Apple Tops Global Wearables Market in Q4 2018, Xiaomi Places Second

By:Supriti Chatterjee 2019-03-11

Apple remained to do ruling the international wearables market with 10.4 million Apple Watches amongst 16.2 million devices transported in the Q4 2018, the International Data Corporation (IDC).

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The Cupertino, California-based company at present offers Apple Watch Series 3, Apple Watch Series 4, Apple Watch Nike+, and Apple Watch Hermès in the market.

The global market for wearable devices developed 31.4 percent throughout the fourth quarter, that has reached an innovative maximum of 59.3 million parts, as per to the IDC data introduced in "Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker".

However Apple gathered 27.4 percent market share, Xiaomi approached a distant second with 12.6 percent.

Xiaomi's Mi Band 3 only accounted for more than 30 percent of all wrist bands transported all through the fourth quarter.

Deliveries for the complete year of 2018 developed by 27.5 percentages with 172.2 million wearables transported.

With 46.2 million divisions transported, Apple directed the whole year with a 26.8 percent share that has been followed by Xiaomi at 13.5 percent share.

"Smartwatches, in the meantime, developed 54.3 percent and accounted for 29.8 percent of the entire wearable device deliveries in 2018," told Ramon T. Llamas, Research Director for IDC's Wearables.

At third place, Huawei developed 43 percent throughout the quarter in then decreasing market and this interpreted to an astounding 248.5 percent development in the wearables market meanwhile most of the Huawei and Honor phones were hustled with wearables.

Fitbit was quarter and Samsung at fifth over the quarter with 4 million components transported.

Wrist bands accounted for 30 percent of the market as current introductions from Xiaomi, Huawei, and Fitbit sustained to drive the classification further. Ear-worn maneuvers developed 66.4 percent and seized 21.9 percent of the market.

"The marketplace for ear-worn wearables has fully-fledged considerably this previous year and we suppose this to keep on the years to come," added byJiteshUbrani, Senior Research Analyst for IDC Mobile Device Trackers.

Smart wearables’ market is growing and several data analytics measure their growth to give you a report on the inclination of the tech world. The International Data Corporation (IDC) has come up with a new report that shares how many wearables were shipped in Q4 2018 and who won the race.

According to the report, Apple continued to rule the global wearables market in the fourth quarter of 2018. Out of 16.2 million total shipped wearables, 10.4 million Apple Watches were shipped and this is clearly a big figure now written in the pages of history.

Apple transported 46.2 million smart wearables in 2018 compared to 33.1 million in 2017. Xiaomiseizes second position by transporting 23.3 million wearables in 2018 than 16.1 million in 2017. At present, take a note that the Chinese brand is appreciating its peak position in India in the wearables segment previously, as per to IDC's other statement on the Indian market.

Huawei and Samsung also bring to the best 5 brands who achieved to speed up the development of the wearables in the market. Samsung's wearable consignments developed 105% in Q4 of 2018 but that amount interprets to a leap from 2 million transported wearables in Q4 of 2017 to 4 million in Q4 of 2018.

Furthermore, as per to the statement, Xiaomi Mi Band 3 only accounted for more than 30 percents of all wrist bands transported throughout the fourth quarter.

Fitbit acquires the 4th position in Q4 2018 but the development isn’t too important as it is compared to the others. Therefore this has also influenced the total number of consignments done in 2018. But, it’s yet on the list.

 

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