Language Translation Device Market Analysis And Forecast To 2031: By Product (Handheld, Wearable), By Type (Online translation, Offline translation), By Distribution Channel (Online platforms, Retail stores), And Region

The global language translation device market was valued at USD 1.3 billion in 2021 and it is anticipated to grow up to USD 3.1 billion by 2031, at a CAGR of 9.2% during the forecast period.

A language translation device is a piece of technology that is used to translate one language into another. There are many different types of language translation devices available on the market, ranging from simple phrase books to more complex computer software programs. One of the most popular types of language translation devices is the electronic translator. These devices usually look like a regular calculator, but they contain a database of words and phrases in multiple languages. To use an electronic translator, you simply select the language you want to translate from and then type in the word or phrase you want to translate. The device will then display the translation in the selected language. Another type of language translation device is software that can be installed on a computer or mobile device. This type of device usually provides a more comprehensive translation than an electronic translator, as it often includes a dictionary and grammar rules for the target language. However, it can be more difficult to use, as you need to be able to type in the words and phrases you want to translate.

Global Language Translation Device Market Scope and Report Structure
Report Attribute Details
Market Size in 2021$1.3 bn
Market Size in 2031$3.1 bn
Growth Rate (2021-31)9.2%
Historic Period2015-2020
Forecast Period2022-2031
Base Year2021
Segments CoveredProduct, Type, Distribution Channel, and Region.
Key CompaniesSourcenext Inc., Jarvisen, Cheetah Mobile, Inc., Vasco Electronics LL, Waverly Labs Inc., Timekettle, Mymanu, Fujitsu, Logbar, and Bragi.
Regional ScopeNorth America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, Middle East & Africa
Analysis CoverageMarket Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Drivers, Trends, Restraints, Opportunities, Value-Chain, PESTLE, Key Events and Developments
Market Trends and Drivers

The increasing globalization of the world economy. This has led to a growing need for businesses to be able to communicate with customers and suppliers in different languages. Translation devices can help businesses to overcome the language barrier and communicate more effectively with their international partners. Another key driver of the language translation device market is the increasing number of travellers. As more people visit different countries for leisure or business, there is a growing need for translation devices that can help them to communicate with locals in their language. This is especially true in countries where English is not the primary language. Furthermore, the increasing popularity of mobile devices is also driving the language translation device market. More and more people are using their smartphones and tablets to access the internet and communicate with others. This trend is likely to continue, as mobile devices become more powerful and feature-rich. This means that there is a growing demand for language translation apps and other mobile translation tools.

Market Restraints and Challenges

There is no standardization in the language translation device market, which makes it difficult for consumers to compare products and choose the right one coupled with there is a lack of trained personnel who can operate these devices, which limits their use. Moreover, these devices are usually expensive, which limits their use to only those who can afford them along with these devices are not always accurate, which can lead to communication problems. Moreover, most language translation devices have a limited range, which can make them impractical for use in large areas or for long periods of time. Such aforementioned factors hinders the market growth.

Global Language Translation Device Market Segmental Overview

The report analyses the global language translation device market based on product, type, distribution channel, and region.

Global Language Translation Device Market by Product

By product, the market is categorized into handheld devices and wearable devices. The handheld devices segment dominated the market in 2021. Many companies are offering innovative pocket translators that provide advanced and intelligent features for translating languages. Increasing innovations by leading players will have a major role to augmenting the demand for handheld services by end of 2031.

Global Language Translation Device Market by Type

Based on the type, the language translation device market is segmented into online translation, and offline translation. The online translation segment acquired nearly significant market share of the language translation device market in 2021. This can be credited to the growth of the internet and connected devices which has increased the demand for online translators. Apart from regular languages, some online translators can also translate sentences and phrases of Klingon, the language used in the television show Star Trek. Increasing demand for online translation among various consumer bases will propel the business outlook.

