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Sweat Powered Smartwatches Market Segmentation by Age Group (Teenagers, Adults, and Others); and by Application (Personal Assistance, Medical, Sports, and Others) – Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2030

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Recent Trends

  • The researchers from the University of Glasgow designed a novel technology battery, that can work on human sweat. This battery contains a new type of flexible supercapacitor, which has replaced the electrolytes typically found in batteries. It collects sweat, and ions in the sweat react with a special polymer to produce charge. 

  • Smartwatches running on sweat powered batteries to be the next ‘new thing’ in smartwatch technology. These sweat-powered wearables are expected to hit the market in the near future.

Global Sweat Powered Smartwatches Market Highlights over 2022 – 2030

The global sweat powered smartwatches market is estimated to grow at a significant CAGR over the forecast period, i.e., 2022 – 2030. Scientists have invented a new technology of charging batteries using human sweat, which are used to power these smartwatches, which can be charged by mere 20 micro liters of fluid. The growth of the market can be attributed to the growing trend of wearable smartwatches, along with ongoing technological advancements in battery technology. Over 15 million smartwatches were sold in 2019, globally, which grew to almost 20 million in 2020. The growing demand for smartwatches is estimated to act as a major growth driver for the market. The lower requirement of charge for running the watch makes it a feasible device to work on sweat. The growing adoption of alternate source for power, and growth in technology are anticipated to boost the market growth. Practical implementation of this concept is yet awaited.

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The demand for smartwatches is higher in cities, and urban settlements, owing to the technological awareness amongst the urban population, and higher disposable income of this section of population. As a result, growing urbanization is expected to boost the demand for smartwatches, which, in turn, is projected to boost the market growth. According to the data by the World Bank, 4.352 billion people live in urban areas, as of 2020. The urban population accounted to 56.15% of the total global population in 2020, and is estimated to increase to over two-third of the total population by 2050. Growing investment in technical R&D activities is also expected to fuel the market growth.

Urban Population

The market is segmented by application into personal assistance, medical, sports, and others, out of which, the sports segment is anticipated to hold the notable share in the global sweat powered smartwatches market over the forecast period on account of increasing interest in sports, rising demand for fitness trackers by sport persons, and larger amount of sweat released by sportspersons. Moreover, the growing demand for smartwatches amongst fitness enthusiasts to track their fitness goals, is estimated to boost the market growth.

Major Macro-Economic Indicators Impacting the Market Growth

Research Expenditure

The never-ending growth in internet accessibility around the world along with numerous technological advancements comprising 5G, blockchain, cloud services, Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) among others have significantly boosted the economic growth in the last two decades. As of April 2021, there were more than 4.5 billion users that were actively using the internet globally. Moreover, the growth in ICT sector has significantly contributed towards GDP growth, labor productivity, and R&D spending among other transformations of economies in different nations of the globe. Furthermore, the production of goods and services in the ICT sector is also contributing to the economic growth and development. As per the statistics in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s database, the ICT good exports (% of total good exports) globally grew from 10.816 in 2015 to 11.536 in 2019. In 2019, these exports in Hong Kong SAR, China amounted to 56.65%, 25.23% in East Asia & Pacific, 26.50% in China, 25.77% in Korea, Rep., 8.74% in the United States, and 35.01% in Vietnam. These are some of the important factors that are boosting the growth of the market.

Global Sweat Powered Smartwatches Market Regional Synopsis

On the basis of geographical analysis, the global sweat powered smartwatches market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa region. The market in North America region is estimated to witness noteworthy growth over the forecast period on the back of higher adoption of innovative technology, presence of major smartwatch manufacturing companies, and higher disposable income of the masses. Moreover, increasing demand for smartwatches in the United States, is estimated to boost the market growth. North America market is the most preferred market for smartwatch manufacturers, owing to growing demand for self-tracking health activities, backed by growing health awareness in the region. This is why, North America market is estimated to offer significant growth opportunities for the sweat powered smartwatches.

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The global sweat powered smartwatches market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the global sweat powered smartwatches market includes the following segments:

By Age Group

  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Others

By Application

  • Personal Assistance
  • Sports
  • Medical
  • Others

Growth Drivers


  • Very High Initial Investment

Top Featured Companies Dominating the Market

This technology is still in its conceptual stage, however, major smartwatch manufacturers, including, Apple Inc., and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., are expected to dive into the market in the near future.  


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