Consumers can choose among hundreds of different smartwatches from traditional watchmakers and big tech giants.
Some models, like the newest Apple Watch 5, no longer require a mobile phone for pairing—they can connect directly to cellular networks and can perform much of the same functionality as our phones.
As the Future Today Institute forecasted in 2016, smartwatch adoption is contributing to a decline in the growth of the smartphone market.
This trend is part of our section on Wearables. Other trends in this section include:
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