Global Language Translation Device Market by Distribution Channel

With regards to end-user, the language translation device market is divided into online platforms, and retail stores. In 2021, the online platforms market dominated industry share in 2021 owing to the social distancing measures implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic. The e-commerce programme offers easy availability, a wide range of products, and convenience, which has stimulated the product necessity. As per e-commerce statistics in 2022, e-retail sales were recorded at USD 4.9 trillion and are predicted to account for 24.5% of retail sales by 2025.

Geographical Analysis of Global Language Translation Device Market

Region-wise, it is studied across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World. North America language translation device market revenue is poised to grow significant CAGR during the forthcoming years. The regional expansion can be attributed to the substantial technological advancements in the developed economies such as U.S. and Canada. Furthermore, the increased accessibility to real-time language translation services coupled with growing investments in IoT and AI are major contributors to the regional market revenue.

Major Players in the Global Language Translation Device Market

The key players in the language translation device market  Sourcenext Inc., Jarvisen, Cheetah Mobile, Inc., Vasco Electronics LL, Waverly Labs Inc., Timekettle, Mymanu, Fujitsu, Logbar, and Bragi. among others.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the disruption of various outdoor activities, particularly traveling. Stringent social distancing measures from various countries world-wide have reduced the number of international tourists visiting popular and exotic tourist locations during the pandemic. This has had a significant effect on the demand for language translators as travelers were mainly confined to their homes. With the gradual resumption of tourism activities over the past year, however, language translation device market is likely to grow.

Recent Developments
  • In August 2021, Pocketalk, the global leader in connecting conversations and removing language barriers, today announced it has become the first HIPAA-compliant handheld translation device.
  • In January 2021, since the first device launched in 2017, Pocketalk has doubled its language offerings and improved the voice of the translator to sound less robotic and more natural.
  • In October 2017, Google, Inc. launched Pixel Buds consisting of built-in Google Assistant and Google Translate, which can translate 40 different languages by using Google Translate technology. Pixel Buds deploys Artificial Intelligence (AI) through the new Google NMT framework.
  • In May 2015, Lionbridge announced its Gold membership partnership with Oracle Network in providing multilingual content to its customers.
  • In April 2015, Lionbridge announced its collaboration with inRiver in order to streamline its global content over the website.
Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. How big is the language translation device market?

Ans. The global language translation device market was valued at USD 1.3 billion in 2021 and it is anticipated to grow up to USD 3.1 billion by 2031, at a CAGR of 9.2% during the forecast period.

Q2. What is the language translation device market growth rate?

Ans. The growth rate of the language translation device market is 9.2%.

Q3. Which region holds a major market share for the market?

Ans. North America holds a major market share of the language translation device market in 2021.

Q4. Which segment accounted for the largest language translation device market share?

Ans. By end user, the hospitals segment accounted for the largest language translation device market share.

Q5. Who are the key players in the flexible endoscopes market?

Ans. The global language translation device market report includes players such  Sourcenext Inc., Jarvisen, Cheetah Mobile, Inc., Vasco Electronics LL, Waverly Labs Inc., Timekettle, Mymanu, Fujitsu, Logbar, and Bragi, among others.

Q6. What are the factors driving the language translation device market growth?

Ans. The major factors driving the growth of the market are development of more sophisticated artificial intelligence algorithms.

Q7. What are the key growth strategies of language translation device market players?

Ans. The key growth strategies of language translation device market players are product launch and product approval.

Q8. Which region will provide more business opportunities for the language translation device market during the forecast period?

Ans. The Asia-Pacific region will provide more business opportunities for the language translation device market during the forecast period.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Language Translation Device Market Overview
1.1. Objectives of the Study
1.2. Market Definition and Research & Scope
1.3. Research Limitations
1.4. Research Methodologies
1.4.1. Secondary Research
1.4.2. Market Size Estimation Technique
1.4.3. Forecasting
1.4.4. Primary Research and Data Validation

Chapter 2. Executive Summary
2.1. Summary
2.2. Key Highlights of the Market

Chapter 3. Premium Insights on the Market
3.1. Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Region
3.2. Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Product
3.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Type
3.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Distribution Channel

