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
Key information you should know about the Wearables and Quantified Self sector from our AI-driven platform of over 5 million companies:
- Wearables and Quantified Self has turnover of £8.06bn, meaning it is our 46th largest RTIC, and our 30th fastest growing sector.
- The Wearables and Quantified Self sector has not received additional investor attention in recent years and the amount of venture capital funding is not increasing as fast as our other emerging economy sectors.
- The amount of Innovate UK grants is not increasing as fast in the Wearables and Quantified Self sector, as our other emerging economy sectors.
Wearables and Quantified Self verticals
Our Wearables and Quantified Self RTIC is made up of 4 individual industry verticals, including verticals such as Apps, Enabling Tech, Fitness Tracking. You can find out more about the verticals by buying a report, visualising the sector on our platform, or by downloading the data.
- Sector Code Description Records
- RTIC0033 Wearables and Quantified Self 394 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: Apps115 companies
Companies developing apps for self-tracking of data acquired by wearable devices
- Wearables and Quantified Self: Enabling Tech85 companies
Companied producing the technologies (i.e., sensors) that enable wearable devices
- Wearables and Quantified Self: Fitness Tracking78 companies
Companies manufacturing wearable devices for fitness tracking
- Wearables and Quantified Self: Medical190 companies
Companies developing wearable devices for health tracking
Wearables and Quantified Self industry growth
We estimate that the UK Wearables and Quantified Self sector could be worth approximately £10.1bn by 2027, based on the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.6%. Below you can see the five year turnover forecast for the RTIC from 2023 to 2027.
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– Geographic analysis & breakdown
– Key insights & trends
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