Language Translation Device Market

Language Translation Device Market Size by Product (Handheld Device and Wearable Device), Type (Online Translation and Offline Translation), Application (Consumer and Commercial), Regions, Global Industry Analysis, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2023 to 2032

Base Year: 2022 Historical Data: 2019-21
  • Report ID: TBI-13978
  • Published Date: Jan, 2024
  • Pages: 237
  • Category: Consumer Goods
  • Format: PDF
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The global Language Translation Device market was valued at USD 1,060 Million in 2022 and growing at a CAGR of 10.45% from 2023 to 2032. The market is expected to reach USD 2,863.93 Million by 2032. This market is growing due to employing hundreds of thousands of frontline workers, making industrial businesses and facilities the most diverse workplaces. In the field, communication and collaboration are crucial for the success of the organization, especially when there is growing additional diversity. Organizations' growing use of language translation technology and devices is helping them overcome the language barriers in the work sites. Also, translation is increasingly important in everyday activities with the growing trend of travelling. The multilingual and multicultural world is getting close, so there is a requirement for clear and efficient communication between languages and cultures. All these factors are eventually driving the language translation device market. 

Market Introduction:

Language translation devices are broadly used in language classes in schools, business meetings, and hospitals for communicating with people who speak different languages; hence, they can use translation devices. Also, the surge in the trend for travel and tourism events and the increasing requirement for such devices in the corporate sector drive the development of language translation devices. There is also an increase in medical tourism, which is leading to the growing use of handheld language translation devices worldwide, and its use is increasing in non-native language-speaking nations, thus substantially shaping the language translation device sector. It has been observed that medical tourism is majorly influencing the key organizations' customer service and product offerings. The use of translation devices will help in engaging people in a better way. Also, the language translation device organization has undergone significant technical modifications, eventually increasing the devices' sales worldwide. The language translation device is helping in overcoming the language barriers onsite. Around 40% of the world speaks only one language with fluency. Hence, there is a great opportunity for language translation devices as the differences in language impact productivity and total business operations. These devices seem to overcome the linguistic gap between workers, especially when working together in the same facility. It has been observed that many frontline workers feel isolated because of their working environment, and this feeling is increasing because of the language barrier between the workers or crew. It could lead to workforce division; hence, language translation devices can be used to maintain strong relationships among frontline workers. It also helps workers hold each other more accountable for their duties and eventually increases the productivity of the enterprises. Artificial intelligence (AI) is also being deployed broadly to improve human productivity, efficiency, and information access exponentially. All these factors are eventually driving the market.

Language Translation Device Market Size

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Recent Development
  • In August 2021: Pocketalk announced that its handheld translation device became the first HIPAA-compliant device. Hence, it started getting used in clinical settings, and patients & caregivers can speak directly and instantaneously using it. All these factors are helping the organization expand its market share in the Language Translation Device market.
  • In April 2019: CheetahTalk was launched in the US at Microsoft IoT. At the launch, the product had 6 languages, which are now upgraded to 42 languages, and it was rebranded as CheetahTalk, which was more aligned with Cheetah Mobile’s suite of products for consumers worldwide. It is helping Cheetah Mobile, Inc. gain market share.    
  • In June 2023: VORMOR announced the launch of its latest innovation called the VORMOR Z6 language translator de, which has a bigger screen and an impressive repertory of more than 100 languages. It is setting a new benchmark for portable translation technology. The strategy helps the organization grow in the market.    

Market Dynamics:


The surge in demand for translation and interpreting servicesBased on the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, it is estimated that the employment of translators and interpreters will increase by 20% from 2019 to 2029. This growth is faster in comparison to the average for all occupations. Also, another study shows over 41 million Americans' jobs depend on international trade. Therefore, language translation has become a crucial tool for erasing borders and helping bring the world closer. Real-time translators are useful for ease in business and travelling. It helps remove the language barriers. These devices are used for translation, which is faster and more advanced than smartphone apps. All these factors are driving the Language Translation Device market.