Chapter 4. Language Translation Device Market Outlook
4.1. Language Translation Device Market Segmentation
4.2. Market Dynamics
4.2.1. Market Drivers
4.2.1.1. Driver 1
4.2.1.2. Driver 2
4.2.1.3. Driver 3
4.2.2. Market Restraints
4.2.2.1. Restraint 1
4.2.2.2. Restraint 2
4.2.3. Market Opportunities
4.2.3.1. Opportunity 1
4.2.3.2. Opportunity 2
4.3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Threat of New Entrants
4.3.2. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.3. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.4. Bargaining Power of Supplier
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry
4.4. PESTLE Analysis
4.5. Value Chain Analysis
4.5.1. Raw Industry Vertical Suppliers
4.5.2. Manufacturers
4.5.3. Wholesalers and/or Retailers
4.6. Impact of COVID-19 on the Language Translation Device Market
4.7. Impact of the Russia and Ukraine War on the Language Translation Device Market

Chapter 5. Language Translation Device Market By Product
5.1. Market Overview
5.2. Handheld
5.2.1. Key Market Trends & Opportunity Analysis
5.2.2. Market Size and Forecast, By Region, 2021-2031 ($Million)
5.3. Wearable
5.3.1. Key Market Trends & Opportunity Analysis
5.3.2. Market Size and Forecast, By Region, 2021-2031 ($Million)

Chapter 6. Language Translation Device Market By Type
6.1. Market Overview
6.2. Online translation
6.2.1. Market Trends & Opportunity Analysis
6.2.2. Market Size and Forecast, By Region, 2021-2031 ($Million)
6.3. Offline translation
6.3.1. Market Trends & Opportunity Analysis
6.3.2. Market Size and Forecast, By Region, 2021-2031 ($Million)

Chapter 7. Language Translation Device Market By Distribution Channel
7.1. Market Overview
7.2. Online platforms
7.2.1. Key Market Trends & Opportunity Analysis
7.2.2. Market Size and Forecast, By Region, 2021-2031 ($Million)
7.3. Retail stores
7.3.1. Key Market Trends & Opportunity Analysis
7.3.2. Market Size and Forecast, By Region, 2021-2031 ($Million)

Chapter 8. Language Translation Device Market, By Region
8.1. Overview
8.2. North America
8.2.1. Key Market Trends & Opportunity Analysis
8.2.2. North America Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Product, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.2.3. North America Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.2.4. North America Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.2.5. North America Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast by Country, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.2.6. The U.S.
8.2.6.1. The U.S. Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Product, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.2.6.2. The U.S. Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.2.6.3. The U.S. Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.2.7. Canada
8.2.7.1. Canada Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Product, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.2.7.2. Canada Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.2.7.3. Canada Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.2.8. Mexico
8.2.8.1. Mexico Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Product, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.2.8.2. Mexico Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.2.8.3. Mexico Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3. Europe
8.3.1. Key Market Trends & Opportunity Analysis
8.3.2. Europe Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Product, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.3. Europe Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.4. Europe Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.5. Europe Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast by Country, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.6. Germany
8.3.6.1. Germany Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Product, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.6.2. Germany Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.6.3. Germany Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.7. France
8.3.7.1. France Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Product, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.7.2. France Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.7.3. France Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.8. U.K.
8.3.8.1. U.K. Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Product, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.8.2. U.K. Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.8.3. U.K. Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.9. Spain
8.3.9.1. Spain Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Product, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.9.2. Spain Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.9.3. Spain Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.10. Italy
8.3.10.1. Italy Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Product, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.10.2. Italy Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.10.3. Italy Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.11. Rest of Europe
8.3.11.1. Rest of Europe Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Product, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.11.2. Rest of Europe Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.11.3. Rest of Europe Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4. Asia-Pacific
8.4.1. Key Market Trends & Opportunity Analysis
8.4.2. Asia-Pacific Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast by Country, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.3. Asia-Pacific Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.4. Asia-Pacific Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Product, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.5. Asia-Pacific Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.6. China
8.4.6.1. China Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Product, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.6.2. China Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.6.3. China Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Product Industry Vertical, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.7. India
8.4.7.1. India Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Product, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.7.2. India Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.7.3. India Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.8. Japan
8.4.8.1. Japan Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Product, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.8.2. Japan Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.8.3. Japan Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.9. South Korea
8.4.9.1. South Korea Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Product, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.9.2. South Korea Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.9.3. South Korea Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.10. Rest of APAC
8.4.10.1. Rest of APAC Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Product, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.10.2. Rest of APAC Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.10.3. Rest of APAC Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.5. Rest of the World
8.5.1. Key Market Trends & Opportunity Analysis
8.5.2. Rest of the World Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Product, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.5.3. Rest of the World Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.5.4. Rest of the World Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.5.5. Rest of the World Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast by Country, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.5.6. Latin America
8.5.6.1. Latin America Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Product, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.5.6.2. Latin America Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.5.6.3. Latin America Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.5.7. Middle East
8.5.7.1. Middle East Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Product, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.5.7.2. Middle East Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.5.7.3. Middle East Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.5.8. Africa
8.5.8.1. Africa Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Product, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.5.8.2. Africa Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.5.8.3. Africa Language Translation Device Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel, 2021-2031, ($Million)

