Apple is now in second place in global wearables market

Apple is now in second place in global wearables market
Apple has quickly taken second place in the fledgling wearables industry, just a couple of months after launching their first device, the Apple Watch.

Market analyst firm IDC says Apple shipped 3.6 million watches in the Q2 2015, placing behind Fitbit, which shipped 4.4 million of its much cheaper health and fitness wearables.

Total shipment volume in the industry exploded 223 percent thanks to Apple, and was up to 18.1 million units for the quarter.

Xiaomi was a close third, shipping 3.1 million devices although their Mi Band sells for just $15, making it easily the cheapest such device on the market. The average Apple Watch sells for $450, while the average Fitbit device sells for $120.

Source:
Verge via IDC


Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 29 Aug 2015 17:31
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Wearables Apple Watch Fitbit IDC
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  • 2 comments
  • SoTired

    IDC needs to take off the Apple colored glasses.

    Most analysts say the !2 number is somewhere between 2 and 3 million. But we should believe IDC, right? After all, they predicted Apple would sell 22 million Apple watches this year, and look how accurate that turned out to be . . . .

    29.8.2015 23:31 #1

  • ajsmsg78

    iWatch those iDiots buy these iDevices and it gives me an iAche. These reports are far less than accurate.

    30.8.2015 21:00 #2

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