Apple Retains Lead in Global Smartwatch Market as Huawei Rises to Number 2

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Apple Retains Lead in Global Smartwatch Market as Huawei Rises to Number 2
Huawei has reportedly gone previous Samsung to turn out to be the second-largest smartwatch vendor globally. In its newest ‘Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker’ report launched this week, IDC mentioned that 16.9 million models of smartwatches have been shipped throughout Q1, down 7.1% year-on-year.

Apple retained its management within the section with 4.4 million models, whereas Huawei and Samsung got here in at numbers two and three, respectively, with 2.6 million and 1.8 million models. Huawei’s shipments rose a whopping 118.5%, making it the one model to develop greater than 100% throughout this era. US-based Garmin and China-based Huami rounded out the top-five with 1.3 million and 1.0 million models, respectively.

Chart Courtesy: IDC

Meanwhile, world shipments of wearable units reached 72.6 million models within the first quarter of 2020. The determine represents a rise of 29.7% over the identical interval final yr. The wearables section consists of health bands and earwear alongside smartwatches.

According to IDC, Huawei’s success will be attributed to its progress exterior of China. The firm reportedly noticed a big enhance in gross sales globally, together with in Europe, Latin America and Asia. Huawei launched the Watch GT 2 in India earlier this yr. The firm has since launched the GT 2e as an replace to the unique GT 2. It comes with a lot the identical options as the unique, however has a sportier look and a decrease price-tag.

The smartwatch section continues to be in its nascent stage in India, the place the wearables section is basically led by cheaper health bands. However, latest launches, just like the aforementioned Huawei Watch GT 2e and the Amazfit T-Rex, may simply change that within the coming days. So do you put on a smartwatch? Or does a health band give you all of the options you want? Let us know within the feedback down beneath.

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