Global touchscreen gloves market size will register considerable gains on account of a higher deployment of mobile touchscreen equipment. Investments in smart, automated and nylon gloves will boost growth opportunities over the forecast period 2021-2027. Touchscreen gloves are made of conductive coating or conductive threads in the fingertips for handling touchscreen on devices, including tablets, gaming consoles and smartphones.
The trend for smart wearables, developments in sensors and miniaturization of electronic devices are favoring the portfolio expansion of touchscreen gloves. Some of the end-use industries such as healthcare, automotive and defense are expected to exhibit demand for advanced gloves. The non-slip design has made the gloves ideal for activities such as mountain climbing, skiing, hiking, snowboarding and other sports activities. Wool based touchscreen gloves will particularly remain in high demand globally.
Touchscreen gloves market value from the spandex material segment will witness notable growth over the coming years. These gloves enable to swipe and tap while keeping hands warm in the cold weather. Touchscreen running gloves are moisture-wicking and breathable, attributed to the blend of spandex and polyester material.
On the basis of product, resistive touchscreen gloves are likely to gain significant ground. Resistive touchscreen gloves have gained immense popularity owing to their high compatibility. Robust demand for touchscreen gloves in manufacturing and industrial sectors to boost conductivity will further stimulate the product demand.
Based on end-user, the automotive sector will be the major consumer of touchscreen gloves owing to the trend for digitization. Workers are needed to use digital reporting in their work, signifying the importance of touchscreen gloves. These gloves are introduced to protect from cuts and abrasions with touchscreen compatibility.
In terms of the regional scenario, Europe touchscreen gloves industry forecast will be strong over 2021-2027. Increasing adoption of smart and touchscreen devices in the U.K., France, Italy and Germany has fueled the demand for touchscreen gloves. Further, the prevalence of cold climate and the trend for automation in the industrial sector will stimulate the touchscreen gloves market outlook.
North America has emerged as a lucrative market for touchscreen gloves over the past several years. An exponential rise in the usage of smartphones and the trend for advanced technologies have signified an impressive market forecast. According to a report “Computer and Internet use in the United States:2018” released by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2021, smartphones were present in 84% of households, surpassing ownership of all other computing devices.
Leading companies are emphasizing innovations, product launches, mergers & acquisitions and collaborations to reinforce their presence in the industry. Some of the major players in global touchscreen gloves market are Mujjo, UGG, UR Powered, Allen Edmonds, iTap, Zensah, NewerTech, J. Crew, Marmot and Outdoor Research, among others.
Mujjo has released improved touchscreen gloves with a triple-layered top for providing considerable insulation. Besides, in July 2020, the company also expanded its double-insulated touchscreen gloves portfolio to resist much colder temperatures.
The rising trend for contactless wearables has fared well for the touchscreen gloves market. Using gloves while outdoors can protect from COVID-19 virus. Prominently, the impact of the pandemic could prompt stakeholders to manufacture antivirus and anti-bacterial touchscreen gloves. Increasing availability of the products on online channels may drive touchscreen glove adoption through the coronavirus crisis.
Companies will continue to focus on breathable and lightweight gloves with five-finger touch experience. The touchscreen gloves industry outlook will be robust with the expanding penetration of better insulation capabilities and more reliable material.