Chapter 9. Competitive Landscape
9.1. Market Overview
9.2. Market Share Analysis/Key Player Positioning
9.3. Vendor Benchmarking
9.4. Developmental Strategy Benchmarking
9.4.1. New Product Development
9.4.2. Product Launches
9.4.3. Business Expansions
9.4.4. Partnerships, Joint Ventures, and Collaborations
9.4.5. Mergers and Acquisitions

Chapter 10. Company Profiles
10.1. Sourcenext Inc.
10.1.1. Company Snapshot
10.1.2. Financial Performance
10.1.3. Product Offerings
10.1.4. Key Strategic Initiatives
10.1.5. SWOT Analysis
10.2. Jarvisen
10.2.1. Company Snapshot
10.2.2. Financial Performance
10.2.3. Product Offerings
10.2.4. Key Strategic Initiatives
10.2.5. SWOT Analysis
10.3. Cheetah Mobile, Inc.
10.3.1. Company Snapshot
10.3.2. Financial Performance
10.3.3. Product Offerings
10.3.4. Key Strategic Initiatives
10.3.5. SWOT Analysis
10.4. Vasco Electronics LLC
10.4.1. Company Snapshot
10.4.2. Financial Performance
10.4.3. Product Offerings
10.4.4. Key Strategic Initiatives
10.4.5. SWOT Analysis
10.5. Waverly Labs Inc.
10.5.1. Company Snapshot
10.5.2. Financial Performance
10.5.3. Product Offerings
10.5.4. Key Strategic Initiatives
10.5.5. SWOT Analysis
10.6. Timekettle
10.6.1. Company Snapshot
10.6.2. Financial Performance
10.6.3. Product Offerings
10.6.4. Key Strategic Initiatives
10.6.5. SWOT Analysis
10.7. Mymanu
10.7.1. Company Snapshot
10.7.2. Financial Performance
10.7.3. Product Offerings
10.7.4. Key Strategic Initiatives
10.7.5. SWOT Analysis
10.8. Fujitsu
10.8.1. Company Snapshot
10.8.2. Financial Performance
10.8.3. Product Offerings
10.8.4. Key Strategic Initiatives
10.8.5. SWOT Analysis
10.9. Logbar
10.9.1. Company Snapshot
10.9.2. Financial Performance
10.9.3. Product Offerings
10.9.4. Key Strategic Initiatives
10.9.5. SWOT Analysis
10.10. Bragi
10.10.1. Company Snapshot
10.10.2. Financial Performance
10.10.3. Product Offerings
10.10.4. Key Strategic Initiatives
10.10.5. SWOT Analysis
*The list of company is subject to change during the final compilation of the report

Market Segments

By Product

  • Handheld
  • Wearable

By Type

  • Offline Translation
  • Online Translation

By Distribution Channel

  • E-commerce
  • Retail

By Region

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • The UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • The Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Rest of the World
    • Latin America
    • The Middle East
    • Africa

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