The other players operating in this market include Drδgerwerk (Germany), Nokia Technologies (US), Jawbone (US), Polar (Finland), Wor(l)d Global Network (US), Activeinsights (UK), VitalConnect (US), Xiaomi (China), Misfit (US), and Monica Healthcare (UK).

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