High cost and limited accuracy – Language translation devices are sometimes not good at delivering the exact translation due to the pronunciation and complexity of many languages. It leads to miscommunications and misconceptions; hence, there is a limitation in using these devices, hindering the market's growth. Moreover, good-quality language translation devices are costly to design and manufacture. All these factors eventually act as restraints for the Language Translation Device market.


Advancement in technology– Artificial Intelligence has become a crucial part of language translation devices. Hence, every time the device is used, it can learn new commands. As AI advances, many more organizations have started using this technology. The devices integrated with AI can be very useful in translation. Especially in tourism-heavy cities, which attract more foreign customers every year, translation devices can be very handy in improving the customer experience. The engagement of guests who do not know their country’s native tongue can play a competitive advantage in customer service. All these factors will eventually drive the Language Translation Device market in the forecasting market.

Regional segmentation analysis:

The regions analyzed for the market include North America, Europe, South America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa. North America emerged as the largest market for the global Language Translation Device market, with a 36.75% share of the market revenue in 2022. North America has dominated the market because of a surge in the developed technologies in the region. There is also the presence of key players in the region, fueling the market growth. Also, this region is fast to adopt the technology. All these factors eventually drive the Language Translation Device market in the region.

North America Region Language Translation Device Market Share in 2022 - 36.75%

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  • The Asia Pacific region has the fastest growth rate. This growth is attributed to the growing adoption of translation technologies in the region's emerging economies like China, India and South Korea.
Product Segment Analysis

The product segment is divided into handheld device and wearable device. The handheld device segment dominated the market, with a market share of around 78.89% in 2022. This high market share is attributed to many pocket-sized translation devices. Devices with advanced designs and features for translating the language easily will drive the market in the future. Key players will be focusing on product innovation in the market.

Type Segment Analysis

The type segment is divided into online translation and offline translation. The online translation segment dominated the market, with a market share of around 62.33% in 2022. This market share is attributed to the surge in internet penetration with better connectivity and the growing use of connected devices. There is also a growing use of online translation among several consumers.

Application Segment Analysis

The application segment is divided into consumer and commercial. The commercial segment dominated the market, with a market share of around 62.45% in 2022. This market share is attributed to the surge in trade activities globally, which has increased the requirement for better communication with customers to avoid miscommunication and misunderstandings in business terms. Language translation devices are broadly used in businesses to avoid language barriers, especially among frontline workers.  

Some of the Key Market Players:
  • Cheetah Mobile, Inc.
  • Travis GT BV
  • Sourcenext Inc. (Pocketalk)
  • Vasco Electronics LLC
  • Waverly Labs Inc.
  • Timekettle
  • Langogo Inc
  • Jarvisen (iFLYTEK)
  • Mymanu CEH Tech Ltd.

Report Description: 

Attribute Description
Market Size Revenue (USD Million)
Market size value in 2022 USD 1,060 Million
Market size value in 2032 USD 2,863.93 Million
CAGR (2023 to 2032) 10.45%
Historical data 2019-2021
Base Year 2022
Forecast 2023-2032
Region The regions analyzed for the market are Asia Pacific, Europe, South America, North America, and Middle East & Africa. Furthermore, the regions are further analyzed at the country level.
Segments Product, Type and Application

Frequesntly Asked Questions

North America region emerged as the largest market for the Language Translation Device.

The market's growth will be influenced by surge in demand for translation and interpreting services.

High cost and limited accuracy hampers the market growth.

Advancement in technology will provide huge opportunities to the market.

Key players are Cheetah Mobile, Inc., Travis GT BV, Sourcenext Inc. (Pocketalk), Vasco Electronics LLC, Waverly Labs Inc., Timekettle, Langogo Inc, Jarvisen (iFLYTEK), Mymanu CEH Tech Ltd. and VORMOR among others.

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This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2019 to 2032. The Brainy Insights has segmented the global language translation device market based on below mentioned segments:

Global Language Translation Device Market by Product:

  • Handheld Device
  • Wearable Device

Global Language Translation Device Market by Type:

  • Online Translation
  • Offline Translation

Global Language Translation Device Market by Application:

  • Consumer
  • Commercial

Global Language Translation Device by Region:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • Asia-Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
  • South America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East and Africa  
    • UAE
    • South Africa


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