Wearable tech booms in 2021 as smartwatch users look to health features

Smartwatch and wearables sales have boomed amid the global pandemic

Smartwatch and wearables sales have boomed amid the global pandemic, defying warnings of a slowdown.

A new report by analysts CCS Insight predicts a 20% increase in the sales of ‘wrist-worn wearables’ compared to 2020.

Smartwatches are easily the dominant force in wearables and will account for 142m (up from 115m) units in 2021, with fitness trackers still growing, with 90 million (up from 78m) sold in the year.

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