We already know that Apple is selling more smart watches than anyone else. But there are other types of wearable computers. Do companies sell enough of these types to overtake Apple Watch? In other words … No.
But the second largest wearable manufacturer may surprise you. Considering how close they are to Apple in particular,
According to market research firm IDC, Apple sold 4.7 million wearables in the second quarter of this year. This increased by 38.4% from the same period last year. Apple watch manufacturers account for 17% of the world's wearable market.
Statements announced by IDC analysts acknowledge that Apple's success is in "ongoing demand for LTE compatible watches". This is welcomed by many telecommunications carriers all over the world.
It is also at the forefront of greater trends in the second quarter and this year. Ramon T. Llamas, director of research at the IDC Wearables team, says: "Two important forces worked during the second quarter: demand for smart wearables increased, the basic wearable market slowed down," users have been asking for more from wearable devices , Smart watches meet that request.
Nipping at Apple Wearable Heel
When only smart watch is counted, Fitbit holds the second place behind Apple. But when all types of wearables are added to the mix, Xiaomi will get that title. In fact, it accounts for 15.1% of the world market. Q2 Shipments were up 19.8% year on year.
According to IDC, Xiaomi said "We succeeded in diversifying our product portfolio including shoes, children's watches, Mi Band's multiple products." The majority of sales are in China, but also in Europe and the Middle East.
Fitbit won third in the wearable market, but Q2 was a rough season. Shipment decreased by 20.7% …