According to a report published on Tuesday by the research firm IDC, following the results of the second quarter of this year, Apple again became the leader in the market for wearable devices. Save 4.7 million smartwatches sent by Apple Watch helped lead the Cupertino players. There is also an increase in demand for the Apple Watch Series 3.
As for general indicators, the volume of shipments of wearable devices increased by 5.5% compared to last year and reached 27.9 million units. At the same time, the demand for fitness trackers decreased, deliveries of which decreased in North America, Japan, and Western Europe. Now consumers prefer a full-fledged smartwatch. Thus, the five largest manufacturers of portable electronics include Apple, Xiaomi, Fitbit, Huawei, and Garmin. Deliveries of Huawei increased by 118 percent – this is the highest figure among all brands. But Fitbit, on the contrary, demonstrated a 22% drop since the beginning of the year.
Recall that Apple plans to present the next generation of its smart hours at the event on September 12. The novelty will receive an enlarged display with the same dimensions and improved health sensors.