ABI Research: Smart watches to drive most interest for wearables in $34B smart home market

ABI Research said smart watches will drive the most interest for the integration of wearable devices into the smart home even though fitness trackers accounted for about two thirds of all wearables shipments in 2014. The research company noted that the smart home market is projected to reach $34 billion (€30.7 billion) in 2020, and is becoming the centre of activity for multiple Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystems, including wearables. Recent announcements of Android Wear from Google and Apple Watch are driving integration efforts from various smart home platform vendors such as iControl, Alarm.com and Samsung's SmartThings. Release