Friday, September 01, 2017

Fueled by Apple Watch sales growth, smartwatches take over wearables market (AppleInsider)

In other "other" news, see AirPods dominating wireless headphone market despite competition & early supply issues (9to5Mac)

"Apple exhibited strong growth after the release of Apple Watch Series 2, a revamped version of the tech giant's original wearable that places an emphasis on health and fitness. Watch took 13 percent of the overall wearables market in quarter two, shipping 3.4 million units over the three-month period, IDC said. That figure is up 49.7 percent from the same time last year.

Fitbit, which popularized basic fitness trackers, fell precipitously from first to third place over the past year. The firm managed the same 3.4 million unit shipments recorded by Apple in the second quarter, but took 12.9 percent of the market, down from 5.7 million shipments and a 24.1 percent share in 2016."
Fueled by Apple Watch sales growth, smartwatches take over wearables market
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