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UK Wearables and Quantified Self Industry

Find out more about the UK’s growing Wearables and Quantified Self industry and the companies creating and deploying wearable devices and fitness trackers through our real-time data and sector insights.

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What are Wearables and Quantified Self?

Wearables and Quantified Self refers wearable technology that’s worn on the human body – often as an accessory or within clothing – used to record vital signs or other ambient information that’s fed back to the wearer.

Examples of Wearables includes smartwatches, medical alert monitors, fitness trackers and even smart tattoos.

Whilst Wearables is a broader term of electronic devices worn on a user’s body, Quantified Self (sometimes shortened to QS) refers to the process the self-tracking, measurement, and quantification of all aspects of daily life. Quantified Self also encompasses the ecosystem of users and makers of tracking tools and the further progress of self-knowledge through data.

Wearables and Quantified Self sector summary

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Here are the key facts about the Wearables and Quantified Self sector. The sector has a turnover of £2.9bn currently, has received £1.9bn of investment and the sector is growing at 5.2% per year.


Wearables and Quantified Self verticals

Our industry data goes deep. See the top verticals and specialisms making waves in the UK Wearables and Quantified Self industry today.

Our Wearables and Quantified Self RTIC is made up of 4 individual verticals. The top verticals in this sector include Medical, and Apps. You can find out more about the verticals by downloading our RTIC report, or by signing up for a free trial of The Data City platform.

  • Sector Code Description Records
  • RTIC0033 Wearables and Quantified Self 568 companies

    Companies creating or deploying wearable devices and other technologies that collect data about the wearer such as fitness and sleep and provide insight via analysis.

    • Wearables and Quantified Self: Apps

      Companies developing apps for self-tracking of data acquired by wearable devices

      181 companies
    • Wearables and Quantified Self: Enabling Tech

      Companied producing the technologies (i.e., sensors) that enable wearable devices

      123 companies
    • Wearables and Quantified Self: Fitness Tracking

      Companies manufacturing wearable devices for fitness tracking

      79 companies
    • Wearables and Quantified Self: Medical

      Companies developing wearable devices for health tracking

      264 companies

Wearables and Quantified Self industry growth

Based on a growth rate of 5.2%, we expect that this sector could be worth £3.3bn by 2024. Below you can see our forecast of the growth of the sector.

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