Wearable sales to top 50M, see 40% growth

Wearable sales are up 40 percent in the third quarter over the same quarter in 2013, according to new research from FutureSource Consulting.

According to FutureSource analytics, sales of wearable units will be up 32 percent over the 2013 fiscal year, with nearly 40 percent of that growth coming in the fourth quarter before the holidays and 52 million units sold before year’s end.

In 2015, the research predicts the market for wearables will grow another 44 percent, with 74 million wearable units shipped. FutureSource expects wearables to continue to be integrated into consumer technology, with 83 million units shipped annually by 2018.

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