User Experience Strategies

UXS Technology Planning Report: Wearables




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Report Summary:

With the absence of a compelling use case for smartwatches outside of activity tracking, Strategy Analytics explores the ways in which the functionality of nascent hearables and emerging network connectivity will fundamentally alter how wearables are utilized by providing a decentralized, network-driven experience.

This report presents Strategy Analytics’ User Experience Strategies research into the needs, behaviors, and expectations of consumers regarding new and emerging wearable devices such as smartwatches and hearables. Recommendations are provided for delivering the most compelling experiences for devices in these categories.



Table of Contents

Executive Summary 3
Introduction and Methodology 5
Current Wearable use Cases 13
User Personas 23
Physical Design Trends 31
Capabilities Comparison 58
Human Machine Interaction Trends 81
Emerging Use Cases 104
Revenue Opportunities 109
Critical Success Factors 117
Analyst Contacts 123
Appendix: Survey Demographics 125
Appendix: Product Directory 128

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